Sheely’s Buying Group Named Retailer of the Year

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – A furniture buying cooperative that includes Sheely’s Furniture & Appliance was honored as Retailer of the Year at the 20th Annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala April 20 in Greensboro, N.C.

The event was conducted by the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association, which presented the award.

Sheely’s, 11450 South Ave., belongs to  Furniture First, a cooperative of 217 family-owned furniture retailers that collectively operates more than 456 stores. Sheely’s has been a member of Furniture First since 2011.

Furniture First members Dale and Sherry Sheely attended the event.

The International Home Furnishings Representatives Association includes 2,000 independent manufacturer’s representatives and retailers.

Pictured: Sherry Sheely, chief operating officer, Sheely’s Furniture & Appliance, and Bill Hartman, president, Furniture First, accept the award.

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