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WithIt to honor Julie Phillips with Legacy Award

Additional WOW awards to be presented at August conference

Image of Julie PhillipsJulie Phillips
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ten industry people have been nominated for WithIt's 2010 WOW Awards, which will be presented at a dinner ceremony during the group's Professional Conference, set for Aug. 17-19 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.

The annual awards recognize business leaders nominated by their peers who have contributed to the success of the home furnishings industries and have demonstrated significant impact on their companies, the industry, or both.

Additionally, WithIt will honor Julie Phillips, vice president of The Phillips Collection, with its 2010 Legacy Award during its WOW Awards banquet on August 18.

The Legacy Award is the organization's top honor and recognizes the professional achievements of a woman who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home furnishings industries.

The conference theme is "Leadership2: Take it to the Next Level."

WithIt (Women in the Home Industries Today) has presented the honors since 2000. Other award categories include:

 Image of Margaret CaseyMargaret Casey Image of F. Jay ReardonF. Jay Reardon
 Image of Lauren WestLauren West Image of Gat CapertonGat Caperton
 Image of Deborah KleinDeborah Klein Image of Kathy WallKathy Wall
 Image of Rene CrosbyRene Crosby Image of Kristin HawkinsKristin Hawkins
 Image of Vanessa NorthropVanessa Northrop Image of Kaci PruntyKaci Prunty

Education - Nominees are: Margaret Casey, World Market Center; F. Jay Reardon, Hickory Chair; and Lauren West, Natuzzi Americas.

Mentoring - Nominees are: Gat Caperton, Gat Creek; Deborah Klein, DK Inside Designer; and Kathy Wall, The Media Matters.

Future Leader - Nominees are: Rene Crosby, Four Hands; Kristin Hawkins, Broyhill Furniture; Vanessa Northrop, City Furniture; and Kaci Prunty, Tempur-Pedic North America.

For more information on the conference and banquet, visit www.withit.org.

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