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Cathy Choi
Cathy Choi

Cathy Choi to Receive Women in Lighting Leadership Award

The American Lighting Association’s Women in Lighting Committee has announced that the 2021 recipient of the Women in Lighting Leadership Award will be Bulbrite President Cathy Choi. The award will…
Chris Happ MarketTime CEO
Chris Happ has been named CEO of B2B e-commerce platform MarketTime.

Chris Happ Named CEO of B2B Digital Platform MarketTime

MarketTime, a provider of B2B "software as a service" (SaaS) solutions, has announced that e-commerce pioneer Chris Happ has joined the company in a newly created position as CEO. Happ brings decades…
Matt Key
Matt Key

Nourison Hospitality Appoints New Director of Project & Design Services

Nourison announced the appointment of Matt Key as Director of Project & Design Services for its Hospitality business segment. Key will be based in the company’s Calhoun Georgia Design Studio and…
Bill Furlong
Bill Furlong

IMC Names Bill Furlong CEO of Juniper

International Market Centers (IMC), a Blackstone portfolio company, announced that William B. (Bill) Furlong will join the company effective June 1 in a newly created position as Chief Executive…
Howie Cooperstein
Howie Cooperstein

Howie Cooperstein Joins Kaleen Rugs as Vice President of Major Accounts

Kaleen Rugs, a manufacturer, importer & distributor of high-quality rugs and carpet, brings aboard Howie Cooperstein as Vice President of National & Specialty Accounts. Cooperstein will focus…
Gregory Curry
Gregory Curry

Furniture Industry Veteran Gregory Curry Dies

Gregory Andrew Curry, 55, passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2021 of natural causes. It was far too early for this son, father, brother, friend, and colleague to leave us.  Greg was born on September…
Roger Berrier and Katie Pritchard
Roger Berrier and Katie Pritchard

Valdese Weavers Names COO, SVP of Finance

Blake Millinor, the recently named President of Valdese Weavers, announced a transition in key executive positions as a part of a carefully developed succession plan for the future leadership of the…
EJ Victor, Alfredo Paredes
The Paloma Desk from the Alfredo Paredes Studio x EJ Victor Collection. 

EJ Victor to Debut Alfredo Paredes Collection at Spring High Point Market

This June at High Point Market, creative polymath Alfredo Paredes will launch his first dedicated furniture collection, in partnership with EJ Victor.   The debut collection includes sofas,…
Gil Sturtzel and Jake Blake
Gil Sturtzel and Jake Blake

Elk Home Adds New Hires to Product Development, Marketing Teams

Elk Home welcomed the addition of several new team members this month, furthering the company’s expansion following the corporate rebranding which began in January. Gil Sturtzel and Jake Blake…
Hilary Farr, Brian Patrick Flynn, HGTV, American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
Hilary Farr and Brian Patrick Flynn will co-host the Hall of Fame Induction during High Point Market in October.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Announces Designer Celebrities as Hosts

Interior designers, entrepreneurs and television personalities Hilary Farr and Brian Patrick Flynn will host the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Induction Celebration on October 17…