A Message From Our President

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.


If you’re not a member, I’d like you to ask yourself as I did “would joining this organization make a difference in my business and / or life?”  My answer used to be “no”.  

Now, after serving on the board for several years my answer is “yes”!  Here are some of the rewards it has given me:

  1. Being a part of an organization that has given to various charities such as the AEHI-Alternatives in Education for the Hearing Impaired, and The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  2. Relationships with dealers and factories that I didn’t have prior to becoming involved.
  3. Lower overhead expenses in running my business due to the numerous discounts from:  Verizon wireless, Office Depot, various hotels and much more.
  4. A comprehensive mailing list of dealers and reps.

Our membership is up because of the many benefits we offer.  We’re having fun making a difference in our business and along the way, we’re giving back to this industry and our communities!