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ANDMORE’s Dorothy Belshaw to Receive Gift for Life’s 2024 Industry Achievement Award

March 5, 2024 ANDMORE’s Dorothy Belshaw will be honored with Gift for Life's 2024 Industry Achievement Award on June 19, 2024, in Dallas, Texas. Gift for Life’s Industry Achievement Award, which has been presented at Gifts & Decorative Accessories’ Retailer Excellence Awards (REA) since 2009, recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry – whether as a thought leader, standard-bearer or overall industry influencer.


The Gift for Life Board of Directors unanimously chose Dorothy as this year’s Industry Achievement Award honoree,” said Ari Lowenstein, chair of the Gift for Life board. “We are delighted to recognize Dorothy for her career accomplishments and the impact she has had on so many in our industry.”


Dorothy Belshaw is Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for ANDMORE. She oversees all revenue generation opportunities including permanent leasing, tradeshow, advertising and digital sales, and leads new business development that enriches markets and unlocks value for buyers and sellers.


“I am truly honored to be recognized by this incredible organization founded by Peter Schauben in 1992 – the very same year I joined the gift industry,” said Belshaw. “Over the past 32 years, I have been amazed by the tenacity and dedication of Gift for Life’s leadership and by the widespread and whole-hearted commitment of this industry to help those in need and to do good.”


Belshaw joined ANDMORE (then International Market Centers (IMC)) in 2012, bringing 20+ years of home and gift tradeshow industry experience to her role as President of its fledgling Gift division, with the specific charge of expanding the Las Vegas Market’s gift, tabletop and housewares offerings. Her role soon broadened to include marketing and digital oversight, with responsibility for all aspects of the end-to-end customer experience, driving increased buyer acquisition across all IMC Markets, and developing tools and services to improve the at Market experience for buyers and exhibitors.


In 2018, as a member of IMC’s executive leadership team, she was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of AmericasMart Atlanta, which included the then Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. In 2022, she led IMC’s acquisition of Shoppe Object and the subsequent expansion of the brand with the launch of Shoppe Object - High Point in 2023. Most recently, she spearheaded the co-location of ANDMORE’s Las Vegas Apparel with Clarion’s Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) Show, which debuted in February 2024 as a customer-centric, efficient experience that added value and enabled buyers to see more and do more while at Las Vegas Fashion Week.


Prior to IMC, Belshaw was SVP at George Little Management (GLM), then

the nation’s largest producer of consumer product tradeshows for the gift and home industries. Belshaw is an executive board member of the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and the Home Furnishings Hall of Fame and member of WithIt. Previously, she served as a board member of Gift for Life and the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA).


The 2024 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award will be presented to Dorothy Belshaw at the 73rd Annual Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs), on June 19, 2024 at the Dallas Union Station Grand Hall. Donations in celebration of Belshaw’s honor will benefit World Central Kitchen’s worldwide crisis-related hunger relief efforts.


Past recipients of Gift For Life’s Industry Achievement Award are: Todd and Jannetta Litzman of MarketTime (2023); Warren Shoulberg (2022); Patti Carpenter (2021) Adam Glassman of O, The Oprah Magazine (2020); Anna and Nathan Bond of Rifle Paper (2019); Mitch and Seth Nash of Blue Q (2018); The Beekman Boys (2017); Julie Chavez and Joe Cerbo of Chavez for Charity (2016); Tom Mirabile of Lifetime Brands (2015); Dave Thomas and Kevin Mundt of HomArt (2014); Gregg Corzine and David Klass of Archipelago (2013); Les Mandelbaum and Paul Rowan of UMBRA (2012); Michael Aram of Michael Aram (2011); Randi Eller of Eller Enterprises (2010); Bobbie Gottlieb of Two's Company (2009)


Since 1951, Gifts & Decorative Accessories has been celebrating the best of the best in seven niche categories: Specialty Store, Multiple Locations, Visual Merchandising, Store Events, Store Design/Redesign, Social Media Outreach, Online Initiatives, and Socially Responsible. Awards are also presented to Manufacturer of the Year and Regional Sales Representative of the Year. Information, nominations and registration for the 73rd Retailer Excellence Awards is available at

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises, while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. Applying a model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, WCK has served more than 300 million nourishing meals around the world. When disaster strikes, WCK’s Relief Team mobilizes with the urgency of now to start cooking and serving meals to people in need. By partnering with organizations on the ground and activating a network of local restaurants, food trucks, or emergency kitchens, WCK serves comforting meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively. To support regional economies, WCK prioritizes purchasing local ingredients to cook with or distribute directly to families in need. WCK knows that good food provides not only nourishment, but also comfort and hope, especially in times of crisis. Learn more at

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