The 26th annual ARTS Awards lauded the best companies in the home décor industry and consisting of nearly 20 categories.
Dirk Wald and Shelley Wald of WAC Lighting will receive the Rick Wiedemer Guiding Light Award for their philanthropic efforts during the upcoming Goombay Bash in Chicago.
"We hope to see more of you at the Goombay Bash. It's been an amazing [cancer research fundraising] effort that has come out of our community and made a real difference," she said.
Retired ALA President Eric Jacobson received Lighting One's Lifetime Achievement Award.
He noted that what makes the lighting industry special are the "legacy families" who have been so integral to the industry, such as the Minoff, Feiss and Wiedemer families to name a few.
"I want to thank the ALA staff. What we accomplished is due to teamwork and our belief in each other," he said of their nearly 30 years of working together.
Ian Loyd of The Light House Gallery in Sprinfield, Missouri accepted the Showroom Member of the Year Award
Troy Lee of Savoy House accepted the Supplier of the Year award. Savoy House manufactures an exclusive lighting line for the Lighting One membership
The Lighting One team takes a bow
Angie Prost of Lighting One and Raelle Bell of the American Lighting Association (ALA) teamed up to select the winners of a random drawing to the September ALA Conference in Lake Tahoe.
Todd Tuchfarber of Midwest Lighting Group received the Lighting Representative of the Year Award (and seen here drawing the winning number of one of the raffles)