MIA+BSI Announces Call for Entries for Industry Recognition Awards

MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute
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Oberlin, OH and Chestertown, NY, April 25, 2017—MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute is pleased to announce that the entry period for several industry recognition awards is now open. MIA+BSI members may apply for the following awards:

Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year Award. Sponsored by Polycor and TexaStone Quarries, this award honors an individual who has performed outstanding stone fabrication and/or installation over a period of many years. Deadline: Friday, June 23.

Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement. This award pays tribute to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the natural stone industry and the association. Deadline: Friday, July 7.

Natural Stone Scholarship.  Sponsored by Coldspring and Delaware Quarries, Inc., this scholarship will provide a trip to TISE 2018 to an aspiring fabricator, installer, or administrative apprentice interested in furthering their career in the industry. Deadline: Friday, July 14.

Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes an MIA+BSI member with a strong passion to grow their career. The winner will receive a free trip to TISE, Coverings, or the MIA+BSI Study Tour. Deadline: Friday, August 4.

Women in Stone Pioneer Award. This award recognizes an advocate within the stone industry for their role in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women. The winner’s performance in promoting women should be exemplary, honorable, and inspirational. Deadline: Friday, August 11.


To learn more about these industry recognition awards, please visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/awards.




MIA+BSI: the Natural Stone Institute serves more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.


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