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HFA opposes a new flame-retardant bill in Rhode Island

The HFA TeamMar 22, 2019
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Home Furnishings Association asked a key legislator in Rhode Island to stop an unnecessary and counterproductive flame-retardant bill from advancing in the state’s General Assembly.  “With the enactment of H 5082 in 2017, Rhode Island moved to effectively ban the use of organohalogen flame retardant chemicals in any residential upholstered bedding or


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HFA leaders aim to add value, grow membership

The HFA TeamMar 22, 2019

The Home Furnishings Association launched an ambitious campaign to speak personally with each HFA member to better understand and address their needs for growing their businesses.   More than two dozen HFA board members gathered in San Diego March 5-6 for the association’s Spring Board of Directors meeting. The board members,


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Learn how to turn website visitors into in-store purchasers

The HFA TeamMar 19, 2019
Current News

Ken Widger has a tough act to follow: his own.  Widger, senior program marketing manager for MicroD, drew a standing-room-only audience of more than 80 people to his seminar in the Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer Resource Center at the Las Vegas Market. For those who couldn’t fit into the room, he’ll deliver the


Online sales-tax bills in Kansas, Nebraska head for different outcomes

Doug ClarkMar 18, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Midwestern neighboring states approved online sales-tax legislation on consecutive days this month: Kansas on March 14 and Nebraska on March 15. But the Kansas bill, which included other tax changes, is likely to be vetoed by Gov. Laura Kelly. In Nebraska, which has just one legislative chamber, lawmakers approved a


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Seminar offers prescriptions for rejuvenating your business

The HFA TeamMar 18, 2019
Current News

Sometimes, Ron Cooper has to be a family counselor. Plenty of times, he’s heard a senior furniture retailer complain that “I turned the business over to my son and he killed it!”  No, Cooper assures the father, “Amazon, Wayfair and the big stores killed it.”  Cooper’s real job isn’t to work out


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