Saturday, February 11, 2012

BELFORT FURNITURE AND LAWRENCE FURNITURE AS NHFA’S RETAILERS OF THE YEAR

 

Belfort Furniture in Dulles, Virginia, led by Mike Huber, and Lawrance Furniture in San Diego, California, led by Howard Haimsohn, are National Home Furnishings Association’s Retailers of the Year for 2012. 
 
NHFA’s prestigious Retailer of the Year Awards are presented annually at the Spring High Point Market Furniture Industry Awards Gala.  This year’s Gala will be held on Monday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m. in the IHFC Ballroom, 11th Floor, Green Wing.  
 
Mike was elected to the NHFA Board of Directors in 2012.  He is an Advisory Board Member at Middleburg Bank, a member of Loudoun County CEO Cabinet, an Honorary Board Member of the Loudoun Education Foundation, and is recognized as a Top 100 Smart CEO by Washington, DC SmartCEO, and a Top 20 CEO by NOVA Executive.
 
Belfort has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to worthy charitable causes over the years, including City of Hope’s Walk for Hope, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Embry Rucker Shelter, the American Cancer Society, Avon Breast Cancer Walk and Doctors Without Borders.  Belfort Furniture is the Corporate Sponsor of the YMCA Loudoun County Charity Golf Tournament, which has raised over $300,000 to date to send less fortunate children to camp.  Belfort was named 2008 Corporate Sponsor of the Year by the Loudoun County YMCA, and awarded the 2010 Corporate Partnership Award by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.
 
After serving on the Board of the Western Home Furnishings Association, in 1990 Howard was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Home Furnishings Association.  He was elected President of NHFA in 2002, and served a total of 14 years on the NHFA Board.
 
Howard and his father Ed founded the Contemporary Design Group in 1983.  Howard currently serves as President of this organization, which has 20 member companies across the country.

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