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David Gunn

Triple Crown: Gunn, Knight Furniture win 3 awards

Robert BellFeb 1, 2019
Membership,Shop Talk

You would think longtime Home Furnishings Association member David Gunn would be used to winning awards, but the HFA’s 2016 Retailer of the Year still gets emotional when his name is called. This time it was when the Sherman (Texas) Chamber of Commerce honored Gunn and Knight Furniture, with three


Starting over – again

MyHFAFeb 1, 2019

Two days after a fire destroyed Sergio’s Furniture & Mattress in Santa Maria, Calif., store owner Sergio Diaz took to social media to calm his customers. “I knew they were concerned about the store, but I also knew they were concerned about their orders, so I wanted to take care

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A city covered in snow

When it’s cold outside, retailers are lonely inside

Robert BellJan 31, 2019
Shop Talk

From a furniture retailer’s perspective, the polar vortex gripping much of the Midwest this week can be summed up in two numbers: 21 and 0. The first is the number of degrees below zero Norton Shore, Mich., felt like when a lusty wind chill whipped off Lake Michigan early Wednesday


California governor promises small business-friendly administration

Doug ClarkJan 31, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

California enacted more than 1,000 new laws in 2018, many impacting businesses like furniture retailers. That’s why so much of the news you see on Home Furnishings Association communications channels comes out of California. Not to mention the fact that California initiatives tend to migrate eastward. This can create a


Eric Easter at Lunch with Leaders

Easter shares insights at HFA’s Lunch with Leaders

MyHFAJan 31, 2019
Current News,Membership

Eric Easter, CEO of Kittle’s Furniture, discussed the importance of establishing a positive company culture during HFA’s Lunch with Leaders at the Las Vegas Market. Easter, a member of the Home Furnishings Association’s Board of Directors, said business success depends heavily on employee attitudes. When they feel a sense of

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