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I am pleased to announce that Kilohana Lighting has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Showroom of the Year Awards, which will be presented on Wednesday, June 24, during the Dallas International Lighting Market.
This year’s entries and nominations were judged by an esteemed panel of experts: “Retail Truths” author Chip Averwater, retail consultant Joan Doyle of Doyle + Associates and Snoa Garrigan, Executive Director of the Interior Design Society.
A short profile of your store will appear in the May issue of Residential Lighting, along with the other finalists. This special commemorative section will also be distributed in Dallas. An editor may be contacting you soon for supplementary information to include in this profile.
In May, we will also be sending you a certificate to honor your status as a finalist, along with a press release that you can adapt to suit your local market.
In the meantime, I’ve attached a 2015 Showroom of the Year Finalist logo in both JPG and EPS/vector formats, which you can use for marketing purposes. We are holding off on our own marketing until we officially announce the full slate of finalists in May.
The Dallas Market Center will be in touch with you about the awards event itself closer to the date. And if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact me.
On behalf of our entire staff and DMC, congratulations on your team’s incredible accomplishment! And best of luck to you!
Laura Van Zeyl, Publisher/Editorial Director, Residential Lighting / Home
Kilohana Lighting’s Susan Irie Featured in Midweek Article
Susan Irie, the owner of Kilohana Lighting, Inc., was interviewed for a featured article in the January 22, 2014 issue of Kauai’s Midweek newspaper. The article discusses the company’s business approach, its close relationships with customers and the unique services provided. Read the entire article.
Kilohana Lighting Honored as Best Lighting Showroom in the Western US
Kauai’s Kilohana Lighting, Inc. brought home one of the most prestigious national awards in the industry in 2011 for Best Lighting Showroom in the Western United States. Owner, Susan Irie, accepted the honor from Accessories Resource Team (ART) at a gala ceremony at the Dallas Market Center on January 22, 2011.
This was the 22nd annual awards ceremony of ART, the association for the decorative accessory segment of the home furnishings industry, and Kilohana Lighting was pleased to help put the entire state of Hawaii on the map with the selection of Kilohana Lighting by the esteemed panel of judges.
“Not only was it a win for Kauai and Hawaii,” said Susan Irie. “It demonstrates for other businesses in smaller markets that national awards such as the prestigious ART award are within reach.”
Kilohana Lighting’s passion for lighting design is evident in the showroom, and visitors benefit from the staff’s extensive knowledge base and their enthusiasm for the art and science of light.
Susan said her team “focuses on sharing the many functional, aesthetic and psychological benefits of quality lighting. Encouraging this understanding of the latest technologies and trends, and their importance in evolving architectural and sustainable practices, is a role we believe tantamount to the success of the Lighting Showrooms of the future.”