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Furniture First Elects New Board of Directors Members and Unveils Specialty Mattress Line

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Furniture First Buying Group recently held elections for positions on the Board of Directors to replace several outgoing members.  During Furniture First’s General Membership Meeting at the April High Point Market, the nominees were presented and a vote by acclamation was conducted.

Chris Ehgoetz of Michael Alan Furnishings in Lake Havasu City, AZ was elected as the newest member of the Board.  Larry Smith of Smith Home Furnishings in Ponca City, OK is the new Chairman, replacing Jeff Winter, Discovery Furniture, Topeka, KS.  Jeff will continue to serve as a Board member. 

Other officers elected include Mike Kordik, Mike’s Furniture, Joliet, IL, as the Vice Chairman, Russell Blocker, Blocker’s Furniture, Ocala, FL, as Secretary, and Beth Barnes, FurnitureLand, Delmar, DE, as Treasurer.  Furniture First congratulated outgoing Board Member Ron Hatch, Hatch Furniture, Yankton, SD, and thanked him for his service on the Board for the past 10 years.

Furniture First introduced their new specialty mattress collection for the Mattress 1st line at the High Point Market.  This collection, the Mattress 1st Superior Living line, was a hit with its eight memory foam and latex models.  The Mattress 1st product line is manufactured by Furniture First’s supplier partner, Serta, Inc.  Furniture First’s Director of Mattresses, Jonathan Gaspari, describes the Superior Living line as “The hottest product in the market at $999 and under.”

Following the tremendous success of the innerspring line of Mattress 1st products, Jonathan Gaspari anticipates the positive results to continue.  “Superior Living was just introduced at the April High Point Market, and the placements of the new line have already been phenomenal.  The success of the innerspring line has been off the charts, and we’re expecting even greater growth with the new Mattress 1st Superior Living Collection.”

Furniture First is a 17-year-old National Buying Group serving the retail Home Furnishings and Mattress Industry.  Furniture First has 174 company Members representing 366 store fronts and $1.3 Billion in retail sales.  For more information on Furniture First, please call Bill Hartman at 800-411-3477 ext 123. or email BHartman@FurnitureFirst.com.

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