Midwest Furniture Club's annual meeting addresses benefits, events
February 20, 2012,
WILLOWBROOK, Ill. — About 40 people attended the Midwest Furniture Club's annual member benefits meeting here, hearing from representatives of the High Point Market Authority, Office Depot, Office Max and the International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn.
The Midwest club is one of IHFRA's largest affiliates.
Jen Sova, an administrator with IHFRA, outlined benefits and services extended to IHFRA members, including new initiatives with insurance, discounts at office supply stores and other savings opportunities.
Club members Brad Cofoid and Judy Walsh organized the benefits event and said they were pleased with the turn out.
"We focus on making sure the annual dues are a great investment for our members and they understand the value of the organization," said Cofoid. "Too many of our members don't enjoy the full benefits the club offers and this event tries to change that."
Member Mark Dilling detailed plans for the 10th annual Bill Krause Golf Outing to be held June 19 at Whisper Creek in Huntley, Ill.
Geoff Weed, who is coordinating this year's Midwest Furniture Show, said the event will return to the Schaumburg (Ill.) Convention Center Sept. 6-7 with improvements and new initiatives. He said there will be new exhibitors including World Imports, Woodpecker and Lifeline Mfg., and expanded spaces for manufacturers such as Ashley, Aspenhome, Englander, Corsicana, Natuzzi, John Thomas, Simply Amish, Homelegance and Pulaski.
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