For the celebration of 100 years of Gifts & Decorative Accessories in 2017, we created the REA Century Awards to honor those who have made the greatest contributions in five disciplines in the business over the past 100 years: Retailer, Supplier, Sales Representative/Agency, Market Center/Show Organizer and Overall Influencer. The finalists were selected by a panel of industry members with long tenures in the business, as well as the editors and staff of GDA. More than 150 nominations were submitted, which were finalized to the following nominees in each of the five categories.
Retailer REA Century Award Finalists
Orange Tree Imports
San Diego Zoo
The Norman Group – WINNER
Supplier REA Century Award Finalists
Vera Bradley – WINNER
Sales Rep/Agency REA Century Award Finalists
Anne McGilvray & Co.
OneCoast – WINNER
Market Center/Show Organizer REA Century Award Finalists
Crow Family of Dallas Market Center – WINNER
Little Family of George Little Management – WINNER
Portman Family of AmericasMart – WINNER
Industry Influencer REA Century Award Finalists
Russ Berrie – WINNER
Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award
The Beekman Boys were also honored with Gift for Life’s Industry Achievement Award, which recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry.