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The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) recently named trade show executive Tom Conley (pictured) as its new president and CEO, replacing former CEO Brian Casey, who left in the spring. Conley is the owner of TPC &... read more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first recipient of the prestigious L Prize competition on Aug. 3, naming Philips Lighting North America as the winner of the 60W replacement category. The DOE launched the L... read more
Edythe Director, who helped her husband Arthur start Connecticut Lighting Centers, died on July 21 after a long illness. Edythe, a resident of both Cromwell, CT, and Boynton Beach, FL, was 78. Edythe’s son, David, who is now... read more
The hottest weather of the year couldn’t dampen the spirits of those attending Bulbrite’s 40th anniversary celebration on July 22 at the company’s headquarters in Moonachie, NJ. The company honored around 100 customers,... read more
ELK Lighting purchased Bailey Street Holding Co., a distributor of accent furniture, case goods and mirrors, from Red River Ventures on Aug. 1, marking the company’s fifth acquisition in the last year. ELK CEO Bradford Smith... read more
If you are heading to the Las Vegas Market next week, I want to call your attention to several events happening at the show. You are probably well aware by now that former President Bill Clinton will be giving the keynote... read more
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has taken on the new light bulb energy efficiency requirements, which go into effect in 2012 as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. According to... read more
Allan Palecek, CEO, founder and lead designer of Palecek, will be the next Academy of Achievement Award recipient, the Accessories Resource Team (ART) and the Dallas Market Center announced recently. Palecek will accept the... read more
ELK Lighting recently purchased Rhode Island-based lighting manufacturer Nulco Lighting and is in the process of moving Nulco’s operations to its Pennsylvania facilities. Order fulfillment for Nulco is expected to resume by... read more
Two new companies will soon submit their entries for the L Prize, a competition launched by Congress in 2008 to spur lighting manufacturers to create high quality and highly efficient solid-state lighting. According to the... read more
Nashville’s Hermitage Lighting Gallery topped 500 entries to win Best Before & After: Bathroom award at the 2011 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition. Hermitage designer Melissa Morgan... read more
Customers will be able to combine orders for Monte Carlo Fans and Murray Feiss Lighting starting next year, thanks to a strategic realignment by the brands’ parent company, Generation Brands. Maria Scutaro, Vice President of... read more
Crystorama named Prima Lighting of Vaughan, ON, as its first-ever Retailer of the Year at a reception on June 23 during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. Crystorama President Brad Kleinberg says the new award is meant to... read more
Steve Rice is the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hubbardton Forge. Rice previously worked on sales and marketing for several companies including Nulco and Northeast Lantern. Westinghouse Lighting Corp. has... read more
Last week, we had the pleasure of honoring six retailers with our second annual Showroom of the Year Awards. In partnership with the Dallas Market Center, we now present these awards each year during the June Dallas Market.... read more
The winners of the second annual Showroom of the Year Awards were announced on June 23 at a cocktail reception on the opening night of the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. The awards were sponsored by Residential Lighting and... read more
President Barack Obama focused on jobs and energy efficiency while addressing politicians and employees at Cree’s Durham, NC, headquarters on June 13. The president was visiting the LED manufacturer for a meeting of the Jobs... read more
GE Lighting announced the winners of its annual Edison Awards, including one residential project, at Lightfair Intl. in Philadelphia on May 16. The awards recognize excellence in lighting design in projects that make... read more
Annapolis Lighting recently opened its third location after acquiring a former Burgess Lighting showroom in Fairfax, VA. Annapolis Lighting is a subsidiary of Colonial Electric Co., which also has another retail division... read more
Last week, I had the honor of serving as a judge in the 2011 Lighting for Tomorrow Design Competition. The awards, which are jointly sponsored and organized by the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) and the Consortium for Energy... read more

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