CORE is a unique resource of networking peer groups designed exclusively for industry decision-makers. Since 1998, CEOs in the housewares industry having 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
Isabel Barabicho at 847-692-0111.




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.