The Mid-South’s home furnishings industry was honored at the Carnival Memphis Business & Industry Salute.

Each year Carnival Memphis recognizes businesses, organizations and community leaders.

Carnival king Bob Berry is founder and owner of Worlds Away hand-crafted lighting and metal furniture.

John Simmons was the recipient of the Cook Halle Award for outstanding contribution to the Mid-South community. His career included upscale retail, giftware importing, merchandise designing and home goods manufacturing.

Buzzy Hussey, the recipient of the King’s Award, founded Babcock Gifts in 1972.

As a member of the second generation of Graham’s Lighting, Jim Graham, recipient of the President’s Award, added new retail showrooms, Fourteenth Colony Lighting and European Colony to the business.

Greg Campbell and Eric New, co-owners of the Garden District floral business, received the Chairman’s Award.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefited the 2019 Carnival Children’s Charities: Neighborhood Christian Centers, Palmer Home for Children, and Porter-Leath.

The Business & Industry Salute Luncheon was presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.