The U.S. Senate approved a House bill Wednesday night that adds needed flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program. The action, by unanimous consent, happened only hours after Home Furnishings Association members urged Sen. Todd Young of Indiana and his colleagues to move quickly. “I will…Read More
Furniture retailers historically use the Memorial Day weekend as a barometer for sales not just through the summer but for the rest of the year, too. Strong sales over the three-day weekend usually translate into a busy summer and fall, retailers say. So retailers are…Read More
When demonstrations turned destructive in downtown Denver last week, Howard Lorton Furniture & Design stood in harm’s way. “We have been vandalized. We’re wounded but we’re still open,” the 93-year-old business reported on its website. Its Facebook messaging was equally positive. “While we have been…Read More
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