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NECA Adds New Features to Career Center

The National Electrical Contractors’ Association (NECA) has enhanced the capabilities of its Career Center to help connect contractors with quality workers in the electrical construction industry. Designed specifically for members, their employees...

Ferguson Ventures Invests in Financial Software...

Ferguson Ventures, the Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) and strategic partnering arm of Ferguson Enterprises, has made a Series C investment in Payzer, the cloud-based field service management software provider based in Charlotte, North Carolina...

Capital Lighting Fixture Co. Transfers Ownership...

Flowery Branch, Ga.-based Capital Lighting Fixture Company has become the second lighting manufacturer to empower its employees with stock ownership. Founders Mary Lou and John Lewis revealed their transition plan to employees during a company-wide...

Brian Bealieu: American Lighting Association

Be Prepared for the Next Economic Ride

Over the next few years, the U.S. economy will continue to grow, but watch out for a hard hit by 2030. uring the recent ALA Conference in Asheville, N.C., attendees were privy to a long-range economic forecast by renowned economist Brian Bealieu...

Where Did All My Customers Go?

ALA Conference keynote speaker David Avrin details why customers leave you for the competition and how to win them back. or many years retailers were advised to treat customers “like family,” joked David Avrin, CSP, a published author and popular...

American LIghting Association

ALA Networking & Learning

The annual ALA Conference brings together members of the industry in a comfortable, non-competitive environment for furthering education, as well as renewing acquaintances and making new friends. rade shows are always so bustling with activity...

Tony Davidson Enters Hall of Fame

This year’s inductee into the ALA Hall of Fame was retiring Kichler CEO Tony Davidson. or those who know Tony Davidson as the 17-year President & CEO of Kichler, not to mention when he joined the firm as a regional sales manager in 1986, it...

ALA Post General Pillar Tim Stumm

Pillars of Industry!

Tim Stumm, Michael Estrin, and Chris Primous received this year’s Pillars of Industry Award in their respective categories. Pillars of Industry! Tim Stumm From the moment Tim Stumm entered the lighting industry, he knew it was very different from...

American Lighting Association News Feed

ALA Conference Report

The recent ALA Conference in Asheville, N.C. delivered thought-provoking educational sessions as well as valuable networking opportunities. Here is a sampling of what went on. oting that the American Lighting Association’s Conference in Asheville...

Editors Note November 2018

Tariff Troubles he first round of tariffs has already taken effect, but the impact on retailers hasn’t been universal. Depending on the vendor, showrooms have either experienced a price increase on certain brands or they haven’t — yet. While the...

LIghting Regulation

What You Need to Know in 2019

Barring any curve balls – such as this year’s unanticipated tariffs on imports – 2019 should be less volatile for the lighting industry from a legislative and regulatory perspective efore you breathe a sigh of relief over the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

Residential Lighting

The Tariff Tango

While the heads of the two most economically powerful countries in the world engage in a trade war, it is the consumers, retailers, and importers suffering a punch to the wallet — but is it enough to put domestic manufacturers in the sweet spot...

Satco Lighting

SATCO Wins Performance Award from IMARK

Brentwood, N.Y.-based SATCO Products, Inc. was presented with a Distinguished Performance Award at the recent IMARK annual meeting in Indian Wells, California. The company also received an award for Excellence in Sales Leadership. Expressing...

High Point Market

The High Point Market Authority Appoints New...

New members Lee Boone, co-president of Home Meridian International; Jane Dagmi, editor-in-chief of Designers Today; Carol Gregg, owner of Red Egg Resources; Mandy Jeffries Minyon, president of Colfax Furniture; Karen Olson, senior vp/marketing for...

Building an Executive Presence

With the number of women in top management steadily increasing in the lighting industry, Emmy Award-winning television news journalist Sharon Delaney McCloud shared her proven tips for making a more powerful impression. he year 2018 can certainly be...

The Leader in Luxury

Claudio Kaczka has created a design niche that has distinguished the latest boutiques from world-famous brands such as Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Carolina Herrera, Givenchy, Apple, and most recently CHANEL Buenos Aires. Photography by BIRKA...