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Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

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The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., recently issued the final call to purchase tickets to the Hall of Fame Induction Celebration to be held Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons.

“The event has, without a doubt, become the industry’s most prestigious gathering with plenty of networking opportunities including the Cocktail Party before and the After Party at the conclusion of the induction celebration,” says Bob Maricich, president of the Foundation board of directors. “We’re looking forward to a night of inspiration and entertainment, as the top leaders in all segments of home furnishings gather to honor their peers with the industry’s most coveted recognition, induction into the Hall of Fame.”

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will deliver the keynote address. The retired U.S. general, who has held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, is among the most admired and respected leaders in the world today. Celebrity presenters include Rachael Ray, Jane Seymour, Kathy Ireland and Donny Osmond, with a high energy performance by the 5th Dimension.

“As our inaugural keynote speaker, Gen. Powell epitomizes our 2017 Hall of Fame Foundation campaign theme: Aspire to Lead,” Maricich says. “His life is a testament to the value of leadership, and we believe his message will inspire each of us to greater leadership. But, most importantly, we’re celebrating four Hall of Fame inductees who, through their accomplishments and service, have helped build and define our industry.”

Joining the current 108 Hall of Fame members are Donald H. Flanders, Sr., founder and chairman of Lloyd Flanders, Inc.; Vladimir Kagan, The Vladimir Kagan Design Group; Samuel Kuo, cofounder and chairman of Samson Holding Ltd.; and Bernard D. Moray, chairman of Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design.

The Hall of Fame is supported by sponsors of the 2017 Induction Celebration:

  • Leadership Speaker Sponsor: Ashley Furniture Industries
  • Celebration and After Party Sponsor: Samson Holding, Ltd.
  • Dinner Table Sponsor: Nourison
  • Video Sponsor: Surya
  • Celebration Sponsors: Markor International Home Furnishings and International Market Centers
  • Entertainment Sponsor: Glen Raven/Sunbrella®
  • Leadership Video Sponsor: kathy ireland Worldwide
  • Heritage Project Sponsor: Heritage Home Group
  • Cocktail Sponsor: Restonic Mattress Company

  • Platinum Sponsors: AICO/Amini Innovation Corp.; Art Van Furniture; Berkshire Hathaway Furniture Companies; Christopher Guy; FurnitureDealer.Net; Global Views; La-Z-Boy, Inc.; Leggett & Platt, Inc.; Loloi Rugs; Man Wah Holdings; Mohawk Home; Natuzzi; Palliser Furniture; Prestige Arts; and Wayfair

  • Gold Sponsors: AkzoNobel; Baer’s Furniture; Culp, Inc.; Fairmont Designs; FEI Marketing; Hooker Furniture; Klaussner Furniture; L. & J. G. Stickley; MicroD; Raymour & Flanigan; Richloom Fabrics Group; Rowe Furniture; Safavieh Rugs; Tempur Sealy; and Zenith Global Logistics


  • Silver Sponsors: A.L.F.; American Leather; Bassett Furniture Industries; Best Home Furnishings; Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc.; Castro Convertibles; City Furniture; City of Hope; Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery; Customatic Adjustable Bedz; El Dorado Furniture; Emerald Home Furnishings; Flexsteel Industries, Inc.; Franklin Corporation; Furnitureland South; Genesis Financial Solutions, Inc.; Grand Home Furnishings; Haverty Furniture Companies; Hickory Furniture Mart; Hickory Springs Manufacturing; Home Insipirations Thomasville; Karen E. McNeill; Lexington Home Brands; Malouf; Netsertive; Phillips Collection; Rooms to Go; Serta Restokraft Mattress Company; Vanguard Furniture; Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company; Whereoware; and Wolf Furniture Enterprises Inc.


Tickets for this year’s American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration are $250 per ticket for members ($2,500 for a table of 10) and $300 per ticket for non-members ($3,000 for a table of 10). For more information about the celebration or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website at www.aspiretolead2017.com.



More about the The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc: American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation is an international, industry-wide organization founded to preserve the history of the home furnishings industry and to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry. Membership includes eligibility to nominate candidates for consideration by the Selection Committee, and the opportunity to help preserve the history and heritage of the industry. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, 83 percent of all funds support our history and leadership programming. The organization is based in High Point, North Carolina at 202 Neal Place, and can be reached at 336.882.5900.

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