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WHFA Retailer Resource Center Expands For July Las Vegas

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Coming off a record-setting attendance during the January Las Vegas Market and a terrific display during the inaugural Market last July, Western Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer Resource Center is ready and WHFA is energized for the upcoming July Market. The RRC, World Market Center, space 210, boasts many business opportunities and luxuries that retailers have become accustomed to during the Las Vegas Market. With an additional space in the Las Vegas Convention Center, space S72542 (upstairs south hall), WHFA and The Retailer Resource Center will provide even more opportunities for the retailer. According to WHFA’s Executive Director Sharron Bradley, retailers have come to enjoy the relaxed, home-away-from-home environment that the RRC provides and the ample networking opportunities that have been created. “During the January Market, we had retailers come to the RRC every day, whether it was just to rest their feet or to hold an impromptu meeting,” Bradley said. “Retailers see the value of having a place at Market where they can relax and do business.” Free Educational Seminars While the RRC offers a litany of complimentary offerings, the free business seminar schedule is definitely a highlight. The schedule presents 27 unique seminars with a range of important, business-based topics. “We have received such a strong response about our seminars from the industry, that everyone wants to participate,” said Bradley. “This has created a wealth of industry knowledge and information and has allowed us to provide top-of-the-line, unique and educational seminars during the Market.” Industry Tradeshow Featuring an excellent array of information including more than 50 product and service providers who will be on-hand to demonstrate the latest technologies, answer questions and offer advice on a variety of topics, ranging from sales to importing and everything in between. The Las Vegas Convention Center will play host to the RRC satellite industry tradeshow featuring some of the industries’ most noteworthy vendors and service providers. $5.99 RRC Lunch Special Debuting at the January Market, the $5.99 RRC gourmet lunch special was such a huge success, that WHFA has decided once again to offer affordable lunches to retailers. With three seatings offered daily between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., retailers can choose to have a gourmet lunch in the RRC just once, or everyday. Reservations are required and must be made by July 20, 2006. To reserve your space, visit www.WHFA.org. Free RRC Internet Café The RRC will offer free Internet access to retailers who may be pressed to contact the office or customers. Complimentary Coffee Bar Staying focused and energized is a major factor in shopping a large market. The RRC’s coffee bar will provide complimentary gourmet coffee, hot and cold drinks as well as fresh-baked cookies. Special Events WHFA has put together two great opportunities for retailers to have fun, mingle and relax after a long day at Market. Be Cool Party – The Ice House Lounge July 24, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pick up your VIP pass at the RRC, space 210. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere – WHFA Member Appreciation Party. July 25, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. WMC, space 210. WHFA’s Retailer Resource Center will be open for business during the July Las Vegas Market, July 24-28, 2006. For more information, contact WHFA, (800) 422-3778 or visit its website, www.WHFA.org. About WHFA: The Western Home Furnishings Association is member-owned and the largest affiliate of the National Home Furnishings Association, providing programs, services, and networking opportunities to western home furnishings retailers since 1944.

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