Some recent reports from my friends at point to the fact that potentially inaccurate figures may be sending the wrong signals about the severity of the housing crisis. A Feb. 22 article in The Wall Street... read more
High Point’s International Home Furnishings Center will soon be under new ownership that includes a major World Market Center Las Vegas investor, the Winston-Salem Journal recently reported. The same group is also in talks... read more
Nulco Lighting has temporarily closed and gone into state receivership, but should re-open soon, says owner Ken Nulman. Nulman announced on Feb. 28 that the Rhode Island lighting manufacturer would lay off its 91 employees,... read more
More than 200 members, suppliers and reps attended Lighting One’s 2011 annual meeting during the recent January Dallas Market, where guests celebrated the lighting co-op's 10-year anniversary and toured partner manufacturers... read more
Bulbrite recently presented its 2010 Customer of the Year Award to Capitol Lighting at the January Dallas Market. (Pictured from left, with Bubrite National Sales Manager Brian Creeley) Capitol Lighting executives Eric... read more
Believe me, I am intimately familiar with procrastination. Case in point: how close this column is written to its delivery time. (Of course, it’s because I want my information to be as current as possible. Really.) But there... read more
After the economic downturn of the past few years, the U.S. home improvement industry is ready for growth, according to a recent study from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The report, “A New Decade of... read more
More than 2,600 lighting designers, manufacturers and specifiers will have a chance to learn more about the newest in lighting technology at the 12th annual Strategies in Light conference, Feb. 22-24 at the Santa Clara... read more
A residential lighting solutions workshop is among the wide variety of classes being offered this year at Cooper Lighting’s SOURCE education center in Peachtree City, GA, and several off-site locations. The residential... read more
Several companies honored their top sales representatives last month during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. At the Hinkley Lighting national sales meeting, President Rick Wiedemer (left) and Vice President of Operations... read more
On the heels of Atlanta’s freakish winter storm just before its International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the brutal arctic blasts that pummeled the Northeast, we in Chicago are still digging out from the third... read more
Uttermost recently acquired the clock manufacturer Timeworks Inc. and has already begun to show the company’s products. Timeworks clocks, including new January introductions, were included in Uttermost’s showrooms last month... read more
With a near double-digit percent gain in attendance and the strongest opening day in the last 40 markets, last month’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market started the year on an optimistic note. “Attendance was up, buyers... read more
The American Lighting Assn. and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency are now accepting entries for this year’s Lighting for Tomorrow competition. Like last year, the 2011 contest will include lighting control devices and... read more
Mourners overflowed the doors of a Bedford Corners, NY, temple on Jan. 16 to honor Dorothy Feiss, devoted wife of Murray Feiss and industry icon in her own right, who died one day earlier, just eight days shy of her 83rd... read more
While it sometimes seems like our industry has a surplus of strong personalities, those that exude a genuine warmth are always welcome, and sorely missed when they leave us. Last week's launch of Authenticity Lighting at the... read more
Over 600 people were on hand Saturday night to honor the winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards, including two new categories – Green Manufacturer and Sales Representative for National/Key Accounts. The awards were sponsored... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) recently announced the finalists of its first Next Big Give contest, including one lighting showroom. Winners of the contest, which is meant to honor retailers doing good in their communities,... read more
Gear up for this month’s Las Vegas Market using these helpful online tools from World Market Center (WMC): WMCommunity: This online tool on the WMC website helps users plan their market experience by viewing an interactive... read more
Ralph Lauren Home recently announced an exclusive license agreement to produce a collection of lighting with Visual Comfort & Co. Under the new agreement announced last month, lighting will be produced under both the... read more

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