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WHFA Announces 2009 Conference & Expo Dates and Travel Deals

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Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) announced that it will hold its 2009 Converence on May 17 – 19, 2009 at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa. The 2009 Conference is specifically designed to provide attendees with the information and knowledge they need to deal with the changes in our business environment so they can survive and thrive. It is an opportunity to escape to paradise and focus on their business. WHFA has negotiated great travel deals for the upcoming conference. Attendees can receive 5 percent off all Hawaiian Airline flights to the island and all checked baggage fees will be waived for the first and second bag. To arrange your flight, visit www.hawaiianair.com/affiliate and enter the login: AMWEBWHFA and click “Book Now.” The Association has also negotiated amazing room rates at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa on the famed Ka'anapali Beach. The WHFA Conference room rates are valid from May 8 to May 23 and attendees who book before February 1, 2009 will have all of their resort fees waived, which is a $25 per day savings. Visit the WHFA website at www.WHFA.org to connect with the Westin Maui room reservation website. “During challenging economic times it is extremely important for retailers to step out of their stores to acquire new ideas and perspective for their business. The 2009 Conference & Expo is the perfect opportunity for this,” said WHFA’s Executive Director, Sharron Bradley. “There is no better place than Maui to rejuvenate yourself and your business.” The 2009 Conference & Expo will offer over sixteen educational opportunities and three roundtable sessions that will help retailers reconnect, revitalize and rethink their business. WHFA is also introducing the EXpresso Expo, which are 20 minute sessions of powerful content served up with shots of macadamia nut espresso and fruit smoothie shots. Registration for conference is $495 for members and $395 for groups of three or more full registrations from the same organization. More details on the 2009 Conference and Expo will be released in early January 2009. Retailers can sign up for the VIP Conference list on the WHFA website to be the first to receive the latest conference details. About the WHFA: The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) is the largest affiliate of the NHFA, representing more than 1,000 independent home furnishings retailers in more than 2,800 stores in 12 western states.

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