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Veteran Business Reporter Marilyn Nason Passes Away

Veteran business reporter Marilyn Nason passed away this morning at the age of 91 following a battle with cancer. Nason, a native of Ossining, NY, followed her family into the publishing and…
Jeremy Hoff Hooker Furniture
Jeremy Hoff

Jeremy Hoff Named President of Hooker Legacy Brands

Hooker Furniture Corporation has named Jeremy Hoff President of Hooker Legacy Brands, which encompasses all divisions other than those within the mid-priced Home Meridian (HMI) segment, the company…

Mary O’Keeffe Named AHFA Vice President of Membership

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) announces Mary O’Keeffe has been promoted to Vice President of Membership. O’Keeffe began her tenure at AHFA in February 2015 as Director of Membership…

BrandJump Appoints Jolynn Wilkinson as Ecommerce Sales Manager

BrandJump, a leading e-commerce sales and marketing firm, announces a new role added to its management team, Ecommerce Sales Manager. Jolynn Wilkinson has been promoted to this new position and will…

Howard Elliott Names Stephen Becker Director of Sales

The Howard Elliott Collection, Inc, the Addison, IL based designer, manufacturer and importer of decorative mirrors, accessories, accent furniture, artwork and pillows, has named Stephen Becker as…

Lauren Rottet Honored With Three GOOD DESIGN Awards

Hall of Fame architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, has won three 2019 GOOD DESIGN Awards for innovative designs, including her Lyda sofa for Haworth, Fascio Collection of…

Surya Hires Industry Veteran Brandon Culpepper

Surya announced today the appointment of Brandon Culpepper as Senior Vice President of mass merchant sales. In this role, Culpepper will oversee the development and growth of the rug and home…

Kingsdown Names VP of Marketing and Branding

Kingsdown has turned to a fashion industry executive to synthesize its marketing and branding for its United States, Canada and Zedbed business units. Kevin Spencer has been appointed Vice President…

Designers Allen and James Tapped for Interiors Planning and Design of High Point Center For Child Wellness

Veteran designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James Designs, have recently been tapped to undertake the complete design of the High Point Center for…
J. Harper Beall, Fairfield Chair
Former Fairfield Chair CEO, J. Harper Beall, passes.

Fairfield Chair Company's Former CEO, J. Harper Beall III, Passes Away

Former Fairfield Chair CEO J. Harper Beall III passed away on Dec. 13, 2019 at the age of 77. Beall suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease the last seven years of his life and died at home surrounded by…