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Edge Lighting, Chicago, IL, is a winner of the Department of Energy's (DOE) fifth annual Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition for outdoor lighting. The competition was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the... read more
In an effort to boost the residential side of its business, Van Teal has hired six new sales representatives. Karla Boca-Bornfield works as part of the Resource Lighting Inc. team in New Mexico. David Philips, who... read more
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Capitol Lighting celebrated the opening of its Palm Beach Gardens showroom with a free community grand opening event and special appearance from rapper and DIY Network host Vanilla Ice. Vanilla Ice... read more
Laurence Warden
Midwest-CBK has hired Laurence Warden as Vice President of Sales. With more than 25 years of experience in the holiday and gift industry, Warden is excited to return to the company where he began his career in the industry... read more
Gross Electric received the 2012 Shade Job of the Year Award from Lutron Electronics. The award, which is part of a national competition among lighting showrooms, was presented at the 2013 Dallas Intl. Lighting Market in... read more
Sister brands Feiss-Monte Carlo Fan Co. announced the winners of their Annual Sales Representative Awards. “We feel very lucky that we have a strong partnership with our sales force, so we want to show them our appreciation... read more
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) announced its 2013 Officers of the Board. Steve Freeman of Room and Board will serve as President, Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home will serve as Vice-President, Greg Harden of... read more
stiffel
Cutting Edge Industries finalized a deal on Feb. 5, 2013, to purchase the Stiffel brand, a historic and well-known lamp company. According to Steven Filler, President of Cutting Edge Industries, many of the new Stiffel... read more
Lighting One group
Lighting One, a national cooperative of independent lighting retailers covering the retail, builder and commercial markets founded in 2001, hosted a successful annual convention during the Winter 2013 Dallas Market.... read more
las vegas market lee hershberg
A significant increase in attendance and overall order writing, as well as an influx of new showroom tenants and temporary exhibitors, made the Winter Las Vegas Market, encompassing GIFT+HOME, arguably the most successful... read more
Kichler Steve Firstenberg
Steven Firstenberg, Kichler’s International Sales Manager, died unexpectedly on Jan. 30, 2013. For the last 20 years, Firstenberg was instrumental in the growth and success of Kichler’s international sales efforts. His... read more
Circa Lighting celebrated the opening of its new location at 444 North Wells St., blocks from Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, with a Grand Opening party on Dec. 6, 2012. More than 300 guests filled the 2,800-sq-ft retail... read more
Rick Feinberg
Rick Feinberg will join Luminance as Director of Sales, effective immediately. Feinberg went to Luminance from Quoizel, where he served as the Executive Director of Hospitality Sales and National Sales Manager for Lighting... read more
NY NOW
With completion of the New York International Gift Fair’s (NYIGF®) three-year strategic reorganization, the summer 2013 market will introduce four new comprehensive market collections and a dynamic new exhibit floor layout.... read more
Pat Treadway, Ken Charton
MaxLite® has announced the appointment of Pat Treadway to Vice President of Product Marketing and Engineering and Ken Charton to Product Marketing Manager. Treadway will report to Thomas Rhee, Executive Vice President, and... read more
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Assn. (NKBA) announced an agreement to co-locate the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in... read more
gavel legislation
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) is able to stay abreast of legislative issues at both the federal and state levels by subscribing to a Thomson Reuters monitoring service that sends alerts within 24 hours of the... read more
Jeff Kosberg has joined Satco Products as Southeast Regional Sales Manager. He will be managing the sales responsibilities for Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Kosberg brings experience in both the residential and commercial... read more
Good vibes abounded at the January 2013 Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. According to Dallas Market Center (DMC) PR Specialist Lauren Venegas, the market, held Jan. 17-20, saw strong attendance with increases from the Midwest,... read more
On Jan. 23, 2013, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reported that after languishing for several years, the U.S. remodeling industry appears to be pulling out of its downturn, and a renewal of the... read more

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