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HOM Furniture Holds Wonderland Themed Awards Banquet

Retailer HOM Furniture recently held its Wonderland themed 2020 HOM Furniture Awards Banquet at the Depot in Minneapolis, Minn., recognizing its Vendor of the Year, J Furniture and Representative of the Year, Rosemary Husbands from Best Chair Co.

Presented by Kyle Johansen, executive director of merchandising for HOM Furniture, the awards recognize key partners based on growth and service.

Stationary fabric upholstery provider from Okolona, Miss., J Furniture, received the 2019 Vendor of the Year Award. Entering the HOM family in 2014 and sold under the private label Furniture Creations Direct, J Furniture has shown incredible growth. The company is recognized as one of HOM Furniture's core furniture assortments.

"Our award recipient, J Furniture, produces, in my opinion, our best value-oriented upholstery we offer," said Johansen. "They are always up for the challenge with a can-do attitude and the drive to create the best sofa at the best price for HOM… It's partners like these that allow HOM to stay ahead of our competition and continue to be the leader in our marketplace."

Remaining on stage, Johansen announced the winner for the prestigious 2019 Representative of the Year Award, recognizing the individual who's shown outstanding service. Johansen presented the award to the representative from Best Chair Co., Rosemary Husbands; with over 20 years of experience and a proven history of overall service, detailed training, meticulous follow-up, and professionalism, Husbands has shown a long-time commitment to the success of HOM Furniture.

"It's wonderful to be honoring someone who has been working with both HOM and Gabbert's accounts this year and so many years." Johansen remarked, "I have [always] appreciated working with Rosemary. She loves to joke around and make the meetings enjoyable for everyone but can get laser-focused at the task at hand, which is making business happen, and I tell you what — she knows how to do that!"

The evening continued with Nu-disco music from the acclaimed Boogie Wonder Band where over 700 HOM Furniture employees from around the Midwest enjoyed an evening of awards, dinner and dancing. 

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