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Reardon to Keynote ASFD Dinner

Jay ReardonFurniture industry veteran Jay Reardon will be keynote speaker at the American Society of Furniture Designers dinner at Spring High Point Furniture Market.

Reardon's topic is "Sustaining the Value of Design, Three Secrets to Make your Concepts Payoff."

Registration is now open for the dinner, which will be held at the String and Splinter Club in High Point on Monday, April 7, at 6 p.m. The associationʼs annual spring event is open to all ASFD members and market attendees with a reservation. In addition to the keynote address, highlights of this yearʼs dinner will include the Bienenstock Furniture Library presentation of the 2013-14 Design Competition Winners and the 2014 ASFD touching lives by design Merit Scholarship Winner. Proceeds from the annual ASFD event benefit the organizationʼs scholarship fund.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Reardon lives in Hickory, N.C. An industry consultant and speaker, he has addressed the National Economic Development Conference, the Council on Competitiveness, the N.C. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Summit and others; and has been featured in numerous articles on lean enterprise, employee empowerment and servant leadership.

“We are thrilled to host Jay Reardon at this yearʼs event,” said Richard Schroeder, ASFD president. “Jay is an industry icon whose knowledge spans many layers of our industry. To be able to offer our members a speaker of his caliber is very exciting.”

To register for the ASFD 2014 Spring Market Dinner, visit the associationʼs Web site. Tickets include a cocktail/networking reception sponsored by Leggett & Platt, dinner and keynote speaker address.

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