2017 Showroom of the Year Awards
Finalists for the 2017 Showroom of the Year Awards, honoring top lighting
retailers, have been announced. The 8th annual awards program is presented
in partnership by Lighting & Decor magazine and Lightovation – Dallas
International Lighting Show. The winners will be announced at a reception
on Wednesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at Dallas Market Center.
“Some of the finalists are former winners and some are new participants in
the Showroom of the Year Awards competition,” says Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Nicole Bowling. “We have seen some tremendous creativity among
the showroom entrants.”
In addition to the three dollar-volume category awards presented at the June
21 reception, three specialty awards will also be given, for which all finalists
are eligible: Outstanding Merchandising Display, Exceptional Community
Involvement and Social Media Star, an award that industry members help
select on Lighting & Decor’s Facebook page.
This year’s finalists:
Finalists in the Revenue Under $2 Million category:
Bright Ideas, Rochester, Minn.
Hall Lighting and Design, Victoria, Texas
Heritage Lighting, Lambertville, N.J.
Inland Lighting, Yakima, Wash.
Light Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Lighting Design Center, Tinton Falls, N.J.
Lumen Nation, North Canton, Ohio
Northtown Lighting Inc., Appleton, Wis.
The Saltbox Lighting, De Pere, Wis.
WaterPlace, Crown Point, Ind.
Finalists in the Revenue Under $5 Million category:
Crest Lighting, New Lenox, Ill.
Ferguson Enterprises, Clive, Iowa
Illuminating Interiors, San Diego, Calif.
The Lighting House, Shelburne, Vt.
Lucia Lighting + Design, Lynn, Mass.
Montreal Lighting, Montreal, Q.C.
North West Lighting, Mount Prospect, Ill.
Pace Lighting, Savannah, Ga.
Passion Lighting, Grapevine, Texas
WeGotLites, Staten Island, N. Y.
Finalists in the Revenue $5 Million and Over category:
Avenues Lighting, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dominion Electric Supply, Chantilly, Va.
Hermitage Lighting Gallery, Nashville, Tenn.
Idlewood Electric, Highland Park, Ill.
Lightology, Chicago, Ill.
PDI, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Village Home Stores, Geneseo, Ill.
Wabash Lighting, Fort Wayne, Ind.
2017 Issue of Lighting
In April, more than 300,000 copies of
the 2017 issue of Lighting magazine hit
newsstands and were distributed to ALA
showroom members who support the
BiNational Advertising and PR Program.
Lighting is the only national consumer
magazine specifically designed
to promote the importance of
home lighting to consumers and
interior designers. The magazine
is produced annually through a
partnership between ALA and Meredith
Corporation’s Better Homes and Gardens Special
Interest Publications. This issue features additional pages, as well
as upgraded stock, which is in-line with other high-end design publications.
New this year is ALA’s Lighting Planning Guide, produced in collaboration with
Bravo Business Media. This new publication is an excellent companion piece
to Lighting magazine. While the magazine inspires consumers to think about
the need for quality lighting, Lighting Planning Guide takes them through the
lighting design and buying process. The guide is a great piece as is, and can be
customized to show off your showroom with specialized content. The planning
guides are being shipped to showrooms with Lighting magazine.
For the next 12 months, Lighting will be promoted to millions of consumers
and lighting industry professionals through print and online channels
including BHG.com, Traditional Home, Home Accents Today, enLIGHTenment,
Lighting & Décor, Décor, Elegant Homes, and the ALA website.
ALA-member showrooms interested in participating in the BiNational
Advertising and PR Program and receiving copies of the magazine may contact
Larry Lauck, ALA executive vice president, at email@example.com
Become a Lighting Associate
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webinar-based program is designed to help
lighting professionals gain the knowledge they
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