The Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award
Since 2015

 

Jerry Gordon, who passed away in November 2016, was a former president and show chairman of Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show.  Jerry owned with his wife Karen the eponymous J Gordon Designs in Chicago, served as president of Cosmetologists Chicago, served for years as vice president of Intercoiffure US and Canada and steered the association to great success with his unrivaled connections and passionate love for the salon industry.

The Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award was established in early 2015 to celebrate and honor not only Jerry’s contributions to our industry, but also to honor an individual who represents the highest ideals that Jerry championed in his business and styling career.  He believed that only a few industry colleagues have led the industry with sound business practices while having been major contributing factors in the overall success of the American professional business.  The Directors on our Board unanimously believe and acknowledge that you represent and reflect Jerry’s ideals.

WINNERS

2019 - Frank Gambuzza
2018 - Eric Fisher
2017 - Candy Shaw
2016 - Nick Arrojo
2015 - Frank Gironda
2014 - Jerry Gordon


The Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service Award
Since 2017


Fred A. Piattoni, who passed away in December 2016, was the former executive director/ show manager of Cosmetologists Chicago and the Midwest Beauty Show (the prior trademark of America's Beauty Show). Fred owned multiple salons in Chicago, served as president of Cosmetologists Chicago and steered the association to great success as executive director / show manager with his unrivaled financial skill and passionate love for the salon industry.

The Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service was established in late 2016 to celebrate and honor not only Fred's contributions to our industry, but also to honor an individual who represents the highest ideals that Fred championed in his career. He believed that only a few industry colleagues have tirelessly supported the practitioners and owners of professional salons in our country, have been major contributing factors in the overall success of the American professional business and have wholeheartedly embraced the efforts of Cosmetologists Chicago and its annual America's Beauty Show. The Directors on our Board unanimously believe and acknowledge that you represent and reflect Fred's ideals.

WINNERS

2019 - Farouk Shami
2018 - Hidetaka Yoshikawa
2017 - Pat Parenty