Roseville, CA, June 16, 2014 — The North American Home Furnishings Association’s (NAHFA) second annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference (HFNC), June 1-3, 2014 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, in Phoenix, Arizona was a huge success.
Nearly 400 attendees enjoyed more than 36 educational sessions, four key speakers, facilitated networking, and an Exhibitor Showcase. The Exhibitor Showcase featured 49 exhibitors. One hundred and fourteen unique retail stores were in attendance, many of whom were either first time attendees or retailers who hadn’t attended conference in several years. This year’s event grew by over 50 attendees and nearly doubled in retailer attendance over last year.
The HFNC 2014 received rave reviews.
“The Home Furnishings Networking Conference was over-the-top great! Our Emcee, Greg Schwem, was wonderful at keeping the energy high, and poked a bit of fun at us all. I can’t imagine that role being better handled,” said Rick Howard, Sklar Furnishings, Boca Raton, Florida, and NAHFA president. “The closing party was also a lot of fun, and a very fitting way for everyone to say goodbye each other.”
“I want to thank the NAHFA for its superb and diligent effort to put on one of the most informative and fun conferences I have attended in years,” said Libby McCurry, McCurry Furniture, Warrior, Alabama. “As store owners, we not only got to meet and network with so many wonderful and inspirational individuals, but were also able to bring extraordinary ideas back to our businesses. The speakers, vendors, food and fun were all excellent.”
“…This one has topped the rest! The main speakers and breakout sessions were engaging and didn’t just ‘fire you up.’-I left with a list of very useful and achievable To-Dos,” said Jesus R. Capo, El Dorado, Miami Gardens, Florida. “We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”
“The HFNC 2014 was a home run by every definition,” said Howard Haimsohn, Lawrance Furniture, San Diego, California, and NAHFA’s chairman.
“We have done nothing but rave about the speakers and the conference to all our people, and are already urging them to go to next year’s event,” said Judi Lebensburger, Ashley Furniture Industries.
The NAHFA’s 2015 Home Furnishings Networking Conference will Celebrate Dreamers in Orlando’s Walt Disney World, May 17-19.
“We are thrilled with the success of this year’s conference,” said NAHFA CEO Sharron Bradley. “We’d like to thank our sponsors, speakers, presenters and staff for making this such a hit. We’d especially like to thank all of the retailers who attended—members and non-members alike. We wouldn’t have a conference without them. We hope to see everyone next year in Orlando.”
About the North American Home Furnishings Association:
The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) was founded in 2013 with the merger of the three largest home furnishings retailer associations in the U.S. The NAHFA is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers, with more than 1,800 members representing more than 7,000 storefronts across all 50 states and several foreign countries. Association offices in the East, West, and Central United States provide its members with programs, resources, services, and a unified voice in government relations by partnering with home furnishings industry suppliers, vendors, affiliates, and other organizations. For more information on the NAHFA visit www.nahfa.org.
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