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CPA Welcomes New President

CPA welcomed Andy O’Hare as the new President of the Association on August 3.  Andy brings over 25 years of diverse association management experience to CPA and was most recently the Vice President of Public Policy at The Fertilizer Institute (TFI).  Prior to TFI, Andy was the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Portland

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CPA Fall Meeting Postponed to 2021

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, CPA is postponing the 2020 Fall Meeting, which was scheduled for September 20-22 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Quebec.  The meeting will now be held September 12-14, 2021 at the same location in Montreal.  CPA is planning to host virtually its regular Committee and Board meetings

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Interior Design Billings Continue to Increase in June

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, rose 7.9 points in June to 49.2, indicating continuing recovery from previous COVID-19-related declines. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Indexes for all geographic regions grew in June, however the Northeast’s slight improvement still hovers

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June U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Rise

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in June were 1.8% lower than the comparable month in 2019, and year-to-date totals dropped 3.9% from the year-ago period, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey.  Overall cabinet sales were up 24.3% from May, but year-to-date totals were 3.9% below June

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U.S. Furniture Orders Improve in May

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in May fell 8% from the comparable month in 2019, but were up 166% from April, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. Year-to-date orders were 18% lower than the same period last year. Of those surveyed, only 19% reported higher orders than May 2019. Shipments rose nearly

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Multi-Family Construction Still Hampered by COVID-19 Related Delays

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) released the results of its fourth in a series of multi-family surveys that asked construction firms about changing marketing conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that 57% were experiencing construction delay and 83% of those firms noted permitting as the biggest struggle. The survey, which included

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CPA Welcomes New President

CPA welcomed Andy O’Hare as the new President of the Association on August 3.  Andy brings over 25 years of diverse association management experience to CPA and was most recently the Vice President of Public Policy at The Fertilizer Institute (TFI).  Prior to TFI, Andy was the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Portland

Read More »

CPA Fall Meeting Postponed to 2021

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, CPA is postponing the 2020 Fall Meeting, which was scheduled for September 20-22 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Quebec.  The meeting will now be held September 12-14, 2021 at the same location in Montreal.  CPA is planning to host virtually its regular Committee and Board meetings

Read More »

Interior Design Billings Continue to Increase in June

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, rose 7.9 points in June to 49.2, indicating continuing recovery from previous COVID-19-related declines. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Indexes for all geographic regions grew in June, however the Northeast’s slight improvement still hovers

Read More »

June U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Rise

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in June were 1.8% lower than the comparable month in 2019, and year-to-date totals dropped 3.9% from the year-ago period, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey.  Overall cabinet sales were up 24.3% from May, but year-to-date totals were 3.9% below June

Read More »

U.S. Furniture Orders Improve in May

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in May fell 8% from the comparable month in 2019, but were up 166% from April, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. Year-to-date orders were 18% lower than the same period last year. Of those surveyed, only 19% reported higher orders than May 2019. Shipments rose nearly

Read More »

Multi-Family Construction Still Hampered by COVID-19 Related Delays

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) released the results of its fourth in a series of multi-family surveys that asked construction firms about changing marketing conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that 57% were experiencing construction delay and 83% of those firms noted permitting as the biggest struggle. The survey, which included

Read More »
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