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Nominations are now open for the 2016 Retailer of the Year Award

Retailer of the Year obelisk blankRoseville, CA. (September 30, 2015) – The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is accepting nominations for its 2016 Retailer of the Year award. Known as the “Oscars” of the home furnishings industry, the awards recognize members who demonstrate exemplary service to the industry, to their communities and provide an exceptional customer experience in their stores. Nominees will be considered in two categories—businesses with sales volume under $10 million and those with sales volume of $10 million and above.

“Every year the HFA receives numerous nominations for outstanding retailers, all whom deserve to be recognized as industry leaders. Those selected as Retailer of the Year have truly demonstrated the qualities that make them exceptional retailers, setting the bar well beyond customer expectations.” Said Sharron Bradley, HFA’s CEO.

Winners are announced at the 2016 April High Point Market with an awards celebration to be held during the HFA Home Furnishings Conference in Long Beach, CA. May 22-24, 2016. Please visit NAHFA.org/retaileroftheyear/ to nominate a deserving retailer.

Any member of the home furnishings industry may nominate one or more HFA members for Retailer of the Year. Nominees will be contacted to ascertain eligibility and interest prior to the selection process. A representative from each section of the industry is included on the committee, to include the HFA’s Board officers; a sponsor manufacturer; an industry supplier; a former award recipient; a principal of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association; and a member of the industry press.

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Chris Cooley (center) and team from Michael Alan Distinctive Home (Lake Havasu, AZ), 2015 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume under $10 million.

Chris Cooley (center) and team from Michael Alan Distinctive Home (Lake Havasu, AZ), 2015 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume under $10 million.

Shane Spiller (2nd from left) and family from Spiller Furniture (Tuscaloosa, AL), 2015 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume over $10 million.

Shane Spiller (2nd from left) and family from Spiller Furniture (Tuscaloosa, AL), 2015 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume over $10 million.

Dave Harkness (2nd from right) and family from Harkness Furniture (Tacoma, WA), 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume under $10 million.

Dave Harkness (2nd from right) and family from Harkness Furniture (Tacoma, WA), 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume under $10 million.

Tom Olinde (center) and family from Olinde's Furniture (Baton Rouge, LA), 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume over $10 million.

Tom Olinde (center) and family from Olinde’s Furniture (Baton Rouge, LA), 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of business with a sales volume over $10 million.

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