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Industry Colleagues Fete Retiring NFM Rug Buyer Pattie Wojtkiewicz

Beloved 20-year veteran of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Pattie Wojtkiewicz, is celebrated by co-workers and rug vendors at Las Vegas Market as she readies for retirement.

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The NFM team turned out to celebrate the retirement of buyer Pattie Wojtkiewicz
Retiring area rug buyer Pattie Wojtkiewicz, center, flanked by NFM colleagues: from left, Micaela Hale, David Chambers,
Dina Venditte and Nora Gomez.

LAS VEGAS – A who’s who of area rug industry executives and NFM colleagues turned out in force to raise a toast to retiring Nebraska Furniture Mart area rug buyer Pattie Wojtkiewicz at a special sendoff party held at World Market Center on Saturday, Jan 27, 2024.

Organized by NFM’s director of flooring David Chambers, and Mike Riley president of Feizy, the retirement party was attended by CEOs and top brass from suppliers Feizy, Capel, Dalyn, HRI, Karastan, Momeni, Nourison, Oriental Weavers, Loloi and more. Myriad sales execs, who told RugNews.com Pattie had become a dear friend over the course of her 20 years with NFM, also came to offer heartfelt well wishes.

The area rug industry came out in force to honor retiring colleague Pattie Wojtkiewicz, a 20-year veteran NFM buyer.

Following a tribute by David Chambers, long-time industry friends each joined Wojtkiewicz for a step-and-repeat photo op, where they reminisced, laughed, and cried with her, while lauding her exceptional contributions to the area rug business.

A Who’s Who of rug industry bigwigs …..

John Feizy, Feizy Rugs, with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of Nebraska Furniture Mart

Mina and Alex Peykar of Nourison Home with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

Ali Momeni of Momeni Rugs with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

Lee Harounian of HRI with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

Jonathan Witt of Oriental Weavers with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

The OW team with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of Nebraska Furniture Market

The Feizy team with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

Mike Riley, Feizy, and Maria Metropoulos-Ward, Orian, with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

Capel's Tom Perraud with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

Sandra Standefer, Loloi, with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

Tom Morris, Loloi  with Pattie Wojtkiewicz of NFM

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