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Midwest Club Hosts Charity Golf Outing, Annual Show, Night at the Ballgame

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The Midwest Furniture Club announced that it is entering its busy season with some popular traditional events, as well as new a new night to welcome members and explore benefits available to Midwest Furniture Club members. The 16th annual Bob Krause Golf Outing kicks off Tuesday, August 6, 2019. At the end of the month the MFC is “going to the Dogs,” an evening at the Chicago Dogs baseball game in Rosemont IL. In mid-September, the 13th annual Midwest Furniture Show takes place in Niles.

“We are entering our busy season, and our team makes big plans for our members that take all year in the planning,” says Kirk Handley, the current Midwest Furniture Club President. “We invite all members of the furniture community to attend our golf outing, our night at the Ballpark and the furniture Show. Even if you are not a member of the Club, today, we hope retailers, manufacturer’s representatives, designers, IT and advertising people and furniture service workers in the upper Midwest feel welcome at each of these events.”

Tuesday golf event is an annual charity event in the memory of Bill Krause, a former head of the MFC. The benefit outing allows an annual contribution to a Montessori school for the hearing impaired. The event started at 11 am at Whisper Creek in Huntley IL followed by an awards ceremony, charity auction and dinner. Contact Mark Dilling at 708-267-7105 for info.

The Club is also planning a new event this year entitled “The Midwest Furniture Club is Going to the Dogs.” The Rosemont Dogs is a professional baseball team in Rosemont, IL, right next to O’Hare airport. Industry veteran, Brad Cofoid, is the lead planner on the event “For $20 a head our members are going to enjoy baseball, food, beer and wine, in a on-field area. Great seats, lots of fun and camaraderie and a night to relax and enjoy the folks we drive business with are the theme. We are also having a benefit’s focus so all our members know our offerings.”

The Midwest Furniture Show returns to the White Eagle Conference Center in Niles IL, a nearby suburb just north of Chicago. Although the same amount of space has been rented as last year according to show co-ordinator Allan Landau there is still space available for rent.  The Show runs September 17th, 18th and 19th, 2019. Tuesday, September 17 will be a Preview Event running from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. On Wednesday, September 18th and Thursday, September 19th the Show opens at 8 am, closing at 6 pm on Wednesday and closing at 4 pm on Thursday.

Anyone interested in attending or exhibiting can register www.midwestfurnitureshow.com or contact the Club at midwestfurnitureshow@gmail.com. Contact Allan Landau directly at 847-751-8279 with any questions.

The Midwest Furniture Club is IHFRA’s largest chapter.


About Midwest Furniture Club: The Midwest Furniture Club, has been in existence since 1917.

Through the volunteer work of our members, the Midwest Furniture Club has grown consistently in membership while providing programs of interest. Our industry is a globally changing platform; therefore, to sustain our growth, we need each other's support and networking to meet these challenges.

With this in mind, all of us should realize that our nucleus of talent and energy will endure. It is the passion of our membership's dedication that provides a stage for the following:

    Successful networking of our profession
    Educational programs and seminars
    An organization that provides a future for all
    Enhancement of every part of our industry
    Providing philanthropic programs that benefit the Midwest Home Furnishings arena

With this in mind, Midwest Furniture Club is here for one purpose, so that our industry flourishes. For more information, visit www.midwestfurnitureclub.com

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