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NAHFA Sets High Point Next Generation Now Events

The North American Home Furnishings Association will host several Next Generation Now networking and educational opportunities at the April High Point Furniture Market.

On Sunday, April 6, NHFA invites young professionals to a Lunch with Leaders, with appointments available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Marty Melcher, group vice president of sales, Serta; Keith Koenig, president, City Furniture; and Kevin Castellani, president, Furniture Today Media Group are among the leaders who will meet with NGN members to discuss best practices and the importance of mentoring, and share their insights on our industry and their respective roles in it. Interested market attendees can register at

Later on Sunday, NGN members and those interested in learning more about the NGN community are invited to the Surya-hosted Market Bash, 6 p.m. at Showplace 4100 for cocktails, appetizers, and a live DJ. Unwind from a day at market in the exclusive NGN area with foosball, air hockey, and double shot basketball.

On Monday, April 7, NAHFA offers endorsed market education for NGN members in the Retailer Resource Center, 1st floor of Plaza Suites. MicroD Inc. will host Adapting to Maximize the Evolving eCommerce and Digital Landscape, 10-11 a.m. Monday afternoon, 4-5 p.m., Bob George from FurnitureCore/Impact Consulting, will present a seminar on Targeted Advertising.

“Networking with peers and getting the opportunity to meet with leaders in our industry are so important for our community of young professionals," said Next Gen Now member Alex Macias of Del Sol Furniture. “While we obviously come to markets to see and buy new product, we’re also here to work on building relationships that will benefit the future of the industry.”

Next Gen Now members can learn more at or by contacting Cindi Williams at 800.422.3778 or by e-mail.

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