Leadership Conference 2016

See video coverage from the 2016 Leadership Conference. Our videos are sponsored by Crest Financial.

 

 

 

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    Top 100 City Furniture marks 20th year at Leadership Conference

    Top 100 City Furniture marks 20th year at Leadership Conference

    City Furniture President Keith Koenig says conference is a great opportunity to recalibrate and refuel the team with enthusiasm and new ideas. Post-election numbers have been strong for City, and Koenig is looking for the momentum to continue in 2017.

    Added December 6, 2016 | Permalink

  • Economic keynote speaker helps chart course through variety of indicators

    Economic keynote speaker helps chart course through variety of indicators

    Economic keynote speaker helps chart course through variety of indicators

    John Burns, author of “Big Shift Ahead,” says its critical for industry leaders to keep an eye on government policy and economic influencers to stay on top of buying trends. And he believes the people most likely to spend on home furnishings are those born before the 1970s.

    Added December 1, 2016 | Permalink

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    Leadership conference keynote accentuates the positive

    Leadership conference keynote accentuates the positive

    Keynote speaker Ryan Estis focuses on three points from his presentation: turning customers into evangelists, having an attitude of gratitude and not allowing fear to be an impediment to action.

    Added December 1, 2016 | Permalink

  • WithIt panel discussion spotlights group's 20 years

    WithIt panel discussion spotlights group's 20 years

    WithIt panel discussion spotlights group's 20 years

    WithIt Managing Director Amy Van Dorp shares about the work the organization is doing to help women advance in the furniture industry, and she looks ahead to the WOW Awards in April and the WithIt Professional Conference in June. (Video coverage sponsored by Crest Financial.)

    Added December 1, 2016 | Permalink

  • WithIt president-elect is sharpening the pencil for 2017

    WithIt president-elect is sharpening the pencil for 2017

    WithIt president-elect is sharpening the pencil for 2017

    Dorian Stacy Sims, of Stacy Furniture and Design in Dallas and president-elect for WithIt, is encouraged to see an increasing number of women attending the Furniture Today Leadership Conference and says she looks to the event and networking opportunities for ideas and ways to do business smarter. (Coverage sponsored by Crest Financial.)

    Added December 1, 2016 | Permalink

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    'Important to hear issues and trends,' says Crest Financial

    'Important to hear issues and trends,' says Crest Financial

    Crest Financial's Clint Cowley says he's been hearing good things from furniture retailers after the Black Friday weekend and sees 2017 as a time to build on that momentum as retailers continue to use the various credit options available. ( Video coverage sponsored by Crest Financial.)

    Added December 1, 2016 | Permalink

  • Leadership Video Bill Kimbrell

    Bill Kimbrell: Where ideas take flight

    Bill Kimbrell: Where ideas take flight

    On the heels of a strong Black Friday weekend, Star Furniture's Bill Kimbrell, a 15-year veteran of the Furniture Today Leadership Conference, returns each year for the fresh ideas from speakers and through networking with industry leaders. ( Video coverage sponsored by Crest Financial.)

    Added November 30, 2016 | Permalink

  • Leadership video of Ashley

    Networking with leaders remains priority

    Networking with leaders remains priority

    Ashley Furniture Inds. CEO Ron Wanek reflects on 20 years of attending the Furniture Today Leadership Conference and peeks into his crystal ball for what’s ahead in 2017. (Video coverage sponsored by Crest Financial.)

    Added November 30, 2016 | Permalink