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SCFMA Names 2005 Apollo Awards Finalists

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The Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association has named finalists in the annual Apollo Awards program recognizing retail excellence. Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and commitment to customer service in retail sales of summer and casual home furnishings. SCFMA member companies will select the winners in August. The 2005 winners will be named Sept. 15 at the Apollo Awards banquet during the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago. The SCFMA and Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. are co-sponsors of the event. SCFMA has eliminated the international store category in this year’s competition and expanded the number of finalists in the single and multi-store categories to eight each. The top international store is included as a finalist in both categories. A first, second and third place award will be presented in each of the two categories. Single Store Category -Dodds & Eder, Oyster Bay, N.Y. -Hoigaard’s, Minneapolis, Minn. -Kolo Collection, Atlanta, Ga. -Leisure Living, Salt Lake City, Utah -Paine’s Patio, West Falmouth, Mass. -Seasons Four, Lexington, Mass. -Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas, Texas -Bronze Frog, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Multi-Store Category -Casual Marketplace, Hockessin, Del. -Georgia Backyard, Suwanee, Ga. -Greenhouse Mall, Austin, Texas -Patio and Hearth Shoppe, Centerville, Ohio -Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif. -Robb & Stucky, Fort Myers, Fla. -Treasure Island, Mahwah, N.J. -Beachcomber, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada The Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association is headquartered in High Point, N.C. – the furniture capital of the world – and represents more than 80 leading manufacturers and importers of summer and casual products.

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