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North American Home Furnishings Association

(NAHFA) Organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers, providing members with the information, education, products and services they need to remain successful. www.NAHFA.org


Mega Group USA

Member-owned organization of furniture, appliance and electronic retailers focused on delivering excellence in products and service. www.MegaGroupUSA.com

Nation Wide Marketing Group

Nationwide Marketing Group

For more than 40 years, Nationwide Marketing Group has helped thousands of independent appliance, electronics and furniture dealers not only compete but win in today’s competitive marketplace. With over 3,000 members operating some 10,000 store fronts and $12 billion in combined annual sales, Nationwide Marketing Group is America’s largest buying and marketing organization. www.nationwidegroup.org

Nationwide East

Nationwide East

Nationwide East is proud of our partnership with Nationwide Marketing Group. Together, we're in the business of success, providing dealers with the programs and benefits they need to achieve their full potential in the markets they serve. web.nationwideeast.com/

United buyers group

United Buyers Group is an international buying organization with hundreds of members that brings the top Hearth and Solar retailers together with carefully selected manufactures and suppliers for the mutual benefit of both the retailer and supplier. The supplier gains market share and access to the best hearth and solar providers on the continent and the retailer gains market advantage through preferred prices. www.unitedfireplaceandstove.com

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Hearth Patio Barbeque Education Foundation The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF) is an independent, non-profit education foundation that serves as the education “arm” of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA). The Foundation was established in 1981 as the HEARTH Education Foundation. HPBEF.org

Authentic home Furnishings

The Authentic Home Furnishings Association and its certified members are advocates for consumers who are seeking assurance that they are purchasing real wood furniture from retailers who are committed to assisting them in meeting their personalized home furnishings needs.www.unfinishedfurniture.org

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For about 80 years, the Arkansas Homefurnishings Association has provided its members with state and federal lobbying, serving as a watchdog to protect against unfair taxation and legislation; education for home furnishing retail store executives and employees, consultation on any business problems; savings on dental insurance and a chance to exchange home furnishing retail experience and information among members. AHA members can also benefit through private label financing of accounts receivable and credit insurance. www.arhomefurnishingsassociation.com

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Georgia Home Furnishings Association

Founded as a not for profit organization in 1954, we have been providing our members with dedicated service for over 57 years and continue to strive to live up to our founding members' vision: to create the strongest association and to provide dedicated service to members. www.GHFA.com

WithIt Women's Leadership Development Network

In 1997, WithIt was founded as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the belief that women should play a major role in the growth and future of the home and furnishings industries. Now in our second decade, WithIt is the best network in the home and furnishings industries existing to encourage and develop education, mentoring, and leadership opportunities for women - a critical talent pool.www.withit.org