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IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Student Design Competition, sponsored by OFS and Carolina. The annual competition provides students the opportunity to showcase their talent and…

Design Coaching Center: Putting Your Company Culture to Work

Building a healthy culture is like flossing every day. Whichever employee you don’t want to lose requires daily nurturing and attention from you and your leadership team. Culture-building is one of…
Moe Kovangji, Precision Textiles
Moe Kovangji, Precision Textiles

Precision Textiles Appoints Veteran to Oversee Sustainability Program

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, has appointed its highly experienced vice…
Tom Conley, Tammy Nagem
Tammy Nagem has been named to replace Tom Conley as High Point Market Authority CEO.

High Point Market Authority Announces Tom Conley's Retirement and New CEO

Having served as the High Point Market Authority’s president and CEO for 11 years, Tom Conley plans to retire from the position at the end of 2022. Long-time employee and current COO, Tammy Covington…


Luxury bedding manufacturer, Kingsdown, the leading authority in sleep diagnostics, has partnered with physician, board certified sleep specialist and sleep coach Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell to bring…
Bienenstock Library, Barbour Spangle Design
L to R: Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle of Barbour Spangle Design are supporting the Student Design Competition.

Bienenstock Furniture Library Adds Barbour Spangle Scholarship to Design Competition

The Bienenstock Furniture Library has announced a new scholarship and rebranding of its annual student interior design competition to reflect a $7,500 contribution from High Point-based Barbour…
Robin Baron, Pillow Goddess
The Unzipped pillow collection will be sold exclusively online.

Unzipped: New Pillows from Robin Baron and The Pillow Goddess

Nationally recognized interior designer, Robin Baron, has announced a new collaboration with Austin-based luxury pillow designer, Deborah Main, The Pillow Goddess. The two have teamed up to design…
Erin Stone, Hooker Furnishings
Hooker Furnishings has promoted Erin Stone to VP, Relationship Management Operations.

Hooker Furnishings Promotes Erin Stone to VP Post

Hooker Furnishings, a leading home furnishings resources for case goods, leather furniture and fabric-upholstered furniture, has turned to a company veteran to help bring greater synergy and…
Eric Rhea, Corsicana's new CEO.
Eric Rhea, Corsicana's new CEO.

Corsicana Turns to Industry Vet as New CEO

Corsicana Mattress Company has named long-time industry leader Eric Rhea as its new chief executive officer. Rhea has more than three decades of bedding experience, from his tenure at Leggett and…
CITY Furniture, HFA Retailer of the Year
Mark Schumacher, CEO of HFA; Andrew Koenig CEO of CITY; and Keith Koenig, Chairman of CITY.tif

Home Furnishings Association Names 2022 Retailer of the Year

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is proud to announce CITY Furniture (CITY) in Tamarac, FL, headed by Andrew Koenig, as its 2022 Retailer of the Year in the category of retail stores with more…
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