Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!

Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!

This year at the Craft & Hobby Association Tradeshow 2015 the owner and founder of Ellison Educational Equipment, LaDorna Eichenberg, was honored by CHA with the 2014 Industry Achievement Award!

This amazing award is for a CHA member (individual, group and/or company) that has made a significant contribution to the growth and vitality of the craft and hobby industry as a whole.

Ellison Educational Equipment was founded in 1977 by LaDorna and since has grown so much! Sizzix is an Ellison brand of craft products and equipment that allows for inspiration and creativity for crafters, worldwide.

Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!

When Ellison began, LaDorna, a teacher at the time, and her husband, Bob Eichenberg, created one of the first die cutting machines for educational use. The Ellison Education brand of products helps teachers and many other organizations worldwide to teach students of all grade levels and subjects with die cutting technology.

Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!

In early 2000 the Sizzix brand was created! Sizzix creates die cutting craft equipment for personal use using technologies such as steel rule dies that are capable of cutting through any type of material that hefty scissors can cut. Crafters all over the world have used their Sizzix machines to create fun, beautiful and amazing craft projects such as cards, invites, home decor, fashion, quilts and so much more!

Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!

The Sizzix family has grown so much! Sizzix has a team of in-house crafters that create so many amazing projects.  We also have wonderful licensed designers, like Tim Holtz, shown above with Kristin Highberg, granddaughter, and LaDorna Eichenberg, in the middle. Our licensed designers each have their very own unique style and the designs they come out with each year continue to impress us!

Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!

Luisa Guillen, shown above with LaDorna Eichenberg, is the Sizzix Distributor in Venezuela. Luisa has been a close friend and big follower of Sizzix since the early years of the brand.

Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!

Sizzix has distributors all over the world! LaDorna is shown above with Fernando Silva and his wife, María de Jesús Noguera. Fernando and María are one of our distributors in Mexico and have provided amazing support and unending enthusiasm for the Sizzix brand!

With that said, we would love for you all to join us at Ellison (and Sizzix!) in congratulating our founder and fabulous owner LaDorna Eichenberg for receiving the Industry Achievement Award for 2014 from the Craft and Hobby Association! Thank you to LaDorna for being such and incredible contribution to the Ellison and Sizzix family! And thank you to CHA for honoring Ellison, Sizzix and our founder and owner, LaDorna Eichenberg, with this award!

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14 thoughts on “Sizzix News | CHA Industry Achievement Award for LaDorna Eichenberg!”

  • Lisa Hoel

    Congratulations! I love Sizzix dies. =)

  • Janis in ID

    Well-deserved. Thanks for your contribution to the joy of creating in my life.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Maria Del Carmen Ratti

    From Argentina!

  • Bessie Segal

    Congratulations to Mrs Eichenberg and the whole Sizzix company. For such a tiny wee lady, she must be a total powerhouse. Sizzix is a wonderful company and produces a fabulous range of products constantly. My absolute favourite is the 'T!m Holtz range but really, everything is top class.
    From a very grateful and happy Scottish crafter.

  • Michelle Laulu
    Michelle Laulu Jan 23, 2015 at 06:06 pm

    Thank you for such amazing products and such a wonderful company that brings creative joy to my life every day. Congratulations!

  • Marie Butler

    Congratulations!!! I love being able to use Sizzix products at home as much as I loved being able to use the Ellison products our school system had available when I taught.

  • Jan Castle deserve it! All the Sizzix products are a pleasure to use! I tease that I have a mini store in my Studio and home and a great portion are Sizzix brands - even on my second Big Shot! My first (after 6 years) broke a cog in one of the three wheels, so I called Sizzix - for $5.00 they sent me not one replace wheel, but two and no shipping...also really speedy service! My husband fixed it in no time and commented on what a well made machine it is. I had already bought a replacement Big Shot, so gave the old one away! Love my Big Shot!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle

  • mou

    Congratulations!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE Sizzix :)

  • F Bond

    Sizzix is AMAZING!!! Congratulations on a much deserved award!

  • D-

    Congratulations!! So grateful to Mrs. Eichenberg for starting the amazing adventure of die cutting and embossing for us all!

  • Patti Springer
    Patti Springer Jan 24, 2015 at 06:45 am

    Congratulations to Mrs. Eichenberg. Sizzix has great products and their customer service is amazing!! Truly a class act company.

  • Barbara Conroy
    Barbara Conroy Jan 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Congratulations and thank you to Mrs Eichenberg and the entire staff. Sizzix products make a wonderful difference in my life. You certainly deserve this award!

  • Anna-Karin

    Big congratulations!! And so very well deserved. I am so happy about my Big Shot and dies and a day rarely goes by when I don't use them. Such a huge contribution to the crafting world. Thank you!

  • Laura Bosma

    LaDorna congratulations on your recognition oh so well deserved! Laura thank you for a great Blog post! I graduated from HS in 1976 and returned to my HS as an employee in 1977 while in college. I didn't realize that was the year LaDorna invented die cutting for the school scene. I've been hooked ever since! I've always used the Ellison and Sizzix products for textile crafts. Beginning in 2001 I've added to my Sizzix stash of machines and dies. Sizzix is the best tool i have in my quilting studio. Thank you all!!!

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