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Nominations Now Open for HFA Retailer of The 12 months Awards


The House Furnishings Affiliation is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Retailer of the 12 months, Trailblazer, Rising Star, and Accomplice of the 12 months awards.


The annual recognitions honor the perfect and brightest furnishings retailers within the business and are a much-anticipated spotlight for all HFA members.


Nobody is extra excited concerning the name for nominations than HFA CEO Mark Schumacher. “No query, this has been a troublesome yr for all our members,” stated Schumacher. “However each week, I’ve seen these challenges convey out the perfect in our members. I am excited to see the improvements that got here from adversity this yr.”


The HFA honors two retailers – giant and small – with its Retailer of the 12 months awards. The big retailer class applies to companies with 50 or extra workers. The small retailer award covers companies with fewer than 50 workers. Each winners shall be HFA members in good standing who set excessive requirements for philanthropy, expertise, buyer expertise, mentoring, sustainability, and retailer tradition.


The Rising Star award will acknowledge an HFA member 40 or youthful (born on or after January 1, 1982) with three to 5 years within the retail furnishings enterprise. The Trailblazer award acknowledges an HFA member who’s been within the business for a minimum of 20 years. Each retailers will show excellence in a number of of those areas: philanthropy, expertise, buyer expertise, mentoring, sustainability, and retailer tradition.


“Our members and the companies they run have discovered new methods to attach with their workers and communities this yr,” Schumacher stated. “Now it is our flip to rejoice and acknowledge them for the whole lot they’ve accomplished.”


HFA member Interiors House, primarily based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, received final yr’s Retailer of the 12 months within the giant enterprise class. Proprietor Todd Lehman stated, “This was a fantastic honor for our staff in a pandemic yr; they actually persevered and rose to the problem. So profitable this award is a testomony to what a fantastic staff we’ve, and so proud they’ve been honored for his or her exhausting work. This award has introduced us even nearer collectively as a staff.”


Perlora Furnishings and Design was HFA’s Small Retailer of the 12 months in 2020. Dave Koehler, Chairman of Johnny Janosik, primarily based in Laurel, DE, received the Trailblazer Award, and Sydney Harris, gross sales coach at FurnitureLand South in Jamestown, NC obtained the Rising Star award.


Final yr, HFA launched a brand new award class, HFA Accomplice of the 12 months. This award acknowledges and honors an HFA Vendor Accomplice that finest helps HFA members by way of distinctive companies that affect  member’s enterprise and constantly help the house furnishings commerce group, HFA. Final yr’s winner was Synchrony.


Nominations are open by way of November 30, 2021. Go to to appoint a deserving retail enterprise, skilled, or your favourite companion. Nominees shall be notified and requested to finish an software in December 2021. A panel of judges comprised of retail business leaders, HFA companions, and previous honorees will choose the winners.


Then the enjoyable begins. IN FEBRUARY, the HFA will announce the Retailers, Trailblazer, Rising Star, and Accomplice of the 12 months on the Annual HFA Member Assembly after which in-store celebrations and recognition all through 2022.


Get your nominations in immediately at



Concerning the House Furnishings Affiliation:

The House Furnishings Affiliation (HFA), with roots courting again to 1920, is North America’s largest non-profit, commerce group devoted particularly to the wants and pursuits of house furnishings retailers, with greater than 1,500 members representing greater than 10,000 storefronts throughout all 50 states and a number of other nations. HFA gives members with packages, assets, companies, and a unified voice in authorities relations by collaborating with house furnishings business suppliers, distributors, associates, and different organizations. For extra info on the HFA, go to



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