Groomer to Groomer Announces Barkleigh Honors Awards
“Barkleigh has long desired to honor great achievements in the grooming industry,” says Todd Shelly, President of Barkleigh Productions. “These achievements include recognizing exhibitors and manufacturers, products, blogs, educators, speakers, judges, writers and more. Grooming contestant awards will be given by the International Judges Association. Groomers will be involved in the selection process.”
The Awards will take place at Groom Expo 2011 during an Industry Banquet on Saturday night in conjunction with the crowning of the Best in Show Winners.
Here are just some of the Categories:
• Exhibitor (vendor) of the Year
• New Product of the Year
• Sponsor of the Year
• Blog of the Year
• Speaker of the Year
• Journalist of the Year
• Grooming Book of the Year
• Grooming Judge of the Year
• Up and Coming Speaker of the Year
• Humanitarian Groomer of the Year
• Pet Volunteer Groomer of the Year
• People's Choice Creative Groomer of the Year
“One of the awards will be the Sally J. Liddick Lifetime Achievement Award to honor the founder of Barkleigh by choosing an exemplary person for their years of service at improving the grooming industry,” said Shelly.
"We are very excited about bringing this new event to the industry, Groom Expo and the national and international stage," said Shelly. "We think it's time to recognize those who have worked to build our industry. This will not be a popularity contest, but a thoughtful experience of merit,” he said.
Shelly recommends nominations be made by July 1, 2011. Send to:
Barkleigh Productions, Inc.
970 W. Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg PA 17055