These 10 retailers could take home a 2022 Apollo Award
HIGH POINT – The International Casual Furnishings Assn. (ICFA) has announced the 10 finalists for the 2022 Apollo Awards, an award program that recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.
In 2021, ICFA modified the selection process to prioritize five regional finalists in both the single-store and multi-store categories. Each region was defined by state lines, apart from California, which was divided horizontally at Santa Maria. After the ICFA membership votes via an online ballot for a winner in each of the two categories later this summer, the winners will be announced July 20 during the ICFA Awards Gala.
Finalists for the awards must have demonstrated great accomplishments plus active membership and an outstanding credit rating with manufacturers and industry leaders. The finalists are recognized as exceptional dealers of a wide variety of products in their trading area and a role model for others within the industry, as well as characterized by grand customer service and innovating marketing and merchandising strategies.
Finalists in the 2022 competition include:
Midwest Region – Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.
Northeast Region – Gasper Home & Garden Showplace, Richboro, Pa.
Northwest Region – Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, Paso Robles, Calif.
Southeast Region – American Casual Living, Buford, Ga.
Southwest Region – Patio Productions, San Diego, Calif.
Midwest Region – Watson’s, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northeast Region – Patio Place at Ski Haus, Salem, N.H.
Northwest Region – Rich’s for the Home, Lynnwood, Wash.
Southeast Region – Elegant Outdoor Living, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Southwest Region – Sunnyland Outdoor Living, Dallas, Texas