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Robert Bell
New Kurlancheek website better reflects store’s image

Home Furnishings Association member Kurlancheek Home Furnishings of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has a new website to go with its new store. Owner Ronne Kurlancheek says the website, which went live late last year, is an upgrade from the store’s older version. “It’s a much better reflection of the upscaled store we’ve been for a few years now,” says Kurlancheek. “We’ve been hearing a lot of nice things about it from people.” The website is the final piece of a makeover that began when Kurlancheek’s store was destroyed by a rare EF-2 tornado that ripped through Wilkes-Barre in July 2018. Fortunately, the

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Doug Clark
Jesús R. Capó elected HFA president for 2020

Jesús R. Capó today was elected president of the Home Furnishings Association Board of Directors for 2020. Capó also served in that post during 2019. “I am grateful for this rare and extraordinary opportunity to serve for an additional year – and I plan to build on the HFA’s successes of 2019,” said Capó, who is vice president and chief information officer for El Dorado Furniture in Miami, Fla. Other officers elected by the HFA Board of Directors, meeting at the Las Vegas Market, are David Gunn of Knight Furniture in Sherman, Texas, president-elect; Stan Pickett of Quality Furniture &

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Robert Bell
Game on! HFA members make a friendly wager on Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV is bringing out the competitive – and generous – sides to a pair of Home Furnishings Association members. Shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers advanced to the title game, Crowley Furniture, with three stores in the Kansas City area, and Hoot Judkins Furniture in Redwood City, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area, agreed to a wager: The HFA member whose team wins the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 will receive a $1,000 donation to the winning store’s charity of choice, courtesy of the “losing” furniture store. Friendly wager The Chiefs are making

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Doug Clark
Ploy, Coconis take leadership roles for Hall of Fame

Industry veteran Martin Ploy will lead the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation as president of the board of directors for 2020. Randy Coconis, president and treasurer of Home Furnishings Association member Coconis Furniture & Mattress 1st, was re-elected to an additional three-year term on the board. [Coconis Furniture offers free breast-screening exams] In addition, the foundation has announced that Drew and Jonathan Scott will host its 2020 induction ceremony Oct. 18 in High Point, N.C. The foundation, with offices in High Point, was established in 1988 to preserve the history of the home furnishings industry, celebrate those who

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Doug Clark
City, Koenig win IHFRA retailer award

Andrew Koenig’s emails carry this directive below his signature: “For My City & Ashley Furniture Family – Please do not respond to my emails during non-work hours. If it’s a business emergency, I will call you. Thank you. Work-Life Balance!” Work-life balance is a core value for Home Furnishings Association member City Furniture, the Tamarac, Fla.-based Top 100 retailer, which Koenig leads as president. Employees are family, and maintaining the right approach to work and life is imperative. If the boss sends an email after hours, save it for tomorrow. That little illustration may not be why the International Home

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Doug Clark
HFA Insights: Learn about an Association Health Plan at LVM

Home Furnishings Association members who visit the Resource Center at Las Vegas Market will see a new face near the B 1050 entrance. They should stop and say hello, because he’s there to help meet a pressing need: How to offer your employees high-quality, affordable medical insurance. He is Tyler Davis, senior account executive for Decisely, a benefits broker and HR services firm. HFA and Decisely are working together to create an Association Health Plan for HFA members. “Association Health Plans help reduce small businesses’ health-care costs by aggregating members together, creating economies of scale and lower health-care costs,” Davis

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