PBM adds editor, promotes 7 in sales, executive posts

Jane Dagmi

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Progressive Business Media, the parent company of Furniture Today, has hired a new editor and promoted seven within the company to new positions. “As PBM hits its next stage of evolution, it is critical to recognize some of the talent that has helped us get to where we are now,” said Matthew […]

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PBM only publishing company named to Triad’s Fast 50

Ollie Chandhok, left, publisher of the Triad Business Journal, congratulates Matthew Slaine, CEO of Progressive Business Media, for the company's recognition as one of the Triad's 50 fastest-growing private companies.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Progressive Business Media is the only publishing company to be named one of the Triad’s 50 fastest-growing private companies for 2017 by the Triad Business Journal. Matt Slaine, CEO for PBM, accepted the award at last night’s presentation. To identify the Fast 50, the Triad Business Journal considers companies headquartered in the […]

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Progressive Business Media names Silver publisher of Furniture Today

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Progressive Business Media (PBM), parent company of Furniture Today, has named Catherine Silver as publisher of Furniture Today. Silver, a veteran of the furniture industry, having previously served as advertising director at Furniture Today, rejoined the company in April 2017 as vice president of sales. In this new role as Furniture Today […]

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Lowe’s, The Mine Execs to Join Retail Panels at HFN’s Omnichannel Summit

NEW YORK – Josh Shabtai,director of lab productions and operations for Lowe’s Innovation Labs, and Michelle Newbery, president of The Mine, will participate in two panels during HFN’s Total Home Omnichannel Summit Nov. 1-3 in Delray Beach, Fla. Shabtai will join Wayfair executives Mike Festa and Shrenik Sadalgi on the panel titled “Real World Application […]

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Home Accents Today names Robin Martinez publisher

Progressive Business Media has named Robin Martinez publisher of Home Accents Today, effective July 10, 2017. Martinez is currently the publisher of Designers Today, PBM’s interior designer-focused quarterly, a role in which she will continue, working across the two brands to foster and strengthen client relationships, support new and ongoing sales and editorial projects, and […]

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NEXT Conference creates advisory council for 2017 event

WASHINGTON — Progressive Business Media (PBM) has formed an advisory council in support of its annual NEXT Conference to provide industry stakeholders with a voice in the direction of the event. The NEXT Conference, set for Sept. 25-27 at the Washington Nationals Park in Washington D.C., will explore the future of retail and bring together […]

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Folger joins Progressive Business Media as director of sales

HIGH POINT — Lee Folger has joined Progressive Business Media in the newly created position of director of sales for the Furniture Group. The Furniture Group includes the Furniture Today, Casual Living and Exterior Design brands. In this role, Folger will partner with Furniture Group account executives to grow these brands and guide their efforts […]

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NEXT Retail Conference offers attendees foundation for the future

WASHINGTON – Progressive Business Media’s (PBM) NEXT Retail Conference, set for Sept. 25-27 at Washington Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will provide the home furnishings industry with innovations, insights and interaction required to form a roadmap for continuing success and organizational growth. NEXT will explore the future of retail and give retailers invaluable business insights to […]

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