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  • 27 02 2020

    Furniture Mall of Kansas founder leaves strong family legacy

    Bob Winter’s obituary noted that he enjoyed family activities, including making homemade ice cream. How fitting, given that homemade frozen custard, crafted from their own cows’ milk, was the featured item at his parents’ “Howdy Come In” soda fountain in 1930s Emporia, Kan. Family traditions…

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  • 24 02 2020

    Greg Crowley faces challenges head-on

    Not much is ordinary about Crowley Furniture & Mattress in the Kansas City, Mo., area. Certainly not its warehouse. On a snowy day in February, Greg Crowley guided visitors through a security checkpoint into one of the world’s most distinctive business complexes. Called SubTropolis, it…

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  • 21 02 2020
    Policy Matters

    New Senate bill would help furniture retailers

    A new Senate bill would promote investment in retail furniture stores and other businesses. The Accelerate Long-term Investment Growth Now Act, or ALIGN Act, was introduced Feb. 13 by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). Toomey was the original co-sponsor last year of S. 803, the…

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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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    2020 Bogie with Wogie Charity Golf Tournament

    2020 23 March
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    How many times do you get a chance to talk shop with your furniture industry peers in a relaxed and friendly setting? No appointments. No…

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    HFA’s Washington Fly-in

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    2020 14 May
    Washington, DC

    The Home Furnishings Association’s annual Washington Fly-in is May 12-14. The event gives HFA members the chance to express industry concerns to members of Congress,…

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