SCFMA names 2005 Apollo Awards finalists
Gary Evans -- Casual Living, July 15, 2005
The Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association has named finalists in the annual Apollo Awards program recognizing retail excellence.
Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and commitment to customer service in retail sales of summer and casual home furnishings. The 2005 winners will be named Sept. 15 at the Apollo Awards banquet during the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago. The SCFMA and Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. are co-sponsors of the event.
SCFMA has eliminated the international store category in this year's competition and expanded the number of finalists in the single and multistore categories to eight each. The top international store is included as a finalist in both categories.
Single Store Category
Dodds & Eder, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Kolo Collection, Atlanta
Leisure Living, Salt Lake City
Paine's Patio, West Falmouth, Mass.
Seasons Four, Lexington, Mass.
Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas
Bronze Frog, Oakville, Ontario
Casual Marketplace, Hockessin, Del.
Georgia Backyard, Suwanee, Ga.
Greenhouse Mall, Austin, Texas
Patio and Hearth Shoppe, Centerville, Ohio
Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Robb & Stucky, Fort Myers, Fla.
Treasure Island, Mahwah, N.J.
Beachcomber, Vernon, B.C.
Tiny Girl, Big Dream