Attendees take time to mix and mingle in Big Easy
  • Connie Beckmann, left, and David Beckmann, Emerald Home Furnishings; Sharron Bradley, North American Home Furnishings Assn.
    Connie Beckmann, left, and David Beckmann, Emerald Home Furnishings; Sharron Bradley, North American Home Furnishings Assn.
  • Satish Natarajan, left, Dispatch Track; Howard Dell, Innovative Delivery Systems; Charles Johnson, Diakon Logistics.
    Satish Natarajan, left, Dispatch Track; Howard Dell, Innovative Delivery Systems; Charles Johnson, Diakon Logistics.
  • Nada Cory, left, and Joe Cory, Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery; Marc Schewel, Schewel Furniture, Lynchburg, Va.; Pat Howard and Rick Howard, Sklar Furnishings, Boca Raton, Fla.
    Nada Cory, left, and Joe Cory, Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery; Marc Schewel, Schewel Furniture, Lynchburg, Va.; Pat Howard and Rick Howard, Sklar Furni
  • Tamara Scott-Anderson, left, Contents Interiors, Tucson, Ariz.; Mike Spiller, Connie Spiller, Emily King Spiller and Shane Spiller, Spiller Furniture, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    Tamara Scott-Anderson, left, Contents Interiors, Tucson, Ariz.; Mike Spiller, Connie Spiller, Emily King Spiller and Shane Spiller, Spiller Furniture,
  • Janice Coleman, left, Tupelo Furniture Market; Bonnie Melcher, Netsertive; Marty Melcher, Serta; Larry Furiani, Coaster; Bill Hartman, Furniture First, Harrisburg, Pa.
    Janice Coleman, left, Tupelo Furniture Market; Bonnie Melcher, Netsertive; Marty Melcher, Serta; Larry Furiani, Coaster; Bill Hartman, Furniture First
  • Michael Allen, left, BrandSource, Anaheim, Calif.; Kristi Huber and Matt Huber, Belfort Furniture, Dulles, Va.; Leah Kirkland, MicroD; Mike Huber, Belfort Furniture.
    Michael Allen, left, BrandSource, Anaheim, Calif.; Kristi Huber and Matt Huber, Belfort Furniture, Dulles, Va.; Leah Kirkland, MicroD; Mike Huber, Bel
  • The Sinclair family, including Eric Sinclair with scissors, officially opens the Montgomery’s showroom in Watertown, S.D.
    Connie Beckmann, left, and David Beckmann, Emerald Home Furnishings; Sharron Bradley, North American Home Furnishings Assn.
  • Montgomery’s of Sioux City, S.D., has opened a new store in Watertown, S.D., the largest of its three stores. The 60,000-square-foot showroom features some new suppliers to the retailer as well as Montgomery’s trademark focus on interior design work.
    Satish Natarajan, left, Dispatch Track; Howard Dell, Innovative Delivery Systems; Charles Johnson, Diakon Logistics.
  • James Bell of Protect-A-Bed stands with a display of his company’s mattress protectors at the store.
    Nada Cory, left, and Joe Cory, Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery; Marc Schewel, Schewel Furniture, Lynchburg, Va.; Pat Howard and Rick Howard, Sklar Furni
  • Highland Park Chamber of Commerce official Virginia Glasner, center, is joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Ashley executives Pat Brown, left, Chris Leehy, Graeme Gordon, Ben Thorud and John Disa.
    Tamara Scott-Anderson, left, Contents Interiors, Tucson, Ariz.; Mike Spiller, Connie Spiller, Emily King Spiller and Shane Spiller, Spiller Furniture,
  • Andrew Disa, left, of Ashley, and Dave Gruber of Serta sit with cutaways of gel memory foam beds in the new ZZZ’s by Ashley store.
    Janice Coleman, left, Tupelo Furniture Market; Bonnie Melcher, Netsertive; Marty Melcher, Serta; Larry Furiani, Coaster; Bill Hartman, Furniture First
  • Ben Thorud of Ashley speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new store.
    Michael Allen, left, BrandSource, Anaheim, Calif.; Kristi Huber and Matt Huber, Belfort Furniture, Dulles, Va.; Leah Kirkland, MicroD; Mike Huber, Bel
 
The NAHFA conference held June 2-4 in New Orleans was themed "Making it Big, Keeping it Easy." Stories of outstanding leadership and ways to build strong corporate culture were plentiful.
 
Posted: June 12, 2013