With a theme of ‘Hooray for Hollywood’, a slate of star-studded honorees and a mission to help The Malouf Basis this yr, The Worldwide House Furnishings Representatives Affiliation (IHFRA) is planning to tug out all of the stops for this yr’s Furnishings Business Awards Gala, set to air on Sept 23, at 7:00 pm, EST.
IHFRA confirmed that this yr’s occasion, the group’ s 25th such gala, may even go digital for the primary time. “Whereas we love getting our furnishings household all in the identical room throughout FIAG, with COVID-19 nonetheless a difficulty for a lot of, we opted to place the well being and security of our honorees and attendees first,” stated IHFRA Govt Director, Ray Allegrezza.
Scott Carr of Malouf (proper) tells IHFRA’s Ray Allegrezza in regards to the Malouf Basis.
Allegrezza added that this yr’s honorees made it simple for IHFRA to resolve on a Hollywood theme. “Every of our honorees is a star in his or her personal proper,” he stated referring to Shan Huei “Samuel” Kuo, co-founder and chairman of Samson Holding, Ltd., who will obtain the Pillar of the Business award, Andrew Koenig, president of High 100 Metropolis Furnishings, who can be introduced with the Retailer of the 12 months Award, Kathy Eire, Chairman, Chief Govt Officer and Chief Designer of Kathy Eire Worldwide, who will obtain the coveted Icon Award, trade veteran Kevin O’Connor, who presently serves as a marketing consultant to Samuel Kuo of Samson Holding, slated to obtain a Lifetime Achievement Award, Geoff Weed, former IHFRA president and longtime rep for Ashley Furnishings, who can be introduced with the Distinguished Service Award, Marty Libowsky set to obtain the Legacy Rep Award and Joseph Montero, who will obtain the Rising Star Award.
The opposite thrilling ingredient, IHFRA stated, is a brand new partnership with The Malouf Basis, which exists to confront little one sexual exploitation, particularly intercourse trafficking and on-line abuse. The group, based by Sam and Kacie Malouf of house furnishings provider Malouf, fulfills its mission by offering schooling, selling therapeutic, and making certain justice for survivors.
As a non-profit, IHFRA has counted on sponsorships and ticket gross sales to attend the occasion to assist the corporate keep within the black. “Whereas our choice to go digital will possible problem this yr’s working funds, we are going to at all times put the well being of our mates in entrance of our funds,” Allegrezza stated, including, “a lot so, that we’ll make the present accessible for anybody to look at, freed from cost,” he stated.
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To be taught extra in regards to the Malouf Basis, click on right here: https://malouffoundation.org/
Based in 1934, IHFRA is the most important affiliation devoted to serving impartial house furnishings gross sales representatives.
Primarily based in Excessive Level, North Carolina, IHFRA presently has in extra of 1,600 members and is the central hub of communications, schooling and packages for house furnishings gross sales and advertising professionals. For extra data, go to www.ihfra.org.
About Malouf Basis
Formalized in 2016 and working out of Logan, Utah, the Malouf Basis is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit group devoted to confronting little one sexual exploitation, particularly intercourse trafficking and on-line abuse. The Basis fulfills its mission by offering schooling via OnWatch™, selling therapeutic via Rooms Restored™ and the Utah Trafficking Aftercare Heart, and making certain justice for survivors via youngsters’s advocacy facilities. With the help of Malouf™ and its charity community, the Malouf Basis offers one hundred pc of its sources to the individuals it serves. A good portion of each Malouf™ buy helps survivors of sexual exploitation via the Malouf Basis. For extra data or to make a donation, go to malouffoundation.org.
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