Exhibitors added to next week's Midwest Furniture Show
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, September 20, 2013
CHICAGO — Several new exhibitors have joined the roster as the Midwest Furniture Show gets set for its annual run Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 25-26, in the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.
"In the last few weeks, we've had Archbold, Istikbal, Zenith Logistics, B&B Advertising, Leather Italia and ECI Furniture join the exhibitor's list," said Geoff Weed, the show coordinator and a member of the Midwest Furniture Club, which sponsors the event.
"This diversity reflects what retailers can expect at our show: bedding resources, furniture manufacturers and distributors, but also advertising and marketing companies, freight and logistics companies, financial companies and accessory companies."
Show organizers expect the turnout to be high this year with the Midwest's improving economy, the arrival of retailers Art Van, Sleepy's and The Dump in Chicago, and an upbeat housing market.
"We are getting a great response from Top 100 retailers, as well as a lot of independents from Illinois, Wisconsin and northern Indiana. It should be a full house," said Weed.
The show will be open to retailers, designers and members of the trade from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
A free lunch for attendees is offered each day from noon to 2 p.m., sponsored by Wiseway Transportation. A social hour starts at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, sponsored by Ashley Furniture and Zenith Global Logistics.
In addition, retailers will have the opportunity to meet with Jana Sutherland from the North American Home Furnishings Assn. about the resources the retail trade group provides for independent retailers. Jennifer Sova, communications director for the International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn., will be present to help IHFRA members maximize their membership benefits and encourage retailers and manufacturers to join.
Attendees can pre-register at www.MidwestFurnitureShow.com.
This year's exhibitor list includes:
All About Furniture
Alliance Furniture Ind.
Archbold Furniture Co.
Area Rugs & Pillows
B & B Advertising
Brill Seating Inc.
Easy Rest Mattress Co.
EZ Pay Beverly Hills
Five Star Mattress
FlexPay Plus Finance
John Thomas Furniture
Lamps Per Se
Leather Italia USA
Life Line Mfg.
Magic Sleep Mattress
Malouf Fine Linens
MDA Rug Imports
Mega Group USA
Powell Home Fashions
Signature Design by Ashley
Sunbelt Furniture Xpress
The Bedding Group Inc.
Zenith Global Logistics