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GHFA Announces 44th Annual Convention

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The Georgia Home Furnishings Association is pleased to announce their 44th Annual Convention at the Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. The dates for the event will be June 21 - 24, 1998. The three-day convention will commence with fun and games for the entire family at the GHFA Carnival. The educational program will be presented by Ted Shepherd, CEO of Shepherd Performance Groups. Ted will facilitate the popular "Best Idea Competition," which should prove to be an exciting and stimulating highlight of the convention. Each participant is asked to bring their best idea on how to improve a home furnishings store - from crazy promotions to serious finance. Each table will vote for their "best idea" and present it to the entire convention. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third "Best Idea" with the winners being announced at the Monday evening President's Banquet. Other highlights of the convention will include Keynote Speaker Erskine "Erk" Russell, a well-known personality in Georgia whose past accomplishments have included Assistant Football coach at the University of Georgia under Vince Dooley and leading the Georgia Southern football team to three National Championships as their head coach. The attendees will be thoroughly entertained by Erk's humorous tales of football in Georgia. We are also excited to have The Catalinas perform at our Monday evening President's Banquet. The annual GHFA convention sporting events include the Claude Bailey Golf Tournament, Mixed/Men's/Ladies Tennis tournaments, and the fierce Reps vs. Retailers Volleyball tournament. Children's programs will also be available. Anyone associated with the home furnishings industry in Georgia is welcome to attend - families are encouraged. To receive more information on the Georgia Home Furnishings Association Convention, please call Kathy Rawlings, Executive Director, at (800) 541-8595 or (770) 979-1100. E-Mail: krawlings@mindspring.com. Shepherd Management Group can be reached at feedback@shepherdonline.com

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