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Nelson Bleisch
Nelson J. Bleisch, former president of the American Lighting Association (ALA) and executive at Thomas Industries and Kichler Lighting, died on Aug. 22, 2012 near Cleveland, OH. He was 85 years old. Bleisch worked for Thomas... read more
Dallas Market Center launched the third annual The Next Big Give contest, a national search for specialty retailers that give back in their communities through volunteering, raising funds or donating goods. Whether spending... read more
On Aug. 11, Hortons Home Lighting, LaGrange, IL, and its H Foundation hosted the 12th annual Goombay Bash, which brought nearly 900 people to the Grand Ballroom at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Guests sipped on signature “Goombay... read more
The High Point Market (@hpmarketnews) and the collaborative online community Decor Mentor (@decormentor) are co-hosting the second global Twitter chat on Tuesday, Sept. 11, which will preview new products for the upcoming... read more
Dallas Market Center and Accessories Resource Team (ART) announced the 24th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards is the premier awards program for the home industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total... read more
Following an announcement late last week about the dates and location of 2013 Conference, Accessories Resource Team (ART) announced today a new partnership with Dallas-based charity Dwell with Dignity. Dwell with Dignity is... read more
Arteriors announced the appointment of Steve Davis as its new President. Davis brings more than 20 years of organization management experience in technology, marketing and corporate retail environments to his new role at... read more
Accessories Resource Team (ART) announced that 2013 Conference will be held at The Palms Hotel and Spa in Miami Beach, FL, from Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10, 2013. According to Conference Committee Co-Chair Cody... read more
With existing housing sales picking up and remodeling contractors feeling more bullish than they have in recent years, remodeling activity in the U.S. is poised for accelerated growth by the end of this year and into 2013,... read more
Former Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr., and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, will be featured keynote speakers at International Market Centers' inaugural Gift+Home CEO Summit at the Las Vegas Market in... read more
Nora Lighting promoted Josie Garcia to the new position of national accounts project manager/assistant quotations manager, said Nora Lighting President Fred Farzan. Garcia joined Nora in 2005 as a customer service... read more
The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) released a new publication that addresses the issue of LED light source flicker. The publication, ASSIST recommends… Flicker parameters for reducing... read more
Dallas Market Center and ART announced the judges for the 24th annual ARTS Awards, as well as the Market's first headliner: HGTV's John Gidding. Judges This distinguished judging panel will select winners in 23 different... read more
On Sept. 5, 2012, Knox Hills, a community for service members, and the city of Fort Knox, KY, will "turn on" the largest residential LED retrofit neighborhood in the world. More than 9,500 Borealis bulbs will be installed in... read more
Designer Angelo Surmelis, creator of the brand angelo:HOME, has signed a long-term contract with lighting distributor AFLighting. His exclusive creations will debut at the Las Vegas Market in January 2013. Angelo Surmelis... read more
Debbie Johnson
Modern Supply has announced that Debbie Johnson, former Sales Manager, has been promoted to Vice President. Modern Supply, a kitchen, bath, lighting and Rheem distributor, has seven locations including three showrooms across... read more
Cooper Lighting LED Innovation Center
Cooper Lighting announced that its Photometric Laboratory, part of its LED Innovation Center, is recognized as a U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) LED Lighting Facts®-approved testing laboratory partner. Notably, Cooper... read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) will hold a three-day, hands-on seminar Sept. 18-20, 2012, to teach industry professionals how to incorporate light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into lighting... read more
Acessories Resource Team new logo
ART, the association for the home accent and accent furniture segment of the home furnishings industry, announces the first stage of its rebranding process beginning with a new logo and tagline, “A Creative Home Furnishings... read more
Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies
Solid-state lighting, the LED in particular, has advanced to become a promising light source because of its ability to save energy and money, reduce environmental pollutants, and provide custom, quality lighting. This... read more

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