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Accessories Resource Team Forms Under 40 Group

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Article Summary: The mission of the group is to provide education, mentoring, and best practice benchmarking opportunities for industry professionals in the under 40 age group.


Accessories Resource Team (ART™), the association for retailers, sales representatives, manufacturers and suppliers involved in the home accent furnishings industry announced the formation of an under 40 associate group. The mission of the group is to provide education, mentoring, and best practice benchmarking opportunities for industry professionals in the under 40 age group.

“The Board of Directors of ART recognized that many young people in this industry are generational and have not been exposed to ideas and experiences outside the industry. We wanted to provide a forum and structure for this learning to take place. ART plans to create an environment of fostering young professionals in order to retain this talent and recruit more of the same", said Steve Crowder, GuildMaster and president of ART. “This initiative creates the opportunity for unique activities targeted for this age group.”

The first Under 40 event is a tour of the Zappos Corporate Facility in Henderson, NV and is scheduled for July 31, 2012 at 6 PM during the Las Vegas Market. Join us for a tour at the Las Vegas, Nevada corporate headquarters to learn about the Zappos Family approach to customer loyalty, human resources, recruiting, training, and culture creation. During this tour, you will get to experience the inner workings of the Zappos Family of companies, learn the history of Zappos.com and find out how $1 billion dollars in gross merchandise sales was achieved in less than 10 years. You’ll also experience how a values based organization uses strong culture to live out every day. Transportation will be provided.

Anyone interested in going on this tour, the Under 40 group or to join ART™ should contact the ART office at 704-376-4278 or email sdavis@accessoriesresourceteam.org . The website for general information is: www.accessoriesresourceteam.org

About Accessories Resource Team - The Accessories Resource Team (ART) is the association representing accessory manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other industry individuals and companies interested in promoting the home accent and accent furniture industry. The association’s goal is to enhance the market position of decorative home accents. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars and the ARTS Awards. The Accessories Resource Team website is available at www.accessoriesresourceteam.org.

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