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
Lazy Susan USA has announced that David Moses (pictured) has transitioned from the company’s CEO to a consultant role, as he is leaving to lead Next Step Strategies, a consulting firm assisting companies in the home décor... read more
I’m sure most of you have been attending the Dallas Market (or at least the January Dallas Market) long enough to have your pre-show routine down pat. Disciples of display guru Denis Caldora snap reference photos of existing... read more
A new company created by Ace Rosenstein, formerly of Sea Gull Lighting, is helping lighting showrooms launch customized websites that display their full product offerings. Bravo Business Media allows showrooms to access... read more
Manufacturers’ representative Richard Sanders died Oct. 21, 2010, after working in the industry for nearly four decades. He was 70 years old. Sanders’ son Shawn, who worked with him at Sanders and Assoc. in Mentor, OH, says... read more
Glenn Ludwig (pictured) has been appointed CEO of Foscarini Inc., the North American subsidiary of the Italian lighting firm. Based in New York City, Ludwig will be responsible for the company’s presence in the United States... read more
IKEA has pulled the plug on the sales of incandescent light bulbs, the retailer announced last week. Effective Jan. 4, 2011, IKEA US will no longer stock or sell incandescent bulbs, becoming the first retailer to do so ahead... read more
It’s that time of year again. Time for me to take stock of my shortcomings and embark on a plan for improvement that’s, at best, ambitious and, at worst, mission impossible. But I must say, a couple of late-in-the-year... read more
While the rest of the country won’t start enforcing the new energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs until 2012, California will get a head start beginning Jan. 1, 2011. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA)... read more
Richard Cash, President and owner of Besa Lighting just outside Columbus, OH, died of a heart attack on Dec. 14. He was 49. Mike Wypasek, Besa’s Graphics and Marketing Communications Coordinator, says Besa was a small... read more

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