Next Generation Now
An HFA group exclusively for young professionals!
The Story Behind Next Generation Now
Twenty-five years ago, a furniture dealer from Olympia, WA was discussing his concerns of trying to transition his five children into the family business. He was concerned that the furniture industry was losing the next generation of retailers to “sexier” industries such as computer technologies and financial brokerages. Thus, Next Generation Now was born.
Developed to assist the sons, daughters and key managers in becoming the future leaders of their family’s furniture business, the group holds meetings, social events and round table discussions all focused on critical skills the youthful group needs to transition into leadership roles.
Poised and ready to develop its next group of leaders, Next Generation Now provides professional development and hosts forums to give a voice to the unique needs of family run businesses. These energetic, curious, savvy young individuals are your future customers. Your support of Next Generation Now can help to develop even longer relationships.
Big-name industry leaders are opening their busy schedules for lunch mentoring sessions with next-generation home furnishings professionals. This is an opportunity to get quality face time with top industry executives who can offer invaluable advice, give feedback on your ideas, and become mentors in
The Leadership Immersion Experience is an exclusive opportunity for young professionals to participate in a mentoring program with the industry’s best in class retailer. Go behind the scenes of top stores and learn tips, tricks and best practices from the leaders of the home furnishings industry.