theMART Receives Industry Partner Award

January 26, 2018
Byron Morton, theMART; Beth Hicks, theMART; Terri Rogers, ICFA Chair and President of O.W. Lee; Susan McCullough, theMART.

“Our supplier partners are key to ICFA’s success and instrumental in helping all members achieve success on the leading edge of a growing market,” said ICFA Chair Terri Rogers, president of O.W. Lee, in presenting the award. “theMart has been key to ICFA’s growth. Their sponsorship of our annual awards gala, annual educational conference and more contributes significantly to ICFA’s success.”

Owned by Vornado Realty Trust, theMart (previously known as the Merchandise Mart) has hosted the annual Casual Market for more than four decades. Today approximately 250 manufacturers fill more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, offering the most complete collection of furniture and accessories for outdoor living. It is the only trade show in North America dedicated exclusively to the casual and outdoor furnishings industry.

Eligible suppliers for the ICFA Industry Partner Award were required to have served on a board, council or committee and demonstrated an elevated level of participation in association work. In addition, candidates needed to demonstrate a commitment to advancing the organization’s strategic plans and goals through contributions to fundraisers and industry activities. The judges also looked for a company that has made or is likely to make a significant contribution to the advancement of ICFA.