NAHFA sets Next Generation NOW events for High Point Market

Next Generation Now High Point April 2015Roseville, CA, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) announces Next Generation NOW (NGN) networking and educational opportunities set for Sunday, April 19 at the High Point Market.

Sunday morning, NAHFA offers endorsed market education for NGN members in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC), 1st floor of Plaza Suites. Young professionals are encouraged to attend Jerry Epperson’s State of the Industry Address, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. This must attend seminar is invaluable to the next generation coming into the business.

Young professionals are invited to a Lunch with Leaders, with appointments available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Eugene Alletto, President and Founder, Bedgear, Marc Schewel, Schewels Furniture, Lynchburg, VA and Tom Olinde, Olinde’s Baton Rouge, LA are the leaders who will meet with NGN members. Leaders and participants will discuss best practices, the importance of mentoring, and share their unique insights on our industry based on their respective roles. Interested market attendees can register at nextgenerationnow.net.

Later Sunday night, NGN members and those interested in learning more about the Next Generation NOW community are invited to the group’s market BASH, 5:00 p.m. at FurnitureDealer.net’s Hangout, 311 S. Elm Street for cocktails, appetizers, and networking. FurnitureDealer.net and NAHFA sponsor the BASH.

“I’ve made more relevant changes to our company from the sound advice gained by spending time with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation owners than any college course or somewhat bright idea I’ve come up with. “ said Next Gen NOW Advisory Board Member, Jordan Barrick, Quality Furniture & Appliance, “Getting the chance to meet with owners who literally gross 100-200 times the annual revenues I work hard to achieve is incredible and their encouragement is immeasurable.”

Young professionals and Next Gen NOW members can learn more at nextgenerationnow.net or by contacting Cindi Williams at (800) 422-3778 or cwilliams@nahfa.org.

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