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SURYA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF
SPOTTED WITH SURYA CONTEST


(left) Gum Wall in Seattle; (top right) Amazon Jungle; (bottom right) Wedding in Hickory, N.C.

CALHOUN, GA – Surya has announced the winners of its #SpottedwithSurya Instagram contest, which ran from May 28 to July 15, 2014. To enter the contest, designers and retailers were asked to post to Instagram a photo of a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location. Entries were judged on creativity and originality, with winning entrants receiving free Surya products.


 

AMER CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING
AT FIRST LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

Tanuj Gupta, center, president of Amer Rugs, does the ribbon cutting honors at the company's first permanent Las Vegas showroom. Others in the picture are, left to right, Lee Hershberg, vice president, Gift+Home Decor @ IMC;Chris Busher, Northern California regional manager for Amer; Dileep Singh, Amer warehouse manager, Norcross, GA; Tanuj Gupta, Amer president; Bart Gilleland, director of operations; Hailey Marshall, Amer senior account specialist and Vernon Singleton, Atlanta showroom manager.The new 2,500 sq. ft showroom is located at World Market Center,
building B, suite 421.
 


 

GREG JORDT OF HAROUNIAN RUGS INT'L IS A
WINNER OF LAS VEGAS HOTEL PROMOTION

LAS VEGAS -- Greg Jordt, vice president of sales and marketing of Harounian Rugs International, was one of the winners of the Las Vegas Market's first “Book the Block” hotel reservation promotion, sponsored by International Market Centers and Connections Housing. 


 

SAFAVIEH HOSTS LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF LAS VEGAS DESIGN PANELISTS

Following the Las Vegas Market's  seventh installment of its popular trend presentation, Ahead of the Curve on Tuesday July 29, Safavieh sponsored a luncheon in honor of the panelists shown here at the Safavieh showroom. Left to right:  Designer Timothy  Corrigan (Timothy Corrigan, Inc.); Safavieh principal Cyrus Yaraghi; celebrity designer Thom Filicia (Thom Filicia, Inc.;Susanna Salk, designer Michelle Nussbaumer (principal of Ceylon et Cie), and Safavieh principal Arash Yaraghi..Safavieh licensing partner Thom Filicia signed copies of his most recent book, American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat.Signings were also done by designer Timothy Corrigan for his book, Chateau de Grand Luc, and by Today show contributor Susanna Salk for her new book, Decorate Fearlessly.


 

HOME DEPOT NAMES DECKER
EXECUTIVE VP OF MERCHANDISING

ATLANTA – Ted Decker has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandising for The Home Depot, effective August 4, 2014. In his new role, Decker will report to Craig Menear, president of U.S. retail and be responsible for all aspects of merchandising strategy and operations.


 

LAS VEGAS MARKET UNVEILS
PHASE THREE OF GROWTH PLAN

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market announced that phase three of its strategic growth plan will be implemented at the Summer 2015 Market, scheduled for Sunday, August 2, to Thursday, August 6, 2015. Highlights of the phase three transformation include the launch of two new showroom floors in Building C - C5 for boutique home décor, textiles and accessories, and C11, for gourmet housewares, tabletop and gift and the relocation of temporary exhibits from those floors to a dedicated, free-standing venue on the Market campus.


 

LAS VEGAS MARKET OPENING DAY
DRAWS GROWING NUMBER OF BUYERS

LAS VEGAS – Summer Las Vegas Market, which opened July 27 and runs through July 31, welcomed a growing number of buyers from an increasingly diverse range of U.S. regions and countries, according to Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. Overall Market pre-registrations ran 7% ahead of Winter 2014 and 32% ahead of Summer 2013.


 

NORTH AMERICAN HOME FURNISHINGS
ASSOCIATION RALLIES MEMBERS TO
SUPPORT MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT

ROSEVILLE, CA – The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) sent a letter to Representative Robert Goodlatte, (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, again this week reminding him why home furnishings retailers support the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), according to Sharron Bradley, NAHFA's chief executive officer. This is the second such letter the Association has sent in its support of the online sales tax.


 

GABBERTS HONORED WITH
TWO AWARDS FROM STICKLEY

EDINA, MN – Gabberts Design Studio and Fine Furniture has been honored with two awards from L. & J.G. Stickley. The first was the Gold Award in recognition for store volume, followed by Most Inspiring Visual Merchandising for Gabberts’ on-trend window displays and showroom vignettes showcasing Stickley furniture.


 

VIC ATIYEH, FORMER OREGON GOVERNOR AND SECOND GENERATION OF ATIYEH BROS.
DIES AT 91


Gov. Vic Atiyeh

PORTLAND, OR --Vic Atiyeh, 91, Oregon’s 32nd governor and second generation executive of Atiyeh Bros., died July 20,  2014 at Portland’s Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Cause of death was renal failure.


 


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FEIZY RUGS TO HOST 
ARABIAN NIGHTS PARTY
AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

DALLAS – Feizy Rugs will host an Arabian nights-themed party on Tuesday, July 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Las Vegas World Market Center showroom C-399. The event will include henna tattoo artists, a belly dancer, themed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


 

LAS VEGAS MARKET HONORS SURYA AND
OTHERS WITH GLOBAL GOODNESS AWARD

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market  will honor Surya ad several other international companies with the Third Annual Global Goodness Awards. In addition to Surya, the other honorees include Banded, Distinctly Himalayan, Naturepedic and Phillips Collection.


 

LEVINE NAMED
VP
OF SURYA
OUTDOOR


Jim Levine

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C.H. ROBINSON
BRINGS LOGISTICS
SHIPPING SOLUTIONS
TO MULTIPLE
INDUSTRIES


Francois Wolberg


ATLANTA—C.H. Robinson may not be a household name in the rug business, but with more than 11,000 employees and 2013 gross revenues of $12.8 billion, it is one of the largest third party logistics providers in the world, and specializes in global transportation logistics services.


 

HELLENIC CANADA LAUNCHES
2014 SUPPLEMENT CATALOG

Hellenic Canada Catalog Supplement cover

MISSISSAUGA, ONT, CANADA – Hellenic Canada has launched its 2014 Supplement  to coincide with the Summer Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31. The company will showcase its new products as well as its new catalog at its World Market Center showroom C-200.


 

ORIENTAL WEAVERS TO HOST
TOMMY BAHAMA PARTY IN LAS VEGAS

DALTON, GA – Oriental Weavers will host a Tommy Bahama party Monday, July 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its World Market Center showroom C-395. The party will be catered by the official Las Vegas Tommy Bahama Bar & Restaurant.


 

WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES

LAS VEGAS – World Market Center will celebrate new showrooms, relocations or expansions of existing brands with ribbon-cutting ceremonies Sunday, July 27.  Rug showroom changes include Amer Rugs (B-431), Dalyn Rug Corp. (A-325), Kalaty Rug (B-455) and TransOcean Import Co. (C-475).


 

AMER RUGS TO OPEN LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM
IN BUILDING B AT SUMMER MARKET

ATLANTA
– Amer Rugs will open its first permanent Las Vegas showroom at World Market Center building B, suite 421. The showroom is approximately 2,500 sq. ft.


 


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