Associations

2020 ALA Conference Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Board of Governors and ALA staff has made the decision to cancel the 2020 ALA Conference due to the health concerns associated with COVID-19. The event was scheduled…
Greg Crowley
Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress is one of four award winners.

Home Furnishings Association Announces Major Award Winners for 2019

Howell Furniture, Brakenridge Furniture, Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress and Joe Bright of Dunk & Bright Furniture have won the Home Furnishings Association’s (HFA) top awards…

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Opens Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 class for induction into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, the industry’s most prestigious award, are now open. All members of the American Home Furnishings Hall of…
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Interior Design Society Announces 2020 Conference Location, Dates

The Interior Design Society (IDS) today announced that their 2020 Conference will take place in Chicago from August 6-9. The program will include robust educational sessions as well as city-wide…
Ty Bennett ICFA
Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett to Deliver Keynote at ICFAEdCon2020

“With each conference, I dig down a little deeper, evolving our conversation to build upon the lessons learned the year before,” said entrepreneur, author, and nationally recognized motivational…
WithIt student outreach programs
Student attendees at the 2019 WithIt Professional Conference in Alexandria, VA

WithIt 2019 Student Outreach Programs Support Next Generation of Industry

In a recent analysis, WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, found that their student scholarship efforts have resulted in a 99% retention rate…
ICFA Conference
The Charting Tomorrow Together Conference from the ICFA will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.

ICFA 2020 Conference Registration Opens to Record Numbers

The International Casual Furniture Association announced that its “Charting Tomorrow Together” Educational Conference – #ICFAEdCon2020 – scheduled for February 4-7, has sparked an unprecedented level…

IFDA Recognizes Honorees from Night of Luminaries and Rising Stars Dinner

Earlier this month, the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) hosted its Night of Luminaries and Rising Stars Dinner in High Point. Below are the recipients of its Luminary Award…

AHFA Announces 2020 Officers and Directors

John E. “Jeb” Bassett, Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President, Bassett Furniture Industries, Bassett, VA, was elected 2020 Chair of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Board of…
Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan of Patrick Ryan’s Office is one of the honorees this year.

IFDA to Present the "Rising Stars of Design" Awards

The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) will hold its 13th annual “Rising Stars of Design” awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 21 at FAIR, the resource…