High Point proclaimed Oct. 22 “Woodard Furniture Day”
November 11, 2016,
Jeff Golden, High Point Mayor Pro-Tem congratulates Woodard President, John Mares, for 150 years of success. On stage for the celebration are (L to R) Robert Maricich, International Market Centers CEO; Jackie Hirschhault, International Casual Furnishings Association executive director; James Golf, Woodard VP special accounts; Belinda Lavender, Woodard VP sales & marketing; Bill Herren, Woodard creative director and Kathy Wall, The Media Matters president.
Jeff Golden, High Point Mayor Pro-Tem, shared a proclamation from the Mayor, William S. Bencini, Jr, declaring Oct. 22, 2016, as “Woodard Furniture Day.” He congratulated Woodard for celebrating 150 years of successful operation with 57 of those years being spent in High Point at the semi-annual furniture market.
Throughout 2016, a host of special 150th anniversary initiatives have taken place. A national advertising campaign promoted Woodard in publications including Coastal Living, House Beautiful, LUXE Interiors & Design, Ocean Home and Traditional Home. A celebratory picnic was held for employees and their families in Owosso, Michigan, and a gala was held for retailers at Casual Market Chicago in September. The first of 150 limited-edition Anniversary Rockers produced was raffled with proceeds donated to Habitat for Humanity and a Facebook photo contest allowed voters to determine who won the 150th Anniversary Rocker.
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