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Nationwide Launches Connected Home Division

Nationwide Marketing Group has announced the launch of Nationwide Connected Home, the first connected home division dedicated exclusively to the independent retailer.

La-Z-Boy Seattle Partners with Doug Baldwin to Build Community Center

La-Z-Boy Galleries of Seattle has announced its donation of a portion of all sales to help build the Family First Community Center in Renton, Washington.

ASID Announces Scholarship, Grant Recipients

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the recipients of the 2019 ASID Foundation Scholarship and Grant awards. Presented to those pursuing projects that explore how interior design directly affects the well-being, health, and behavior of occupants within a space, the ASID Foundation’s annual scholarships and grants support research and expand public knowledge on the impact of design.

Veteran Designer Conducts ITA Showtime Trends Tour, Previews Textiles for 2020

Veteran designer Stephanie James of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James, conducted a trends tour during the recent ITA Showtime Fabric Market in High Point. Visiting major line fabric showrooms throughout the Market, James was able to preview and identify developing trends being exhibited at the market across all textile styles and constructions.

Smith Leonard: Furniture Orders Down 9% in April

New orders in April were down 9% from April 2018 and 3% year-to-date, according to a report by the Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm.

FXI’s Philippe Knaub Named to CertiPUR-US Board of Directors

Philippe Knaub, SVP and chief technology officer of the Media, Pa.-based foam supplier FXI, has joined the board of directors of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF), the not-for-profit group that administers the CertiPUR-US foam certification program.

Kirkland’s Taps Nicole Strain as EVP and CFO

Home décor retailer Kirkland’s, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) has named Nicole Strain as EVP and chief financial officer, effective June 27. Strain has served as the company’s interim CFO since May 2017.

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