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Submissions for the 2015 Illumination Awards presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are due Feb. 14, 2015. The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism... read more
CODARUS has hired Peter Shane as the Vice President of Sales, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast and Tyler Lynch as the Atlanta Metro Interior Design Sales Manager. Shane brings 27 combined years in the fashion and home... read more
Midwest-CBK LLC has added Scott Wehrs as General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Wehrs will oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations and manage the growth of the Midwest... read more
River of Goods will be hosting an event to launch the first Downton Abbey Lighting Collection with special guest Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays Downton Abbey’s cook Mrs. Patmore. The special event is open to all... read more
"For Your Home," a popular lifestyle show that airs on PBS, plans to feature several solutions from Eaton’s Residential, Wiring Devices and Lighting businesses in an episode expected to air during the spring of 2015. Vicki... read more
American Lighting Association Upton Symbalsky Weems
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) and the ceiling fan industry participated in two days of hearings at the Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18-19. During the meetings, the parties discussed topics related... read more
The Lighting Technology and Training Center will launch during the January 2015 Dallas Market.    With more than 1,000 square feet of space in Trade Mart 4909, the Lighting Technology and Training Center... read more
Dallas Market Center announced that Donny Osmond will make an appearance during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, 2015. Osmond will host a Q&A followed by a meet-and-greet on Thursday, Jan. 15 at noon... read more
WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home furnishings industry, will present its Legacy Award to Carolyn Kinder, founder and Chief Executive of CAROLYN KINDER Inc., during the 2015 WOW Awards dinner... read more
Mark Gorog Generation Brands
Generation Brands, the parent company of Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, has appointed Mark Gorog as the new Director of Customer Service.  “Exceptional customer service in our... read more
Scott Connell has rejoined Quoizel as the Director of Retail Business Development. Connell started at Quoizel in 1998 and was the Southeast Florida Sales Representative. He left in 2008 to start his own independent sales... read more
James M. Yorgey, Lutron's Technical Applications Manager, has been elected Chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting education foundation sponsored by professional societies,... read more
Fanimation voluntarily recalled all Brewmaster fans sold after July 2012. In two instances the “hub” on the long- and short-neck fan assembly separated from the fan and fell to the ground while the fan was running in reverse... read more
The 2014 GE Edison Award competition is open. The entry deadline is January 19, 2015. Lighting professionals who creatively employ significant use of GE Lighting Products, including but limited to, GE LED systems, LED... read more
Legendary designer Carleton Varney, President of the historic Dorothy Draper & Co., will be honored as this year’s 2015 Las Vegas Market Design Icon. In his presentation at the winter market on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to... read more
Hermitage Lighting Gallery has named Brad Dobson as Showroom Manager. Dobson has been in the lighting business for close to 15 years and has worked on both the national and local lighting levels, mostly in manufacturing. He... read more
Color forecaster Pantone has named Pantone® 18-1438 Marsala as its 2015 Color of the Year. The robust and earthy wine red is described as “hearty” — and universally appealing. "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala... read more
Bill Sanford died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 17 at the age of 93. Sanford had an active business career, owning and operating Weiss & Biheller. He graduated from Yale University in 1943 and also served in the army after... read more
Furniture manufacturer Abbyson Living will greatly expand its lighting family. About 100 new designs, primarily lamps in both contemporary and traditional, will enhance the company’s current accessory offerings of lighting,... read more
Surya employees collected more than 3,900 non-perishable food items during the company’s fourth annual food drive, which took place from Nov. 10 to Nov. 20. The donations were delivered to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank,... read more

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