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2017 Apollo Award Finalist Named

2017 Apollo Award Finalist Named

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2017 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments plus a commitment to customer service and dedication to professional development for their staff. The finalist is recognized as an exceptional dealer in their trading area and a model for others within the industry, as well as characterized by innovative marketing and merchandising strategies.

The ICFA membership will vote via an online ballot for a winner in each of two categories...

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Palazzo Patterns Collection from Twitchell

Palazzo Patterns Collection from Twitchell

Twitchell’s™ Palazzo Patterns Collection takes a fresh look at texture and color within Textilene® stock. Stripes of all sizes and a variety of weave patterns embrace the contemporary without becoming too ornate. Grass greens, raspberry reds and sea blues combine to give designers new options to create a textured landscape. Perfect for slings, umbrellas, cushions, and more (let your imagination run wild) our durable Textilene® fabric in these new patterns will open doors to modern decorating.

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Twitchell’s Calming Naturals Collection

Twitchell’s Calming Naturals Collection

Twitchell™ unveils its new Calming Naturals Collection in its popular, multipurpose Textilene® outdoor stock. With neutrals like brown and beige, along with warm and cool grays, these new additions allow you to create a peaceful atmosphere anywhere. 

Shades of pearlescent blues and aquamarines are incorporated for an extra soothing touch. With names like Jaunt Moonbeam to Medley Charcoal, there are tones to complement any palette.

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Williamson Promoted to Head New Division at Evosus

Williamson Promoted to Head New Division at Evosus

Evosus™ Software, makers of an Enterprise software program designed for the pool, spa and hearth industries, has created a new division for the company called “Account Management.”  The new division has been created to deepen new and existing client relationships by providing guidance through implementation and helping existing Evosus Software clients streamline their day-to-day procedures. 

This team is being lead by Leah Williamson, who previously owned Splash Pool & Spa in Indiana and has been working directly with clients at Evosus for the past 2 years. Williamson has been promoted to the position of...

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Summer Classics and Gabby Brands Hire Jason Myers as Senior Product Manager

Summer Classics and Gabby Brands Hire Jason Myers as Senior Product Manager

PELHAM, AL –– After experiencing a record setting May, Gabriella White, LLC hired Jason Myers to be the new senior product manager. Myers primary role will include defining the overall product and revenue growth strategies for all trade class channels. Myers brings deep industry experience into the company, carrying an expertise in brand and product development.

“Jason will bring Summer Classics to the next level,” says Bew White, CEO. “Our company is experiencing tremendous growth and we are excited to see what is to come.”

About Jason Myers Before joining the Gabriella White, LLC...

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Las Vegas Market Spotlights Casual and Outdoor Category

Las Vegas Market Spotlights Casual and Outdoor Category

LAS VEGAS, NV - Las Vegas Market announced today that 180+ resources providing casual and outdoor furniture, garden and outdoor accessories will be presented at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, July 30-August 3, 2017. In addition to product resources, two educational sessions – addressing category trends and materials – will be presented by Casual Living at the Summer Market. 

“Las Vegas Market is responding to consumer demand for outdoor living and dining products by offering more casual and outdoor resources than ever before,” said Scott Eckman, President of Furniture and Home Décor Leasing/ Chief Strategy Officer, International Market Centers (IMC). ...

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Petey Fleischut and Oliver Ma Receive ICFA Lifetime Achievement Award

Petey Fleischut and Oliver Ma Receive ICFA Lifetime Achievement Award

HIGH POINT, N.C. –  Petey Fleischut, founder of Casual Marketplace in Hockessin, Delaware, and Oliver Ma, founder of Treasure Garden, Baldwin Park, California, are recipients of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA).

Fleischut opened her first outdoor furniture store in 1984 after struggling to find furniture for her own vacation home on the New Jersey shoreline. Called The Sand Piper, the shop was four hours from her home in York, Pennsylvania. Originally planned as a seasonal shop that would be open three months a year, the business...

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OW Lee Introduces the Marina Table & Hearth Top Series

OW Lee Introduces the Marina Table & Hearth Top Series

ONTARIO, CA - OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories located in Ontario, Calif., announced today the introduction of the new Marina table and hearth top series. These new Marina tops have a whimsical distressed boat-wood look in easy-to-maintain porcelain tile.   

Marina is reminiscent of the cracked and sun-bleached boards that have been painted and re-painted throughout the decades in port-side towns across the globe. With this table tops series, we’ve captured that distinct look in a low maintenance porcelain tile. With eight distinct color variations and several patterns,...

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