The Leadership Conference social scene 2008
  • Kathi Cunningham, left, Four Hands; Connie Post, Connie Post Cos.; Bill Benton, Powell Co.; and Jeff Yellen, Great American Furniture Services.
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  • Don Allen, left, and Cathy Allen, both of W.S. Badcock Corp., Mulberry, Fla.; Jean Laflamme, South Shore Inds.
    Don%20Allen%20and%20Cathy%20Allen,%20of%20W.S.%20Badcock;%20Jean%20Laflamme,%20South%20Shore%20Inds.
  • Dave Heard, left, and Donna Favia, both of Furniture Values International/Aspenhome;  Lawrence Yen, Woodworth Inds.; and Renee Loper, Bill Colegrove, Bryan Edwards, Jena Hall and Mike Watson, all of Furniture Values International/Aspenhome
    Dave%20Heard,%20Donna%20Favia,%20Lawrence%20Yen%20and%20Renee%20Loper,%20Bill%20Colegrove,%20Bryan%20Edwards,%20Jena%20Hall%20and%20Mike%20Watson.
  • Peggy Kelly, left, Robert Kelly and Stephane Deschesnes, all of Canadel Furniture; Cameron Cook, Design Management Co.; Kate Schuman, Canadel.
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  • Frank Lorenzo, left, AICO; Tim McGee, Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., High Point; Paul Hauser, Leggett & Platt.
    Frank%20Lorenzo,%20Tim%20McGee,%20Paul%20Hauser.
  • Ty Wimbs, left, Bassett; Bill Vanden Boomen, Buhler Furniture; Connie and David Beckmann, Emerald Home Furnishings.
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  • Fina Sampere, left, Ambari Inc.; Connie Post, Connie Post Cos.; and Carlos Sampere, Ambari Inc.
    Fina%20Sampere,%20Connie%20Post,%20and%20Carlos%20Sampere.
  • The Kokomo
    Kathi%20Cunningham,%20Connie%20Post,%20Bill%20Benton,%20and%20Jeff%20Yellen.
  • The So
    Don%20Allen%20and%20Cathy%20Allen,%20of%20W.S.%20Badcock;%20Jean%20Laflamme,%20South%20Shore%20Inds.
  • Friends gather
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  • Aerial view
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  • The stainless
    Frank%20Lorenzo,%20Tim%20McGee,%20Paul%20Hauser.
  • From left
    Ty%20Wimbs,%20Bill%20Vanden%20Boomen,%20Connie%20and%20David%20Beckmann.
  • Cinde W Ingram
    Fina%20Sampere,%20Connie%20Post,%20and%20Carlos%20Sampere.
  • Liz OBrien
    Kathi%20Cunningham,%20Connie%20Post,%20Bill%20Benton,%20and%20Jeff%20Yellen.
  • Decorations included a gingerbread version of the Gallery store.
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  • Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale with the team that made his store’s gingerbread furniture.
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  • The life-sized gingerbread furniture on display during the holiday season at Gallery Furniture in Houston.
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  • classified eblast - las vegas
    Frank%20Lorenzo,%20Tim%20McGee,%20Paul%20Hauser.
  • american drew logo - eblast sample
    Ty%20Wimbs,%20Bill%20Vanden%20Boomen,%20Connie%20and%20David%20Beckmann.
  • Furniture Today cover 1-19-2009
    Fina%20Sampere,%20Connie%20Post,%20and%20Carlos%20Sampere.
 

Folks gather for three days of meetings, educational sessions and networking opportunities at Furniture/Today's annual Leadership Conference that attracts top players in the retail, manufacturing and supply sectors.

For more social photos, refer to our print edition published December 15th, page 19.

 
Posted: December 16, 2008