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NHFA Announces New England Chapter Meeting

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National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) will hold the 2008 Spring meeting of its New England Chapter on May 14 in Peabody, Mass. Open to retailers, interior designers and architects in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the annual event provides opportunities for education, networking and recognition of industry achievements. This year’s event begins at 9:30 a.m. EST on May 14 with a VIP tour of the Jordan’s Furniture store in Reading, Mass. Attendees will then reconvene at 12 p.m. at Spinelli’s Conference Center in Peabody, Mass. for lunch and the program. The meeting will conclude with the presentation of the Arthur Adelizzi award. Guest speaker Dan Kaplan, editor and publisher of New England Home magazine, will be speaking on the latest colors, styles and fabrics in home fashion. Kaplan will also be addressing the topic of Fine Design in a New Green World, as will a speaker from Robert Allen/Beacon Hill Fabrics. The program will conclude with the presentation of the 2008 Arthur Adelizzi award. Named after the late Arthur Adelizzi—past president and chairman emeritus of the Home Furnishings Association of New England (HFANE) and a past president of the International Home Furnishings Representative Association (IHFRA)—this prestigious award is designed to recognize individuals that make meaningful contributions to the furniture industry while conducting their business and personal lives with honesty and integrity. For more information about this event or the New England chapter of NHFA, please contact Laurie Auman at (800) 888-9590, ext. 6169. National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. Headquartered in High Point, N.C., its membership includes more than 2,750 business organizations representing 10,000 stores with locations in all 50 states and across the world. NHFA is dedicated to helping home furnishings retailers operate highly profitable businesses while providing an exceptional level of service to consumers. For more information, please call (800) 888-9590 or visit www.nhfa.org

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