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Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament generates $160,000 for FCIF

AlanGreenberg.golfLogoManchester, N.H.—The 15th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament hosted by CCA Global Partners took place on Sept. 19 at the Barnsley Gardens Resort in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Members and supporters of the floor covering industry gathered for a friendly round of golf to benefit the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). The $160,000 in funds raised will support the foundation in their efforts to financially assist those who are, or have been, affiliated with the floor covering industry that have experienced a life-altering hardship, like catastrophic illness or a severe disability.

“We feel fortunate to host this wonderful event,” said Howard Brodsky, chairman and co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “Having the opportunity to bring awareness to the admirable work of the FCIF, and raise money in the process, is something we truly cherish.”

Each year, the event draws manufacturers, distributors, retailers, industry trade associations and individuals from within the floor covering industry, along with supporters from related industries together. They contribute to the FCIF by participating in the tournament as well as through sponsorships and donations.

“This event continues to be one of the largest contributors to the FCIF thanks to all our colleagues that participate,” said Rick Bennet, co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “It’s a powerful feeling when an industry is able to unite and offer support to a worthy cause.”

To learn more about the efforts of the FCIF or to apply for aid, visit fcif.org.

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Humphrey: WFCA will be relevant in every aspect

By Steven Feldman

Volume 26/Number 26; May 13/20, 2013

(Exclusive to FCNews)

Harold Chapman, left, Bonitz Flooring Group, passes the gavel to incoming WFCA chairman Janice Clifton, Abbey Carpets Unlimited, as WFCA’s CEO Scott Humphrey looks on.

Asheville, N.C.—Presiding over his first World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) board meeting since becoming its president and CEO, Scott Humphrey professed the association’s stability while promising it would serve as the voice of the floor covering industry.

“We will be relevant in every aspect of this business,” he said. “And we will ensure people view this as a professional industry.”

With the aforementioned stability as the backdrop, Humphrey stressed the importance of WFCA being viewed as an organization in which one can be confident and trust. “The foundation laid by Chris Davis makes this transition very easy. I am thankful for what he did and thankful for the team he assembled.” Continue reading Humphrey: WFCA will be relevant in every aspect

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Floor Covering Symposium set for Surfaces

Full slate of industry speakers featured 

Volume 26/Number 17; January 7/14, 2013

DENVER—Presented by Textile Consultants and LGM Associates, the upcoming Floor Covering Symposium (FCS) will feature a full program of well-known industry professionals.

“What you’ll hear, see and learn at this symposium will set you apart from the competition,” said Larry Cooper, president of Textile Consultants. The event, once again scheduled in conjunction with Surfaces, may not be for everyone, he noted, “as only those who desire to be the most knowledgeable, profitable and successful dealers need attend.” Five percent of the proceeds from the symposium will be donated to the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). Continue reading Floor Covering Symposium set for Surfaces

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January 2012: Calandrino, Mishkin, Pumphrey inducted into Industry Hall of Fame

Volume 26/Number 16; Dec. 17/24, 2012

After a one-year drought without an inductee, the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) Flooring Industry Hall of Fame has opened its doors to three individuals in 2012: Sonna Calandrino, Sandy Mishkin and Paul Pumphrey.

Each inductee has played a significant role in retailing as teachers, merchandisers and buyers. Continue reading January 2012: Calandrino, Mishkin, Pumphrey inducted into Industry Hall of Fame

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CCA raises $140K for FCIF

10th anniversary of Alan Greenberg charity golf tournament

Manchester, N.H.—The 10th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament held Sept. 12 was again a rousing success. Hosted by CCA Global Partners to benefit the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF), the event raised $140,000 as floor covering industry colleagues from around the country converged on the Barnsley Gardens resort located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia.

The annual golf tournament has now contributed more than $1.35 million to help FCIF in its quest to financially assist those who are or have been affiliated with the floor covering industry who experience catastrophic illnesses, severe disabilities or other life-altering hardships. Continue reading CCA raises $140K for FCIF

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CCA plans 10th annual charity golf tournament

On September 12, 2012 CCA Global Partners (CCA) will bring together industry colleagues at Barnsley Gardens resort located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for a round of golf to benefit a worthy cause. The annual event hosted by CCA raises funds for the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). This year, the tournament will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Continue reading CCA plans 10th annual charity golf tournament

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Al's column

GOLF FOR CHARITY: Many industry golfing events are more than a chance for friends to get out on the links and to make to contacts, they provide an avenue to help raise funds for important causes—local as well as national. On Sept. 17, Tony Buckhardt of Carpet Cushion Supplies and an officer of the CFI, is hosting the 12th George Buckhardt Memorial Fundraiser. Held in honor of his father, money raised from the event is to help floor covering installers and their families who are experiencing catastrophic circumstances, such as from an illness or accident. Over the years it has helped with such things as paying for medication and bills to even helping a family with funeral expenses. Continue reading Al's column