Power lunch, endorsed education and semi-annual bash
Roseville, CA, October 10, 2014 — The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is hosting a Lunch with Leaders event, Sunday, October 19, at the High Point Market for Next Gen NOW members and industry leaders and influencers.
Next Gen NOW members will have the opportunity to share a one-on-one working lunch with seasoned professionals in select showrooms during which they’ll learn best practices, expand upon their knowledge of the industry and/or a specific segment of the industry, and make connections that will help them in their pursuit of progressing the home furnishings trade. Industry leaders participating in the lunch include Lee Goodman, Jerome’s Furniture, Kim Shaver, Kim Darden Shaver Communications, and Kim Yost, Art Van Furniture.
“The Next Gen NOW Lunch and Learn session have been a huge success,” said Sharron Bradley, NAHFA’s CEO. “Our goal with this community is to help facilitate its members’ growth and involvement within the industry however we can, whether that be arranging lunches with well-respected leaders or providing an opportunity to network. ”
Next Gen NOW members can learn more at ngnow.org or by contacting Cindi Williams at (800) 422-3778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Next Gen NOW members Sunday evening from 6:00—8:00 p.m. at the FurnitureDealer.net hangout at 311 S. Elm Street. There’s free parking, free WiFi, adult beverages and comfortable seating inside and out.
Members invite buyers to attend the following Next Gen NOW sponsored education during market as well.
NAHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor, Plaza Suites
Amazon Marketplace 101: Selling on Amazon
John Reisen, Sr. CMM – Lawn & Garden & Brent Avila, Sr. CMM – Home, Amazon
Sunday, October 19, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; Repeats Monday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Retail has evolved and eCommerce has grown in popularity among consumers with high growth expected to continue. Many shopping experiences begin online with significant influence on offline sales. New opportunities exist for small retailers to reach more customers through eCommerce avenues. Learn how Amazon reaches a broad audience of unique visitors and your potential customers. Find out the how Amazon can support your bottom line. This presentation will cover how retailers can take steps to begin selling on Amazon’s platform.
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.
About Next Generation-NOW:
Next Generation-NOW is a community of young, passionate, vibrant home furnishings professionals that represents the future of the home furnishings industry. Working together, this community helps develop the next group of industry leaders through educational events, social networking, and peer guidance and gives a voice to the distinctive needs of future generations in the furniture industry. For more information, visit www.nextgenerationnow.net.