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Design Coaching Center Nancy Ganzekaufer
Join us for a discussion on Attracting and Selling to your Ideal Clients

Design Coaching Center: Attracting and Selling to Your Ideal Client

Don't miss our upcoming panel —Thursday, January 26, 2:00 PM ET — Zoom on Attracting and Selling to Your Ideal Clients. replays will be available with registration. Sign up with this link   If…

5 Consumer Retail Expectations for 2023

What will consumers expect from their retail experiences in 2023? Stellar customer service and selection for sure. But where will they find what they’re looking for and how can you create a retail…
Erik Mueller
Erik Mueller has been named Chair of the ICFA.

Erik Mueller Named Chair of International Casual Furnishings Association

“As a dedicated ambassador for our wonderful industry, my objectives are to increase awareness, drive interest and heighten the value of membership,” said Erik Mueller. As President and CEO of Watson…

Houzz: How Home Renovations Shape Up for 2023

According to a recent Houzz study, consumers aren’t planning on trading spaces as much in 2023. More likely, they’ll continue to elevate the homes they currently live in. Citing the economy, housing…
fiVO Design furniture
fiVO Design won a Top Score on the Wood Furniture Score Card.

fiVO Awarded Top Sustainability Score

fiVO Design, an Andover, MA-based furniture designer and manufacturer, was awarded a Top Score in the 2022 Wood Furniture Scorecard, a joint initiative by the National Wildlife Federation (“NWF”) and…
Pearl collective findings and insights survey
The Pearl Collective (Gail Doby) has released its interior designer Findings & Insights Report.

The Pearl Collective Debuts Interior Design Findings & Insights Report

As a way to give back to the industry and enlighten design professionals and manufacturers, The Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching and Consulting, in conjunction with Interior…

Finding the Success Formula: Design Coaching Center

Throughout the years, most of my interior design clients have come to me frustrated and frazzled, primarily from all the hard work they’ve put into their businesses with very little profit to show…

Retail Guide: Holiday Spending

In 2009, during The Great Recession, more than 60 percent of individuals indicated that the economy was impacting their holiday spending plans. This year, consumers have returned to 2009 levels of…
Joe Johnston
Joe Johnston is the new Chair of the AHFA board.

Joe Johnston Named AHFA Chair

The American Home Furnishings Alliance has announced that Joe Johnston, CEO of Johnston Casuals Furniture, North Wilkesboro, NC, was elected 2023 Chair of the AHFA Board of Directors during the…
Designhounds, KBIS
Designhounds returns to KBIS in 2023.

Designhounds Returns to KBIS in 2023

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), has announced its continued partnership with Modenus Media’s Designhounds Influencer Network. The…
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