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The 2010 Lightfair Intl. (LFI) trade floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center — already nearly sold out — will debut two new pavilions: the Building Integration Pavilion and Global Light + Design Pavilion, previously known... read more
Zia Eftekhar, a 40-year veteran of the lighting industry, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Philips Professional Luminaires North America, effective Jan. 1, 2010, according to a company statement. Eftekhar is... read more
Generation Brands announced on Dec. 4 that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to alleviate significant debt and position itself for a comeback. The company, which encompasses the well known lines Feiss... read more
Nora Lighting helped make the dream of a new home a reality for the Montgomery family of Philo, IL. The family was the lucky recipients of a new home from ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” show. Nathan Montgomery,... read more
Italian lighting importer Leucos USA will enhance its portfolio of brands through a new partnership with Firme di Vetro (FDV). This will add contemporary lines such as Murano Due, Aureliano Toso, Gallery and Alt... read more
The Home Furnishings Independents Assn. (HFIA). and CEPA Technologies introduced LiveAction Personal Shopper software for its members at the October High Point Market. “This is the next generation of in-home shopping,” says... read more
The Guangzhou Intl. Lighting Exhibition., Asia’s largest lighting event, will celebrate its 15th anniversary during its June 2010 show at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China. Over the past... read more
Stylish and innovative design earned 15 trailblazing designers of products and collections, including lighting, nods from the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD). during a gala at the October International Home... read more
After a devastating total-loss fire earlier this year, Cleveland Lighting is celebrating the grand opening of a newly designed, renovated showroom in the original Lyndhurst, OH, location, with the goal of introducing... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC). and the Accessories Resource Team (ART). a trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, recently announced that Don McEvoy will receive the prestigious Academy of... read more
OneCoast, the largest sales rep agency in the gift, home and collegiate industries, recently announced a major reorganization aimed at better serving its retail customers. Effective Dec. 31, the firm will separate its sales... read more
  Rudy Stowe (pictured here) has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Chelsea House. Stowe was previously Vice President/General Manager at the company. He reports directly to the President of the company, Bill... read more
Known for his exuberant personality and knack for spinning stories, beloved Florida sales representative Henry Guerra died on Sept. 29 at the age of 65. The industry veteran, based in Brandon, FL, was born on July 15, 1944,... read more
Two powerhouses in the lighting industry — Philips Lighting. and Acuity Brands Inc. — have entered into a license agreement aimed at offering new LED lighting solutions to the market. Per the agreement, Philips will welcome... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) will soon be home to a new annual trade event launching June 24-27: the Dallas Hospitality & Contract Design Show. According to a DMC release, the new event was created as a response to the... read more
Dave Carr, founder of Del Mar Lighting, a high-end lighting design firm, will unveil an all-new, 3,000-square-foot showroom — an expansion of its former showroom in the same Orange County location — featuring hundreds of... read more
Uttermost has once again expanded its High Point showroom, now boasting almost 19,000 square feet of space to display its selection of mirrors, art, lighting, accessories, botanicals and accent furniture. The manufacturer’s... read more
It’s only been six months since Colonial Electric Supply, the parent company of Bright Light Design Center, acquired Annapolis Lighting Co.but changes are already in full swing. The sale marks the Pennsylvania-based Colonial... read more
Kenroy Home's acquisition of Illinois-based TruHome USA — which focuses on specialty home furnishing retailers — in August has opened up new business channels for the two industry brands. Coming less than 18 months... read more
At the Annual Banquet during the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Susan Solomon-Auerbach became the 21st inductee into the Lighting Hall of Fame and the second woman to achieve the honor. The... read more

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