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Broward Named Senior VP, Branding at AMC

Broward Named Senior VP, Branding at AMC

ATLANTA-AmericasMart, looking to fuel its growth in the global trade show arena, has appointed Douglas Broward to the newly created office of AMC senior vice president/branding. Broward is charged with creating and sustaining AmericasMart brand continuity across all shows, markets and business lines through all marketing communications channels and in the AmericasMart on-site brand presence.More »

Las Vegas Market Bolstered by Double-Digit Increase in Attendance

Las Vegas Market Bolstered by Double-Digit Increase in Attendance

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center said that its Winter Market far exceeded expectations with strong traffic and sales created by an uptick in consumer confidence, scores of new showrooms and the market’s distinction as the first major event for product introductions and buying in the western United States. Market officials reported significant attendance increases amongst retailersMore »

Govola and McNally are Surya’s Reps of the Year

Govola and McNally are Surya’s Reps of the Year

ATLANTA–Surya has named James Govola and Nancy McNally its Sales Reps of the Year. In addition, Jane Reed received Surya’s Ray of Light award. The awards were presented at a company dinner in High Point, N.C., during the October High Point Market. Govola has been with Surya for five years and covers the Ohio, WesternMore »

Balta Taps Dornbusch as Creative Director

Balta Taps Dornbusch as Creative Director

  DALTON, Ga.–Balta U.S. Inc, the U.S. division of the Balta Group, has added Jerrett Dornbusch as the company’s new creative director, a new position. “Jerrett Dornbusch is exactly the right leader, at the right time for Balta U.S.,” said Patrick Moyer, Balta’s president of sales and marketing. “He has excellent trend, design and marketingMore »

ART to Hold 20th Conference in New Orleans

ART to Hold 20th Conference in New Orleans

  CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Accessories Resource Team (ART), the association for the home accent and accent furniture industry, will hold its 20th annual conference in New Orleans this year, from May 17-20, 2012, at the Ritz Carlton. This year, the program has been enhanced to incorporate more speakers and, for the first time, attendees will participate inMore »

High Point Editorial Deadline Mon., Mar. 12

High Point Editorial Deadline Mon., Mar. 12

  NEW YORK–HFN is in the midst of coordinating its editorial coverage of April’s High Point Market. Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight at this market for possible inclusion. Furniture manufacturers should submit their information to Duke Ratliff at dratliff@hfnmag.com. Submissions for area rugs, lightingMore »

NYIGF Accepting Applications for Design-Focused Divisions

NYIGF Accepting Applications for Design-Focused Divisions

WHITE PLAINS, NY–Designers, artists and manufacturers are invited to submit applications for three juried, design-focused divisions at the New York International Gift Fair: Accent on Design; Handmade Designer Maker; and Handmade Global Design.  Applications for A+™: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design, a showcase of emerging design talents within Accent on Design, areMore »

Nourison Promotes Baker and Forwood to Regional Sales Managers

Nourison Promotes Baker and Forwood to Regional Sales Managers

SADDLEBROOK, N.J.–Nourison has named Owen Baker and Jeff Forwood regional sales managers. Baker will now manage the Western region of the U.S. for Nourison, while Forwood will oversee the Northeast region. Each is responsible for managing and developing business within his respective territory, while supervising a team of company-employed account executives. An industry veteran inMore »