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Cherie Rose takes reins as National Home Furnishings Assn. president

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HIGH POINT — Cherie Rose, owner of the Rose Collection in Los Gatos, Calif., took office Jan. 1 as this year's president of the National Home Furnishings Assn.

Rose, the third woman to hold NHFA's top elected office, has served on the retailer association's board and executive committee since 2000 and has been an NHFA officer for the past three years. "

She is an interior designer, retailer and entrepreneur who started her business in 1991 and has excelled in growing it into a high-end retail design business," NHFA said in the release.

Rose was elected at NHFA's annual meeting during the October High Point Market. Other officers are: Rick Howard of Sklar Furnishings, Boca Raton, Fla., president-elect and treasurer; John Wells of Wells Home Furnishings, Charleston, W.Va., vice president; and Donnie Hinton of Color Tyme, Gaffney, S.C., vice president.

Marc Schewel of Schewel Furniture, Lynchburg, Va., 2012 president, moves to chairman of the executive committee.

NHFA is a 94-year-old national trade organization serving home furnishings retailers in all 50 states, Canada and abroad.

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