From Home Furnishing Business
Editors Note: 10 years later Forty Under 40 is Still Going Strong
by Bob George
It is with great pleasure and a sense of profound gratitude that I write this letter to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our esteemed program, the Home Furnishings Business Forty Under 40. Over the past decade, this program has emerged as a beacon of recognition, shining a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of our industry’s young up and comers.
As we reflect upon this milestone, it fills my heart with immense pride to acknowledge the incredible success we have achieved together. Since its inception, the Forty Under 40 has celebrated the very best in our industry, highlighting the dedication, innovation and unwavering commitment of the honorees to deliver unparalleled service to their customers and communities. I am thrilled to share that throughout the last ten years, we have honored an astounding 400 individuals who have left their mark on our industry. These honorees have consistently set the bar higher, redefining what it means to excel in the home furnishings realm. From visionary designers and creative artisans to enterprising retailers and innovative manufacturers, each recipient has played an important role in shaping the landscape of our industry. We have also taken a “look back” at nearly two dozen repeat honorees who were nominated after initially landing on the list in a previous year indicating that the industry continues to recognize their contributions as their career trajectory progresses.
But it is not just the honorees who deserve recognition; it is the collective support and engagement from the industry that has made this program thrive. To our readers, industry professionals, partners and advertisers, I express my deepest gratitude. Your enthusiastic participation, insightful nominations and invaluable support have been the driving force behind this program’s longevity and prestige.
As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, I am filled with anticipation and excitement for the future. Together, let us continue to champion the exceptional individuals, business and innovations that shape our industry, and create a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
With heartfelt appreciation,