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ELK to Open New York Design Office/Showroom

ELK Group International

NEW YORK–ELK plans to open a 3,500 square foot office and showroom space in Midtown this summer, where its design team will be based. Located on 32nd Street, near the Empire State Building, the company-owned location is at “the heart of design,” said Brad Smith, CEO, ELK Group International. The designers “will be able toMore »

Generation Brands Promotes Higgins to Chairman and Weiss to CEO

Joe Higgins

SKOKIE, Ill.–Generation Brands, the parent company of Feiss, Monte Carlo Fans, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, has announced that CEO Joe Higgins will be promoted to chairman of the board and Josh Weiss to CEO, effective June 1. Higgins joined Generation Brands as CEO in 2010. In his new capacity as boardMore »

Crystorama Promotes Ranzino to Sales VP

Ryan Ranzino

WESTBURY, N.Y.–Ryan Ranzino has been promoted at Crystorama, where he has been since 2007, to vice president of sales for the company. He was previously national sales manager. “We’re a small, family-owned company so it’s not unusual for our employees to wear many hats and Ryan has been integral to our process,” said Brad Kleinberg,More »

HFN Editorial Deadline for June’s Dallas Market

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Dallas International Lighting Market, June 18-21. Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of debuting products for possible inclusion. Submissions can be sent to Andrea Lillo (alillo@hfnmag.com). The deadline for materials is Monday, May 12.

Registration and Housing Open for Summer Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Registration for the upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market, running Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31, is now open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register. Pre-registration ensures attendees will receive their badge in the mail before market. Hotel reservations also are available, with “early bird” discounts offered at four select partner hotels through April 23 and June 4More »

Millennial Home Buyers Subject of IFDA Event

Jill Waage

NEW YORK–The New York Chapter of the IFDA will host a presentation next week about Millennial home buyers. Called “Four Things to Understand About Millennial Home Buyers,” it will be given by Jill Waage, editorial director of home content, Better Homes & Gardens, who will discuss how the new millennial generation will reshape the homeMore »

Donny Osmond Home Adds Licenses for Lighting, Wall Art

Licensees Signed for Donny Osmond Home

ATLANTA–Donny Osmond Home has added two new partners to its growing list of product manufacturers: Capital Lighting Fixture and Boston Warehouse Trading Company. Launching in July at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, the Boston Warehouse collection for Donny Osmond Home will consist of canvas wall art and other novelty decor. “The company’sMore »

High Point Blog: Bring on the Shoppers

Sauder

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Retailers and vendors at High Point Market—which ends tomorrow—spoke of pent-up demand from consumers who curtailed their shopping habits during the unusually harsh winter that affected much of the nation. With the start of spring, some theorized the previously repressed shoppers will be ready to spend as the weather improves. With that inMore »