Two lighting retailers were among the nominees recently announced for the Dallas Market Center’s second annual Next Big Give contest, which honors retailers who give back to their communities. Capitol Lighting in Boca Raton... read more
Bob Craig, a lighting rep who covered Florida for over 30 years, died suddenly on Jan. 1 at the age of 74.  He represented Currey & Co. for over 20 years, as well as Port 68 and Cooper Classics. Bob’s friends in the... read more
XOLights and recently announced that they have teamed up in order to offer lighting showrooms a more comprehensive set of online tools. Ace Rosenstein, president of Bravo Business Media, which markets... read more
Nora Lighting recently hired two new commercial sales rep firms. Michael Colotti of Lighthouse Consulting LLC of Portsmouth, NH, will oversee Nora sales in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and John and Debby Arcand of UVD... read more
Yosemite Home Décor has hired Jim Fleming as the company’s new director of sales. In addition to being the owner of Camelot Group Consulting, which serves the lighting and home décor industries, Fleming boasts an extensive... read more
MVP Group Intl. has hired former Ty Inc. President Scott Wehrs as the new president of Midwest-CBK, a manufacturer of lighting, seasonal décor and gifts. Wehrs started his career with Ty Inc., the creator of the successful... read more
Women’s leadership network WithIt kicked off its 15th year by naming its 2012 Board of Directors. Julia Rosien, Chief Idea Officer at, will take over as president, becoming the first president based outside... read more
Trade show organizer Urban Expositions recently appointed Joan C. Ulrich to the newly created position of Vice President of New Business Development. In her new position, Ulrich will oversee research and development of new... read more
International Market Centers (IMC) recently announced two promotions and one new hire in the furniture leasing divisions for the Las Vegas and High Point markets. Ryan Mahoney and Jared Worrall were both promoted to... read more
Pamela Stowers has joined Robertson Worldwide, a manufacturer of fluorescent ballasts and LED drivers, as the new Director of Marketing. Stowers has spent the last 10 years in the electrical and lighting industries with... read more
MaxLite has created a new Lighting Application Engineering and Design Team to help distributors, designers and sales reps plan use of the company’s LED luminaires and lamps. Industry veteran David Delgado (pictured) has been... read more
While some consumers may have been sad to see the traditional 100W incandescent bulb go on Jan. 1 after new efficiency regulations said it could no longer be manufactured, Atlantic Electrical Supply Corp. in Richmond, VA,... read more
Swarovski Elements will be the first-ever corporate sponsor for the ARTS Awards, which will take place during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market on Jan. 21. The awards, which honor the best in lighting, furniture and home... read more
Murray Feiss Lighting and Monte Carlo Fan Co. will both unveil new branding at their new combined showroom at the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market beginning Jan. 19. The new sister brands both have new logos (pictured), and... read more
Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics Co. has named company veteran Michael W. Pessina as the company’s new president. Pessina has worked for Lutron for 35 years in a variety of areas, including engineering,... read more
Nora Lighting recently named Carlos Martinez to the position of Western Regional Sales Manager for Nora’s commercial division. Martinez has more than 15 years of experience in the lighting industry and has been affiliated... read more
Connecticut Lighting Centers recently hired Carla Beard to fill the newly created position of Director of Business Development. In this position, Beard will be responsible for developing new business relationships in... read more
Hera Lighting recently hired Jeff Santoro as their new sales manager for the West Coast. Santoro previously worked for U.S. Futaba Inc., an importer and distributor of drawer slides and accessories for kitchens and closets,... read more
A deal reached by Congressional negotiators last week revoked the funding necessary to enforce the new bulb regulations set to take effect Jan. 1, according to the Washington Times. The amendment, which was one of the last... read more
A new retail concept from Philips Consumer Luminaires is helping lighting showrooms create a more streamlined shopping experience for customers. The “shop-in-shop” branded displays, which showcase several styles of Philips... read more

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