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Golden Lighting Names Steve Falk New VP of Sales

Golden Lighting Names Steve Falk New VP of Sales

After a competitive national search, Tallahassee, Fla.-based Golden Lighting has hired Steve Falk as its new VP/Sales, succeeding industry veteran Denny Rehm, who is retiring after six years with the Golden Lighting family. With nearly three decades...

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Home Decor – Mirrors Fall Collection

Not only do mirrors visually expand a small space, but they can also serve as wall décor.     Quoizel: Contemporary styling gives the Glen Pointe mirror its stunning look. The stacking effect of the copper-colored pieces adds visual...

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Can Cash Mobs Work for You?

Can Cash Mobs Work for You?   By now you’ve either seen a “flash mob” happen right before your eyes (such as at the High Point and Dallas Markets) or you’ve watched one on YouTube or on your local evening news. Cash mobs demonstrate that...

Home Decor Accessories Fall 2014

2014 Fall Preview: Sales With Accessories

It’s said that the average consumer buys a new lighting fixture every 20 years. To keep customers coming back, showrooms rely on accent furniture and decorative accessories to encourage more frequent foot traffic and sales. Here are some of the...

ART card discounts at High Point

ART Members to Get Special Deals at High Point...

Charlotte, N.C.-based ART (the creative home furnishings network) has released the final list of the vendors participating in the ART Card Program during the October High Point Market. Retailers are eligible for these exclusive High Point Market...

ELK Group Acquires GuildMaster Days Before High Point Market

ELK Group Acquires GuildMaster Days Before High...

Nesquehoning, Pa.-based ELK Group International has purchased Springfield, Mo.-based accent furniture and accessory manufacturer GuildMaster. The strategic acquisition further enriches ELK’s product assortment in the accent furniture...

Residential Lighting Utility Rebates

Utility Company Rebate Update

 Customers reluctant to try out new lighting technology might change their mindset if they think of these incentives as getting paid to save energy. Lighting is only a portion of the energy-efficiency initiatives available to your local residential...

Lighting Showrooms Inventory Management

Retail Strategy: Determining the Ideal Amount of...

Determining the ideal amount of inventory is one of retailers’ biggest challenges. Lighting distributors that have a lot of remodeling customers find carrying heavy stock on certain items to be a necessary part of doing business today. Keeping the...

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Partnering With Electricians

Lighting showrooms are in a sweet spot. They have the LED knowledge that can make electricians’ jobs easier. Technology has become a game-changer for every aspect of the lighting industry. Over the many decades since Thomas Edison’s invention...

HubbForge Unveils Special Editions

Hubbardton Forge Unveils Special Editions

In honor of Castleton, Vt.-based Hubbardton Forge’s 40th anniversary, the company asked each of its designers – David Kitts, David Martin, and Zach Pyle – to create a unique lamp that exemplifies their individual sense of design while still...

Bradshaw Orrel Line Chelsea House

Bradshaw Orrell Line Debuts at Chelsea House

During the Fall High Point Market, Chelsea House will be hosting a party in its showroom on Sunday (October 19) for buyers to meet designer Bradshaw Orrell and peruse his new collection of furniture, lighting, artwork, and decorative accessories...

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Classic Lamp Parts Relocates & Adds Staff

One year after three lighting industry veterans left American-De Rosa (now named Luminance) in 2011, Michael Jackson, Donna Domingo, and Armando Perales started up their own business with the goal of “becoming a great partner to the lighting...

Hermitage Lighting Gallery Nashville

Hermitage Lighting Gallery The True Nashville Star

 A weekly game of pinnacle, the advent of the hot plate, and the growing availability of household appliances all played a role in Hermitage Lighting Gallery’s evolution in Music City. There are several unique things that can only be found in...

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Generation Next: Succession planning among family

Independent family-run lighting businesses face some challenges that publicly held corporations do not.  One of the most emotionally complex involves hiring relatives and considering succession planning among family.       In the ’90s...

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2 Lanes South: Interview With David Phillips

David Phillips of 2 Lanes South takes a rare late afternoon break from fabricating his unique lighting line to elaborate on the hallmarks of hand-craftsmanship, his lighting collaboration with American Pickers star Mike Wolfe, and his adopted city...

Niermann Weeks Partners with Visual Comfort

Visual Comfort & Co. Partners With Niermann...

Houston-based Visual Comfort & Co. has inked a licensing partnership with renowned Millersville, Md.-based designer and manufacturer Niermann Weeks. The new lighting collection will debut at Visual Comfort’s High Point Market showroom in...