Keni Thomas, U.S. Army Ranger veteran of the “Blackhawk Down” mission and award-winning country music artist, will give a motivational keynote address, titled “Train as You Fight, Fight as You Train,” at the 2012 Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) Oct. 16 - 17 in Rosemont, Ill. The two-day strategic and networking event for industry leaders will be held at The…CONTINUE READING
Learn from IHA’s annual CHESS conference, which provides insight and education from political, business and industry experts on a variety of topics to help members build their business!
By Judy Colitz, Special Events & Executive Services Manager TOP 10 REASONS to Say YES to CHESS in 2011… 1. Powerful and Relevant Keynotes—Kip Tindell, The Container Store…ORGANIZATION WITH HEART; Peter Sims, Best-Selling Author…LITTLE BETS—Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Design 2. Hot Industry Topics—Global Market Overview…Social Media: Myth or…CONTINUE READING
By Judy Colitz, Manager of Special Events & Executive Services LITTLE BETS—INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CREATIVITY & DESIGN What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and the story developers at Pixar films all have in common? Best-selling author Peter Sims found that they all have achieved remarkable results using a…CONTINUE READING
By Judy Colitz, IHA Special Events & Exhibitor Services Container Store CEO Tindell will address Organization with Heart Kip Tindell has been at the helm of The Container Store since it first opened its doors in Dallas in 1978—creating the first-ever store devoted solely to storage and organization products. The company has locations from coast to coast, a thriving…CONTINUE READING
By Judy Colitz, Manager of Special Events & Executive Services IHA’s Strategic & Networking Event of the Year October 4 & 5, 2011 InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont Learn from home and housewares industry experts and each other. We’re finalizing an amazing line-up of guest speakers, including… KEYNOTES: PETER SIMS, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur…Little…CONTINUE READING
By Judy Colitz, IHA Events Coordinator CHESS 2010 provided housewares industry chief officers a chance to learn about the uncertain economic outlook last fall and business practices for sorting the winners from the losers in the new economic order. CHESS—the strategic and networking event of the year—included a wide range of topics from the new reality of global…CONTINUE READING
The 2010 CHESS event is responsible for educating new and returning members alike on the ever-changing landscape of the housewares industry. The two day event gave business executives the chance to meet with, and learn from, housewares industry leaders about a myriad of topics that affect the housewares market both now and heading into the future. Attendees spoke very highly…CONTINUE READING