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Retailers Gain Seats On Market Authority Board

By Home Furnishings Business in on January 2006 The High Point International Home Furnishings Market Authority is expanding its membership in the hopes of gaining greater input from retailers.

The group -- a non-profit organization created five years ago to oversee ancillary support for the biannual markets held in High Point, N.C. -- voted Wednesday to add new seats to their board of directors.

According to Thursday's edition of Greensboro, N.C.'s News & Record, the by-laws of the organization were changed to include two seats that will be filled by retailers and additional seats for an another independent showroom operator and officials with the High Point Chamber of Commerce and the High Point Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Those future board members have yet to named,

Since its inception, individual retailers were not included on the board, rather their concerns were represented by the National Home Furnishings Association, a trade organization devoted to the needs of retailers.

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