• Winners will be honored at the SAAGNY Holiday Celebration, December 11, 2019.

    Choose the best of the best NOW, and THANKS for participating!

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* 1. SAAGNY Supplier of the Year Award - Category 1 - sales BELOW $39,999,999 Only

Qualification Guidelines:

•Provides innovative products and services
•Provides superior customer service 
•Is reliable and dependable
•Works diligently, patiently, and equitably to resolve problems
•Is progressive in helping to elevate the industry and its members
•Clearly communicates through their catalog, website, social, and other media resources
•Is an honorable partner to do business with

I choose the following company in Category 1:

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* 2. SAAGNY Supplier of the Year Award - Category 2 - sales ABOVE $39,999,999 Only

Qualification Guidelines:

•Provides innovative products and services
•Provides superior customer service
•Is reliable and dependable
•Works diligently, patiently, and equitably to resolve problems
•Is progressive in helping to elevate the industry and its members
•Clearly communicates through their catalog, website, social, and other media resources
•Is an honorable partner to do business with

I choose the following company in Category 2:

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* 3. SAAGNY Supplier Sales/Factory Representative of the Year Award

Qualification Guidelines:

•Sets an example of integrity and professionalism for their company and the industry
•Provides outstanding service and reliability to distributor customers
•Recommends creative and effective ideas for distributors' campaigns
•Diligently tries to resolve any problems
•Tirelessly elevates the industry and its members through professionalism and enthusiasm
•Is friendly, professional, courteous, reachable, and patient.

I choose:

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* 4. SAAGNY Customer Service Representative of the Year Award

Qualification Guidelines:

•Consistently provides friendly, professional, and dependable service
•Is an example of integrity and professionalism for their company and the industry
•Works patiently, respectfully, and diligently to resolve problems 
•Exhibits a thorough working knowledge they apply to all situations

I choose:

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* 5. SAAGNY Multi-line Representative of the Year Award

Qualification Guidelines:

•Provides outstanding service and reliability to distributor customers

•Sets an example of integrity and professionalism for their company and the industry
•Recommends creative and effective ideas for distributors' campaigns

•Enthusiastically supports the industry and its members

I choose:

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* 6. SAAGNY Contract Decorator of the Year Award

Qualification Guidelines:

•Consistently provides decorating solutions, new techniques, and quality to customers' jobs
•Provides outstanding service and reliability to distributor customers

•Is an example of integrity and professionalism for their company and the industry
•Enthusiastically supports the industry and its members

I choose:

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* 7. SAAGNY Supplier Technology Award

Qualification Guidelines:


•Effective and comprehensive use of social media through frequency and messaging consistency
•Maintains an updated website through design, functionality, and style, including chat function
•Ease of website navigation for product location, general info, company contacts, distributor-only format
•Employs mobile marketing tools to enhance their users' experience on various devices


I choose:

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* 8. SAAGNY Humanitarian of the Year Award

Presented to the principal, employee, affiliate, and/or independent contractor of a SAAGNY member company.

Qualification Guidelines:

•Enhance the image or operations of a charitable entity through their actions and deeds
•Tirelessly volunteers their time to charitable endeavors within or outside the industry
•Exemplifies integrity and professionalism for their company and the industry
•Generously donates time, money, and/or other resources to charitable endeavors
•Self-nomination OR any other individual SAAGNY member

The following bios were submitted to help with your selection:

Gail Deutchman joined a Team to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this past March. She brought to the table her experience in fund raising and event planning to raise money for this wonderful cause.

Gail planned several events in the local community for Morgan Sim, “Girl of the Year for LLS. “Pizza with A Purpose” was the first event in Port Washington, N.Y. The owner of Amalfi Pizza donated 20% of the proceeds for dine in and take out orders for that day. Gail solicited donations from local stores of gift certificates for Massages, Manicures, Gift Baskets, Wine and Meals from local restaurants to do an auction to raise money for that night. She printed flyers and one went into every Elementary school child’s backpack announcing the event. It was put into the local newspapers and on Port Washington Moms and Dads web site. The response was phenomenal. They took in over $5,000.00 that evening and repeated the event two weeks later and raised an additional $1500.00. She solicited sponsors for the Gala of LLS and Ads in the Journal book. She put together with another Teammate in the town of Huntington a Tag Sale where they collected books, furniture, toys and glassware. All sold out in a few hours. A Spa day was done where volunteers gave the massages and all proceeds went to LLS.  Another event was Dress Down Friday in the schools for the Teachers. If they donated $5.00, they could wear Jeans on Fridays.   In the 10 weeks she raised $38,000 for this campaign and her Team total was 78,000. On June 18 th she received a Proclamation from the Town of North Hempstead and it was presented by Judi Bosworth, Superintendent for her efforts.

The 8 Teams who worked on this campaign took in a record breaking $863,685.

Gail has worked in her own Community getting donations of clothing and funds all year long during every disaster. She just started to work on collecting toiletries, clothes and money for the people that were affected by Hurricane Dorian through her Synagogue.

She worked on the SAAGNY Foundation for many years doing the Chinese Auction soliciting products for the auction and selling tickets, getting donations of the products for all the other events. She jumps in whenever needed.

She served on SAAGNY Committees in 1986 and was elected to the SAAGNY Board of Directors in 1989 and served until 2001.She was inducted into the SAAGNY Hall of Fame in 2004.  In 2001 she was a Trustee on the SAAGNY Foundation until 2005. She was inducted in the SAAGNY foundation Hall of Fame in 2008.  Place an x in the box of the name you choose.

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