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  • 11 11 2019
    Policy Matters

    HFA government advocacy update: Florida retailers want tax fairness

    Featured Story | Political Update | Retailer News Watch | State Reports HFA members in Florida want tax fairness Home Furnishings Association members in Florida are still looking for tax fairness. Florida is one of only two sales-tax states – the other is Missouri – that…

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  • 07 11 2019

    Furniture orders down, but Smith sees positive signs

    Ken Smith uses a couple of reliable exhibitors to help him evaluate the High Point Market. “Unless it’s a really good market, they’re usually in a sour mood,” Smith said after the October show. “They were in a good mood, and one said it may…

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  • 04 11 2019
    Policy Matters

    Whittier urges retailers to address furniture safety

    Scott Whittier does not mince words. “I love kids. The last thing I want to do is kill one,” the president and CEO of Whittier Wood Furniture said in his showroom at High Point Market. He urges furniture retailers to make sure they don’t kill…

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The HFA is committed to championing the causes & issues important to you as a home furnishings retailer.

Our team of retail volunteers and staff work closely with our Washington, D.C. counsel and industry and national associations and organizations to bring you the up-to-the-minute information on government issues that can and will impact your business.

We do the research, gather the information, and monitor the issues so we can keep you well-informed and prepared to take action when needed. As members you’ll receive the benefit of timely information tailored to our industry and recommendations on how to respond—whether it’s making a simple phone call to your representative or taking a more active role and joining our Government Relations Action Team.

Government relations are a critical part of business. It’s not just about politics—it’s about the Marketplace Fairness Act for sales tax collection, interchange fees on bankcard processing, EPA regulations, Department of Transportation regulations, healthcare reform, tax reform, and much, much more. We’ll be your eyes and ears in Washington, D.C.

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    New England Holiday Mixer

    2019 05 December
    2019 05 December
    Framingham, MA

    Close the store and take the night off! It’s time to mix and mingle with your furniture friends at the HFA’s New England Holiday Mixer.…

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    Las Vegas Market

    2020 25 January
    2020 29 January
    Las Vegas, NV

    The Home Furnishings Association's Resource Center is located at #B1050 and is always filled with opportunities to learn how to grow your business. Meet with…

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    Next Generation Now Bash

    2020 26 January
    2020 26 January
    Las Vegas, NV

    Join HFA's young professionals group for a night at Topgolf during Las Vegas Market for drinks, good food, networking and more!

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