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Community Choice Financial’s Saunders Joins Conn’s Board

Conn's

THE WOODLANDS, Texas-Conn’s has appointed William E. Saunders Jr., chairman and CEO of Community Choice Financial, to its board of directors. Saunders has been CEO of Community Choice Financial since June 2008, and was named chairman in May of this year. He joined the company in March 2006 as chief financial officer. Community Choice FinancialMore »

Last Call for New Products for Textiles Market

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of the New York Home Fashions Market in September. Vendors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight in their showrooms. The deadline for submissions is today, Aug. 4. Manufacturers of bedding, bath products and window treatments should submit their information toMore »

Walmart Preps for an August Cyber Monday

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart is kicking off August with special back-to-school deals geared toward college students looking for top electronics, dorm décor and other school essentials. The mass retailer said its rollbacks and special buys are timed to the start of sales tax holidays in select states and at a time that data shows a spike inMore »

Bufano Named to Lead Bon-Ton

Kathryn Bufano

YORK, Pa.-The Bon-Ton Stores has named Kathryn Bufano president and CEO effective Aug. 25. Bufano most recently served as Belk Inc.’s president of merchandising. Bufano will succeed Brendan Hoffman, who chose not to renew his employment agreement. Hoffman resigned as president and CEO and as a member of Bon-Ton’s board, effective with Bufano’s election. AMore »

West Elm Decorates Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion West Elm

NEW YORK–As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family settle in to Gracie Mansion this week, they will be making themselves at home amongst home furnishings supplied by West Elm. West Elm Home Stylist, Johanna Mele, was the lead designer on the project, which includes three bedrooms, a formal sitting room, aMore »

Urban Expositions Appoints Ulrich VP Marketing

Joan Ulrich

ATLANTA-Urban Expositions has appointed Joan Ulrich to the newly created position of vice president of marketing and specialty shows. In her new role, Ulrich oversees marketing strategy, planning and execution. She also is responsible for buyer relations for Urban Expositions’ increasing portfolio of gift, souvenir and specialty shows. She works with Urban’s team members—Dirk Gal,More »

Ron Insana to Keynote Las Vegas CEO Summit

Ron Insana

LAS VEGAS-CNBC analyst Ron Insana will be the keynote speaker at the Las Vegas Market CEO Summit next January, along with two other confirmed speakers. The forum will address businesses issues of importance to industry executives, including presentations on financial, operational and global subjects by some of the nation’s foremost visionary speakers. Steven Baker, viceMore »

Aaron’s Picks MasterCard’s Lockhart for Board

Aaron's

ATLANTA-Gene Lockhart, former president and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide, has been selected to serve on the board of directors of rent-to-own retailer Aaron’s. Lockhart’s appointment to the board goes into effect today. Board member John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves, is retiring from the board after eight years of service. During his tenure withMore »