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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...

Michael Aram Debuts Lighting Collection

Michael Aram Debuts Lighting Collection

The American artist known for unique, nature-inspired home décor and tabletop accessories has launched a lighting collection comprised of 15 table and floor lamps. This new category marks the first time in 25 years that Michael Aram has released a...

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...

Denise McGaha Appointed Currey and Co Brand Ambasador

Currey & Company Appoints Denise McGaha as...

Bob Ulrich, VP/Sales & Marketing for Atlanta-based Currey & Company, has appointed Denise McGaha as Brand Ambassador. This newly created position will enable the company “to build a deeper connection and awareness with our...

FC Lighting

Robert Fleisher Joins FC Lighting

Bruce Bukas, President & Founder of FC and SSL Lighting recently announced the appointment of Robert Fleisher as Strategic Markets Director. For the past 32 years, FC Lighting has been custom manufacturing commercial indoor and outdoor lighting...

Universal Lighting Technologies

Universal Lighting Technologies Hires Juan Carlos...

Nashville-based Universal Lighting Technologies has named Juan Carlos Vazquez as its international agent representing the product line in Mexico. “With over two decades of experience, Juan’s knowledge and expertise within the sales and...