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Chris Clarizio And DMCCF To Be Honored At GMFA Dinner and Dance In November

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The Greater Metropolitan Home Furnishings Association (GMFA) announced that Chris Clarizio and the Dean Michal Clarizio Cancer Foundation have been chosen to receive the Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association’s Jerry Gans Memorial Award.

Retailers, manufacturers, representatives and industry suppliers will gather for this annual event, a festive kick-off to the holiday season on November 18th at The Palisadium, Cliffside Park, NJ, just minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

”This award is truly an honor.” Said Clarizio. “The Jerry Gans Memorial Award has been given to some amazing honorees over they years. To be recognized with this award for the work done by my brother Dean’s Foundation is very special. The Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation will always appreciate the continued support it receives from the GMFA.”

GMFA Board Member Tony Bellarosa notes, “I am proud that my friend and partner Chris Clarizio is being honored for his service to the furniture industry. Chris is the president of the Dean Michael Clarizio Foundation, in honor of his older bother, Dean. The foundation assists families with the financial challenges typically associated with cancer. The foundation has also been the cornerstone of the Metropolitan Furnishings Association annual golf outing. This will be a great evening for our industry, friends of Klaussner Furniture and the Clarizio family.

Eric Bernstein, GMFA’s President and Owner of retailer Berkshire Furniture, adds, “GMFA is proud to honor the DMCCF and Chris with GMFA’s Jerry Gans Memorial Award, Art Eisenberg with GMFA’s Pillar of the Industry Award, and John Koziel with the Pillar of the Industry Award this year. This annual event, presents an opportunity for retailers, reps, manufacturers and suppliers to network with industry friends while enjoying great food, an open bar, music and one of the best live bands in the Tristate area. So bring your dancing partner!”

Reservations and Souvenir Journal: To get more information on attending this event, or to participate in a souvenir journal being prepared to honor John, Arthur and Chris, please contact Alan Granetz, Executive Director, MFA, (908) 725-3460, email greatermfa@gmail.com.



More about GMFA: The Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association is a not-for-profit organization designed to foster, promote and protect the interests of retailers, representatives, designers, manufacturers, and service related industries in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. An affiliate of the representatives’ association IHFRA, GMFA works to foster a spirit of mutual respect and esteem among members in the home furnishings industry, hosts networking and social events, educational seminars, provides valuable discounts and is a voice for industry interests on national, regional and local levels.

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