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Food and Fun Planned for Gift+Home in Vegas

Food and Fun Planned for Gift+Home in Vegas

LAS VEGAS–Gift+Home is planning a full line-up of events, entertainment and hospitality for the Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2012. Among the amenities will be a Food Truck Festival on Jan. 30, featuring everything from meatballs and sliders to vegetarian fare; a Boogie Nights celebration of disco in the courtyardMore »

IMC Promotes Four in Leasing

IMC Promotes Four in Leasing

HIGH POINT, N.C. and LAS VEGAS-International Market Centers has promoted four members of its High Point- and Las Vegas-based leasing teams. Julie Messner, Craig Staack, Lee Hershberg and Margaret Powers were promoted to vice presidents, responsible for advancing new business opportunities. Messner, formerly vice president of publication sales for International Home Furnishings Center since 2008,More »

Make a Date

Make a Date

As usual, next year’s six-month trade show calendar starts with a bang with a plethora of January events. Trade shows from Hong Kong to High Point, N.C., beckon members of the home furnishings industry through June. Here’s a partial list of trade show happenings. See the full calendar of events at hfnmag.com.   JANUARYConsumer ElectronicsMore »

Lights Flicker Out on the Traditional Incandescent

Lights Flicker Out on the Traditional Incandescent

By Andrea Lillo While Thomas Edison’s commercially viable electric incandescent light bulb in the late 1800s dramatically changed how we live, it’s now undergoing a change of its own, as new lighting regulations take place next month nationwide.   As of Jan. 1, 2012, 100-watt incandescent light bulbs must meet new efficiency standards (generally, about 30More »

Gift+Home Plans Seminars for Winter Las Vegas Market

Gift+Home Plans Seminars for Winter Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–At the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2012, Gift+Home will offer attendees complimentary educational seminars, which include such topics as home furnishings trends, social media, implementing customer loyalty programs and more. One seminar new to the winter Gift+Home show will be the presentation “Strength in Numbers: Building Effective Buy Independent/Buy Local Campaigns,”More »

Hinkley to Launch Rock-N-Roll Anniversary Event

Hinkley to Launch Rock-N-Roll Anniversary Event

CLEVELAND–To celebrate its 90th anniversary next year, lighting designer and manufacturer Hinkley Lighting will host a live rock-n-roll concert in its new showroom during the International Dallas Lighting Market. Featuring the Dallas cover band “Identity Theft,” the event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, and will include such prize giveaways as ticketsMore »

Editorial Deadline for January Markets Friday, Dec. 9

Editorial Deadline for January Markets Friday, Dec. 9

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of the shows in January including the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and the Dallas International Lighting Market. Exhibitors at these shows are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of debuting products for possible inclusion, along with company web address.More »

Las Vegas Market Launches Exhibitor-Focused Webinars

Las Vegas Market Launches Exhibitor-Focused Webinars

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market has launched a new series of webinars designed to assist tenants and exhibitors in planning for the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2012, as well as educational sessions for growing their business. They will take place through November and December, with the first one taking place this coming Monday.More »