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April 3, 2012

By Staff

Issaquah Trophy & Awards wins best in nation honor

Issaquah Trophy & Awards were awarded with one of their industry’s highest honors — the 2011-2012 ARA Large Retailer of the Year.

“This is an incredible award and is a testament to our staff’s commitment to our customers and the community,” said Jeff Anderson, Issaquah Trophy & Awards President. “We strive to be a leader in our industry and are thrilled to be recognized by our peers as one of the best in the business.”

The ARA Large Retailer of the Year award recognizes general business practices based on integrity and a partnering approach to customer relationships. The selection process considered showroom design and presentation, website design, production technology, employee benefits, recognition industry involvement and community involvement.

Finalists were also submitted to ARA suppliers for a vote.

Piano students honored

The 16th annual Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Awards piano competition was held March 13 at Pine Lake Covenant Church. Karina Gordievich, from Bremerton, was the judge. Of the 20 students from Issaquah and Sammamish participating, the following were honored:

Division I: sixth through eighth grades

  • First — Athena Dai
  • Second — Rebecca Xie
  • Third — Lisa Tang
  • Honorable mention — Kevin Kim
  • Honorable mention — Connie Hsu

Division 2: ninth through 12th grades

  • First — Andrew Li
  • Second — Brian Callans
  • Third — Llynsey Lu
  • Honorable mention — Austin Tran
  • Honorable mention — Suraj Saifullah
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