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David Volk Jr, Michael Kennedy and Melanie Volk
KAI President Michael Kennedy, Jr. stands between David Volk, Jr. and Melanie Volk.

KAI Design & Build Announces Acquisition of Volk Construction Company

KAI Design & Build today announced that it has acquired St. Louis-based Volk Construction Company, effective Oct. 1, 2018. The acquisition provides KAI’s clients with a greater pool of…
Rory Rehmert Scott Stachowiski
Castelle Senior VP Sales, Rory Rehmert congratulates Scott Stachowiski, the recipient of the Rep of the Year Award.

Castelle Recognizes Independent Sales Team Members with Annual Awards

During the 2018 Casual Market Chicago, Castelle presented its Independent Representative Awards to individual members within the company’s independent territory management team. The President’s…

Capital Lighting Fixture Company Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Capital Lighting is excited to announce their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) effective September 28, 2018. Owners Mary Lou and John Lewis made the formal, surprise announcement to employees on…
Tomas Georgi and Mary Hilton-Reid headshots
Georgi and Hilton-Reid (Photos: Bert Vanderveen)

Julian Chichester Hires New VP of Business Development and Showroom Manager

Julian Chichester announced today the creation of an executive sales position and the addition of a new showroom manager to support the design brand’s growth in New York City and throughout the…

Mary Hollenbaugh Joins Satco

Satco today announced that Mary Hollenbaugh is joining the company as Southwestern Regional Sales Manager. Her responsibilities will include managing sales growth, sales personnel, distributor…

Barbara Cosgrove Lamps To Close Its Doors

After 20 years in the home industry, lighting design luminary Barbara Cosgrove is retiring. Barbara Cosgrove Lamps will close its doors at end of 2018, marking the end of her eponymous line of lamps…

Four Hands Announces New Vice President of Sales

Leading designer and global importer of trendsetting lifestyle home furnishings, Four Hands, has hired Josh Jarboe as Vice President of Sales. Jarboe brings nearly two decades of experience in the…
Park Lighting and Furniture staff
(From left) Geoff Vogan, Jared Johannesen and Tim Pasma make up the next generation at Park Lighting & Furniture in Edmonton, AB.

Third-Generation Retail Staff on the Future of Their Businesses

For sisters Rachel Lansing Sotoloff and Jessica Lansing, joining the family business at Idlewood Electric near Chicago was never a given.  “We never worked in the business when we were growing up —…
Andrew Winans and Eric Rowles
Andrew Winans and Eric Rowles

Rowles, Winans Rejoin Planned Furniture Promotions

Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP) announced today that industry veterans, Eric Rowles and Andrew Winans, will return to the firm as senior consultants. Rowles and Winans will work closely with…

IMC Names General Manager, Tradeshows

International Market Centers has named Jennifer Muna, CEM, as the General Manager of Tradeshows. In the newly created position, Muna will be responsible for the overall management, business…