Next Generation Now

An HFA group exclusively for young professionals!

Next Generation Now is a community (hosted by HFA) of young and passionate home furnishings professionals that are the future of the industry. Working together, this community will develop the next group of industry leaders through educational events, social networking and give a voice to the unique needs of future generations in the furniture industry.

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.

Just A Few Reasons To Join Next Generation Now!
at High Point & Las Vegas Markets

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
your career.

at High Point & Las Vegas Markets

Join Next Generation Now for a night of networking and fun! A great way to connect with your peers in the industry. Make new connections, learn new insights, and share your own experience with like-minded individuals in a great atmosphere.

with a Top 100 retailer

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.


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