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Jack Glynn,

Independent Sales Representative of

Algonquin, IL

“I have been on both ends of the industry – retailer and sales rep – been on many boards in both the fireplace industry as well as furniture. Hearth & Home has done a really good job at keeping us all close together.”

Dudley Flanders,

CEO of Lloyd Flanders Industries

Forth Smith, AR

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “Keeping up with industry trends and leading edge retailers.”

Henry Vanderminden IV,

President of Telescope Casual Furniture

Granville, NY

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “I find Hearth & Home’s number-one strength is editorial information. Sure, the upgraded cover stock, high-quality photography and overall look of the magazine is great, but it’s the informative articles that help me, as a furniture executive, gain insight into our industry, and allow me to compare furniture to other industries, such as hearth, that I like best.”

Bruce Lisle,

CEO & Founder of Energex Corporation

Mifflintown, PA

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “It is the only trade magazine that closely follows industry news and trends. Great articles on retailer operations. The Business Climate section is invaluable; it provides the real, and sometimes hard, information. The various annual surveys are very enlightening, along with the periodic industry sector analysis.”

Gary McCray,

President of Klaussner Outdoor

Davidson, NC

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “The content of Hearth & Home is always timely, and the writers dig beneath the surface to get to the deeper story associated with the issue.”

Kevin Wood,

Independent Manufacturer’s Rep of

Boulder, CO

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “It helps me keep up to date on the topics and trends of the industry. It’s a great resource for seeing what’s new. It’s nice to also see successful dealers, friends and acquaintances that are sometimes featured in the magazine. Reading the magazine gives me good ideas for sales and marketing.”

Dan Thiessen,

CEO of Dansons


Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “I’m interested in learning about the industries covered, people involved in those industries and watching trends and changes. I also am interested in learning about government regulations and involvement in the industries.

“I particularly enjoy the articles about businesses and how business owners view the industry and deal with its challenges and opportunities.”

Steve Dumais,

Owner of Energysavers

Meredith, NH

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “Richard, his staff, and all the writers work very hard to give us good, up-to-date, pertinent information that we can use in our business. It has always been a great source for what is going on all over the country and in our backyard.”

Sharla Wagy,

General Manager of Memphis Wood Fire Grills

Bloomington, MN

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “Several reasons: Pertinent articles, such as the October issue on Canadian Commerce and the challenge for American manufacturers with exchange rates; reading about my customers and friends in the industry, their stories and visions for the future, and getting current statistics on industry sales.”

Bob Zacharski,

Owner of Water 1, LLC dba Viscount Pools East

Madison Heights, MI

“I receive about 10 different trade magazines a month, and Hearth & Home tops out as the best. It really serves as a resource for outstanding products, trends and designs. It has actually given me a tremendous amount of knowledge about selling and marketing.”