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American Lighting Association: Dick Upton

With some exceptions, September is traditionally the time when students go back to school and expand their education with a step up to another (grade) level of learning. The same is true for lighting professionals who attend the annual American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference each September. We all gather in one location for several days to […]

GWA Lighting

GWA Lighting: architectural lighting

About GWA Lighting The firm was founded in 1968 by Raymond Grenald, who helped pioneer the practice of architectural lighting as a profession. He promotes the fundamental belief that light has a distinctive effect on human behavior.  In 1976, Lee Waldron joined Grenald and has helped to broaden and strengthen the company’s capabilities. Over time, […]

Omni Hotel: Music City Marvel

Omni Nashville-Grenald Waldron Associates

This year’s ALA Conference – held at the Omni Nashville Hotel – has a unique bonus: it connect to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as well as the recently renovated Convention Center featuring an award-winning lighting design. Photography by Ryan Linton The core philosophy at renowned lighting design firm GWA Lighting (Grenald […]

ELK Group Acquires Luxury Mirror Supplier Mirror Masters

Mirror Masters acquired by ELK Group

Nesquehoning, Pa.-based ELK Group International has added Mirror Masters Company to its roster of companies which span the lighting and home furnishing categories through such brand names as ELK Lighting, Dimond, Lazy Susan, Sterling, Bailey Street, Cornerstone, and ELK Hospitality. Mirror Masters, founded in 2012, offers high-quality decorative mirrors in unique styling at competitive pricing. […]

Lighting One Expands Membership & Convention Format

Lighting-One expands membership

Earth City, Mo.-based Lighting One has added 60 members and grown to 207 member locations throughout North America over the past few years. “One change that is has become apparent is that we need more quality time as a group – not only for members, but for our suppliers as well,” explains Gregg Garofalo, Senior […]

Surya Launches “Think Pink” Promotion To Benefit Nat’l Breast Cancer Foundation

Surya Launches Think Pink Promotion

For the second year, Calhoun, Ga.-based Surya has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help increase awareness of breast cancer and the need for early detection and treatment.           From now through the end of October – as part of its Think Pink campaign – the rug and […]

Susan Andrulis & Kellee Hollenback Hammond Take New Positions At ART

ART appoints new president and VP sales and marketing

Charlotte, N.C.-based ART – the creative home furnishings network and trade association formerly known as the Accessories Resource Team – has appointed Susan Andrulis, National Sales Manager of IMAX, as its new President and Kellee Hollenback Hammond, VP/Sales & Marketing for Littman Brands & Sonneman – A Way of Light, as its new Executive Vice […]

Meet the ALA 2014 Pillars of the Industry

Meet the 2014ALA Pillars of Industry

During the official ceremony at this month’s ALA Conference, the recipients will talk about their backgrounds in the industry, but we took a fun approach to revealing what you don’t know about this year’s honorees. The Pillar of the Industry awards recognize three ALA members – one for each category served by the ALA (manufacturers’ […]