Residential Lighting and the Dallas Market Center are pleased to announce that they will once again recognize excellence among lighting showrooms in the third annual Showroom of the Year competition, which is now open for... read more
Gift for Life, a charitable organization in the gift and home décor industry that raises money to fight AIDS, recently announced that its annual Party for Life fundraiser raised a record $208,000. “A generous industry truly... read more
GLM recently announced that it will launch a new artisan product-sourcing event called Artisan Resource for importers, retailers and wholesalers at the August 2012 New York Intl. Gift Fair (NYIGF). “This is an exciting... read more
Hinkley Lighting recently announced the winners of two contests held during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market, and also recognized several outstanding sales reps. In honor of the company’s 90th anniversary, Hinkley held a... read more
A proposed plan to demolish the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York could affect future plans for trade shows like Lightfair Intl. and the New York Intl. Gift Fair (NYIGF). According to The New York Times, New York Gov.... read more
Strong buyer attendance at last month’s Dallas Intl. Lighting Market combined with fresh new showrooms and products from exhibitors have many feeling optimistic about the year to come. “Commerce roared ahead in Dallas as a... read more
Ron Sterenson, a longtime rep who covered Minnesota for House of Troy, died Jan. 5 at the age of 64. Ron also represented Framburg, Arroyo Craftsman and Fine Art Lamps. Ron’s friends in the industry remember him as... read more
Lowe’s Companies Inc. recently acquired ATG Stores, an online home improvement retailer that includes over 500 websites including Lighting Universe.   The new partnership will allow both companies to benefit from each... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has hired Eva Walsh as the new Vice President of Business Development, a newly created position within DMC’s leasing division. This isn’t Walsh’s first position at DMC. She first joined the... read more
Access Lighting recently welcomed Jason Kirstein, son of longtime Access employees Barry and Heather Kirstein, who work in sales and accounts receivable, respectively. Kirstein has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San... read more
A new design representative is among the newest members added to the High Point Market Authority Board of Directors. Jena Hall of Jena Hall Designs, one of six new additions to the board, will be a non-voting liaison who... read more
Over 650 people attended this year’s ARTS Awards on Jan. 21 at the Hilton Anatole, during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. The awards are sponsored by the Accessories Resource Team (ART) and the Dallas Market Center, as... read more
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

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