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Forty Under 40 : Young Stars Take the Stage


Home Furnishings Business unveils the stars of the Forty Under 40 in the furniture industry.

There are youngsters among us in the market crowds, but often they’re hard to find.

Welcome to Home Furnishings Business’ second Forty Under 40 list of industry movers and shakers who are making noise and leaving some large footprints in some great operations throughout the business sector

The slate of nominees, chosen by their peers in furniture land, share a similar skill set built of leadership, determination, creativity, tenacity and great work ethic. Their youth fills them with great ideas of how to tackle industry-old problems, and those strategies are being implemented every day in retail operations across the landscape.

We applaud their tenacity in convincing an older generation to look at the industry in new ways and adapting to new tools for a brighter tomorrow.

The toolbox looks quite a bit different than the ones available 40 years ago.

A few interesting tidbits as we were putting the final touches on the list.

Our Forty Under 40 varies from generational businesses to brand new companies. Manufacturers, suppliers and retailers round out our list this year, and all of those named carry with them a passion for the business and what the future holds for each of them and their respective companies.

Men still outnumber women on the list. We’re not pointing fingers; only making an observation.

Enjoy the list, enjoy the profiles and by all means, nominate someone next year. We all stay young when surrounded by smart, hard-working youth, and we can surely use more bright ideas.









































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