With completion of the New York International Gift Fair’s (NYIGF®) three-year strategic reorganization, the summer 2013 market will introduce four new comprehensive market collections and a dynamic new exhibit floor layout.... read more
Pat Treadway, Ken Charton
MaxLite® has announced the appointment of Pat Treadway to Vice President of Product Marketing and Engineering and Ken Charton to Product Marketing Manager. Treadway will report to Thomas Rhee, Executive Vice President, and... read more
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Assn. (NKBA) announced an agreement to co-locate the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in... read more
gavel legislation
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) is able to stay abreast of legislative issues at both the federal and state levels by subscribing to a Thomson Reuters monitoring service that sends alerts within 24 hours of the... read more
Jeff Kosberg has joined Satco Products as Southeast Regional Sales Manager. He will be managing the sales responsibilities for Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Kosberg brings experience in both the residential and commercial... read more
Good vibes abounded at the January 2013 Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. According to Dallas Market Center (DMC) PR Specialist Lauren Venegas, the market, held Jan. 17-20, saw strong attendance with increases from the Midwest,... read more
On Jan. 23, 2013, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reported that after languishing for several years, the U.S. remodeling industry appears to be pulling out of its downturn, and a renewal of the... read more
At a cocktail reception on Jan. 17 during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market, Crystorama announced the 2012 sales representative of the year. Bill Barnhart and Stan Oldfield from Representations Inc. in the Baltimore-... read more
Jonathan Charles and Wildwood Lamps have named John Cunningham as the new Creative Director of Showroom Design and Product Development. Cunningham’s background in showroom design and visual merchandising will help highlight... read more
Lighting for Tomorrow launched its 11th consecutive annual competition at the Dallas Market, Jan. 17-20. For the first time, Lighting for Tomorrow will award bonus points to lighting designed to meet the needs of the growing... read more
More than 650 people attended the 24th Annual ARTS Awards on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Hilton Anatole hotel during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. The awards were sponsored by ART - The Creative Home Furnishings... read more
Philips Consumer Luminaires NA and Philips Lighting will join as lighting sponsors for the 14th annual Professional Builder Show Village exhibit at the International Builders’ Show, Jan. 22-24, 2013, in Las Vegas. The... read more
Move over Facebook and Twitter, there’s a new player in social media land. Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook in April 2012, is an online photo sharing service that allows its self-reported 100 million users to... read more
The Lighting Research Center (LRC), a university-based research center that investigates lighting issues and educates the next generation of lighting leaders, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an event on March 20,... read more
Dallas Market Center (DMC) named Kevin Strawbridge as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Technology. In his position, Strawbridge will be responsible for integrating marketing and technology efforts to best serve both... read more
MaxLite® appoints Jeffrey Hirsch to the newly created position of Manager of Customer Support Group, to oversee customer service, communications, quality control and technical support for lighting distributors, specifiers... read more
Metro Lighting is launching a line of recycled glass lamps and fixtures through, an online funding platform. The shades are made from clear bottle glass that is crushed, melted, and poured into molds.... read more
ALA blog
In November 2012, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) launched a consumer blog to expand the public’s awareness of lighting, controls, ceiling fan products and the showroom channel of distribution. The blog entries, about 500... read more
WithIt, the women's leadership network serving the home and furnishings industries, announced its 2013 Board of Directors. Betty Lyn Eller, Vice President, Home Division of IMRE, a marketing agency, takes the helm as 2013’s... read more
Two lighting products were honored with a 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering award. GreenWave Reality’s Connected Lighting Solution won in the Integrated Home Systems & Multi-Room Audio-Video category, and... read more

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