The BRFHS Student Senate will be returning for 2015! The nomination process will begin in early December and elections will be held the week of 12 January.
On October 27 the high school Housing courses traveled to Ashley Furniture in Arcadia for a tour of the facility and to meet with industry professionals. On the tour, the students met with Corporate Staffing and Recruiting Coordinator Heidi Hughes, who assisted in organizing the field trip.
The day began with an overview of the company along with logistics and the history of the business. Students then toured the facility and met with Product Design Supervisor Phil Hoff, who explained how products are developed, marketed, and taken to the final process of production. Phil also explained the importance of knowing your target audience and meeting the demands of customers while maintaining quality products at reasonable prices.
Next students met with Interior Design Supervisor Sarah Hulett. Sarah explained the process of setting up stores, the importance of color palates, lighting, and textures in design. Sarah explained how they work with other corporate Ashley Offices to meet customer demands. Finally, students left the production facility and traveled to the Ashley Homestore to tour the displays and learn about the marketing and staging of items for optimal sales.