With the global COVID-19 health crisis, IHA recognizes the importance of networking with your peers and staying on top of the current business environment. During this time, CORE will remain active and in the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy, we will conduct meetings virtually as led by each region’s CORE facilitator. If you are interested in participating, please contact your region’s CORE facilitator.

CORE is a unique resource of networking peer groups designed exclusively for industry decision-makers. Since 1998, CEOs in the housewares industry have been using CORE groups as a sounding board and a special resource to help meet professional challenges. Meetings are held quarterly in Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Ft. Lee, N.J., Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, Canada and Weston, Fla.

Why Join CORE:

  • Learn from your peers and share your expertise and experience in non-compete forums intended to foster personal and professional growth
  • Each CORE group is led by a professional facilitator with industry experience who keeps meetings lively and on-track.
  • Meeting topics are chosen by group members and have included current business trends, new channel developments, personal challenges, new product or business growth ideas

For further information, contact
Sean Daly at +1.847.692.0126.

Join Other Industry Leaders to Learn and Share Ways To Expand Your Business

This strategic education and networking event of the year allows attendees to access high-profile industry experts directly and share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods decision-makers. CHESS attracts the chief officers of IHA's most prominent member companies.