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Live Residential Lighting Training Course Scheduled for June

ALA announced the next Lighting Specialist training course will be hosted June 3- 6, 2019, at Acuity Brands Lighting in Des Plaines, Ill., near Chicago.

The Retail Doctor to Give Keynote Address During ALA Conference

ALA recently announced The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, as keynote speaker for the ALA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 15 - 17, 2019. Phibbs is well-known across various industries for helping brick-and-mortar retailers beat online competition through exceptional customer experiences.

Hiring Top Talent

Hiring and retaining dedicated and skilled employees, particularly in the retail industry, can be difficult. Finding someone who will work hard, fit in with company culture, and stick around for the long run is no easy task.

Tips for Using Education Content on ALA’s Website

Last year, ALA launched a completely redesigned member website at ALAMembers.com, which included the launch of a new education platform. The education platform now allows ALA members to take control of their professional education by tracking completed courses, certifications, and more.

2019 Showroom of the Year Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2019 Showroom of the Year Awards, honoring outstanding lighting retailers across North America, have been announced.

New Conference Networking Activity Focuses on Building True Connections Through Play

When asked why they attend ALA Conference, members consistently name networking opportunities as one of the top reasons

Hinkley Lighting Launches New Products, Catalogs and Website at Lightovation

Hinkley Lighting is launching 50 new product families that span a variety of applications and styles at this week’s Lightovation event at Dallas Market Center.

Capital Lighting Unveils Over 230 New Products at Lightovation

Expect to see unexpected details, new materials, signature finishes and meticulous craftsmanship in Capital Lighting’s January 2019 new-product release. 

Show Possibilities, Not Products

What do shoppers see when they step into your showroom? Do they stumble upon a sea of products arranged to maximize space, or do they enter an inviting, inspiring space that awakens their senses and piques their interest?

Conquer the New World of SEO
ALA Expands Digital Content Available to Showroom Members

As a part of ALA's BiNational Advertising and PR Program, the association produces an array of digital content designed to help showroom members communicate and connect with customers.

ALA Certification Programs Cover the Latest Technical Information

Professional certifications are an excellent way to demonstrate knowledge and expertise to customers and industry peers alike. ALA members have exclusive access to the industry’s leading residential lighting training materials and certification programs

RAIN or SHINE

Summer is when your customers begin to prepare their homes for crisp, cool fall evenings and beyond. Is your showroom well stocked with durable outdoor fixtures.

Get Ready for Global Fusion

Thanks to the mingling of cultures, cuisines and experiences in a well-connected world, the craving for a global design aesthetic has been growing in recent times. It’s easier than ever before to create a space that reflects the spirit of a world traveler without leaving your neighborhood.

ARTS Awards Updates Judging Process

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced updates to the judging process for the ARTS Awards, the international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design and sales representation.

Winning Strategies

Today’s design-savvy shoppers are spoiled with seemingly endless choices at their fingertips. “Online shopping will dominate physical stores,” is a proclamation you have likely heard before.

Lighting Magazine Hits Newsstands and Showrooms to Rave Reviews
Updated Residential Lighting Training Manual to be Released this Summer

This summer, ALA will release a fully revised version of the industry’s most comprehensive training document, the Residential Lighting Training Manual (RLTM).

ALA and DMC to Host Seminars in New Center During Lightovation

During Lightovation, June 20-23, ALA and DMC will host a variety of training opportunities in their recently opened 6,000-square-foot education and activity center, The SMART Center.

2018 Showroom of the Year Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2018 Showroom of the Year Awards, honoring exceptional lighting retailers, have been announced. 

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