DALLAS, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunnyland Patio Furniture, located in Dallas, Texas, has been named as a finalist for the 2016 Apollo Award. The prestigious award, presented by the International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA), recognizes excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.
Sunnyland has been nominated 11 times in the past 12 years, and has won the award three times. The company is widely recognized as an inspiration to other casual furnishings retailers, setting the standard with outstanding interior and exterior displays and a wide variety of high quality offerings. The Schweig family actively participates with manufacturers and suppliers, maintaining relationships that directly benefit customers.
The field for this award is very competitive across the United States. The finalists for the single store category, which includes retailers from Georgia, California and Illinois, competed against hundreds of competitors. In order to be nominated, retailers must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and a commitment to customer service. The ICFA membership will vote on the finalists via an online ballot in each of two categories. The winners will be announced at the ICFA Awards Gala on September 18, 2016 at the Field Museum during the Casual Market Chicago.
"We are honored to be a finalist for the 2016 Apollo Award," Schweig said. "We are a single location, family-owned business, and it is gratifying to see that our peers recognize our contribution to the industry. We offer a fresh approach which complements our customers' lifestyle, and our goal is to stay at the forefront of the industry.
Extreme comfort and relaxation is the specialty of the house year round for this Texas retailer. The company's stylish selection of outdoor furniture rivals the best in home furnishings. Beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces are now the norm, and Sunnyland has redefined the way Texans enjoy the outdoors at home.
Sunnyland Patio Furniture has had a record year, and Schweig attributes the company's success to a consistently high standard of customer service and innovative merchandising, all delivered by his experienced staff. Sunnyland participates in the Skills for Small Business Program offered by the Texas Workforce Commission. This exceptional opportunity is grant-based and supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Sunnyland employees are eligible to participate in business-appropriate continuing education programs offered through Brookhaven Community College.
The company was recently awarded the Small Business Award for Corporate Social Responsibility by Governor Greg Abbott's office. The award recognizes a company that has demonstrated a positive impact on society, contributing to the social or environmental well being of the community. In addition, Sunnyland was named the 2016 Reader's Choice award winner in the Best Outdoor Furniture Store category. The recognition is in conjunction with "The Best of Big D" awards that are announced annually.
Sunnyland, family owned and operated for over 45 years, is comprised of an impressive 37,000 square foot showroom and an adjacent warehouse that exceeds 35,000 square feet. The innovative modular showroom is furnished with a gallery of signature vignettes featuring the latest collections from the country's best-known designers. www.sunnylandfurniture.com
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