About the Midwest Furniture Club

Mission of the Midwest Furniture Club

Our IHFRA chapter, better known as the Midwest Furniture Club, has been in existence since 1917.

Through the volunteer work of our members, the Midwest Furniture Club has grown consistently in membership while providing programs of interest. Our industry is a globally changing platform; therefore, to sustain our growth, we need each other's support and networking to meet these challenges.

With this in mind, all of us should realize that our nucleus of talent and energy will endure. It is the passion of our membership's dedication that provides a stage for the following:

  • Successful networking of our profession
  • Educational programs and seminars
  • An organization that provides a future for all
  • Enhancement of every part of our industry
  • Providing philanthropic programs that benefit the Midwest Home Furnishings arena

With this in mind, Midwest Furniture Club is here for one purpose, so that our industry flourishes.

2017 Midwest Furniture Club Officers

President:
Allan Landau

First Vice President:
Kirk Handley

Second Vice President:
Jerry Divincen

Secretary:
Jeff Shapiro

Treasurer:
Arthur Serck

Board of Directors

Mark Dilling
Jeff Franklin
Kirk Handley
Allen Landau
David Marcus
Jeff Shapiro
Mitch Simon

Executive Committee

Chair:
David Marcus

Members:
Kirk Handley
Allen Landau
Arthur Serck
Jeff Shapiro
Ted Weisbach

Midwest Furniture Show Committee

Co-Chairs:
Kirk Handley
Allen Landau

Members:
Brad Cofoid
Jerry Divincen
Jay Hogg
Brent Jones
Arthur Serck
Jeff Shapiro
Rick Slovey
Marty Sobel
Ted Weisbach

Membership Committee

Chair:
Brent Jones

Members:
Jay Hogg

Mailing List Committee

Chair:
Jay Hogg

Members:
TBD

Golf Outing Committee

Co-Chairs: Kirk Handley & Mark Dilling

Members:
Jerry Divincen
John Doherty
Jeff Franklin
Jay Hogg
Brent Jones
Mitch Simon
Rick Slovy
Geoff Weed

Buyer's Guide/Website Committee

Chair:
Mitch Simon

Members:
Brad Cofoid
Allen Landau
David Marcus
Geoff Weed

Social Committee

Co-Chairs:
Brad Cofoid & Judy Walsh

Members:
Ron Adilman
John Doherty
Allen Landau
Vince Morreale

Nominating Committee

Chair:
Arthur Serck

Members:
Jay Hogg
Marty Sobel

Press & Marketing Committee

Chair:
Jay Hogg

Members:
Jeff Franklin
Mitch Simon
Ted Weisbach

Finance Committee

Chair:
Arthur Sereck

Members:
Bob Cremer
Marty Sobel

Legislative Action Committee

Chair:
Marty Sobel