Cynthia Heathcoe

The New Hybrid in Town: How Cynthia Heathcoe Reimagined Contemporary Living

Every year, the Home Furnishings Assn. recognizes outstanding merchants across the country with its annual Retailer of the Year Awards. Named an Emerging Star little more than 12 months ago, Cynthia…

Home Furnishings Association Welcomes New Board Members

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) welcomed new board members at its annual membership meeting on Jan. 28 at HFA’s Retailer Resource Center during the Las Vegas Market. HFA’s outgoing President…

Breaking Through the Noise

It’s near midnight and John and Ivy Simon are still hard at work. While their Chapel Hill, NC, store closes at 6 p.m., most evenings the husband-and-wife team can be found bent over their laptops,…

Storytime

"Tell me a bit about yourself.”   No matter how many times I’ve been asked that question (or a variation of it) in networking circles, I will unabashedly say that my inner monologue still hesitates…

Industry Leaders Talk Tough to Washington

Last week, American Lighting Assn. (ALA) and Home Furnishings Assn. (HFA) members headed to D.C. for independent meetings with Congressional members. Their goals? Discuss upcoming legislative…

HFA Announces Retailer of the Year Winners

The Home Furnishings Association announced the winners of its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards, which recognize retailers who exhibit exceptional samples of philanthropy, technology, customer…

How to Keep a Happy Work Environment

Happiness and productivity go hand in hand. A 2015 study by the Social Market Foundation and the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy found that employee…
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