10th Annual Showroom of the Year Winners Announced

DALLAS – June 20, 2019 – The 10th Annual Showroom of the Year Awards, honoring the leading retailers in the lighting business, were announced last night at a special reception at the Hilton Anatole, following the first day of Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show.

The Showroom of the Year Awards, organized by Dallas Market Center in partnership with Furniture, Lighting & Decor magazine, recognizes three lighting showrooms in dollar-volume categories along with three specialty awards.

“These honorees were recognized for individual achievement but they reflect the best values of independent retail,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “These innovative companies are truly an inspiration to showrooms across North America.”

“We were so impressed with the work of this year’s Showroom of the Year winners,” said Diane Falvey, Editor-in-Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Décor. “Determining the winners was not an easy task this year, and all of our finalists are to be honored for the incredible retail work they do.”

Falvey presented the awards along with Furniture, Lighting & Décor Publisher Susan Jones, Dallas Market Center President and CEO Cindy Morris, and Vice President of Lighting Technology Development & Marketing Laura Van Zeyl.

Dollar volume categories for Showroom of the Year include: annual Revenue Under $2 Million, Revenue under $5 Million, and Revenue $5 Million and Over. All Showroom of the Year finalists were also eligible for three specialty awards: Outstanding Merchandising Display, Exceptional Community Involvement and Social Media Star.

The 10th Annual Showroom of the Year winners are:

· Revenue Under $2 Million: Coventry Lighting & Design Center, Canfield, OH.

· Revenue Under $5 Million: B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd., Penticton, British Columbia

· Revenue $5 Million and Over: Lights Fantastic Pro, Lewisville, TX

· Outstanding Merchandising Display: Springhaus, Timnath, CO

· Exceptional Community Involvement: Idlewood Electric, Highland Park, IL

· Social Media Star: Springhaus,Timnath, CO

To judge the 10th year of this esteemed competition, an accomplished panel of judges carefully reviewed the entrants.

· David Avrin, the Visibility Coach, is an expert in marketing and the customer experience.

· Brand and Business Strategist Jacqui Genow specializes in how the many pieces of the marketing puzzle fit together. She takes an unbiased approach to pinpointing the right mix of tools and tactics for businesses and their goals.

· Randall Whitehead, the Lighting Doctor known for his informational blogs and videos at Furniture, Lighting & Decor, is a professional lighting designer and author. He has worked on projects worldwide and appeared on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNN.

Lightovation at Dallas Market Center, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, offers decision makers from around the world the unmatched opportunity to discover more new products and best-selling ceiling fans and lighting in all interior and exterior categories, along with home décor, gifts, holiday and floral, housewares and gourmet, and artisan products. The marketplace serves retailers and interior designers from all 50 states and 85 countries.

Visit the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website for more information about the show, including registration, and hotel and travel assistance. Also, keep up-to-date by following the #Lightovation hashtag on social media, visiting the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation Lighting Industry Discussion Group. The Lightovation app will also help you navigate the events and exhibits at the show.

Plan ahead for January 2020 when a new, earlier date pattern for Lightovation will mean a head start on business for the new year. Lightovation will take place January 8-12, 2020, and travel plans may be made in person in The SMART Center during the June show.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, apparel, and accessories. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek new products, industry trends, networking, and business education from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.