International Casual Furnishings Association

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ICFA Announces 2020 Apollo Award Finalists

The International Casual Furnishings Association announced the finalists for the 2020 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.…

ICFA Board of Directors Approves Cancellation of Casual Market Chicago 2020

The Board of Directors of the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) yesterday approved the cancellation of its annual trade show, Casual Market Chicago. The move comes amid ongoing…

Gary McCray to Receive 2020 ICFA Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime outdoor furnishings executive Gary McCray is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA). Earlier this spring…

ICFA Creates Unsung Hero Award

The International Casual Furnishings Association is adding a new award recognizing outstanding customer service to its roster of honors at the annual Awards Gala. The Unsung Hero Award pays tribute…

ICFA Cancels Preview Show

The International Casual Furnishings Association is canceling the Preview Show slated for July 14-16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and has shifted its focus toward Casual Market Chicago…

ICFA Releases Results of Updated COVID-19 Business Survey

As stay-at-home orders and social distancing mandates continue to interrupt the industry’s prime selling season for outdoor furnishings, the most recent survey of International Casual Furnishings…
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Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett to Deliver Keynote at ICFAEdCon2020

“With each conference, I dig down a little deeper, evolving our conversation to build upon the lessons learned the year before,” said entrepreneur, author, and nationally recognized motivational…

Outdoor Product Trends, Highlights from Chicago's 2019 Casual Market

Casual Market is the world’s largest exhibition of outdoor furnishings and accessories, presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association and the Mart. This year’s market, held Sept. 10-…
ICFA Lifetime Achievement Awards
Brown Jordan's STILL Mobile Console Table + Serving Cart by Richard Frinier won he Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” award.

Casual Industry Presents Awards at 2019 Gala

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) honored top retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers this week at a gala awards celebration during Casual Market Chicago…
ICFA Lifetime Achievement Awards
Gwen and Jack Raseman (left) and Allen E. Gant Jr. (right) will be honored at the ICFA annual gala.

International Casual Furnishings Association Names Recipients of 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) announced that Gwen and Jack Raseman and Allen E. Gant Jr., are the recipients of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. “Family businesses are…