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Retailer Joseph Bograd Receives Druckman Lifetime Achievement Award

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 James Druckman of the New York Design Center Presenting The David Druckman Memorial Award To Joe Bograd of Bograd's Furniture.

New Jersey based Bograd's Fine Furniture, announced that Joseph Bograd was awarded the "David Druckman Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Greater New York Home Furnishings Association.

This award not only recognizes Mr. Bograd's 50 years of dedication to the furniture industry but also his tireless commitment to hands-on management, friendly and knowledgeable customer service, working with the best manufacturers in the business, and always offering customers the widest selection of merchandise.

"Our family and our staff have always been proud to serve second and third generations of customers and those first-time buyers who depend on our advice," Mr. Bograd said. "We love to share the genius of great design and craftsmanship from the most traditional to contemporary; we see perfection in it all. I guess that is why we have sustained nearly 80 years in business, against all odds and many challenging changes in the industry."

The Bograd Family At the Gala Event

Mr. Bograd washonored along with two recipients of the GNYHFA's Jerry Gans Memorial Award, Julie Feinblum, CEO of Julius M. Feinblum Real Estate, Inc. and Ray Simonetti of Broyhill Furniture, at the annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 22, 2008 in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY.

Much like the late David Druckman, whom the award honors, Joe Bograd has devoted his entire life to the furniture industry and those in it. Mr. Druckman's son, James, president of the New York Design Center, will present the award to Mr. Bograd on November 22, 2008 during the Greater New York Home Furnishings Association's Annual Dinner Dance at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows New York.

Mr. Bograd has been the steward of his own family's tradition of uncompromising service, designer expertise and respect for the customer, begun by his father and uncle, Sam and Dave Bograd. It is a tradition shared by Joe's dear wife Marcia and their loyal staff, and now steadfastly continued by their son Mark.

Like the superlative furniture and international decorative accessories they sell, Bograd's has remained perennially in style. That success, along with the affection and esteem in which Joe Bograd is held by his many customers, associates and friends, indeed represents the achievement of a lifetime, deserving of the recognition and respect of his peers.

About Bograd's Fine Furniture: Bograd's is well known throughout greater New York for selling the world's most finely crafted furniture from respected names such as Stickley, French Heritage, Henredon, Karges, Century, Baker and more than 100 others.

Bograd's is located just off exit 53 from I-287 at 81 Hamburg Turnpike in Riverdale, New Jersey. For more information call 1 (888) 428-7953, or visit www.bograds.com.

About Greater New York Home Furnishings Association: The Greater New York Home Furnishings Association has served Home Furnishings Retailers, Reps, Manufacturers and Suppliers to the industry for over 60 years. Affiliated with IHFRA, the GNYHFA offers many programs and networking opportunities.

For more information call Barbara Goldstein at 212-725-0091 or email greaternyhomefurn@gmail.com.

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