Next Generation-Now, Ashley Bringing Rosso's to Industry ConferenceFebruary 21, 2013
Ashley Furniture sponsored the give-away to the June 2-4 event in New Orleans.
“It isn’t often that retailers, especially the next generation of retailers, get a chance to convene and network with each other," said NGN member Matthew Rosso of Rosso's Furniture, Gilroy, Ga. "I am very excited to attend the HFIC and have the opportunity to network and learn from my peers. I can hardly wait … but I guess I will have to.”
The Next Generation-Now networking group reported a another successful Las Vegas market, providing the next generation of the industry education and networking opportunities.
Early Monday morning of the show, the group gathered in the Retailer Resource Center for hot waffles before enjoying a panel discussion on operating a business with multiple generations. Panelists from Royal Furniture and Ivan Smith Furniture shared their ideas and experiences of working within multi-generational family businesses.
Tuesday evening, NGN hosted its Market “Bash” in the One-six Club and saw a record number in attendance, 28 percent higher than the Summer Market event. Sponsored by Coaster, the highlight of the evening was the craps gaming tables where NGN members could learn this game of chance while networking with each other.
“The NGN Bash was a huge hit, with many new faces showing up. Our goals for the event were to network, be social and have fun—and we accomplished all three. It was the best Bash yet,” said NGN Events Chair Sara Wedding, FurnitureDealer.net. “Thank you to our Bash sponsor Coaster, which allowed us to bring in a DJ and craps tables. Also a big thanks to Ashley Furniture for giving away a trip to the 2013 HFIC--it was the highlight of the night.”