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Ashley-arts
Doug Clark
Ashley for the Arts set for Aug. 8-10

Photo: Last year’s Ashley for the Arts drew 70,000 fans to Arcadia, Wis. Arcadia, Wis., punches above its weight. The small town on the Trempealeau River counts only about 3,000 residents but claims one big company: Home Furnishings Association member Ashley Furniture Industries. It also hosts one huge summer event:

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Home Furnishings Association
At the Leadership Institute, retailers grow together

Proving you’re never too old to learn, eight Home Furnishings Association members gathered in Baton Rouge, La., May 6-9 for the second annual Home Furnishings Leadership Institute at Louisiana State University. Retailers spent four days learning from some of the industry’s best and brightest retailers as well as from LSU’s

Doorcounts
Robert Bell
Increase your store’s conversion rate with DoorCounts

Ask furniture retailers what would help them sell more furniture and you’re likely to hear the same response from most: more traffic through their front doors. Jerry Murphey with retail traffic counter DoorCounts thinks retailers have it backwards. “Most retailers already have a healthy amount of traffic coming into their

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Doug Clark
Fly-in is valuable, participants say

Above: Jacqueline and Jesús Capó, Rob Davis, Mitchell Stiles and Matt Schultz at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. It’s called a fly-in, but Home Furnishings Association members traveled to Washington, D.C., by planes, trains and automobiles to meet with key government leaders May 14-15. Subjects discussed included trade, taxes and

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Home Furnishings Association
Cindy Crawford drops by to celebrate latest Art Van Furniture opening

Celebrity guests Cindy Crawford and Nigel Barker along with more than 400 other people showed up recently for Home Furnishings Association member Art Van Furniture’s latest store opening in Polaris, Ohio.  The newest addition to Art Van’s chain features a 70,000 square foot, two-story store with a striking glass exterior

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Home Furnishings Association
Jordan’s Furniture employees share $1 million Powerball prize

For years, the “J-Team” – a group of coworkers at Home Furnishings Association member Jordan’s Furniture in Nashua , N.H., –  went through the same routine: Everyone kicked in $2 and the group bought a fistful of Powerball lottery tickets at a convenience store across the street from their store. Then, after missing out on a big prize,

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Home Furnishings Association
Matt Schewel is named a Future Leader by the Hall of Fame Foundation

Matt Schewel taught in a Spanish-immersion elementary school in Durham, N.C., then worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., covering trade policy.  Finally, in May 2016, he returned home to Lynchburg, Va., and joined the business his great-great grandfather started there in 1897, Schewel Furniture Co. “I’d always considered the

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Home Furnishings Association
The coolest furniture store in the north

It’s not surprising that during my 13 years as a part of the Home Furnishings Association my mind has been trained to instinctively home in on a furniture retail store amid all the other businesses on any give street — very similar to the way my career in graphic design

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Home Furnishings Association
HFA leaders aim to add value, grow membership

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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