From the looks of it, the housing market will see solid gains in 2013 as steady job growth and improved consumer confidence bolster new home construction and remodeling. And while this growth is not large by historic... read more
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This year, GE Lighting marks its 50th year of lighting the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. And although America has been watching the National Christmas Tree light up every December since 1923, this year is a... read more
MaxLite appointed Chris Primous to Vice President of OEM Sales to work closely with residential and commercial lighting manufacturers on the global level. Primous will report directly to Thomas Rhee, Senior Vice President of... read more
Stan Drake
Lite Source Inc. has appointed lighting veteran Stan Drake as its new National Sales Manager effective December 2012.  Drake has had more than 20 years of sales management experience for such companies as Trend Lighting... read more
Dick Duff
Midwest‐CBK announced the addition of Dick Duff as general manager. Duff brings 29 years of experience in the gift industry, including five years with Midwest of Cannon Falls as the Executive Vice President of Sales and... read more
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High Point Market is updating its logo to include the Market’s hashtag, #hpmkt. The change makes the High Point Market one of the first organizations in the United States to incorporate a hashtag as a main element in its... read more
Rodney Huffan Nicor
NICOR® Inc. has hired Rodney Huffman as its Business Development Manager. Huffman brings more than 20 years of business management, sales and marketing experience from the semiconductor and solar PV Industries. He has a B.S... read more
Jack Melnick Nora
Jack Melnick, a well known and highly respected businessman in the home lighting industry, passed away at age 83 on Nov. 3, 2012. Head of Jack Melnick Sales in San Rafael, CA, Melnick was very active in the industry he loved... read more
Lighting One
The Lighting One 2013 National Meeting/Convention will take place Jan. 16-19, 2013, during the January Dallas Market. “I am excited and proud of Lighting One membership's success and position in the industry," said Gregg... read more
Alexa Hampton Winter Las Vegas Market
Alexa Hampton will be honored as the 2013 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013. Hampton, known around the globe for her classic, traditional and electric work, is a first-time recipient of this... read more
GE Lighting has signed an agreement to acquire Boulder, CO-based Albeo Technologies Inc., a privately held LED fixture manufacturer established in 2004. “The addition of Albeo Technologies’ immensely talented team and its... read more
Dallas Market Center
The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, being held Jan. 16-22, 2013, will offer dozens of educational opportunities for attendees.Headliners that were previously announced include renowned Australian Chef, author and TV... read more
Max Cohen Meyda Lighting
To support community enhancement efforts in the downtown Utica, NY, area, Meyda Lighting Upstate New York and Showroom Sales Manager Max Cohen helped spearhead “Project U,” an effort designed to revitalize storefronts and... read more
Nora Lighting hired The Lighting Group as its new commercial sales representative for southern Nevada. The Lighting Group is a well-established commercial sales and lighting design firm based in Las Vegas and has been in... read more
Littman Brands, manufacturer of unique, custom and design-forward lighting solutions for residential, hospitality and contract settings, announced its role as lead lighting sponsor of the House of Rock, an experiential... read more
International Market Centers (IMC) announced promotions, lateral moves and new appointments to streamline its gift and home décor team. The changes, which are effective immediately, will create a single unified team... read more
Kathy Ireland
WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industry, will present its prestigious Legacy Award to Kathy Ireland, CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide®, during the 2013... read more
Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, announced that Global Views will be honored during Gift for Life’s 21st Annual Party for Life, taking place Sunday, Jan. 27,... read more
The House of Lights in Melbourne, FL, founded in 1963 and bought by Phil and Jocelyn Bronson in 1968, will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The longstanding family business has thousands of products on display in... read more
Robery Currey
Robert B. Currey, founder of Storehouse and Currey & Co., was presented with the Design Legend 2012 Award from the Musuem of Design Atlanta. The award was presented during the Gala Preview of “The South’s Next Wave:... read more

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