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Furniture showroom might come with gym and pool

Will a future furniture showroom building in High Point offer visitors a workout and swim? Freeman Kennett Architects of High Point has been hired to plan renovations for an old YMCA building at 401 S. Main Street in the city’s downtown furniture market district. Peter Freeman of the firm declined to name his client but said it’s a furniture company that wants to use the building for showroom space. The structure was built in 1925. It was purchased in 1991 by High Point attorney Joe Floyd, who converted it into law offices and a private health club. Floyd restored the

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Beds & More reaches new heights

Six stories, to be exact, for the company’s new store For years, Home Furnishings Association member Jeff Garfield thought his Bedrooms & More store on the corner of 45th Street and Latona Avenue in Seattle where he got his start in 1972 was all he’d need. Business was good, customers were faithfully returning whenever it was time for a new mattress. Plans changed when his three sons decided to join the family business. “We were having fun with the whole family working together,” says Garfield. “That’s when I started thinking we needed to grow – certainly not for me and

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HFA and allies express concerns about tariffs

Americans for Free Trade greeted members of the 116th Congress with a letter expressing concerns about tariffs. AFT is a coalition of more than 100 business and trade groups, including the Home Furnishings Association. “The 116th Congress is beginning during a period of unprecedented economic growth and job creation, yet continued prosperity is not a foregone conclusion,” the letter addressed to each senator and representative stated. “We agree that China must be held to account for its violations of our trade laws and the international trade obligations all nations share. However, imposition of a tariff of up to 25 percent

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Andrew Koenig named new City Furniture president

Change continues to be the only constant for Home Furnishings Association member City Furniture, this time in the company’s C-Suite where Andrew Koenig has been promoted to president. Koenig had previously served as vice president and chief operating officer for the company. His father, Keith Koenig, who co-founded the firm 47 years ago and had served as president, will remain as CEO of the company. The move is hardly a surprise. Andrew Koenig, who spent a spring break immersing himself in kaizen management methods in Japan, has led City’s high-growth, continuous improvement process, boosting the firm’s productivity ever since he

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“Well, I guess we finally did something right”

Dover honors HFA member Ross Furniture with Business of the Year Award If you know Home Furnishings Association member Jason Howard’s self-deprecating humor, you’ll understand his reaction when he learned this month that Ross Furniture was named the 2019 Business of the Year by the Greater Dover (N.H.) Chamber of Commerce. “Well, I guess we finally did something right,” joked Howard. “Whatever it is, we probably should keep doing it.” The landmark downtown company was opened by Ross Payeur in 1942. Today, Howard and his wife Tina run the show. Jason Howard started working there in the spring of 1973.

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