‘Leadership’ Award Nominations Being Received for 2002

by WOHe

‘Leadership’ Award Nominations Being
Received for 2002

Hackensack, NJ Nominations are being accepted for the 4th annual
“Industry Leadership Awards Competition.” The Kitchen & Bath
Design News-sponsored 2002 awards cites leadership excellence among
kitchen/bath dealers, distributors, sales reps, suppliers and
others It is aimed at honoring industry professionals for
outstanding achievements in categories that focus on skills in
business management, marketing, use of showrooms,
industry/community service and related areas.

Nominations for the 2002 competition will be accepted through
July 31. First-, second- and third-place winners will be honored in
each category. Award recipients will be profiled in the October
issue of K&BDN, and will receive article reprints and display

Award categories include:

1. General Excellence in Operating a Kitchen & Bath
Open to independent kitchen and bath dealers, this award will honor
overall excellence in design, management, sales, marketing,
customer service, professionalism and other key aspects of
operating a successful dealership.

2. General Excellence in Operating a Kitchen & Bath
Distribution or “Whotail” Firm.
Open to kitchen/bath product distributors or “whotailers,” this
award will cite excellence in management, sales, marketing and
customer support for dealers, remodelers and other specifiers.

3. Most Innovative Kitchen or Bath Retail Marketing
Open to dealers, designers, remodelers, cabinet shops,
“whotailers,” multi-branch and other k/b retailers, nominated
companies will be judged on their ability to conceive and execute a
targeted marketing effort that has combined advertising, promotion
and special events, while resulting in sales growth.

4. Most Innovative Business Management Strategy.
Open to dealers, designers, remodelers, cabinet shops,
“whotailers,” multi-branch and other k/b retailers, this award will
honor a company’s or individual’s ability to conceive and implement
a business management strategy that has resulted in a tangible
improvement in internal operations or corporate profitability.

5. Most Innovative Showroom or Use of Displays.
Open to dealers, designers, remodelers, cabinet shops,
“whotailers,” multi-branch and other k/b retailers, winners in this
category will be recognized for outstanding kitchen and bath
product merchandising, showroom design, use of displays, or use of
a showroom as a marketing vehicle.

6. Independent or Factory Sales Rep of the Year.
Open to factory-employed or independent sales representatives, this
category will honor individuals for successfully representing the
interests of kitchen and bath product suppliers, while
demonstrating responsiveness to customer needs.

7. Most Innovative Supplier Support Program.
Open to manufacturers, importers or suppliers of kitchen/bath
products, this award will honor companies for successfully
conceiving and executing a support program that assists dealers or
distributors in sales, product expertise, showroom management and
related areas.

8. Kitchen & Bath Industry and/or Community Service.
Open to any k/b industry-related individual, company or group, this
award will cite winners for organizing or participating in an
outstanding contribution to their community or the industry.
Information can be obtained from K&BDN at (201) 487-7800..

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