What a wonderful time we had at the winter shows with all of our colleagues, customers and partners! Thank you to everyone who stopped by one of our showrooms at the AmericasMart in Atlanta, the Dallas Market Center in Dallas or the World Market Center in Las Vegas.
We kicked things off in Atlanta with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark our 20th anniversary in the gift industry. In honor of our company mission, we have chosen lift the spirit as our theme for this special celebratory year. That evening, our owner, David Kiersznowski, proposed a toast to our colleagues, customers and partners who have made our 20 years possible. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us. The evening felt like a fun reunion as we celebrated with former colleagues, current and former artists and many others.
We’re also grateful to continue our partnership with Blood:Water. Blood:Water is a U.S. based relief organization that partners with local African organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We currently have a space in our AmericasMart showroom that gives customers a place to rest and be introduced to the work of Blood:Water. Stop by and visit if you’re there. AmericasMart Suite 685.
At the Dallas Market, we were humbled to receive the Best Visual Presentation award presented to exhibitors with fresh, innovative and creative displays. We have one of the best showroom design teams in the industry and we are grateful for the amazing work they do.
Although we were welcomed to Las Vegas by rare thunderstorms, that didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits as we finished up the show season at the World Market Center. Our friend and Willow Tree artist, Susan Lordi, was on hand to sign her tender new piece, For Always. Susan is always a highlight of our shows, and we appreciate our customers who waited in line to meet her.
We’re working hard this spring and look forward to seeing everyone at the summer shows!