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Couristan, Trans Ocean Import Win Awards at Casual Market

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CHICAGO–At the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market here last week, two rug manufacturers received awards for excellence. Couristan was honored with the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) Design Excellence Award in the Outdoor Carpeting, Rugs & Flooring category, while Trans-Ocean received a Manufacturer Leadership Award, also in the Outdoor Carpeting, Rugs & Flooring category.More »

Last updated: September 23, 2014

Rhody Rugs Appoints Rowinski National Sales and Marketing Director

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LINCOLN, R.I.–Rhody Rugs has named Kate Rowinski director of sales and marketing—a new position—to help the braided rug company develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. She reports to Ronnie Agrela, president, Rhody Rugs. Rowinski has spent her career in the home furnishings and catalog industry, specializing in marketing, merchandising and product development.More »

Last updated: September 23, 2014

Emma Gardner’s Metamorphosis Expands

The new Parasols design from Emma Gardner

PETALUMA, Calif.—Metamorphosis, a handknotted line made of wool and silk from emma gardner design, has now grown to include two new patterns: Hoot and Parasols, both available in two colorways. The collection now has seven designs. Gardner’s whimsical and stylized designs use bold colors and both Hoot and Parasols are made from handknotted Tibetan woolMore »

Last updated: September 23, 2014

Executive Shift at NY Now; Falkenberg Out

Randi Mohr

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Emerald Expositions has restructured the senior leadership of NY Now, promoting Randi Mohr and Scott Kramer to the new positions of vice president, show directors, while Allison Garafalo has been promoted to sales director, all effective immediately. The role of senior vice president of NY Now, formerly held by Christian Falkenberg, has beenMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014

ARTS Awards Finalists for 2015 Announced

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have released the finalists for the 26th annual ARTS Awards. To be presented on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the ARTS Awards recognize excellence in manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives worldwide in 27 categories, including a newMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

Surya Solves Super-Commute Dilemma

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CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya’s new carpooling program, which includes a company-supplied van for employees who live far away from company headquarters here, appears to be paying dividends. Since its launch at the beginning of June, the commuting van pool—which picks up employees living in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, roughly 70 miles away—has saved its employees hundredsMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

Deadline Approaching for High Point, Tabletop Submissions

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NEW YORK–HFN’s editorial deadline for new product information and high-resolution images regarding products debuting at High Point Market and the Tabletop Show in October is Monday, Sept. 15. To be included, please send a brief product description, your company website and a hi-res image to us no later than that date. Images (preferably jpegs, butMore »

Last updated: September 12, 2014

Billy Ocean and Little River Band to Perform at High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–Billy Ocean and Little River Band will be the featured performers at the upcoming High Point Market. Billy Ocean, a grammy-award-winning singer known for hits including “Caribbean Queen,” performs on Saturday, Oct. 18. Little River Band, known for songs such as “Lady” and “Happy Anniversary,” takes the stage on Sunday, Oct. 19. DoorsMore »

Last updated: September 10, 2014