DANBURY, Conn., May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 13, long-standing Ethan Allen retailers Karen and Joseph Chesnick, Jr. were recognized by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, Texas, with the Samuel E. Karff 2016 Leadership Award.

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Mr. Chesnick served as President, Treasurer, and member of the Board of Trustees at the Jewish synagogue, which is one of the oldest in Texas and one of the top ten largest Reform congregations in the United States. He also co-chaired the completion of the "People's Torah" in honor of the Congregation's 160th anniversary. Mrs. Chesnick’s participation and leadership in numerous programs have exemplified an outstanding dedication of service and selflessness to the Congregation.

Ethan Allen Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari and his wife Farida attended the award service along with 500 other guests to celebrate their achievements.

"The Chesnicks embody all the principles we value at Ethan Allen," says Kathwari. "We are very proud to have them as dedicated partners and congratulate them on this well-deserved award."

Operating under Georgetown Manor, Inc. for nearly fifty years, four generations of the Chesnick family have dedicated their lives to being authorized Ethan Allen retailers. They currently operate a total of six Ethan Allen Design Centers in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas.

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Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers complimentary interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates nine manufacturing facilities, which include six manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States plus one plant each in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in its North American plants. For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit www.ethanallen.com. Follow Ethan Allen: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Houzz, You Tube, Instagram, Google Plus

November Rawlings
Ethan Allen Global, Inc.