The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Moves Induction Celebration to April, 2021
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. announced that it will move the Induction Celebration, traditionally held during the October High Point Market, to Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons.
“We are an industry based on relationships and on people who like to gather together to honor our leaders,” says Martin Ploy, president of the Foundation board of directors. “Our goal to create an evening worthy of the industry’s most prestigious honor includes being surrounded, not just by immediate family but by business associates and peers. It’s an annual reunion that must go on, though for the Class of 2020, following a brief delay.
“Our Board and staff considered many obvious, and some not so obvious, scenarios based on health and safety. Ultimately, we concluded that putting the event on pause is the best solution: Same event. Same place. New one-time date,” he said. “As the industry’s largest networking event, it still will be a not-to-miss industry-wide celebration focused on what makes this industry great, with a world-class speaker and unexpected new features to delight and surprise our fashion industry.”
Five industry leaders will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame during the April 2021 High Point Market. Joining the current 120 members of the Hall of Fame are Irv Blumkin, CEO, Nebraska Furniture Mart; Robert G. Culp III, co-founder, former chairman and CEO, Culp, Inc.; Robert J. Maricich, chairman and CEO, International Market Centers; Allan H. Palecek, chairman and founder, PALECEK; and Todd Wanek, CEO and President, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
To become a 2020 Foundation member, to purchase 2020 Induction Celebration tickets or to become a 2020 sponsor in support of an inductee, visit www.homefurnishingshalloffame.com.
About The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.: The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, is an industry-wide organization founded to preserve its history, to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry, and to inspire a new class of innovation and leadership. Membership includes eligibility to nominate candidates for consideration by the Selection Committee, and the opportunity to help preserve the history and heritage of the industry. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, 92 percent of all funds support our history and leadership programming. The organization currently is based in High Point, North Carolina, at 202 Neal Place, Suite 101, and can be reached at 336.882.5900. Watch for ongoing developments and details about the grand opening of our permanent home, which is targeted for opening in 2021.
Furniture Industry News and in depth magazine articles for the furniture retail, furniture manufacturers, and furniture distributors.
Read other articles by Nic Ledoux