Summer 2013
2013 Hall of Fame Awards

In an industry full of drive and innovation, the inductees into this year’s Specialty Retail Hall of Fame especially stand out. Four outstanding professionals were inducted this year at a special luncheon event at SPREE hosted by F. C. Dadson, a Greenville, WI-based RMU and kiosk manufacturer.

Hall-of-Famelogo_2013Deborah Kravitz of Provenzano Resources Inc. was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her many contributions to the field of specialty retail; Amy Hall of GK Development was inducted as the Specialty Leasing Director of the Year for her consummate professionalism and valuable contributions to the field of specialty leasing.

For spectacular sales, all while keeping the merchants in mind, Jocelyn McCloskey of Scarborough Town Center in Ontario, Canada, was recognized as Specialty Leasing Manager of the Year and Spirit Halloween’s Tony Deitz was recognized as Retailer of the Year for phenomenal growth and giving back to the community at large.

FCD-SPREE-2011-Logo1The profiles of these deserving professionals are featured in the following pages…

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Duffy C. Weir

Duffy Weir is the former vice president and director of specialty retail and marketing at The Rouse Company of Columbia, MD. Now an independent retail marketing and sponsorship consultant and writer, Weir travels the world searching for what she says "makes marketplaces tick." She can be reached at or 410.252.8885.
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