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Over $20,000 Worth of Valuable Prizes from TNNA and Hart Business Research

Posted By TNNA Staff, Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011

TNNA Needlearts Business Innovation AwardsYou really won’t believe the amazing prizes being offered by TNNA members for the winners of the BIA, Business Innovation Awards. This new competition is being sponsored by TNNA and Hart Business Research . . . you know, India Woods . . . if you’ve been to TNNA’s trade shows, you’ve heard her talk — very eloquently — about the industry surveys she’s conducted. She’s uncovered a wealth of information about specialty needlearts, and has really helped us all better understand and explain our industry.

There’s over $20,000 in awards . . . and the deadline is looming. April 21st, the door of opportunity will close.

There are four main criteria for choosing the winners:

  1. innovation of a business initiative
  2. measurable impact on business
  3. usefulness of application as a case study for others
  4. use of information from The State of Specialty NeedleArts 2010 report

Winners will be announced at the June Needlearts Market in Columbus OH and will come from each of the membership categories.

The sponsors and prizes are extensive . . . and worth the effort to take the time to read through:

Yarn Retailer Award
Gold Sponsor:

  • Trendsetter Yarn – $250 CASH and $500 gift certificate

Silver Sponsors

  • Westminster Fibers – $300 gift certificate
  • Lantern Moon – $250 gift certificate
  • Yarn Market News Magazine – $250 CASH and one ticket to the YMN Smart Business Conference in 2012 ($950 value)
  • Bryson Distributing, LLC – $250 CASH

Yarn Wholesaler Award
Gold Sponsor:

  • Interweave – $750 CASH and advertising package valued at $7,500

Needlepoint Retailer Award
Gold Sponsor:

  • The Point of It All Designs – $500 gift certificate for canvases and $100 for High Cotton

Silver Sponsors:

  • Bryson Distributing, LLC – $250 CASH
  • Needlepoint Now – quarter-page ad ($280 value)
  • DJ Designs – $300 gift certificate for needlepoint canvas designs

Needlepoint Wholesaler Award
Gold Sponsor:

  • Needlework Retailer Magazine – half page ad in three issues ($2,745 value)

Counted Thread & Embroidery Retailer Award
Gold Sponsor:

  • Spool Magazine – listing on "Road Trip” ($800 value), article about your store, and one year of inventory of Spool ($792 value)

Silver Sponsors:

  • Kreinik Manufacturing Company – $250 gift certificate
  • Westminster Fibers – $300 gift certificate for Anchor Brand threads, floss and needlecraft kits

Counted Thread & Embroidery Wholesaler Award
Gold Sponsor:

  • Needlework Retailer Magazine – half page ad in three issues ($2,745 value)

Silver Sponsor:

  • Interweave – one full page ad in PieceWork Magazine (value $2,675)

For more information on the TNNA Business Innovation Awards go to

You can even nominate your own company.

Don’t be shy. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the nomination form.

This is a great opportunity to be recognized by your peers and your customers, or to recognize someone else you feel is worthy of our applause.

Tags:  BIA awards  Business Innovation Awards  crochet  cross-stitch  embellishment  embroidery  Hart Business Research  India Woods  knitting  Marketing Needlearts  n  Needlearts Show information  Needlework News  The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA)  TNNA Product Segment Group & Section Information 

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