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WHFA Accepting Nominations for the 2009 Western Retailer of the Year Award

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The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) announced they are now accepting nominations for the 2009 Western Retailer of the Year. The Western Retailer of the Year recognizes and rewards the contributions of home furnishings businesses in the West dedicated to building industry excellence and is the home furnishings industry’s highest honor. Nominees for the Western Retailer of the Year demonstrate exceptional store design, innovative advertising and brand marketing, an unwavering commitment to community and the environment, outstanding operations and a continuing dedication to the home furnishings industry. Active members of the home furnishings industry, manufacturers, suppliers and industry press are eligible to nominate western home furnishings retailers for this prestigious award. Past winners of the Western Retailer of the Year award are: Jerome’s Furniture, 2008, Linder’s Furniture, 2007, Dearden’s, 2006, and Furniture Enterprises of Alaska, 2005. To view a complete listing of past recipients, visit the WHFA website at www.WHFA.org. Lee Goodman with Jerome’s Furniture, the 2008 Western Retailer of the Year recipient said, “It’s such a special feeling, frankly, to be recognized by the industry you love so much and enjoy being a part of. For each of our employees, this is a tremendous honor that everyone greatly appreciates.” Now more than ever it is time to honor dedication, reward commitment and celebrate excellence in the industry we feel so passionately about. Nominations must be received by December 15, 2008. Visit the WHFA homepage at www.WHFA.org to submit your nomination today. About the WHFA and NHFA The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) is the largest affiliate of the NHFA, representing than 1,000 independent home furnishings retailers in more than 2,400 stores in 12 western states. National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. NHFA’s membership comprises 2,800 corporate entities representing 10,000 stores in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

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