2018 Light Stars Announced

DALLAS – June 12, 2018 – Dallas Market Center has announced its Light Stars honorees for 2018, representing top salespeople from the leading lighting stores in North America. Over 50 participants from 20 states and four Canadian provinces will attend the June 20-23 edition of Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting show as part of the Light Stars program.
 
Light Stars are top retail salespeople who have never attended Lightovation, but would greatly benefit from the experience. Honorees accepted into the Light Stars program receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during the show. Hundreds of nominations were received this year through March 30.
 
In addition to travel and hotel arrangements, Light Stars are granted access to all Lightovation educational seminars, exhibits and events, including the Showroom of the Year Awards and Lighting After Dark party, as well as CLC®-accredited sessions during market in the newly opened The SMART Center.
 
The SMART Center, a new 6,000 square foot education and activity center powered by Dallas Market Center and the American Lighting Association, opens with keynotes from Jon Schallert and Leslie Carothers, as well as a full schedule of seminars from industry experts.
 
“This year’s Lightovation is a prime time for Light Stars’ attendance as it presents a great opportunity for more lighting education than ever before,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.
 
The 2018 Light Stars honorees are:
 
Dalia Bazilwich, Black Whale Lighting, Encinitas, CA
John Bowen, Lights Unlimited, Garner, NC
Nora Bradbury, Hinsdale Lighting, Hinsdale, IL
Annette Bryant, Colonial lighting, Sugar Hill, GA
Elise (Ellie) Carrico, Brechers Lighting, Lexington, KY
Gerard Cicala, Capitol Lighting, ECOM
Krystal Clark, Accent Lighting, Redmond, OR
Bruce Coffman, Elements at Home, Islip, NY
Emma Dinnocenti, Denney Electric Supply, Boyertown, PA
Tim Drost, Bee Ridge Lighting, Sarasota, FL
Surina Eldrissi, Carrington Lighting, Calgary, AB - Canada
Alan Evans, The Light House Gallery, Springield, MO
Anthony Faddish, Capitol Lighting , Wellington, FL
Irving Flores, Dominion Electric Supply, Arlington, VA
Clarens Fonvil, Capitol Lighting, Eatontown, NJ
Natalie Green, Gross Electric, Ann Arbor, MI
Chelsea Greenhalgh, Design Lighting, Surrey, BC - Canada
Luke Hansen, Crest Lighting, New Lenox, IL
Cody Johnson, Just Lights, Nashua, NH
Scott Kerr, Wabash Electric, Fort Wayne, IN
Wayne Lew, Capitol Lighting, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Anna Maria Littleton, Hermitage Lighting Gallery, Nashville, TN
Arturo Maluy, Lights Fantastic, Dallas, TX
Jenn McCaslin, Lee Lighting, Arlington, TX
Cathy Mcguckin, Idlewood Electric, Barrington, IL
Jennifer Mclntyre, KBL Design Center, Peoria, IL
Melissa Muhl, Charleston Lighting, Charleston, SC
Debra Murphy, Lee Lighting, Dallas, TX
Michelle Owen, Dekker Lighting, Schererville, IN
Andy Perez, Capitol Lighting, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Tom Quinn, One Stop Lighting, Thousand Oaks, CA
Hilary Ramberg, Creative Lighting, Saint Paul, MN
Vincent Rivera, Capitol Lighting, Stuart, FL
Leo Rodriquez, South Dade Lighting, Miami, FL
Juan Santana Garcia, Capitol Lighting, Boca Raton, FL
Stacey Schmidt, Signature Lighting and Fans, Calgary, AB - Canada
Sue Sweeny, Gross Electric, Toldeo, OH
Gina Teo, BA Robinson, Vancouver, BC - Canada
John Tsarouchas, The Electrical & Plumbing Store, Neapon, ON - Canada
Jolanta Urbanik, Crest Lighting, Chicago, IL
Gaye Vandunk, Capitol Lighting, Paramus, NJ
Karen Veurink, Mahlanders, Sioux Falls, SD
Linda Walch, Lighting Gallery, Huntington Station, NY
Elene Weaver, Horton's Home Lighting, Chicago, IL
Marissa White, Burr Ridge Lighting, Westmont, IL
Alexandra Wiegand, Dulles Electric Supply, Sterling, VA
Ann Williams, Horton's Home Lighting, Chicago, IL
Kim Wojtal, Progressive Lighting, Kennesaw, GA
Hubert Wong, Capitol Lighting, East Hanover, IL
Marcia Xanders, Wabash Electric, Warsaw, IN
Ania Zimny, Idlewood Electric, Highland Park, IL
 
Lightovation attendees can learn more about each of the Light Stars through a dynamic interactive touch screen display located in The SMART Center, Trade Mart 4826.
 
You’ll find additional information about the show on the free Lightovation app and on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website. Keep abreast of the latest developments by following the #Lightovation hashtag on social media or via Lightovation’s own Facebook page.
 
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
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