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2018 Apollo Award Finalists Named

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The International Casual Furnishings Association recently announced the finalists for the 2018 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments plus a commitment to customer service and dedication to professional development for their staff. The finalist is recognized as an exceptional dealer in their trading area and a model for others within the industry, as well as characterized by innovative marketing and merchandising strategies.

The ICFA membership will vote via an online ballot for a winner in each of two categories later this summer. Finalists will be honored and the winners announced at the ICFA Awards Gala on September 27 at the Swissotel Chicago during the Casual Market Chicago.

Finalists in the 2018 competition include:

Single-Store Category

  • Outdoor Elegance, La Verne, Calif.
  • Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Bowman’s Stove & Patio, Ephrata, Pa.
  • Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas
  • Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.

Multi-Store Category

  • Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Great Gatherings, Gainesville, Va.
  • Porch & Patio Casual Living, Warwick, R.I.
  • Today’s Patio, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, Irving, Texas



More about the ICFA: The International Casual Furnishings Association, based in High Point, N.C., represents manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives and designers of outdoor furnishings plus suppliers to the industry.

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