The High Point Market Authority's Inspirations has won best in show at the Business Marketing Association-North Carolina's ProAds Awards.
Home furnishings retailer RC Willey is an "Official Proud Supporter" of the Women's Ski Jumping USA team.
New orders for furniture from retailers rose 9 percent in August compared with the same month last year, according to the most recent Furniture Insights survey.
Dwell Media has opened its online Dwell Store, a source for modern products from a variety of designers.
Furniture retailer Grand Home Furnishings opened three stores in West Virginia over the weekend. The stores in Princeton, Beckley and Summersville are now open for business.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. posted a 29 percent jump in third-quarter profit as it recorded big gains on investments made during the financial crisis, but operating results missed forecasts amid weakness in insurance operations.
Nick, Ron and Pete Cardi of Cardi's Furniture were honored by the Rhode Island Secretary of State for their philanthropic work and for working with voter registration campaigns.