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DMC Partners With 20 Buying Groups &...

DMC Partners With 20 Buying Groups & Associations The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced that a record number of specialized buying groups and industry organizations will participate in the Total Home & Gift Market (June 21-27) and...

Smart Home & Connected Lighting Seminars at...

The June 21-24 edition of Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show will feature a full day of seminar programming focused on new technologies and opportunities for lighting showrooms involving connected lighting and the smart home...

This Just In: Interior Home + Design Center Grand...

Interior Home + Design Center Grand Opening Event The grand opening of phase one of Dallas Market Center’s (DMC) Interior Home + Design Center on the first floor of the World Trade Center will take place on June 21, the first day of the Total Home...

Lighting Controls Association Partners with...

  Lighting Controls Association (LCA), a council of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), has announced a new partnership with the California Community College System (CCCS) to educate tomorrow’s electrical workforce about...

IFDA NY Selects Top Designs at ICFF

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), which was founded in New York City, put its expertise to work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in late May. For its IFDA Selects...

XOLogic Offers Showrooms a Way to Instantly Find...

New “VisualSearch” plug-in gives showrooms the power to visually match similar items from an image or URL. Provo, Utah-based XOLogic Corp., one of the largest providers of product information and business improvement tools for lighting showrooms in...

Voting Opens for 2017 Market Choice Awards

— Recognition for new product introductions at June Lightovation now kicking off ahead of the June 21-24 show — Dallas Market Center has opened voting for the fourth annual Market Choice Awards, which honor new lighting and ceiling fan...

June 2017 Lightovation Preview II

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Mike Hadank Joins Kichler as National Sales...

Mike Hadank Joins Kichler as National Sales Manager/Showrooms With nearly 20 years of lighting industry experience in both the lighting showroom and electrical distribution channels, Mike Hadank has been appointed by Kichler as National Sales...

Gift For Life/National Stationery Show Team...

Gift For Life/National Stationery Show® Team Raises $28,000+ for AIDS Walk NY Gift for Life – the gift, stationery, and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization –  has announced that the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team...

Editor’s Note: June 2017

Your Competition Has Never Heard of You The days are dwindling when lighting showrooms know their rivals for local marketshare by name (i.e. the lighting store across town or a branch of an electric/plumbing supply house). Home centers offering...

Lighting On Tap

Whether customers come in to replace a soap dispenser or to completely renovate a master bath, they’re treated as if they are the most important people to have ever walked through PDI’s doors. Imagine packing a bathing suit when shopping for a...

Consumer-Driven Trends in Retail

For some, the process of evaluating how consumers think and shop relies on the expertise of both Bazaarvoice and Forrester Research. According to the former, more than 700 million shoppers view and share authentic opinions, questions, and...

Child’s Play

The Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre in Australia features LED and motion sensor-controlled lighting.  Photography by John Gollings Bight, cheery colors and a sense of transparency (through the generous amount of natural light)...