HIGH POINT — The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame has opened nominations for the Class of 2021. All members of the Foundation are eligible to nominate and to second a nomination.
“One of the special benefits of being a member of the Foundation is your privilege to nominate someone for induction into the Hall of Fame,” said Martin Ploy, president of the Hall of Fame board of directors. “We all know that special individual who has risen above others with the way they have impacted our industry with their creativity, innovation, philanthropy, and their ability to influence change and initiate action. This is the kind of person who has created a proud legacy and deserves consideration for induction. Not only is this your opportunity, but your unique responsibility to nominate the best of the best.”
To qualify for consideration, the individual must conduct business in the United States, have served in the industry for at least 15 years, have created a legacy as a positive influence and champion of the industry, should have achieved the pinnacle of their careers and are a least 60 years old. For posthumous nominations, the individual must have been deceased for at least 12 months prior to the date of the nomination.
Members may submit nominations by Feb. 1. Nomination forms and lists of current members, previous nominees and inductees are available on the Foundation website. Members may also obtain printed copies of the documents by calling (336) 882-5900. A print or a 300 dpi digital photo of the candidate must be enclosed. All nominations must be seconded, in writing, by another Foundation member.
The completed nomination package must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2021, and sent to American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., 202 Neal Place, Suite 101, High Point, N.C. 27262.
New inductees will be honored at the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Oct. 17 during the Fall High Point Market.