People seen at the 33rd FMG Symposium in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — FMG’s 2024 Symposium in Las Vegas this past week gave retailers and suppliers a chance to gather for a series of educational presentations and panel discussions addressing key issues in the industry. Held at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino Jan. 25-27, the event also gave these business partners a chance to gather for reception and dinner events where they had time to relax and socialize. Home News Now attended the event and captured some old industry friends at a reception held Thursday evening. Below are some of the people we saw there.

Christopher De Lisa, left, Lineage Collections; Scott Sullens, case goods industry expert and consultant; Dennis Hoy, FMG; Dock Johnson, Legacy Classic/Modern; and Gentry Prestwood, Miskelly Furniture.

Tim Harris, left, and Robin Harris, Knoxville Wholesale Furniture, and Oscar Miskelly, Miskelly Furniture.

Don Deeds, left, Coaster Fine Furniture; Eric Foucrier, GigaCloud Technology; and Chris Dyson, Bill Twelves and Bryan Dyson, all of Bob Mills Furniture.

Nikolas Levin, left, Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting; Jodi Brookshire, Furniture of America; and Chad Van Hill, Van Hill Furniture.

Jay Johnson, left, and Mike Bradshaw, Avalon Furniture; Bill Twelves, Bob Mills Furniture; and Don Noot, Avalon Furniture.

Shane Pohlman, left, Nebraska Furniture Mart; Anthony Teague, Jackson Furniture; and Lynn Lloyd, RC Willey.

Heather Thompson, left, FMG; G Lipscomb, Homestead Furniture; Ann Reece, FMG; and Stephen Riley, Armen Living.

Jerry Baer, left, Baer’s Furniture; Joseph Reimels, Elite Rewards; and Nicole Cervi, John Spahn and Frank Stanley, all of Wells Fargo.

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at and at 336-508-4616.

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