Industry Experts

mark richardson half time prep
Are you using half-time to make sure your business is running smoothly?

Are You Prepared for Your Business's Half-Time

From a sport’s fan perspective, half-time may be a chance to go get a snack or another beer. From the coach’s perspective, it’s an integral part of the potential success of the event.  A coach knows…
Jeff Dross
Jeff Dross, Corporate Director, Education and Industry Trends, for Kichler

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: Jeff Dross, Kichler

Jeff Dross has worked for Kichler for more than 45 years, beginning with a part-time drafting job while he was in school. Since then, his roles have included production engineer, quality assurance,…
Kristina Christopher Fanimation
Kristina Christopher

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: Kristina Christopher, Fanimation

Kristina Christopher began her journey in the lighting industry in 2002 with Osram Sylvania and immediately found a passion for lighting and the overall impact that lighting can bring to any space.…
Colleen Daly Howard Elliott
Colleen Daly, Vice President of The Howard Elliott Collection

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: Colleen Daly, The Howard Elliott Collection

After an unfulfilling career in the food industry, Colleen Daly began her journey in home furnishings in 2006 as a Key Accounts Manager and Customer Service Manager for The Howard Elliott Collection…
Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.
Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.

5 Passive Income Streams for Interior Designers

Are you aware of how digital technology can give you multiple passive income streams? In today’s interior design world, savvy interior designers have extra revenue streams because one-on-one…
John Dorlini, CIRCLE Design Studio
John Dorlini, Principal Architect at CIRCLE Design Studio, is one of our newest advisors.

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: John Dorlini, CIRCLE Design Studio

Meet John Dorlini, the architectural half of CIRCLE Design Studio, along with his wife Theresa Dorlini, who handles the design work. John brings a perspective to the Furniture, Lighting & Decor…
Succession Planning for your business
Are you ready to be "fired" from your business? There is planning involved.

Are You Ready to Be Fired? 5 Tips for Your Business Succession Plan

Many years ago, I was having lunch with a business friend who was moving into the final stages of his career. I asked him, “So what are you focused on now?” He said something I will never forget. He…
Johne Albanese Hooker Furniture
Johne Albanese, VP of Corporate Marketing, Hooker Furniture

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: Johne Albanese, Hooker Furniture

The Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisory Board is is made up of industry professionals — furniture, lighting and decor, like the name says — interior designers, architects and retailers…