Window Fashion Vision May/June 2017

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INSIGHT show report

Almost every winner in this year’s competition was present to accept their award(s) in person—it was a wonderful full house! Photos: Brandy Stoetz

Work Well Rewarded

What an evening! The Mint Museum was a beautiful venue, with a large terrace that allowed everyone to mingle while getting a drink and a nibble before the ceremony. Publisher Grace McNamara and co-host Celia Schauble introduced several first-time winners to the stage, while the standing-room-only audience also delighted in several surprise announcements. But, as always, it is the heartfelt camaraderie and appreciation for quality craftmanship that makes this annual awards evening such a special event. Thanks to Kirsch for their sponsorship of the 2017 awards ceremony. The Kirsch team, under the leadership of Bill Whyte, center right, provided gift bags for everyone. “Kirsch was so excited to be a part of IWCE 2017 and to sponsor the awards ceremony,” said Whyte. “It was a great evening celebrating talented decorators, designers, installers, and workrooms. We were inspired by their passion for our industry and more importantly we are excited to develop new products at Kirsch for use in their future projects.” 42 | | May + June 2017

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