Progressive Business Media Acquired by BridgeTower Media

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, November 16, 2018 – Progressive Business Media (PBM) today announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media (BridgeTower), the premier provider of business information, research, events and marketing solutions in more than 20 local and regional markets across the U.S. As part of the transaction, PBM’s leading magazines, events and industry research […]

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Manufacturing Solutions Expo coming to Hickory in 2019

HICKORY, N.C. — The third Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (HFMSE) will take place July 17-18, 2019, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, N.C., according to Exposition Development Company Inc. and Progressive Business Media, the event’s organizers.  The decision to move the event, which had its second edition July 18-19 at the TD […]

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Winners Announced at 67th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs)

Top manufacturers and gift retailers from all over the country gathered in New York on Sunday evening, Aug. 12, to discover the winners of seven retail awards, as well as the manufacturer and sales rep of the year. Held at the beautiful waterfront Chelsea Piers, the 67th annual Retailer Excellence Awards included a cocktail hour (which […]

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Exclusive Designer Experience planned for August

Designer Experience with HAT and Designers Today

In August, Progressive Business Media will present the first in a series of regional events created for the interior designer called Designer ExperieNCe NC. This unique event, hosted by Home Accents Today and Designers Today in partnership with the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., is designed and developed to inspire, educate and entertain attendees via […]

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PBM names Zanardi executive director of digital

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Progressive Business Media (PBM), parent company of Furniture Today, has promoted Ryan Zanardi to executive director, digital business development. “With the mission of building digital platforms that drive growth and engagement, we chose a proven talent to lead this group who has distinguished himself as an innovative sales professional and leader, team […]

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Why HFMSE is the answer to the trade wars

With the volume being turned up on global trade, the show in Greenville, SC in less than three weeks is a good option for furniture and home suppliers looking at domestic options. This quick video gives you the details.  For details, go to    

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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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