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WithIt names nominees for 2014 Wow Award

Retail Editor 1 -- Home Textiles Today, January 20, 2014

High Point, N.C. - WithIt, the women's leadership development network serving the home furnishings industry, announced the nominees for its Wow Awards, including Jenny Heinzen York, editor-in-chief of H&TT sister publication Home Accents Today.
WithIt will present its Legacy Award to Susan Gravely, founder and chief executive of Vietri, during the 2014 Wow Awards dinner and ceremony. The awards are set for Sunday, Jan. 26, opening night of the winter Las Vegas Market at the IMC World View on 16..
WithIt will present Wow Awards in four additional categories: Education, Mentoring, Leadership and Future Leader. Nominees for these awards include: Maxwell Ryan, Apartment Therapy and Russell Bienenstock, Furniture World, Education; Mary Knackstedt, Mary Knackstedt Interiors, Sharon Davis, ART, and Bonnie Berry, Havertys, Mentoring; Shelly Burd, Furniture First, Karel Czanderma, Flexsteel, and Karrie Forbes, Mattress Firm, Leadership; and Jenny Heinzen York, Home Accents Today, Leah Kirkland, MicroD, and Christy Almond, Robert Allen Design, Future Leader. Winners in each category will be announced during the event.
"The Wow Awards are an opportunity to honor executives of significant achievement, at a glamorous event unlike any other in our industry," said Sara Lyke, executive director of WithIt. "We invite everyone attending the Las Vegas Market to join us in this important celebration."
International Market Centers (IMC) is once again serving as lead sponsor of the event, with additional sponsorship support from Restonic Mattress.
Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with the seated dinner and awards presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 each, and on sale at Wow Awards sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Sara Lyke,

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