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2012 FEBRUARY

  • 02132012 Rugnews.com Editorial: Facebook the Marketing Tool of the Future?

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    WILL FACEBOOK CHANGE THE
    FACE OF RUG MARKETING?

    By Lissa Wyman

    Rug vendors are beginning to explore ways to use social media as a marketing tool. During  the last few weeks I have received news releases from such major suppliers as Surya, Safavieh  and Feizy who are exploring ways to engage “fans” via Facebook pages.


Markets
  • 02012012 Couristan Party at Surfaces

    COURISTAN CELEBRATES 85TH
    ANNIVERSARY AT BIG SURFACES BASH

     
    Left to right:
    Larry Chiprut of ABC Carpet & Home, New York;  Charles Romano, Couristan territory manager;
    Wendy Fried,  G. Fried Carpet, Westbury, NY; Phil Ferrall, G. Fried Carpet, and Paul Chapman, ABC.

    LAS VEGAS -- Couristan celebrated its 85th Anniversary with a big party at the Surfaces Floor Covering Exposition Jan. 24 to 26, 2012. Happy times for all involved. More Couristan Party Pix, click here


  • 02012012 Sphinx Vegas Night Party Pix

    SPHINX HOSTS VEGAS NIGHT PARTY
    AT WORLD MARKET CENTER

    Michael Riley, president of Oriental Weavers USA, left,
    with Kim Nyman, rug merchant for Home Decorators Collection, Atlanta and Pat Muschamp, vice president of sales for Oriental Weavers.


    Click here for more Sphinx Party Pix


  • 02022012 Orian Ribbon Cutting at New Atlanta Showroom

    ORIAN'S NEW SHOWROOM DOUBLES
    PRESENCE AT AMERICASMART


    At Orian ribbon cutting festivities during January Atlanta Rug Market, left to right: Paul Crump Orian southeast regional vp of sales, an AmericasMart representative; Brandon Culpepper, Orian vp of sales and business development; Michael Donovan, Orian vp of sales in the northeast region;  Mikala Moller, director of marketing and merchandising for Orian; Holly Hopkins, Orian vp of sales for national accounts; Bruce Elliston, Orian seniot vp of sales and marketing, and Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of AMC Area Rug Center leasing and management.

    ATLANTA - Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held during the Atlanta Rug Market at Orian's new 6,500 sq. ft. showroom. The move more than doubled the company's space at AmericasMart.


  • 02022012 Safavieh Hosts Luncheon for Jamie Drake at Las Vegas Icon Awards

    LAS VEGAS HONORS DRAKE
     AS DESIGN ICON


    Dsign Icon Jamie Drake, center, with Safavieh principals Arash Yaraghi, left, and Cyrus Yaraghi. Drake designs Safavieh rugs ranging from high end couture hand mades  to value oriented tufted and machine made products.

    LAS VEGAS -- Over 100 people attended the presentation honoring Jamie Drake as this year's recipient of the Design Icon Award by World Market Center Las Vegas. Safavieh hosted a luncheon for Drake after the ceremonies attended by interior designers and retailers.


  • 02032012 Kas 30th Anniversary Celebration Moves to Las Vegas

    KAS CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY
    AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    Bring on the Bubbly! Kas 30th Anniversary festivities moved to Las Vegas Market this week. Here is the team, front row, from left: regional manager Rob McMenemy and Wendy Reiss, key accounts manager sales and marketing. Middle
     row: Vee Curfman, regional manager; Shawn McMenemy (Mrs. Rob McMenemy and also sales agent with Uttermost), and Hari Tummala, Kas VP. Back row:  Bob Davis, sales agent in Arkansas and western Tennessee, and Don Newton, Kas VP of sales.


  • 02142012 Oriental Rug Importers Association Honors Sydney

    ORIA HONORS CHAS SYDNEY
    AT ATLANTA MARKET GALA


    The Oriental Rug Importers Association honored Chas Sydney, right, for his long years of service to the rug business during last month's gala awards ceremony at AmericasMart. Sydney  retired last Summer as senior vice president 0f AmericasMart after31 years of service. At the awards ceremony were, left to right: Lucille Laufer, executive director of ORIA; Jeff Portman, president of AmericasMart; Gene Newman, industry consultant and former president of Noonoo Rugs, and Sydney.
     


  • 02212012 Domotex Carpet Design Award Winners Announced

    DOMOTEX CARPET DESIGN
    WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    HANNOVER, GERMANY – The winners of the Carpet Design Award 2012 were announced Sunday, January 15 during the Domotex Hannover marke. A total of 30 carpet designers from various countries received the  design award. The competition included  211 carpets from 26 countries.


  • 02212012 World Market Center Reports Strongest Winter Market in 3 Years

    WORLD MARKET CENTER REPORTS STRONGEST WINTER MARKET ATTENDANCE IN THREE YEARS

    LAS VEGAS – Winter Las Vegas Market 2012 far exceeded expectations with strong traffic and. Market officials reported significant attendance increases amongst retailers across all categories, interior designers as well as international buyers especially those from Canada, Latin America and the Middle East.


  • 02282012 26 Exhibitors Announced for New York International Carpet Show Sept 9 to 11, 2012

    EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCED FOR
    NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    SEPT. 9 TO 11 AT 7W NEW YORK

     
    Reflections-Sky from Wool & Silk Rugs will be on view at the NYICS Sept. 9 to 11. It was the winner of Domotex Hannover 2012 award for Best Modern Design, Deluxe category.

    NEW YORK – An initial roster of 26 exhibitors have been announced for the eighth annual New York International Carpet Show,  according to Dennis Dodds, owner and manager of NYICS. The show is scheduled for  Sunday, Sept. 9 to Tuesday, Sept. 11,  2012 at 7 W 34th St. here.


  • 02282012 High Point Market Partners wtih Decor Mentor

    HIGH POINT MARKET PARTNERS
    WITH DÉCOR MENTOR
     FOR
    PRE MARKET TWITTER CHAT

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market has partnered with Decor Mentor to co-host Twitter chat and Elevate, two events for interior designers and retailers, on March 14 and April 21 respectively. 


People
  • 02212012 Surya Names Govola and McNally Sales Reps of the Year

    SURYA NAMES GOVOLA AND MCNALLY
    SALES REPS OF THE YEAR

    ATLANTA, GA – James Govola and Nancy NcNally have been presented with the Surya Sales Rep of the Year award. The award, established in 2009 recognizes the successful relationships that representatives build with their clients.


  • 02242012 AmericasMart Names Broward VP of Branding

    AMERICASMART NAMES BROWARD
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BRANDING

    ATLANTA – Douglas Broward has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president of branding for AmericasMart, according to Jeffrey Portman, president and chief operating officer. 


Products
Retailers
  • 02052012 Ethan Allen Furnishes HGTV Dream Home 2012

    ETHAN ALLEN FURNISHES
    HGTV DREAM HOME 2012

    DANBURY, CT – Ethan Allen has been selected as the primary furnishings source of the HGTV Dream Home 2012, according to Ethan Allen. Linda Woodrum, HGTV Dream Home interior designer, showcased the company's furniture, upholstery, window treatments, and accessories through the 4,000-sq. ft. modern ranch home near Park City, UT.


     

Vendors
  • 02012012 Surya Launches Designer's Choice Sweepstakes on Facebook

    SURYA LAUNCHES DESIGNER’S CHOICE
    SWEEPSTAKES ON FACEBOOK

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya is hosting a Designer’s Choice Sweepstakes for fans on the company’s Facebook page, according to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. The contest allows Surya's customers and consumers to participate in the design process.


  • 02022012 Safavieh Has Multi-Media Social Network Promotion

    SAFAVIEH HAS MULTI-MEDIA
    SOCIAL NETWORK PROMOTION

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY—Safavieh has just completed its first giveaway promotion on FaceBook as part of a comprehensive social media marketing program that also includes a blog called “Safavieh Salon” that is linked to FaceBook, Twitter and StumbleUpon.


  • 02022012 Surya Launches iPad and iPhone App

    SURYA LAUNCHES iPAD
    AND iPHONE APP

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has launched a new iPad and iPhone app that will allow retailers, designers, and consumers an easy-to-use  medium to browse Surya’s rugs, pillows, wall art and poufs, according to Satya Tiwari, president.


  • 02082012 Feizy Rugs Chosen For Greenroom at Academy Awards

     

    FEIZY RUGS FEATURED IN
    ACADEMY AWARDS GREENROOM


    Artist's rendering of greenroom featuring Feizy rugs.

    DALLAS -- Two one-of-a-kind Feizy Rugs have been selected for the backstage greenroom at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 26,  2012


  • 02082012 Kalaty to Host Grand Opening at New New York Showroom

    KALATY RUG TO HOST GRAND OPENING
    AT NEW 7W NEW YORK SHOWROOM

    HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corporation will host the Grand Opening of its new permanent New York City showroom at 7 W 34th Street, showroom 807 Tuesday, March 13. Breakfast and lunch will be served and musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day.


  • 02092012 Orian to be Featured on World's Greatest

    ORIAN RUGS TO BE FEATURED ON
    TV SERIES
    WORLD’S GREATEST

    ANDERSON, SC – Orian Rugs will be featured on the television series, World’s Greatest, a 30- minute show focusing on the world's greatest companies, products, places and people. Each epsiode contains behind the scenes footage, interviews and visuals. The show will air on the ION network May 7 at 11:30 a.m. EDT and May 14 at 7 a.m. EDT.


  • 02092012 Rizzy Home Partners with Furniture First

    RIZZY HOME PARTNERS
    WITH FURNITURE FIRST

    BUYING COOPERATIVE

    CALHOUN, GA – Rizzy Home and Furniture First, a retail buying cooperative, have entered a two year partnership, according to Tim Donahue, director of business development for Rizzy Home.


  • 02152012 Jaipur Wins Dallas ARTS award for Rug Category

    JAIPUR WINS AREA RUG CATEGORY
    AT DALLAS  ANNUAL ARTS AWARD

    NORCROSS, GA – Jaipur received the Manufacturer Area Rugs category award during the 23rd annual ARTS Award ceremony presented by the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART). This award is judged based on company philosophy, product development, merchandising, customer relations and community service.


















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