The fifth annual ICON honors celebrating the best in global innovation were bestowed upon superior achievers and achievements at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market earlier this month.
“Five years ago, ICON honors premiered in pursuit of the mission for which it was created: To showcase and celebrate global innovation,” said Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., Vice Chairman and President of AmericasMart Atlanta. “That mission continued this year with the largest audience in ICON history on hand to witness stories of extraordinary achievement, and to be reminded of all that ingenuity and innovation can accomplish.”
J Banks Design Group on winning the Branding Honors award
The winners, selected in rigorous adjudication from a broad field of entries:
Innovation Honors: Surya for Technology Innovations and Leftbank Art for Product Innovations
Achievement Honors: Annie Selke, Pine Cone Hill for Career Achiever
Branding Honors: J Banks Design Group for Branding/Identity
The Lifetime Achievement Honor: Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley
The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence: Albert Maslia.