Bob Batt of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Omaha and Kansas City, with Jim Clardy, president of 828 International Trading.

Randy Watts, regional sales manager for Trans Ocean, with Dolly and Rakesh Agarwal of Rug & Home, Gaffney, SC and Art & Decor Kingdom, Asheville, NC. The Agarwals says business has tripled in the last two years.

Sam Presnell, owner of The Rug Gallery, Cincinnati, visits the new vendor, Amici. Jeff De Santis, center, is president and Eva di Adamo is head of the Amica home textiles division.

Mike Riley, executive vice president of Sphinx by Oriental Weavers, center, with Gary Schwartz and Bruce Odette of Carpet Exchange and Colorado Carpet & Rug, Denver.

Fred Butts, president of Floors,Inc., Dallas; Brenda Moerschell, vp and rug manager for Floors, Inc., and Don Newton, vice president and general manager of Orian. Butts and Moerschell stopped to take a look at the new J.Garcia collection at Orian.

Relaxing at the Hellenic bash at the end of a busy day: David Snedecker and Pattie Wojtkiewicz of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Omaha and Kansas City.

Nourison celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an elegant showroom bash. From left, it's George Haroonian, Rug Warehouse & More, Los Angeles; Paul Peykar, vice president of Nourison; industry consultant Don Whitfield, and Edmond Peykar of Nourison.

At Milliken: Brian Denning, Milliken's newly named brand manager for rugs, Chris Brown, head of Milliken's floor covering business; Colleen Hale and Joe Kleczynski, Flemington Department Stores, Flemington, NJ, and Chuck Baggott, Milliken regional salesman.

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