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2014 ICON Honors winners announced

Surya, Leftbank Art, J Banks Design among honorees

Atlanta -- The ICON Honors were held Thursday evening at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The awards are designed to honor achievement, contribution and innovation in the gift and home furnishings industries, recognizing manufacturers, retailers, sales reps and service providers.

Heart, led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson, headlined the fifth annual ICON Honors celebration in an exclusive private performance before a sell-out audience of 2014 finalists, honorees and guests from across the home and gift industry.

The ICON Honors are sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta , along with its partners the Gift & Home Trade Association and Progressive Business Media, parent company to Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today and Gifts and Decorative Accessories.

The list of winners is followed by brief profiles of all the finalists and winners.

Last night's winners were:

Lifetime Achievement:   Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Americasmart Medal of Excellence:   Catstudio, Petaluma, Calif.

GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence:   Albert David Maslia

Technology Innovations:   Surya, Calhoun, Ga.

Product Innovations:   Leftbank Art, La Mirada, Calif.

Community Influence:   Up Country Gardens/Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Industry Influence:   Mud Pie, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Brand Identity Development:   J Banks Design Group, Hilton Head, S.C.

Career Achiever:   Annie Selke, Pine Cone Hill, Pittsfield, Mass.

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