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OSCAR EINZIG scholarship Hospitality Idol Manfred Steinfeld is named this year’s NEWH Icon of Industry Award recipient Above: Manfred Steinfeld poses with wife Fern at this year’s Platinum Circle Gala during HD 2007 Expo and Conference. THIS NOVEMBER, MANFRED STEINFELD will be honored with NEWH’s most prestigious award, the Icon of Industry, at the Gold Key Awards Breakfast in New York City that is held in conjunction with the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) and is sponsored by Interior Design and HOTELS magazines. This award celebrates the leaders of the manufacturing side of hospitality, those who have uniquely impacted the industry through their innovative work, consistently dedicated their time and efforts to community or industry outreach through education and/or corporate giving, and been doing business in hospitality for more than 30 years. In addition, each year an international scholarship is given to two exemplary students in the recipient’s honor who have completed at least half of their program toward a degree that will lead to a career in the hospitality industry, a minimum 3.0 GPA, participated in an industry internship, and exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and scholarship . The brainchild of NEWH’s Zina Zimmerman and Christine Wasmer, the award began four years ago after Zimmerman attended the memorial service for Thomas Durkan Sr., an innovator in carpet design and manufacturing. There she realized he should have been honored and in 2004, he was awarded the first Icon of Industry award posthumously; in 2006, Maya Romanoff was honored for his creative textile and wallcovering designs. This year, Steinfeld will stand in the spotlight—not only for his great business accomplishments, but also for his humanitarian efforts. Growing up, Steinfeld did not have an easy childhood. Born in Josbach, Germany, in 1924, Steinfeld was five when his father died, leaving his mother to care for him and his sister. With Hitler in power and a difficult time to find work, Steinfeld left Germany at age 14—alone—to live with an aunt in Chicago. Tragically, within five years, his mother and sister died in a concentration camp at Stutthof. Steinfeld persevered at making a new life, working 30-hour weeks and attending classes at University of Illinois. Joining the Army to fight in World War II, he earned a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, and witnessed the collapse of the German Army. > 30 september 2007 tel 800.593.NEWH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - September 2007

NEWH - September 2007
Network Leaders
Chapter News
Save the Date
Products: A Medley of New Offerings
Product Know-How: Glass Trends
On the Scene: Service with a Smile
Cover Story: Taking the LEED
Sustainability: Green 101
Scholarship: Hospitality Idol
Projects: No Place Like Home
New Members
Partner Profiles

NEWH - September 2007