For Suppliers Only …

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ICMAD's 2012 CITY Awards Graphic

If you’re a beauty-products supplier—and I know that a lot of you read Beauty Store Business online—I urge your company to participate in the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors’ 2012 CITY (Cosmetic Innovator of The Year) Awards program.

This year’s program is no doubt bigger and better than the previous six—and in 2012 your business doesn’t even have to be an ICMAD member. Also, as BSB tweeted on April 23, the deadline for submissions has been extended to May 11.

There are a lot of great, new components to the program this year. One notable aspect is that the 2012 winners will be featured in a promotional trunk-show event on Aug. 19-25 at independent brick and mortars across the United States, as well as on ecommerce sites and television.

In addition, new categories have been added for product and design innovations, and the Member’s Choice Award—where ICMAD’s board of directors will select the most innovative product from all entries—is being unveiled.

The 2012 CITY Awards winners will be revealed on June 20 during a special evening at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. Janet Gurwitch, founder and former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, will be the event’s special presenter.

For more information about the CITY Awards program, visit this ICMAD Web page or contact Marilyn Mages, CAE, ICMAD marketing/communications coordinator, at 800.334.2623.

Marc Birenbaum

[Image: Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors]