SIGNIFICANT US CAMPAIGN TO OPPOSE NEW TARRIF PROPOSAL
WASHINGTON, DC -- There is a significant lobbying campaign to oppose the recent US Customs & Border Protection proposal to change the way duties are assessed on imported products, according to Brenda Jacobs of Sidney Austin LLP, a Washington, DC-based law firm. Jacobs is Washington trade counsel for the Oriental Rug Importers Association.
Last week, I received a thoughtful e-mail from Bill Mitcheson, a veteran sales agent based in Florida. On a recent sales trip to south Florida, a store owner invited Bill to sit and talk about the current state of the economy.
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Adecco Institute White Paper CHINA FACES LABOR SHORTAGES, ECONOMIC GROWING PAINS
GREENSBORO, NC – China's fast-paced economic expansion is causing some growing pains, particularly in the country's labor market, according to a White Paper issued recently by the Adecco Institute, a London-based Think Tank specializing in the international workplace.
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will be held in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from March 11 to March 13, 2008. Nearly 1, 000 exhibitors from 36 countries will be showing in 90,000 square meters (968,760 sq. ft.) of exhibition space.
SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE TO HOST NEW TREND CENTER THIS SPRING
HIGH POINT, NC -- The Suites at Market Square will host a new trend center this Spring on the top floor of the showroom building. Called Amazed, the display area has been created to help retailers and designers rethink and rejuvenate their businesses.
ALEXA HAMPTON TO JOIN APRIL 2 ATLANTA MART PANEL DISCUSSION AND AREA RUG SHOWCASE
ATLANTA – Alexa Hampton, celebrity interior designer and senior design consultant to PBS’s This Old House, will be part of a panel discussion by industry veterans April 2 at Americasmart’s Market Wednesday. The April edition of Market Wednesday will also feature an area rug showcase.
LOLOI TO OPEN SECOND HIGH POINT SHOWROOM IN IHFC NAPP DEADY SPACE
DALLAS -- Loloi Rugs will open a second showroom in High Point during the Spring market, according to Amir Loloi, president of the rug importer. Loloi will show in a 3,000 sq. ft. space in the Napp Deady showroom at IHFC C-209.
RIZZY APPOINTS ERNEWEIN VP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING
CALHOUN, GA. -- Doug Ernewein has been named vice president of product development for Rizzy Rugs, according to Rizwan Ansari, president. He was formerly rug buyer for Hom Furniture, the Minneapolis-based home furnishings retailer.
NEW YORK – Safavieh’s Courtyard rug was selected by one of the young couple’s on HGTV’s one-hour TV special Ultimate Romantic Bedrooms. The lifestyle special aired on HGTV March 2, 2008 at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to run again on March 17 at 7 a.m.
DORIS LESLIE BLAU GALLERY TO HOST ANTIQUE SAMARKAND EXHIBITION
NEW YORK -- Doris Leslie Blau, Ltd. will host an exhibition of 60 rare antique Samarkand carpets March 12 to 25 in the Blau gallery at 306 East 61st St. in New York. Blau is a specialist in antique carpets.
CONCORD, NH – Company C is expanding its product line to include home furnishing fabrics. The new collection will launch at the High Point International Home Furnishing Market, April 7 to April 13, 2008, according to Walter Chapin, president.
SURYA DOUBLES HIGH POINT SHOWROOM; EXPANDS LICENSING
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has nearly doubled its High Point showroom space at the Showplace exhibition building, space 3233. The showroom has expanded from 2,200 sq. ft. to 4,064 sq. ft. In addition, Surya will open a new 1,3000 sq. ft. showroom at Showplace space 3309 which will feature the company's new licensed programs.