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ICFA Slates Annual Meeting

ICFA

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The International Casual Furnishings Association will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago.    The meeting will be held in the Merchandise Mart Conference Center on the second floor, across the pedestrian bridge. Members will be asked to vote onMore »

New North Carolina Export Consortium to Debut Showroom in January

New North Carolina Export Consortium to Debut Showroom in January

By Andrea Lillo With the continuing troubled economy here at home, a new manufacturers’ consortium headed by Capel’s Bud Young looks to help expand U.S. manufacturers’ business outside the border. Called the North Carolina Furniture Export Consortium, the group of mostly North Carolina companies covers a number of complementary categories, including case goods, lighting, rugs,More »

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

Retailers Sign Up for National Home Furnishings Month

LAS VEGAS–A number of retailers throughout the country have said they will participate in the National Home Furnishings Month campaign, according to a statement from the World Market Center, the campaign’s sponsor. Eight thousand retail stores have signed up to take advantage of the store locator on the campaign’s Web site, homeyet.com, the statement said.More »

Goldberg, Raymour Co-Founder, Dies

Goldberg, Raymour Co-Founder, Dies

SYRACUSE, N.Y.–Bernard Goldberg, co-founder of Raymour Furniture Company, died on Friday. He was 84 years old. Goldberg founded the company, now known as Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Company, in 1947 with his brother Arnold. For the past 20 years, he served as chairman of the board of Raymour & Flanigan. Known as “Bernie,” he servedMore »

High Point Market Authority Debuts New Web Site

High Point Market Authority Debuts New Web Site

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Authority has unveiled a new Web site at highpointmarket.org that offers more interactive tools and features. The goal of the redesigned site is to streamline the market experience for exhibitors, attendees and the press, according to a statement from the organization. Among the new features are: •Streamlined registration•Travel discountsMore »

Home Mortgage Sweepstakes From World Market Center to Begin

Home Mortgage Sweepstakes From World Market Center to Begin

LAS VEGAS–The Home Mortgage Sweepstakes, sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, begins this month. First announced by the center at the end of July, the contest will free one homeowner from having to make mortgage payments for one year—with the hope that the money saved will be spent on home furnishings. It marksMore »

Imm Cologne Set for January

Imm Cologne Set for January

COLOGNE, Germany—Organizers for imm cologne , the international furnishings show scheduled for Jan. 18-23, are reporting a good response from vendors planning to exhibit at the event. More than 70 percent of the scheduled space has already been booked, the company said in a press release. “The current level of bookings looks very promising,” saidMore »

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

Sterling Industries Moves High Point Showroom

ATLANTA—Home accents company Sterling Industries will move to a new location at the International Home Furnishings Center for October’s High Point Market. Now at IHFC H223, the company will celebrate the new space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as cake, drinks and snacks throughout market. “Sterling is moving to the heart of IHFC,” saidMore »