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WHFA's Retail Resource Center To Host Two Las Vegas Market Events

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The Western Home Furnishings Association, representing more than 1,100 independent home furnishings retailers and more than 2,700 stores in 12 western states, announced that it will be hosting two spectacular events during Las Vegas Market, Be Cool and It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere. Retailers are invited to chill at the coolest party during Market – Be Cool. Sponsored by CitiFinancial, WHFA, Home Furnishings Business and NHFA, the Be Cool party is sure to give retailers a much needed break from the Las Vegas heat and let them enjoy the fun and excitement of coming to Market in Las Vegas. Be Cool will be held Monday, July 24 from 5:30 -8:00 p.m. at the Ice House Lounge, just a couple of blocks away from the World Market Center. To attend this ultra-cool party, retailers should pick up their VIP cool pass at the RRC, which provides directions to the Ice House Lounge and is their pass to chill. Retailers can also hitch a ride on the complimentary, air conditioned shuttle that will be leaving from the WMC. “We are very excited about this event,” said WHFA Executive Director Sharron Bradley. “We are really trying to get creative and inventive with our parties in Las Vegas, and Be Cool will be the most stunning event we have put on so far.” It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere – WHFA’s Member Appreciation Party WHFA and NHFA, with their vendors, are taking a little time out of Market to celebrate their valuable members. Sponsored by American General, MasterPlan Magnetics, WHFA and NHFA, the “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” party will give members and guests time to relax, socialize and have fun during their crazy, hot week at Market. WHFA will be pourin’ somethin’ tall an’ strong on Wednesday, July 26, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the RRC, WMC Space 210. “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere is really a wonderful time for our members to come to the RRC, relax and network with other retailers,” Bradley said. The party will offer guests festive Island music, famous “shooter” appetizers, frosty beverages and an enjoyable atmosphere to unwind with friends. And, of course, flip flops and straw hats are optional. any retailers are saying that the RRC has become their must-see place for networking, business and relaxing during market. The RRC will be open for business during the next Las Vegas Market — July 24-28, 2006. For more information, contact WHFA, 800-422-3778 or visit its website, www.WHFA.org.

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