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Bassett is a Factory Town without Factories

Organizers of Saturday's 20th annual Bassett Heritage Festival had the bands hired and the details plotted out: For the first time, the festival would be held on land where the first Bassett Furniture Inds. factory once stood, back when it was this small unincorporated town's reason for being.

Old-timers still call that 1902 plant "Old Town," even though it closed in 1989, the first Bassett factory to fall as imports from Asia decimated Southern furniture- and textile-making, wiping out almost half of the jobs in Martinsville and Henry County alone.

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Source: The Roanoke Times

La-Z-Boy Honored by Ronald McDonald Charities

The Ronald McDonald House Charities has honored furniture supplier La-Z-Boy as the recipient of the 2013 of the RMHC Outstanding Stewardship Award.

ARTS Awards Judging Panel Set

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have named the judges for the 25th annual ARTS Awards.

MEGA Group USA Conference Sets Summer Record

Mega GroupRetail buying consortium MEGA Group USA reported a 35 percent jump in attendance over its summer record for last week's national conference in Nashville, Tenn.

George Cartledge named to SW Virginia Business Hall of Fame

George Cartledge  Jr. of furniture retailer Grand Home Furnishings will be inducted into the Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame

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Source: Roanoke Times

Designer Adriana Hoyos to Host Furniture Hall of Fame Event

Adriana HoyosInterior designer Adriana Hoyos will host the 25th Annual American Furniture Hall of Fame induction banquet at the Fall High Point Market.

Starcke Furniture Honored for 150 Years in Business

State Rep. John Kuempel has recognized Starcke Furniture Co. of Seguin with a Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas Historical Commission.

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