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Neil Goldberg, Michael Goldberg and Steven Goldberg of Raymour & Flanigan To Be Honored By GNYHFA

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The Greater New York Home Furnishings Association (GNYHFA) announced that Neil Goldberg, Michael Goldberg and Steven Goldberg of Raymour & Flanigan will be accepting the Jerry Gans Memorial Award for 2009. 

The award honors prominent members of the furniture industry for distinguished service and is presented each year by the Greater New York Home Furnishings Association at a formal dinner and dance. This year’s award will be presented at Terrace on The Park in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY on November 21st. 

Raymour & Flanigan is the largest furniture retailer in the Northeast, operating 82 retail showrooms, plus eight clearance centers, 17 customer service centers and two distribution centers throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. 

The Goldberg family will be accepting the award on behalf of the entire Raymour & Flanigan organization and its 4,000 talented associates.  

“We are so pleased that the Goldberg Family will be accepting the Gans award this year for the Raymour & Flanigan organization,” said Barbara Goldstein, Executive Director, GNYHFA. “These three exceptional executives are well known in our industry for their business leadership, integrity, support of the home furnishings industry and philanthropic causes.” 

Andy Gans, Chairman of the Dinner Dance Committee added, “I know my father would be proud to have his name associated with the Goldberg family. These exceptional people really care about the good name of their company and are concerned about the welfare of their suppliers, employees, customers and the environment." 

Current CEO and President Neil Goldberg joined the family business in 1972, immediately following his graduation from Syracuse University. Soon after, current Executive Vice Presidents Steven Goldberg and Michael Goldberg joined the company.  

Says Neil Goldberg, “The Goldberg Family is honored to receive this award on behalf of our associates. Without question, we earned this distinction because of the collective contributions of our valued associates to serve our customer with passion, unwavering focus and professionalism—every day we are committed to enhancing our customers’ shopping experience. Our people truly are our greatest asset.”

For more information on attending the November 21st 2009 gala event or participating in a journal that is being prepared to honor the recipients, contact GNYHFA at greaternyhomefurn@gmail.com or call Barbara Goldstein, at 212-725-0091. 

About Raymour & Flanigan:

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture® provides exceptional customer service, great furniture, proven quality and total commitment to customers in seven states in the Northeast through 90 locations and 4,000 associates. Established in 1947, the company remains a family-owned business headquartered in Liverpool, New York and was named “2007 Newsmaker of the Year” by Home Furnishings Business. Now the 5th fastest growing and 7th largest furniture and mattress retailer in the U.S. according to the May 26, 2009 edition of Furniture Today, Raymour & Flanigan continues its commitment of building the preeminent retail furniture brand in the Northeast and beyond. Visit RaymourFlanigan.com for more information.  

About GNYHFA: 

The Greater New York Home Furnishings Association has served home furnishings retailers, reps, manufacturers and suppliers to the industry for almost 90 years. Affiliated with the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA), GNYHFA produces educational events, charitable events, and provides valuable services such as medical insurance and discount programs. The Greater New York Home Furnishings Association is also an industry watchdog organization dedicated and committed to promoting the interests of New York area home furnishings businesses. It is the eyes and ears of the industry for all matters, legislative, trucking, licensing, taxes and customer complaints. For more information on GNYHFA, visit www.gnyhfa.org or call 212-725-0091. 

  Pictured: Neil Goldberg (seated), Michael Goldberg (right) and Steven Goldberg (left).

GNYHFA Dinner Dance Chair 2009:
Andy Gans 

GNYHFA Executive Board:
President: Chris Delisa
Executive Vice President: Jordan Greenberg
Vice President: Louis Massood
Vice President: Tommy Leflein
Vice President: Pat Cory
Vice President: Abe Feinblum
Vice President: Lenny Kharitonov
Treasurer: Harris Kirsch
Secretary: Russell Bienenstock
Executive Director: Barbara Goldstein 

GNYHFA Board of Directors:
Frank Arroyo
Tony Bellarosa
Barton Bienenstock
Linda Feinblum
Andy Gans
Richard Healy
Martin Herman
Michael King
Brad Pyne
Robert Segal
Ann Marie Vignapiano

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