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Idlewood Electric, Highland Park, IL
The 2015 holiday shopping season was a solid one for retailers across the country. Although discounts were prevalent, which resulted in fewer dollars coming in to retail stores, that didn’t mean fewer purchases. According to... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a partner in its Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. “The Department of Energy is proud to partner with organizations such as the... read more
No Kid Hungry, a campaign that helps ensure school children across America have access to healthy meals, received a holiday donation from Nora Lighting. “We would like to thank Jilla Farzan and the team at Nora Lighting for... read more
Submissions are now open for the 2016 Lumen Awards. A signature program of The Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC), the Lumen Awards celebrate excellence in lighting design. New this year, the... read more
ELK Group Intl. has expanded by acquiring Pomeroy, an accessory and gift wholesaler. “ELK will provide a competitive edge in terms of operations and shipping, while allowing Pomeroy’s creative staff to focus on continued... read more
The 17 presenters for the 27th annual ARTS Awards, happening Fri., Jan. 22, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market have been announced. Robert Verdi, Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis and Jeffrey Alan Marks are among the... read more
ConTech Lighting announced that Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls will represent the company in five states. “There is tremendous opportunity for growth with Bell & McCoy representing us,” said John Ranshaw,... read more
Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show introduced a new user-friendly app that includes real-time interactions, exhibitor listings and event schedules to inspire connectivity in the lighting community.... read more
Nora Lighting expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of two new sales agencies, MRTC Sales and Pacific Northwest Reps. “Nora’s expansion throughout the northwest is reflective of the growth... read more
The 2016 Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Outdoor Competition has launched. Online intents to submit are due on Jan. 18, 2016, with the judging event taking place in March. The 2016 Outdoor Competition application categories... read more
International Market Centers (IMC) has withdrawn is IPO. Filed originally in November 2014, IMC first postponed its $150 million IPO in May, and then ultimately withdrew it due to “unfavorable market conditions at this time... read more
Generation Brands, Mark Horning, Corbin Philhower, Colter Menke
Generation Brands has expanded its merchandising team by promoting Mark Horning to Director of Merchandising and Events and hiring Corbin Philhower (Merchandising Manager) and Colter Menke (Merchandising Coordinator). With... read more
Arteriors appointed Henry Hart as International Sales Manager. Hart will oversee the global expansion of the company’s brand with a focus in Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. “With... read more
Jackie Paulsen Currey & Company
Currey & Co. hired Jackie Paulsen as its Director of Marketing. “I am very pleased to have Jackie join our team," says Bob Ulrich, Senior Vice President of Currey. "She brings a wealth of marketing knowledge and... read more
In January 2016, Accent Lighting will open a new showroom in Redmond, OR. "We're a small company, but that makes us more flexible and adaptable," said Bob Warmbold, founder of Accent Lighting. "The new location in Redmond... read more
Flos has acquired Lukas Lighting. This acquisition will boost Flos’ growth in the North American contract market. “For a long time we have been looking at the North American market to find the right entity and the right... read more
Pantone Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz, Serenity
Pantone has named two colors as its 2016 Color of the Year: Pantone® 13-1520 Rose Quartz and Pantone® 15-3919 Serenity. Described as “weightless and airy,” Serenity (a soft blue) is comforting and provides a calming effect.... read more
The call for entries and nominations for the seventh annual Showroom of the Year Awards has now opened. The awards, which honor top lighting retailers, are presented by Residential Lighting magazine and the Dallas Market... read more
The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently issued notices of noncompliance to American Lighting Assn. (ALA) manufacturer members who are still selling a certain type of socket adapter prohibited by the Energy Independence... read more
The 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow competition will launch at Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show, happening Jan. 20-24, 2016. “For the lighting industry, innovation and marketplace adaptability are the key... read more

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