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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
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) bestowed its highest honors to three industry leaders at its annual conference at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. The Pillar of the Industry awards are presented each year to... read more
California Energy Commissioner Julia Levin kicked off the 2009 Lighting for Tomorrow awards presentation with a timely question: “How many lighting designers does it take to change the world?” Winners of this year’s... read more
Residential Lighting Publisher/Editorial Director Laura Van Zeyl (left) presented the 13th annual Residential Lighting Industry Leadership Award to WAC President Shelley Wang during a Sept. 14 lunch session at the American... read more
As if a brand new showroom were not enough, Shady Lady will also be debuting two new licenses with Jane Seymour Designs and Michael Payne Home Collection (lamp shown) at the upcoming High Point Market. The new space is... read more
Phil Alexander is Satco’s new Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest, replacing Dan Webb, a sales veteran who retired after 20 years with the company. Alexander has been in the lighting business in the northwest... read more
The ninth annual Goombay Bash, hosted by Hortons Home Lighting and its H Foundation, brought 1,100 attendees to the Grand Ballroom at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Aug. 8. The casual, Caribbean-themed event raised $450,000 for... read more
ELK Lighting has announced that it will celebrate the debut of its new Dimond portable lamp division by giving away diamond necklaces at upcoming shows. The new line centers around table and floor lamps with traditional to... read more
Organizers of the Intl. Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show have announced finalists for the 2009 Gold Key Awards, as well as recipients for this year's Designer of the Year and Icon of Industry awards, which will also be... read more

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