furniture industry

Be the Game-Changer_HFA-CEO Blog
Mark Schumacher
The Game-Changer – Can you hear us now?

When I look at 2021 through the lens of advocacy, I must tell you that it was a game-changer for our industry and the home furnishings association. That’s something I say on many different levels. First, the sheer volume of issues we weighed in on, the positions we presented, and

Consistent Advocacy Engagement Leads to Results_HFA-GRAT
Chris Andresen
Consistent Advocacy Engagement Leads to Results

Consistency in advocacy engagement has been the main pillar of HFA’s Government Relations Action Team (GRAT) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a Section 301 investigation into alleged misconduct in Vietnam related to currency manipulation and illegal logging. The announcement jolted the furniture

Home Furnishings Association
11 Furniture Industry Insights from Jerry Epperson for 2021

Jerry Epperson is a trusted researcher and analyst for Mann, Armistead, & Epperson with more than 40 years of furniture industry experience and a great friend to the Home Furnishings Industry. We always look forward to hosting his standing-room-only seminars in our HFA Resource Center. As you are all aware, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to

National Capitol DC
Doug Clark
HFA Member Sheely & Trump talk business

The White House is on the phone. When the call came to HFA member Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance in North Lima, Ohio, last month, the nervous operator immediately paged Sherry Sheely, the company’s COO. “The White House is on the phone,” the operator told Sheely. “You mean the White House

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