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Mariana Anzures, Elle Yanez
The Bienenstock Furniture Library awarded Mariana Anzures (furniture) and Elle Yanez (interior design) with top honors.

Bienenstock Furniture Library Names Student Design Competition Winners

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ArchLIGHT Summit Announces New Partners.

Dallas Market Center Announces New ArchLIGHT Summit Partners

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Joe Z. and Happy Land
Joe Z. and Happy Land will receive ICFA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Awards Gala.

ICFA Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Joe Z. and Happy Land will receive lifetime achievement awards at the International Casual Furnishings Association's ICFA Awards Gala at Casual Market Atlanta in July. 

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Photo By Simona Kidric

Dallas Designers Launch Non-Profit Designers For Dogs

Designers, vendors and animal welfare professionals unite to create Designers For Dogs.

Vanguard soloar energy installation at its Frame Plant 2 facility in Conover, NC
Vanguard’s newly expanded solar energy installation increases its annual energy offsets to 656 metric tons of CO2 — the equivalent of saving over 1,500 barrels of oil from being consumed.

Vanguard Furniture Expands Use of Solar Energy

Vanguard’s newly expanded solar energy installation increases its annual energy offsets to 656 metric tons of CO2 — the equivalent of saving over 1,500 barrels of oil from being consumed.

Hall of Fame Inductees
Clockwise from Top Left: Bob McCreary, Clarence H. Smith, Joseph P. Cory Sr., Thomas Day, Steven F. Elton.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

Five influential industry leaders will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame on Oct. 27 during the High Point Market.

Peter Feldman
Peter Feldman

CPSC Commissioner Will Keynote AHFA Summit

Peter Feldman, a commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will speak at the American Home Furnishings Alliance Regulatory Summit.

Custom GPT webinar invitation
Annilee Waterman and Leslie Carothers host a webinar on understanding custom GPTs.

Create a Custom AI GPT with Annilee Watermann, Leslie Carothers

The webinar, "Learn to Use AI to Create a Custom GPT," will be available twice in June. Sign up in the eventbrite link below.

Lisa Hawkins of Room to Room Furniture in Tupelo, MS; Matt Meusey of Wagner’s Home Furnishings in Missoula, MT; and Andrew Kauffman, CEO of Furniture First
From left, Lisa Hawkins of Room to Room Furniture in Tupelo, MS; Matt Meusey of Wagner’s Home Furnishings in Missoula, MT; and Andrew Kauffman, CEO of Furniture First

Furniture First Honors Retiring Board Members

Furniture First recognized three retiring board members at its recent symposium in Arlington, TX.

Moe's Home Collection website
Designers can now expect live chat support and instant swatch ordering from Moe's Home Collection.

Moe’s Home Enhances Online Shopping

Moe’s Home Collection unveils instant swatch ordering and live chat support.

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HPxD has updated its board.

High Point x Design Evolves with New Board Members

Dawn Brinson, Tammy Nagem and Melody Burnett have joined the HPxD board as Vice President (Brinson) and in at-large positions. 

Maria Mullen, Hubbardton Forge
Maria Mullen has been named as the recipient of the Women in Lighting Leadership Award.

ALA Names Women in Lighting Leadership Award Recipient

Maria Mullen, CEO of Hubbardton Forge, will be honored with the WIL Leadership Award on June 19, at Lightovation.

Design Coaching Cheryl Kees Clendenon
Cheryl Kees Clendenon shares 4 tips for positioning your interior design business.

The Power of Positioning: 4 Strategies to Implement Now

In May's Design Coaching Center, Cheryl Kees Clendenon shares four strategies that can help any designer show up better to potential clients. 

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The Gift & Home Trade Association has outlined new diversity initiatives.

GHTA Shares Latest Diversity, Inclusion Initiatives

The Gift and Home Association's DEI committee has outlined several new key initiatives designed to bolster its approach to diversity and inclusion.

New Gift for Life Board Members
Gift for Life has added seven new board members.

Gift for Life Welcomes Seven New Board Members

Taylor Brunson, Lindsay Duncan, Carolyn Geremia, Colleen Hall, Carlos Llanso, Brittany Rigg and Michelle Sherrier have joined the Gift for Life Board.

City of Hope golf outing luncheon
City of Hope is seeing more retailers, manufacturers and service providers sponsoring its West Coast Golf Event.

City of Hope Golf Event Gets More Industry Support

The home furnishings Industry’s biggest charity golf event welcomes more retailers, manufacturers and suppliers as key sponsors and donors.

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Furniture First has added new retail members.

Furniture First Adds New Furniture Retail Members

Two new home furnishings retailers, from North Carolina and Florida, have been approved by the Furniture First board of directors.

Bob Maricich, Jon Pertchik, Dorothy Belshaw
Jon Pertchik is the new CEO of ANDMORE; Dorothy Belshaw has been named president

ANDMORE Announces Leadership Changes

ANDMORE has announced that Jonathan Pertchick is the new CEO and Dorothy Belshaw has been named President of the organization. 

Portia Mount
Marketing and leadership expert Portia Mount will keynote this year's WithIt Conference.

WithIt Announces 2024 Brand Conference Details, Direction

The WithIt conference will feature renowned marketing and leadership expert Portia Mount as the keynote speaker and will focus on leadership.