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Hall of Fame for Vietri

Twin County Hall of Fame names Vietri founders Susan and Frances Gravely as inductees

Vietri Inc., the largest US importer of fine Italian handcrafted dinnerware, flatware, glassware, linens, garden, and decorative accessories, is proud to announce that co-founders Susan and Frances Gravely, and their mother, Lee S. Gravely, will be inducted into the Twin County Hall of Fame on November 19, 2015.

The event presented by Twin County Community Pride honours distinguished citizens of Nash and Edgecombe counties in North Carolina.

The Twin County Hall of Fame strives to celebrate the history, culture, people, and accomplishments specific to these counties. Rocky Mount Councilman Chris Miller, founder and past president of Twin County Community Pride, stated, “We hope to encourage and motivate our young people by highlighting those who have risen from our communities to make significant accomplishments locally, in our state, and beyond.”

A connoisseur of Italian culture and tabletop style, Susan Gravely, with her sister Frances and mother Lee, founded Vietri in 1983 after a family trip to Italy where they fell in love with the colorful handpainted dinnerware of the Amalfi Coast.

Vietri has grown from a small company representing one Italian factory to the largest importing company of handcrafted Italian products in the American tabletop industry.

Vietri now serves a customer base of over 2,000 top specialty stores in all 50 states, plus Canada, England, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Vietri represents approximately 40 manufacturers throughout Italy involved in earthenware and stoneware ceramics, glass, and stainless steel.

Renowned for its classic Italian designs, as well as innovative trend-setting collections inspired by Italian haute couture colors and patterns, VIETRI introduces new products twice a year at major gift and tabletop shows across the US.

The Twin County Community Pride will induct the Twin County Hall of Fame Class of 2015 at 6 pm on November 19, at Edgecombe Community College’s Mobley Atrium and Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro, North Carolina campus. The cost to attend the induction ceremony is $35 and includes dinner that will be served starting at 6:30 pm.




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