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BedTimes Editor in Chief Julie A. Palm 571-482-5442 jpalm@sleepproducts.org Associate Editor Barbara Nelles 336-303-1114 bnelles@sleepproducts.org Managing Editor Mary Best 571-482-5432 mbest@sleepproducts.org Ar t Director Stephanie Belcher 336-201-7475 stephanie@jimmydog.com Vice President of Adver tising Sales Kerri Bellias 336-945-0265 kbellias@sleepproducts.org Ad Production Manager Debbie Robbins 571-482-5443 drobbins@sleepproducts.org Circulation Manager Mary Rulli 336-491-0443 mrulli@sleepproducts.org Copy Editor Betsi Robinson Administrative and ISPA offi ces 501 Wythe St. Alexandria, VA 22314-1917 Phone 703-683-8371 Fax 703-683-4503 Volume 141, Number 5 BedTimes (ISSN 0893-5556; Permit 047-620) is published monthly by the International Sleep Products Association. Periodicals postage paid in Alexandria, Va., and additional entry offi ces. Postmaster: Send address changes to BedTimes 501 Wythe St. Alexandria, VA 22314-1917 Contents © 2013 by the International Sleep Products Association. Reprint permission obtainable through BedTimes. Contributors | Lin Grensing-Pophal Lin Grensing-Pophal, who holds the designations Accredited Business Communicator and Senior Professional in Human Resources, is a business journal-ist with more than 15 years of experience in organizational communication. Her articles ap-pear regularly in a broad range of trade and pro-fessional publications. She specializes in human resources/employee relations and marketing com-munication topics and is the author of Human Resource Essentials and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Strategic Planning . She wrote about improving employee engagement and building enthusiasm in the September 2012 issue of BedTimes. Reach her at linda@stratcommunications.com or 715-723-2395. | Lois Lang Lois Lang is a speaker and con-sultant with Seattle-based Evolve Partner Group LLC, where she helps organizations become high-performance workplaces. Lang works with clients on man-agement succession readiness, organizational/team strengthen-ing, executive coaching, executive compensation design, wage studies and mediated conflict reso-lution. For more information on her speaking and consulting, visit www.evolvepartnergroup.com. Contact Lang at lois.lang@evolvepartnergroup.com or 209-952-1143. | Phillip M. Perry Phillip M. Perry is an award-win-ning writer who has published widely in the fields of business management, workplace psy-chology and employment law and is syndicated in scores of magazines nationwide. He is past editor of a leading communica-tions magazine and served as business editor of a major industry newspaper. He is the author of Management , Retailer’s Complete Guide to Bigger Sales and China Business Directory . He is a fre-quent contributor to BedTimes and wrote about the impact of health care reform on small busi-nesses in the December 2012 issue. He can be reached at phil@pmperry.com or 212-274-8694. | Steven Austin Stovall Steven Austin Stovall, Ph.D., is professor of management at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. He also is a consultant and trainer on all aspects of management and marketing. He can be reached at steven_stovall@wilmington.edu. | Dorothy Whitcomb Dorothy Whitcomb is a freelance journalist and editor whose work has appeared in a wide range of business and general inter-est publications. For 25 years, her primary focus has been the home furnishings industry. She writes about businesses, trends, products and design, specializing in profiles of companies and industry leaders. Whitcomb is a regular contributor to BedTimes and wrote a pro-file of Comfort Revolution founder Michael Fux in the April issue. She can be reached at dwhitcomb@hughes.net or 410-820-0456. ■ ETC. Deadlines The deadline for the News and Newsmakers departments of the July issue of BedTimes is Monday, June 3. Submit news releases and photos to Julie A. Palm, BedTimes editor in chief, at jpalm@sleepproducts.org. Ques-tions? Call 571-482-5442. Breaking news You can fi nd the latest mattress indus-try news online, as well as multimedia features and complete digital issues of current and past issues of the magazine, at www.bedtimesmagazine.com. Correction The cover story of the April issue of BedTimes, “The Rise of the Renter: What Changing Patterns of Homeownership Mean for Mattress Makers,” cited an incorrect source of information about average apartment rental prices in vari-ous U.S. cities. The information came from Home.com and Forrent.com. We regret the error. bedtimesmagazine.com May 2013 BedTimes 3 |

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Lin Grensing-Pophal<br /> <br /> Lin Grensing-Pophal, who holds the designations Accredited Business Communicator and Senior Professional in Human Resources, is a business journalist with more than 15 years of experience in organizational communication. Her articles appear regularly in a broad range of trade and professional publications. She specializes in human resources/employee relations and marketing communication topics and is the author of Human Resource Essentials and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Strategic Planning. She wrote about improving employee engagement and building enthusiasm in the September 2012 issue of BedTimes. Reach her at linda@stratcommunications.com or 715-723-2395.<br /> <br /> Lois Lang<br /> <br /> Lois Lang is a speaker and consultant with Seattle-based Evolve Partner Group LLC, where she helps organizations become high-performance workplaces. Lang works with clients on management succession readiness, organizational/team strengthening, executive coaching, executive compensation design, wage studies and mediated conflict resolution. For more information on her speaking and consulting, visit www.evolvepartnergroup.com. Contact Lang at lois.lang@evolvepartnergroup.com or 209-952-1143.<br /> <br /> Phillip M. Perry<br /> <br /> Phillip M. Perry is an award-winning writer who has published widely in the fields of business management, workplace psychology and employment law and is syndicated in scores of magazines nationwide. He is past editor of a leading communications magazine and served as business editor of a major industry newspaper. He is the author of Management, Retailer's Complete Guide to Bigger Sales and China Business Directory. He is a frequent contributor to BedTimes and wrote about the impact of health care reform on small businesses in the December 2012 issue. He can be reached at phil@pmperry.com or 212-274-8694.<br /> <br /> Steven Austin Stovall<br /> <br /> Steven Austin Stovall, Ph.D., is professor of management at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. He also is a consultant and trainer on all aspects of management and marketing. He can be reached at steven_stovall@wilmington.edu.<br /> <br /> Dorothy Whitcomb<br /> <br /> Dorothy Whitcomb is a freelance journalist and editor whose work has appeared in a wide range of business and general interest publications. For 25 years, her primary focus has been the home furnishings industry. She writes about businesses, trends, products and design, specializing in profiles of companies and industry leaders. Whitcomb is a regular contributor to BedTimes and wrote a profile of Comfort Revolution founder Michael Fux in the April issue. She can be reached at dwhitcomb@hughes.net or 410-820-0456.<br /> <br /> ETC.<br /> <br /> Deadlines<br /> <br /> The deadline for the News and Newsmakers departments of the July issue of BedTimes is Monday, June 3. Submit news releases and photos to Julie A. Palm, BedTimes editor in chief, at jpalm@sleepproducts.org. Questions? Call 571-482-5442.<br /> <br /> Breaking news<br /> <br /> You can find the latest mattress industry news online, as well as multimedia features and complete digital issues of current and past issues of the magazine, at www.bedtimesmagazine.com.<br /> <br /> Correction<br /> <br /> The cover story of the April issue of BedTimes, "The Rise of the Renter: What Changing Patterns of Homeownership Mean for Mattress Makers," cited an incorrect source of information about average apartment rental prices in various U.S. cities. The information came from Home.com and Forrent.com. We regret the error.

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