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Mourners overflowed the doors of a Bedford Corners, NY, temple on Jan. 16 to honor Dorothy Feiss, devoted wife of Murray Feiss and industry icon in her own right, who died one day earlier, just eight days shy of her 83rd... read more
While it sometimes seems like our industry has a surplus of strong personalities, those that exude a genuine warmth are always welcome, and sorely missed when they leave us. Last week's launch of Authenticity Lighting at the... read more
Over 600 people were on hand Saturday night to honor the winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards, including two new categories – Green Manufacturer and Sales Representative for National/Key Accounts. The awards were sponsored... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) recently announced the finalists of its first Next Big Give contest, including one lighting showroom. Winners of the contest, which is meant to honor retailers doing good in their communities,... read more
Gear up for this month’s Las Vegas Market using these helpful online tools from World Market Center (WMC): WMCommunity: This online tool on the WMC website helps users plan their market experience by viewing an interactive... read more
Ralph Lauren Home recently announced an exclusive license agreement to produce a collection of lighting with Visual Comfort & Co. Under the new agreement announced last month, lighting will be produced under both the... read more
Lazy Susan USA has announced that David Moses (pictured) has transitioned from the company’s CEO to a consultant role, as he is leaving to lead Next Step Strategies, a consulting firm assisting companies in the home décor... read more
I’m sure most of you have been attending the Dallas Market (or at least the January Dallas Market) long enough to have your pre-show routine down pat. Disciples of display guru Denis Caldora snap reference photos of existing... read more
A new company created by Ace Rosenstein, formerly of Sea Gull Lighting, is helping lighting showrooms launch customized websites that display their full product offerings. Bravo Business Media allows showrooms to access... read more
Manufacturers’ representative Richard Sanders died Oct. 21, 2010, after working in the industry for nearly four decades. He was 70 years old. Sanders’ son Shawn, who worked with him at Sanders and Assoc. in Mentor, OH, says... read more
Glenn Ludwig (pictured) has been appointed CEO of Foscarini Inc., the North American subsidiary of the Italian lighting firm. Based in New York City, Ludwig will be responsible for the company’s presence in the United States... read more
IKEA has pulled the plug on the sales of incandescent light bulbs, the retailer announced last week. Effective Jan. 4, 2011, IKEA US will no longer stock or sell incandescent bulbs, becoming the first retailer to do so ahead... read more
It’s that time of year again. Time for me to take stock of my shortcomings and embark on a plan for improvement that’s, at best, ambitious and, at worst, mission impossible. But I must say, a couple of late-in-the-year... read more
While the rest of the country won’t start enforcing the new energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs until 2012, California will get a head start beginning Jan. 1, 2011. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA)... read more
Richard Cash, President and owner of Besa Lighting just outside Columbus, OH, died of a heart attack on Dec. 14. He was 49. Mike Wypasek, Besa’s Graphics and Marketing Communications Coordinator, says Besa was a small... read more
Brownlee Currey (pictured) has been named President of Currey & Co., succeeding Barry Wabler, the sixth President in the company’s 22-year history. The son of company founders Robert and Suzanne Currey, Currey began his... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) recently revealed the winners of $10,000 in prizes for the 2010 Home Lighting Makeover Sweepstakes. Four winners were selected by random drawing from nearly 28,000 entries. Larry Lauck, Vice... read more
If I were to do a 2010 “year in review,” one of the highlights for me would be our inaugural Showroom of the Year Awards, held in partnership with the Dallas Market Center at that organization’s June show. From dozens of... read more
Acuity Brands recently announced it has purchased Winona Lighting, a Minnesota-based company known for its custom capabilities. Winona Lighting provides architectural and high-performance indoor and outdoor lighting products... read more
Chandeliers from Crystorama are helping add a dose of drama to the holiday décor at a famous Fifth Avenue boutique. Ten of the company’s crystal chandeliers are part of the window and atrium displays at Henri Bendel in New... read more

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