IHFRA News

Dennis Koch 1937-2020 Obituary

Dennis Lewellen Koch, 82, of Plantation, Florida, passed away on July 23, 2020 in Plantation, Florida. Dennis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Charles and Audra Koch on July 31st 1937. He worked as a Furniture Buyer for both Burdines and Baer’s Furniture for over 55 years. READ MORE Due to COVID-19, services will be […]

  • Posted On: 28 Jul, 2020
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2021 Lapel Pin Design Announced

2021 IHFRA Lapel Pin Design Contest Winner! Thanks to everyone who submitted designs, as well as those who took time to vote. Congratulations to Tom Nolan for the winning design.  

  • Posted On: 16 Jul, 2020
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UPS Savings…One of the many benefits of being an IHFRA member!

Go to Benefits and sign up for an account today!

  • Posted On: 4 Jun, 2020
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2021 Lapel Pin Design Contest is NOW!

Winner will receive a free 2021 membership! It’s time to submit your design ideas for IHFRA’s 2021 Membership Lapel Pin! The top two designs will be chosen by IHFRA’s Executive Committee, then all active members  will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite. All designs must be received by Wednesday, June 10!  If you are interested in participating please follow […]

  • Posted On: 3 Jun, 2020
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Quicken Loans Offers Webinars

Did you know we have a benefit program with Quicken Loans? We are a part of their Mortgage Insiders Program, available to IHFRA members every day. They are offering 2 complimentary webinars: Credit Managed. Mortgage Approved. Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM EST   Mortgage 101 Friday, May 22, 2020 3:00-4:00 PM EST   If you’d like […]

  • Posted On: 20 Apr, 2020
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No Touch Selling Webinar – recorded link and notes

Thank you to everyone that showed interest in or attended the Webinar last Thursday with Victor Antonio from Sales Velocity Academy. The response was incredible and I received so many positive responses and requests for notes and the recorded link. As promised here is the link and the PDF. Per Victors request please direct anyone […]

  • Posted On: 15 Apr, 2020
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$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package…What’s in it???

The Senate Just Passed a $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package. Here’s What’s in It BY ALANA ABRAMSON AND PHILIP ELLIOTT UPDATED: MARCH 26, 2020 9:17 AM EDT | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: MARCH 25, 2020 8:31 PM EDAfter days of intense and dramatic negotiations, the Senate passed a landmark $2 trillion relief package for millions of Americans […]

  • Posted On: 27 Mar, 2020
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IHFRA members, contact your elected leaders now

  IHFRA joins the Home Furnishing Association in urging members to contact their elected representatives The International Home Furnishings Representatives Association urges members to contact their elected representatives and ask for help to protect their businesses through the public health crisis. A sample message to members of Congress might say this:   Dear Representative (Name) […]

  • Posted On: 24 Mar, 2020
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Meet IHFRA’s New Executive Committee President, John Pinion IV

At our recent Board of Directors meeting held earlier this month, Jonathan Schulman passed the baton of President of the Executive Committee to incoming President John Pinion IV.  While most members are familiar with John, we thought this brief Q&A with him would acquaint him to new members and also cast light on his vision […]

  • Posted On: 23 Mar, 2020
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How UPS is Responding to COVID-19

Important Updates How we’re responding to COVID-19 In the wake of the COVID-19 virus, our highest priority is to do our part to help ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, and suppliers while meeting our service commitments. From the outset, UPS has maintained delivery services except where limited by government restrictions. We […]

  • Posted On: 17 Mar, 2020
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Spring Market Postponed Until June

Spring 2020 High Point Market Postponed Updated: 03/12/2020 6pm ET HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2020 — The High Point Market Authority has been closely monitoring the ongoing and rapidly-evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, staying in constant contact with local and state public health officials and elected officials. Heeding the public guidance offered by NC Governor […]

  • Posted On: 12 Mar, 2020
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Breaking News About PreMarket

Premarket cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

  • Posted On: 12 Mar, 2020
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High Point Market scheduled to start April 25, 2020

High Point Market to open as scheduled, April 25 The High Point Market Authority is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), United States Department of State, and other concerned organizations. These updates give us no reason to revise our Spring Market schedule. As the safety […]

  • Posted On: 3 Mar, 2020
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Icon of the Industry Award Goes to…Kathy Ireland

GREENSBORO, N.C.–The International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA) has announced it will present Kathy Ireland with its coveted ICON Award at the 25th annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala (FIAG). The Gala, set for April 24, 2020, will be held at the Koury Convention Center here, and will feature a “Golden Era of Hollywood” theme. According […]

  • Posted On: 20 Feb, 2020
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Samuel Kuo, Kevin O’Connor Join List of 2020 FIAG Honorees

Kuo, O’Connor, Named as IHFRA Honorees GREENSBORO, N.C.—Shan Huei “Samuel” Kuo and Kevin O’Connor, both with Samson Holding Ltd., will receive top awards from The International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA) at IHFRA’s 25th Annual FIAG set for April 24th at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. Kuo, cofounder and chairman of the Dongguan, […]

  • Posted On: 20 Feb, 2020
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Andrew Koenig to be Honored at 2020 FIAG

  High Point, NC—Andrew Koenig, President of Top 100 retailer City Furniture, will be honored as Retailer of The Year when the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA) holds its 25th annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala (FIAG) on April 24th at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons.   The Retailer of The Year is IHFRA’s […]

  • Posted On: 20 Feb, 2020
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District Chair Positions Open on the Board

As part of an ongoing mission to solicit input from all of our active members, IHFRA will be holding elections this month for four Board of Directors’ seats.   The positions, also referred to as District Chairs, are open to all active IHFRA members who would like to have their voices heard and who want […]

  • Posted On: 2 Oct, 2019
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The Hall of Fame Wants IHFRA!

