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7 Quick Tips to a Safer Parking Lot

Did you know one in five automobile accidents occurs in a parking lot? Though there are often reduced speeds in these areas, fender benders are more likely to occur in parking lots than on open roadways. This, of course, can create a negative customer experience tied to your business just because it happened in your parking lot. So, how can you limit the number of accidents that occur in your own lot? Follow these seven tips: 1. Control the flow of traffic with a well laid out parking lot. 2. Discourage speed demons. Install speed bumps to discourage “cut through” traffic.

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Home Furnishings Association
HFA Addresses BAT at High Point Market

High Point, NC, April 22, 2017 — The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) held an invitation-only meeting today, the first day of the Spring High Point Market, to talk about the Border Adjustment Tax proposal that’s the centerpiece of the House Republican comprehensive tax reform plan being spearheaded by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). The meeting, held at the String & Splinter, was led by members of the Association’s Government Relations Action Team (GRAT). Team members Wogie Badcock, Badcock Furniture & More, Mulberry, Fla., Eric Blackledge, Blackledge Furniture, Corvallis, Ore. and Jim Kittle, Kittle’s Furniture, Indianapolis called for the

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Home Furnishings Association
HFA Announces 2017 Retailer of the Year Winners

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards, which celebrates retailers who exhibit exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising. Father and son duo, David and Brad Schweig, of Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture in Dallas are the HFA Retailers of the Year in the category of businesses with a sales volume under $10 million. Sunnyland is the first casual furniture retailer to win HFA’s Retailer of the Year award. This 47-year-old company is the largest outdoor and patio casual furniture store in Texas with a

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Home Furnishings Association
Subconsciously Affecting Your Customers with Your Showroom Lighting

A few months ago, I was out to do some grocery shopping but was turned away from the store when I arrived. It was the middle of the day and the whole store was shut down. Care to guess why? A lighting outage. Take that in for a minute. If you’re a store manager and your cash register is down, can you still operate your store? Technically, yes. There are workarounds for that. What if your toilets start overflowing or your internet goes down or your phone lines are down? Not ideal but, hey, you’re still in business. Perhaps they

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Home Furnishings Association
Using Portable Ladders Safely

For any professional or retail organization, the use of portable ladders will eventually come into play on the showroom floor or out in the warehouse. Even when it comes to careers in the Marine, something like Wet Steps ladders play a big part in relation to docking boats. No matter what industry you find yourself in, at some point, a ladder may come in handy. It is important for you to know which one is relevant for what task and how to stay safe while using this equipment. Whether it’s an A-Frame or an extension ladder, we take for granted

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Home Furnishings Association
HFA Announces Next Generation Leadership Immersion Experience Program at Hudson’s Furniture, Sanford, Florida.

Roseville, CA  (April 3, 2017) – The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) announces the next location for its Leadership Immersion program, offering one-of-kind visits with best in class retailers. The Next Generation members of HFA have the opportunity to apply and qualify for the new Leadership Immersion Experience program planned June 20-22, 2017 at the headquarters of Hudson’s Furniture, Sanford, FL. The two and one-half day program features an agenda developed to showcase the finely tuned operations of this top 100 retailer.   With visits to the distribution center, corporate headquarters, and a local retail storefront, attendees will have exclusive access to

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