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Midwest Furniture Show Announces Preliminary Exhibitor List

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The Midwest Furniture Club announced that the initial exhibitor list for the 4th Annual Midwest Furniture Show has been released by the Board of Directors of the Midwest Furniture Club. Along with many stalwarts of the show, such as Ashley, Berkline, and Zocalo, many new manufacturers are showing for the first time. Some of the new vendors include Leathercraft, Riverside and Stanley Furniture

“We’ve expanded in all areas this year,” said show organizer Michael More. “This year major exhibitors have increased their footprint, we have greatly expanded our accessory exhibitors and we have had our bedding manufacturers grow their presence as well.”

Nationwide Distributors, a Chicago-based importer and distributor, signed up again this year. “We run our own very successful each January, so the timing for us is very good. We can showcase our new introductions in January at our show and then update our customers again in August at this show,” said Nadal Jarad, President of Nationwide.

Last year, the Midwest Furniture Show attracted over 700 retailers over the course of 2 days. “We hoped for 400 people, and before the first day was through we had gone over our goal. This year, we expect even more customers, from all over the Midwest and farther” says More. “every year there’s a manufacturer that wants to show at the last minute and we do everything we can to accommodate them. We expect a few more retailers to finalize their plans shortly.”

The show began in a small furniture show in Wheaton IL in 2006. In exchange for the promise of 80 furniture retailers seeing the property that was available for rent, the building’s owner allowed the Midwest Furniture Club to use the facility for free. From there the show has grown in attendance each year.

Geoff Weed is currently the President of the Midwest Furniture Club, who sponsors the show each year “One of the reasons the show does so well is we target independent retailers who do not attend the major shows in Las Vegas and High Point. We make it easy and fun for them to see current vendors and get the chance to add some new lines to their floors. We offer complimentary breakfast and lunch, as well.”

Weed, who also represents Ashley Furniture in Chicago, notes “We have a few surprises planned for the customers who attend the show. We are focusing not just on product but on some great marketing plans to make the fourth quarter unforgettable”

More information on the event can be found on midwestfurnitureclub.com, or you can call Michael More, the show chairman at 708-642-4235.

List of preliminary exhibitors for the 2010 Midwest Furniture Show

A.A. Laun Furniture
AC Pacific
Accent Furniture
Acme Furniture
All Wood Furniture
Americana, Inc.
Arason Enterprises
Armen Living
Art Effects, Inc.
Art & Frame Source
Ashley Signature Design
Bailey Street
Baker Road Furniture
Best Craft Furniture
Bolton Furn.
Boyd Specialty Sleep
Brill Seating
Brown Jordan
C. F. Oakton
Charles Schneider Furn.
Chintaly Imports
Classic Oak Furniture
Coast to Coast
Comfort Solutions
Corsicana Bedding
Cox Manufacturing
Cramco Dinette
Dimond Lighting
D'oro Furniture
Daniel Lamp
Eagle Industries
Eastman House
Englander Bedding
Enso Sleep Systems
Fashion Bed Group
Feinblum Real Estate
Five Star Mattress
Fusion Design, Inc.
Glenmont Furniture
Global Furniture
Graphic Visions
Hamilton Studios
Harden Manufacturing
Hinkle Chair
Holland House
International Bedding
Jasper Cabinet
King Koil
L & P Adjustables
Lancer, Inc.
Lane Venture
Lang Furniture
Liberty Furniture
Ligna USA, Inc.
Lite Source
Mantua Bed Frames
MDA Rug Imports
Millennium by Ashley
Mobital Contemporary
Nationwide Distributors
Null Furniture
Pastel Dinettes
Riverside Furniture
Row One Home Ent.
Samuel Lawrence Furniture
Shoehorn Furnishings
Shull Transportation
Silhouette Mattress
SLR/Nova Home
Smith Bros.
Southern Textiles
Spring Air
Stanley Furniture
Star International
Steve Silver Furniture
Sunrise Home Furnishings
Surya Rugs
Symbol Matress
Tema Home
Trans Ocean Rug
Tree Master
U.S. Furniture, Inc.
Young America
Welton USA
Wholesale Interiors
Wiseway Transportation
World Wide Logistics
Zinatex Rugs