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American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation Calls For Nominations

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Each year, The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation announced that it sets aside a special night to recognize the extraordinary leaders of our industry through induction into the American Furniture Hall of Fame. It all starts with worthy nominations, now open through May 10. 

“While only members are eligible to nominate, second and vote, our membership is open to anyone in the home furnishings industry.  We encourage you to join us to play a major role in honoring those who most deserve recognition,” says Don Belgrad, president of the American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.  “Join a vibrant organization that is committed to preserving our stories through the research, collection and preservation of our cultural, economic and artistic history.” 

The guidelines and documents are posted on the Foundation Web site at www.furniturehalloffame.com for easy downloading and submission. Candidates may be an original nomination, re-nomination or posthumous nomination. A digital 300 dpi photo is needed and all nominations require a second sponsor, in writing, by another Foundation member. An independent selection committee will select the final ballot.  There is a $500 fee to help defray the costs of the nomination and recognition process for first-time nominations. 

Following the May 10 deadline, ballots, along with a list of nominees and their biographical information, will be mailed June 1.  Ballots must be postmarked by August 16. The nominees will be recognized with a personal video and inducted at the American Furniture Hall of Fame banquet on October 17 during the Fall High Point Market. 

To join the Hall of Fame Foundation, individual and corporate memberships range from $250 to $1,000. All contributions are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation and sent to 202 Neal Place, High Point, NC  27262. 

The completed nomination package must be postmarked no later than May 10, 2010, and sent to American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., 202 Neal Place, High Point, NC  27262. For questions or printed copies of the nominations package, call 336.882.5900. 

The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. is an international, industry-wide organization founded to honor those individuals whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the continued growth and development of the U.S. furniture industry, as well as to research, collect and preserve our cultural, economic and artistic history. Membership includes eligibility to vote for inductees into the American Furniture Hall of Fame, and the opportunity to help preserve the history and heritage of the industry.  The organization is based in High Point at 202 Neal Place, and can be reached at 336.882.5900. 

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