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American Furniture Hall Of Fame Opens Nominations For 2007 Inductees

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The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. (AFHF) is opening nominations for induction on July 2 to close on July 27, 2007. Only members of the organization are eligible to nominate, second and vote. “We are targeting leaders who have made notable contributions to the health and wealth of the American furniture industry,” says J. Don Coleman, president of AFHF. To make a nomination, members should submit a biography (500 words or less) of the nominee, along with a completed nomination form, and a black and white or color photo of the candidate. Nominations submitted without photography will be accepted, however, photography is necessary before moving forward with the induction process. All nominations must be seconded in writing by another AFHF member. Candidates may be nominated and elected posthumously. There is a one-time nomination fee of $500 to cover photography and video production costs. There is no charge for re-nomination from previous years. The voting period begins August 20, and ends September 5. New members will be announced and officially inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame at the annual banquet celebration on October 2 at the High Point Market. Members will receive nomination forms in the mail, and additional forms will be available at the AFHF offices located at 202 Neal Place in High Point, by calling 336.882.5900 or by email to info@furniturehalloffame.com. Memberships are $250 and $500 at the individual level, and $500 and $1,000 at the corporate level. All contributions are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. and sent to P.O. Box 2011, High Point, N.C. 27261. The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. is an international, industry-wide effort organized to honor those individuals whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the continued growth and development of the U.S. furniture industry, as well as to research, collect and preserve the cultural, economic and artistic history. The organization is based in High Point at 202 Neal Place, and can be reached at 336.882.5900.