As a valued sales professional you are vital to our industry. We extend a special invitation to IHFRA Members to join the ranks of leaders: Banquet Tickets: $150 (1/2 of the regular ticket price!) Bring a Retailer Tickets: 2 for $250 Where else can you take a customer for drinks, dinner, a world-class speaker, an […]

  • Posted On: 26 Sep, 2019
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Midwest Furniture Club Hosts Charity Golf Outing

(l to r) MFC Members: Ron Easter, Mark Dilling, Mike Connors, Jay Hogg, Gene Dilling, Bill Van Kat Mike Connors, MFC; Mike Samuel, Steinhafel’s; Chris Udouj, MFC; Dan O’Connell, MFC Howard Fager, Roomplace; Brad Cofoid, MFC; Bill Van Kat, MFC; Jeff Sherman, The Bedding Group Corey Chen, MFC Scott Amundson, MFC Scott Amundson, John Krause, […]

  • Posted On: 19 Aug, 2019
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Office Depot|Office Max – there’s more than meets the eye

  The IHFRA discount with Office Depot | Office Max is one of, if not THE favorite benefit among our members. We love it too! But there are a few things you may not know about it! The SPC (Store Procurement Card) will get you the discount no matter how you pay for the order, […]

  • Posted On: 16 Aug, 2019
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New Benefit Programs

We’ve added new benefit programs that you’ll want to take advantage of. All offer IHFRA members discounts on their services: Legal Zoom – “where life meets legal” With attorneys in all 50 states, they can help with wills & trusts, LLC’s, copyrights & patents, and much more. You can speak with an attorney directly. FreightPal […]

  • Posted On: 13 Aug, 2019
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It’s Never Too Late! (to join or renew)

No need to sweat your IHFRA membership! To take your mind off the unrelenting heatwave blanketing the country, IHFRA has announced a renewal deal so cool that even the ice cubes are jealous! But a deal this sharp won’t last forever, especially in this heat, so you have to act fast and you have to […]

  • Posted On: 24 Jul, 2019
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Midwest Furniture Club Announces Dates for Upcoming Furniture Show

  Dates Announced for 13thAnnual Midwest Furniture Show 13thAnnual Show To Be Held September 17th,18thand 19th, 2019 in Niles IL CHICAGO, IL April 19- The 2019 version of the Midwest Furniture Show is set for September 17th, 18th, and 19th. The Midwest Furniture Club is returning the event to the White Eagle Conference Center in […]

  • Posted On: 22 May, 2019
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Time to Get Smart(er)!

There’s a world of truth to the old saying that says, ‘If you’re not going forward, you’re probably going backwards.’   That applies to so many areas of life, especially  continuing education.  While you certainly don’t need anyone to remind you that our industry is experiencing a steady series of paradigm shifts, we could all use […]

  • Posted On: 16 May, 2019
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IHFRA Announces Limited-Time Membership

Special $99* Limited Offer From IHFRA! For those members who have not yet renewed their membership—and for independent reps who have never joined– IHFRA is offering a special rate of just $99*, that will put you in good standing until December 2019. Use the promo code SPRING19. As a member of IHFRA, you can participate […]

  • Posted On: 22 Apr, 2019
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IHFRA’s Ray Allegrezza talks shop with Bill McLoughlin, Editor in Chief of Furniture/Today

Ray Allegrezza, Executive Director at IHFRA, was recently invited by Furniture/Today to participate in a free-wheeling podcast hosted by Bill McLoughlin, Editor in Chief at the paper. During the 45-minute session, Ray and Bill talked about IHFRA, the role of the independent sales rep, the impact of e-commerce and much more. To listen in, click […]

  • Posted On: 19 Feb, 2019
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2019 LV Social is a Success!

IHFRA’s kick-off event for market The 3rd annual Las Vegas Cocktail Social was the “best attended ever” according to many who were there. The Troy Liquor Bar at the Golden Nugget provided a great venue with an outdoor patio overlooking the well-known Fremont Street Experience. Generous sponsors who helped make the event happen included Zenith, […]

  • Posted On: 15 Feb, 2019
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New IHFRA/Leflein Study Reveals Millennial Furniture Buying Insights

As part of an ongoing mission to bring market intelligence and insights to the home furnishings sector,  IHFRA recently asked Leflein Associates, Inc., a premier market research firm specializing in retail intelligence and millennial audience engagement to find out what matters most to this demographic group as they shop for furniture.   At some 83.1 […]

  • Posted On: 21 Jan, 2019
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Hall of Fame Invites IHFRA Members To Join

As a courtesy to all active IHFRA members, the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame has extended a special offer of membership for only $100.  For that, IHFRA members receive *A beautiful Welcome Presentation Kit outlining the Hall’s services, products and benefits. *access to all photography from the events surround the induction *A fully tax-deductible […]

  • Posted On: 21 Nov, 2018
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IHFRA Has Your Back—Launches Identify Theft Protection for members

In the event you just read this headline and wonder if there is a good reason to protect yourself and your family against identity theft, we can give you a host of reasons.  In fact, we can offer you some 60 million of them. Those 60 million reasons represent some 60 million Americans that became […]

  • Posted On: 20 Nov, 2018
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IHFRA Asks its Members How Tariffs Will Affect Industry

High Point, NC – With the impact of tariffs top of mind, The International Home Furnishing Representatives Association (IHFRA) asked Leflein Associates, Inc., a leading market research firm, to field a survey among IHFRA members in order to gauge their perceptions of how current and future tariffs might impact the landscape of the home furnishings […]

  • Posted On: 5 Nov, 2018
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CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Physical Address:

    209 S. Main Street (IHFC – M001 LL) High Point, NC 27260

    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 670 – High Point, NC 27261