Want to Honor a Young Executive in the Gift Industry?

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) has opened nominations for its second annual Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award.

Named for the late Chad Corzine, founder of Urban Agriculture Co., the award seeks to honor Corzine’s legacy as a young business leader by recognizing a rising executive in the gift industry. The award’s first winner, Ryan Lanzel of Fire & Pine, was named in 2021.

Corzine, who died in 2021, cofounded the Young Gift Executives group in 2014 with Dylan Schauben in order to bring together young professionals in the industry. It merged with GHTA in 2015 and resulted in an influx of young executives getting involved in GHTA’s leadership and conferences.

Chad Corzine, founder and president of Urban Agriculture. (Photo courtesy of Urban Agriculture)

Chad Corzine Young Gift & Home Executive Award nominees should be under the age of 35 and have a passion for the industry and their business. Nominees do not need to be a current member of GHTA. Nomination forms can be found online and can be returned via email by July 31 to michael@paladone.com and laburns212@gmail.com.

The winner of the 2022 Young Gift & Home Executive Award will be announced and presented during the 2022 GHTA Conference Spt. 21-23 in Tampa, Fla.

Lenise Willis, editor in chief; Anne-Marie Earl, managing editor; and Alex Herring, senior editor; make up the editorial team at Gifts & Decorative Accessories. The team stays on top of the latest product trends, market debuts, consumer insights and business news in order to keep retailers up to date on what’s happening in the gift industry. With the GDA team’s reports, retailers are able to raise customer engagement, diversify their product mix and more.

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