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Loloi Named Finalist for ARTS Award For 11th Consecutive Year

LoloiDALLAS,TX — For the eleventh consecutive year, Loloi has been named an ARTS Award finalist, receiving a nomination in the Best Rug Manufacturer category. All winners will be revealed at the 26th annual ARTS Awards black-tie gala Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, where Loloi hopes to claim its fifth win since 2010.

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program for the decorative accessories industry. It recognizes excellence in 27 categories including retailing, manufacturing, sales and design. Loloi won two ARTS Awards for “Best Rug Manufacturer” in 2010 and 2011, one in 2012 for "Best Outdoor Manufacturer" and one in 2013 for “Green Manufacturer.” Companies who win ARTS Awards five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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martinousOBITUARY: Female Rug Pioneer Dies at 98

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Darr Martinous, iconic rug-industry executive, philanthropist, patriot and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died August 22, 2014. She was 98 years old.

Mrs. Martinous was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Springfield, MO. The trailblazing business woman and matriarch of Martinous Oriental Rug Company had a long history of triumphing over tragedy. At just 5 years old, her parents died, leaving Mrs. Martinous and her sister to be raised by a great-aunt. At the age of 19, she was in a fatal car wreck that took the life of two friends and left her hospitalized for two months with a broken back. None of these setbacks would stop Mrs. Martinous. She learned to walk again and went on to do great things.

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Dover Rug & Home Opens in Boston

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Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home with Hasan Jafri at the new Back Bay showroom

Natick, Massachusetts retailer Dover Rug & Home has expanded with a second location at 390 Stuart Street in Boston's Back Bay. The new store hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM; Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday from noon to 5:00PM. 

A stone’s throw from Copley Square, public transportation, and in the heart of what is being coined Boston’s Home Furnishing district, Dover-Boston offers an impressive showroom of exceptional rugs, carpeting, hardwood floors, window treatments, interior design, cleaning, repair & appraisal services that customers have come to know from Dover Rug over their last four generations of excellence. With the backing of the extensive inventory in their Natick store and Dover’s custom color, size, and design manufacturing in India, Pakistan, and Nepal, this second location allows Dover Rug & Home to accommodate loyal customers while welcoming new faces in the Boston area.

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Jaipur Rugs to Show at 2014 Casual Market in Chicago

jaipurJaipur Rugs will be featuring a beautiful assortment of Indoor/Outdoor products at the 2014 Casual Market in Chicago. The market is a four-day event that displays the largest selection of all things related to casual and outdoor living. Jaipur Rugs will be one of 250 manufacturers filling the expansive 350,000 square feet available for exhibition space at the Merchandise Mart. This year's market will take place Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 16-19, 2014.

Not only will Jaipur present its indoor/outdoor product at the tradeshow, but the company will also feature an exclusive catalog showcasing their current and newly added indoor/outdoor rug and pillow collections. The Jaipur Rugs display will be located in booth 7-5087.

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Harounian Rugs International Returns to High Point

HRI NEW YORK, NY -- Harounian Rugs International has announced that HRI is returning to the IHFC building in High Point (G365) and will be showing during the fall market, October 18-23.

For over 45 years HRI has created, and produced award winning area rugs for the US Market. HRI has offices and factories in: India, Pakistan, Nepal and China, producing programmed collections of Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional looks in hand knotted, tufted and loomed constructions. One of the very few suppliers who maintains backup stock of their hand knotted programmed collections in sizes up to 12x18.

Lee Harounian, President of HRI said, “Last year we expanded our Las Vegas showroom and now with this great new location in High Point’s IHFC building we will be able to not only better serve our existing client base of Furniture Stores, Designers and Mass Merchants but also have the opportunity to present our fantastic assortment to new customers in the Home Furnishings Industry.”

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Jaipur Rugs Ranks No. 3338 on the 2014 Inc. 5000

JaipurNEW YORK, NY — Inc. magazine ranked Jaipur Rugs No. 3338 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. 

“I am so thrilled to be on this year’s Inc. 5000 list as one of America’s fastest growing companies,” says Jaipur Rugs CEO Asha Chaudhary. “It’s amazing to watch all of the dedicated people in the company strive to help sustain this rapid growth. I’m confident we will continue to rise in rank, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this accomplishment with my company.”

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

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AmericasMart® 2015-2018 International Gift and Home Furnishings Markets Dates Announced

AmericasMart ATLANTA – In continuation of a show schedule standard maintained over more than a half-century of continuous operation under single private ownership, AmericasMart® confirmed dates for the January and July editions of its Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® through calendar year 2018. The dates confirmation follows extensive review of customer scheduling and timing requirements and preferences and sustains Atlanta’s long-standing first-market position in both the January and July show cycles, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AMC, Inc., parent company of AmericasMart Atlanta.

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Larry Simons 'Wood Assemblages' Artisan Showcase

Larry Simons AssemblagesSHELBURN FALLS, MA — The Salmon Falls Gallery will feature area rug industry veteran Larry Simon's "Wood Assemblages" in an exhibit September 6 - October 26. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, Sept. 13, 5-7pm, with music by Loren Feinstein. 1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls, MA

Simon's rustic "Assemblages" combine scavenged fragments of wood from nature and found objects to form stunning sculpture.

"Driftwood is one of my favorite collectibles, especially painted pieces which have been tumbled to perfection," says Simons. "A recycler by nature, virtually everything I use in my art has had a previous life – bobbins, chair spindles, tool handles, toys, croquet sets and wooden patterns from steel mills-most of which is brought to me by packrat-types who enjoy seeing what I do with their treasures."

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HRI Launches New App and Catalog

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NEW YORK, NY -- Harounian Rugs Intl (HRI) has been busy creating important business tools for its customers. A new, easy-to-use App for both Apple and Android platforms allows stocking dealers to check their inventory 24/7, share photos, email, post to Facebook and much more. All images on the App are high-resolution for top-quality sharing with customers.

HRI also has released a new 64-page, full-color catalog, displaying all of its latest designs. Look for it at theupcoming Rug Show @ Javits, Sept. 7-10, and also at the High Point Market, IHFC showroom G365, Oct. 18-23.

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Kalaty Rug Corporation Conducts “Selfie with Kalaty” Contest

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HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corporation has launched a creative new contest designed to engage consumers via the company’s active social media programs. The contest, which began Monday, August 18, is called “Selfie with Kalaty” and runs through midnight on September 18.

Entrants must “like” the Kalaty Facebook page, “follow” the Kalaty Twitter page or “follow” the company’s Pinterest page. All photos must depict the entrant along with a Kalaty area rug in a store or home and/or with the Kalaty corporate logo. Each photo must be uploaded to the Kalaty Facebook page, posted on Pinterest or Twitter then tagged to Kalaty’s social media pages in the post by September 18.

The winning photo will be judged on originality and creativity and will be announced via the company’s social media pages on September 22. The winner will receive a 4 x 6 Kalaty area rug valued at $600.

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