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Retired Bradshaw Vice President Passes Away

Steve Ross

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.–Steve Ross, who served as senior vice president of sales at Bradshaw International until his retirement one year ago, passed away Oct. 18 after a two-month illness. Born in 1946, Ross first joined the Bradshaw Companies 40 years ago after a short stint as a high school teacher in Chicago. He began asMore »

Last updated: October 28, 2014

26th Annual ARTS Awards Judges Announced

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–The six judges for January’s 26th annual ARTS Awards have been announced by ART and Dallas Market Center, co-founder and producer of the ARTS Awards: Patti Carpenter, Michael Di Paulo, Ann Fox, Snoa Garrigan, Moira Gavin and Susan Inglis. Carpenter is the award-winning creative director for Carpenter + Company and has extensive experience in productMore »

Last updated: October 28, 2014

Orian Rugs Receives Award from Goodwill Industries

Orian Rugs

ANDERSON, S.C.–Orian Rugs has received Goodwill Industries’ Bill Hummers Employer of the Year Award. Orian partners with Goodwill, allowing Goodwill participants to gain hands-on experience in manufacturing while completing Goodwill’s South Carolina Manufacturing Certification program and preparing for a new career. Some participants have no work experience or may have work experience but not inMore »

Last updated: October 27, 2014

HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, which is during Dallas Total & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, and the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and DallasMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

The High-End is a Highlight at High Point Market

Global Views

HIGH POINT, N.C.– High Point Market saw a refocus on the high-end market, as some vendors said their higher-priced debuts were some of the highlights at the show, which ended yesterday. As long as those items were unique, one of a kind or aspirational, some buyers did not hesitate with high-end products, exhibitors said. AtMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Momeni Founder and Chairman Passes Away

Haji Ali Akbar Momeni

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Haji Ali Akbar Momeni, who co-founded the rug importing company Momeni, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, at his home here. He was 88. Born on March 25, 1926, in Iran, Momeni grew up with a knack for business and trading. Along with his eldest son Ahmad, or “Ed,” he began selling rugs inMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014