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12th Annual ASFD Pinnacle Awards Deadline August 1st

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The American Society of Furniture Designers announced that the deadline for Pinnacle Awards entries is August 1st, 2007. The awards recognize furniture designers and manufacturers for excellence in furniture design. “ASFD is extremely proud and excited about the continued growth of the Pinnacle awards and the enthusiasm they have generated for the importance of design within our industry. We look forward to an outstanding awards ceremony during the October Market and would at this time like to remind everyone of the earlier date this year as well as the earlier deadline for Pinnacle entries of August 1st” says Steve Hodges, ASFD 2007 Pinnacle chairman. The 2007 Pinnacle entry forms and instructions can be downloaded at www.asfdpinnacle.com/downloads. For a free Pinnacle poster and entry form by mail, contact Christine Evans by email at info@asfd.com or by phone/fax 910-576-1273/1573. With the August 1 deadline fast approaching, it is recommended that Pinnacle entries be sent by Express Mail to ASFD. FurnitureToday is the Major Underwriter of the 2007 ASFD Pinnacles and editor-in-chief, Ray Allegrezza will participate as M.C. at the awards banquet on Monday evening, October 1 in High Point. The 2007 Pinnacle sponsors are the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Elmo Leather, Furniture Style, Hafele America Co., Hickory Springs Mfg., High Point Market Authority, Home Furnishings Business, Home Lighting & Accessories, International Home Furnishings Center, Leggett & Platt, Merchandise Mart Properties, SHOWPLACE, Weyerhaeuser and World Market Center Las Vegas. This year's Pinnacle judges will convene for a full day in early August and include Dr. Richard Bennington, Professor of Business and Director of the Home Furnishings Program, High Point University; Leslie Fishbein, President, Kacey Fine Furniture, Denver; Ellen Gefen, Co-owner, Gefen Productions and Host of Industry Update Home Fashion Report; Francel Goude, Founder, RFG Global Design Group; Jackie Hirschhaut, Vice President, Public Relations & Marketing, American Home Furnishings Alliance; Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores, Chair, Furniture Design Department, Savannah College of Art & Design; Sheila Long O'Mara, Editor in Chief, Home Furnishings Business; Dan Minor, General Manager, Boyles Furniture, Conover, NC; Julie Smith, Editor, Furniture Style, Home Fashion Forecast and The Retail Experience; Max Shangle, Chair, Furniture Design Department, Kendall College of Art & Design; Steve Walker, Furniture Manufacturing & Management Center, NC State University and Rhonda Wolf, Assistant Vice President, Merchandising, Havertys Furniture, Atlanta.

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