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Legally Speaking: Protecting consumers and maintaining your customer base

Thomas Clement MRA General Counsel

By TOM CLEMENT, MRA General Counsel

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The sun emerges, warm weather activities are on the horizon and the feeling of a fresh start generates a positive and optimistic attitude.

Planning, strategy help family-owned furniture business thrive amid pandemic

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

The Vermeulens have been in the furniture business for three generations. While there’s no question the pandemic has been challenging, the past year has been one of the company’s most successful — even with being forced to shut down their stores for two months last spring.