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Couple have shows drawing big crowds

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

12_bigcrowds_01Ann and Joseph Strong, owners of The Woodworking Shows, have worked diligently to keep their trade shows going through a tough economy and their efforts are paying off. Not only have they continued offering a healthy listing of shows in major cities across the country since they took ownership in 2007, but they say recruiting exhibitors has gotten easier and attendance is up.



New furniture shop owners have high hopes

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

10_news_deskThe new owners of Riverside Rustics in Lowville, N.Y., have discovered that purchasing an existing business can be a smart move if you put in the effort to make the process a smooth transition. Brothers-in-law Zech Zehr and Barry Roes proudly shared the details of their recent experience of buying, relocating and re-establishing the 10-year-old high-end rustic furniture business.



Georgia-Pacific updates its forest policy

Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

12_news_deskGeorgia-Pacific LLC announced in November that it is expanding its forest protection and sustainability efforts with an updated policy to better identify and protect endangered forests in the United States, promote conservation of forest diversity and enhance its sustainable forestry and recycling practices.



Providence show sees larger crowds

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

08_news_deskThere was a strong sense of optimism at the 15th annual Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show, which was held Oct. 22-24 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. The mood was different than the last two years when exhibitors grudgingly took their chances in light of a bad economy.



‘Odd Couple’ thrives in Philadelphia

Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

10_news_deskA melding of the minds between woodworking instructors Alan Turner and Mario Rodriguez has produced a unique school featuring methods that can be different, but are equally effective.



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