It’s time to celebrate!
In mid-January, managing partners Tom Kane and Dave Quinn, along with Director of Merchandise and Design Kelli Farrell, visited the semi-annual World Furniture Market in Las Vegas. At furniture market, all 137 HomeStore licensees participate in several days of meetings hosted by Ashley Furniture Industries. These meetings help keep us current on new product development along with changes and enhancements to the HomeStore division.
Each year, Ashley Furniture Industries honors excellence in two distinct
categories and presents awards at market.
The Community Service award is given to the HomeStore group that, through its charitable contributions and spirit of community service, best represents the Ashley brand name. We are pleased to announce that the Wellsville Carpet Town team received second place (honorable mention). With this award comes a $2,000 contribution from AFI to be applied towards our A Hope to Dream program.
The second award honors the HomeStore of the year. Out of 552 HomeStores across North America, we were flattered to learn one of our 11 HomeStores won HomeStore of the year.
Congratulations to the Greece, NY location, chosen by Ashley Furniture Industries as the 2014 Store of the Year! While the Greece team posted an impressive 33% growth in comp sales from 2013 to 2014, sales performance was just one factor in determining the winner. Community involvement was also a factor, and in support of the team’s continued effort to give back to the community, AFI awarded Greece with an additional $5,000 to support their A Hope to Dream program in 2015.
David Quinn notes, “The Greece team really embraces the spirit of our WCT Inc. culture to make it happen, whatever it is!” He continued, “We also owe a lot of thanks to the corporate support teams—customer care, our PDC, billing and all the behind-the-scenes folks that make it happen. We were humbled and privileged to accept this award on behalf of team Greece and the company as a whole.”
This award is engraved and will remain on display in the Greece showroom to commemorate the achievements of the team.