Dallas Market Center announces Light Stars

Honoring top salespeople from leading lighting stores

DALLAS –Dallas Market Center has announced its Light Stars honorees for 2017, representing top salespeople from the leading lighting stores in North America. A record 70 participants from 23 states and four Canadian provinces will attend the June 21-24 edition of Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting show as part of the Light Stars program.

Light Stars are top retail salespeople who have never attended Lightovation previously but would greatly benefit from the experience. Honorees accepted into the lightovationLight Stars program receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during the show. Hundreds of nominations were received this year through April 15, the most nominees since the program was established three years ago.

“We are pleased to welcome a record of number of the best salespeople in the business to the leading residential lighting marketplace in North America,” Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center, said. “Being able to experience the excitement of market, including valuable networking and educational opportunities, further motivates individuals who are already outstanding performers.”

In addition to travel and hotel arrangements, Light Stars are granted access to all Lightovation educational seminars, exhibits and events, including the Showroom of the Year Awards and Lighting After Dark party on Wed., June 21. The American Lighting Association even waives fees for Light Stars to attend its CLC-accredited sessions during market.

The 2017 Light Stars honorees are:

Melanie Alexander, Lighting Design, Layton, Utah
Christina Ashley, The Lighting Hut, Lakeland, Fla.
Joe Barone, Farrey’s, North Miami, Fla.
Bradley Barrell, Avenues Lighting, Jacksonville, Fla.
Lee Black, Mayer Lighting, Birmingham, Ala.
Phyllis Blay, Progressive Lighting, Atlanta, Ga.
Andrew Bozarth, The Light House Gallery, Springfield, Mo.
Shellie Briggs, J&J Electric, Albany, Ore.
Kimberly Burns, Carol’s Lighting, The Woodlands, Texas
Ana Calderon, Fan Diego, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Lauren Campbell, Hortons Home Lighting, Chicago, Ill.
Jun Chu, Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre, Winnipeg, M.B.
Karina Cordova, Crest Lighting, Chicago, Ill.
Carla Damme, Mahlanders, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Emily Dickerson, Rensen House of Lights, Lenexa, Kan.
Armondo Echeverry, Capitol Lighting, East Hanover, N.J.
Marcus Ellis, Lightstyle, Tampa Bay, Fla.
Yuri Eremenko, Sescolite Lighting, Toronto, Ont.
Todd Erickson, Capitol Lighting, Capitol Lighting, Stuart, Fla.
Javier Fernandez, Capitol Lighting, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Anne Finn, Norburn Lighting, Burnaby, B.C.
Stefanie Fontaine, Brossard, Q.C.
Coni Freiberg, Capitol Lighting, Wellington, Fla.
Jill Gaylord, Idlewood Electric, Barrington, Ill.
Elizabeth Gibson, Gross Electric, Toledo, Ohio
Michelle Gilstrap-Ataei, Progressive Lighting, Cumming, Ga.
Matthew Gordon, Resource Group Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.
Barbara Hart, Capitol Lighting, Palm Beach, Fla.
Tabitha Hilton, Globe Lighting, Lake Oswego, Ore.
Gerald Jenkins, Avenues Lighting, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacy Johnson, M&M Lighting, Houston, Texas
Danielle Kirton, Colonial Lighting, Sugar Hill, Ga.
Katie Lane, Crescent Lighting Supply, Kirkland, Wash.
Mercedes Lopez, South Dade Lighting, Miami, Fla.
Camille Lornekearl, Century Lighting, Ogden, Utah
Ariela Mano, Capitol Lighting, Paramus, N.J.
Kristine McKenna, Light Source Lighting, Plainfield, Ill.
Kevin Monty, Whitmer’s Lighting, Akron, Ohio
Mike Morton, Capital Lighting, Columbus, Ohio
Helga Moya, Capitol Lighting, Boca Raton, Fla.
Jacqueline Musso, Sparkle Light, Markham, Ont.
Alijah Myrick, Capitol Lighting, Eatontown, N.J.
Alnisa Newsome, Capitol Lighting, East Hanover, N.J.
Brian Newton, Alexandria Lighting & Supply, Alexandria, Va.
Robert Newton, The Lite House, Columbia, S.C.
Carol Norris, Maple Ridge Lighting, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Sandy Pitello, Crest Lighting, New Lenox, Ill.
Kristina Ann Prusinski, Wabash Electric, Elkhart, Ind.
Mylene Roseberry, Deco Luminaire, Terrebonne, Q.C.
Sheryl Ruffner, The Light Place, Hickory, N.C.
Fraida Saxe, Eclairage Quebec, Montreal, Q.C.
Shanna Sckhardt, One Source Lighting, Grand Junction, Colo.
Catherine Scofield, Capitol Lighting, Green Brook, N.J.
Ashley Scott, Fan Diego, Murrieta, Calif.
Marlie Shields, Illuminating Interiors, San Diego, Calif.
Dale Smerglia, Whitmer’s Lighting, Westlake, Ohio
Karen Smerglia, Whitmer’s Lighting, North Olmsted, Ohio
Rob Smietana, Fan Diego, San Diego, Calif.
Kelly Smith, The Glass Candle, Tacoma, Wash.
Carla Snowdon, Connecticut Lighting Centers, Hartford, Conn.
Nick Sourges, The Electrical & Plumbing Store, Gloucester, Ont.
Terri Stimmell, Lee Lighting, Colleyville, Texas
Lisa Taylor, Aiken Lighting, Aiken, S.C.
Marie-Josee Trudel, Deco Luminaire, Quebec City, Q.C.
Terry Van Zelfden, Progressive Lighting, Kennesaw, Ga.
Lori Vance, Light Source Lighting, Lemont, Ill.
Nakia Walker, Seattle Lighting, Silverdale, Wash.
Sarah Whitney, Spectrum Lighting, Urbandale, Iowa
Ann Williams, Hortons Home Lighting, La Grange, Ill.
Marcia Diane Xanders, Wabash Electric, Warsaw, Ind.

Lightovation attendees can learn more about each of the Light Stars through an interactive touch screen display located in Trade Mart 4804 during the show. Nominations for the 2018 Light Stars program are already being accepted through March 30, 2018, at www.dallasmarketcenter.com/lightstars.


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