ICFA creates Retail Council
August 21, 2009,
The International Casual Furnishings Association has established a Retail Council to provide a forum for member retailers to discuss issues of common concern and to develop benefits and services for the ICFA retail membership.
Retail Council officers will serve one-year terms, while general council members will serve one-to three-year terms.
Greg Martin, owner of Kolo Collection, Atlanta, has been named chairman. Assisting him at the helm of the Retail Council will be Cathy Galbreath Watson of ABSCO Fireplace & Patio in Birmingham, Ala.
Council members serving one-year terms include Martin; Paul DeMerlis, The Sign of the Skier, Toronto, Ontario; Mary Fruehauf, Fruehauf’s Patio & Garden Center, Boulder, Colo., and Becky Stover, Stover Hearth & Patio, Frederick, Md.
Members of the council serving two-year terms include Watson; Keith Guidry, Percy Guidry Hearth & Patio, Lafayette, La.; Joanne Klime, Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Lititz, Pa., and Larry Talbott, Fishel’s, Portland, Ore.
Council members serving three-year terms include Gary Ecoff, Carls Patio, Boca Raton, Fla.; Audrey Opdyke Edelhauser, Opdyke Furniture, Point Pleasant, N.J., and Kristine Schultz-Hutchinson, Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Talbott and Ecoff also will serve as liaisons to the ICFA Board.
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