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Bassett Adds Virginia Hamlet to Board of Directors

Bassett Furniture Inds. (NASDAQ: BSET) has added Virginia Hamlet, a longtime civic leader, to its board of directors.

Hamlet owned and operated a residential design business for 13 years, and in 2010, she and her husband founded Hamlet Vineyards, which specializes in wine making and private and corporate hospitality.

She served on the Board of Trustees of Averett University from 2011 to 2015.  Currently, she’s a board member of the Harvest Foundation, a Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia, non-profit group that researches and responsibly invests in programs and initiatives to address local challenges in health, education, and community vitality.

“We welcome Virginia Hamlet to the Bassett Board of Directors,” said Rob Spilman, chairman and CEO. “She is a successful entrepreneur with a background in residential design and marketing.  She has been a civic leader in our community for many years and we look forward to working with her to advance the fortunes of all of our constituencies.”

The addition of Hamlet increases the size of Bassett’s board to nine.

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