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Our style. Our statement. 

We get our inspiration from every possible corner of the world—from art and technology to people and current events. In this space, we share those sources of inspiration with you. Learn what trends are fueling our product development; see the craftsmanship that goes into building each piece; get to know our team members who help create our products and inspire us to live our values as a company. 

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Trend Talks @ Jonathan Louis

We had the pleasure of kicking off a new event–a trend talk–during High Point Market last fall, inviting our fabric vendors for a fun and enriching session of ideas and creative insights. And last month, we followed up with another successful trend talk at Jonathan Louis headquarters (and a field trip to LACMA!). Read on for a look inside our Trend Talks.

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Fall/Winter 2023 High Point Market Design Trends​​

This market, we are all about celebrating human connection and familial bonds—however you define "family." Today, family has a broader, more inclusive meaning in our modern world. Regardless of the changes life throws our way, family remains crucial, providing that cherished sense of belonging and well-being. This season's design trends showcase the beautiful diversity of family structures and the unwavering love and support that unite us all. 

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JL Design Dictionary 
 

What’s the difference between an “arm chair” and an “accent chair”? What on earth is a “rail”? Don't worry if you’re scratching your head over some of our terms–we're here to help you figure it out! This “design dictionary” series is a helpful guide to Jonathan Louis’s descriptors and offerings.

 

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A Day in the Life of...Manager of Inventory & Parts, Juan C. Valle

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

 

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Link Love: Influencers Influencing

In this week’s round-up, we’re showcasing our creative partners’ stylish design ideas and the wow-worthy transformations of their homes with Jonathan Louis furniture. Whether you're looking for design suggestions on how to mix vintage with modern, ideas for furniture customizations, or simply seeking that dose of interior design eye-candy, this round-up is your go-to resource.

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Runway to Reality: The Chiswell Collection 

In a previous post, we touched on translating two of our Spring/Summer 2022 design trends from fashion-forward, showroom-ready features to accessible, more mainstream fabric combinations. This week, our design team shows you how to apply those trend translations onto one of our newest collections, the Chiswell!

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A Day in the Life of...HR Manager, Ivan Uribe

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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A Day in the Life of...Director of Product Development, Heidi Gonzalez

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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International Women's Day 2023

We strive daily to embody our values of respect, integrity, quality, efficiency, compassion, teamwork, and fun. We return those same values on International Women's Day as we get personal with our women in leadership and give them the opportunity to discuss their achievements and challenges as women in the workforce.

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A Day in the Life Of...VP General Manager- James Greathouse

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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2023 Color Trends
 

New year, new hues! 2023 ushers in the latest round of "it" colors for home. We've scoured the internet for some links that'll help you integrate the trend-forward colors into your space. Prefer the classics? We've got you covered too, with guides to traditional palettes. Whatever your preference, here are some ideas on how to enhance your home with current and classic colors.

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A Look Back at 2022
 

As we gear up for 2023, we're taking a quick trip down memory lane to review all that we accomplished and celebrated last year…at least, on our blog (and a couple wins that we haven’t shared!). Join us for our look back…and stay tuned as we continue to develop.

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Jonathan Louis x Otis College of Art & Design: Sectional Final Review

This fall, we've expanded our collaboration with Otis College of Art & Design to sponsoring a Product Development Studio I Class. The goal of the class is to better understand how to incorporate practicalities like manufacturing into the design. Follow this blog series to see the progress of these students as they deconstruct, explore, play, ideate, and create! 

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Link Love: Let's Give Thanks
 

As part of our values of respect and compassion, we support our employees, vendors, and retailers’ philanthropic efforts, year-round. Whether it’s an annual practice, or something you want to add as a holiday tradition, here’s a few ways to give back, or pay it forward, this Thanksgiving.

 

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Jonathan Louis x Otis College of Art & Design: Mono Material

This fall, we've expanded our collaboration with Otis College of Art & Design to sponsoring a Product Development Studio I Class. The goal of the class is to better understand how to incorporate practicalities like manufacturing into the design. Follow this blog series to see the progress of these students as they deconstruct, explore, play, ideate, and create! 

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JL x Otis College of Art & Design - The Journey Home

As part of our collaboration with Otis College, the students developed five pages to support the physical vignettes of the five Design Lab settings, each representing a city that we unveiled at this Fall's HP Market. Follow along through the journey of travel, growth, and exploration! 

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Market in the Making
 

Market. A word that brings joy, fear, anticipation…and blood, sweat, and tears. What began as a humble endeavor to sell our manufactured goods, has now become an opportunity to make a statement, to be an expression of our identity, and to create an indelible experience, imprinted on the minds of our buyers. Follow us as our teams’ journey through our Market experience.

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Link Love: The Psychology of Color Theory & Mood Enhancement

Color is so powerful in affecting our mental states that considered use of color in our homes could change your zen-state in a tranquil sanctuary to that of a party monster in energy-boosting rumpus room, with just a couple coats of paint. These are some of our favorite references that help you express yourself and transform your attitude using color at home.

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A Day in the Life Of...
...Our CEO, Javier Sanchez

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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Falling With Style: Drop Testing JL Product

We try to ensure our furniture survives the trip from our factories to your home. Watch as our team tests the durability of our packaging by putting our furniture through the wringer.

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The Next Generation: CJ Sierra
 

 At JL, we are committed to developing the next generation of talent and helping them reach their goals. Many of our team members have created unique career paths while at Jonathan Louis, and in this series, we celebrate their stories and growth. 

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April 2022 High Point Market Trends

For our Spring 2022 season, our home fashion trends were inspired by the importance of creating spaces that support both technology and nature. The four distinct trends, range from natural hues and soft, abstract shapes to punches of color with geometrics.

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Custom Collections at Jordan's

Back in June, we embarked on a collaborative project with the Jordan’s Furniture team to develop our Custom Collections within their soon-to-be-opened store in Farmington, Connecticut. We were thrilled to unveil the results of months of collaborative work in December. Read on for all the details.

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POP by Jonathan Louis
 

POP is the perfect way to refresh any space. Expressive, fun, and always offering something new, this custom pillow program from Jonathan Louis offers a rich range of fabrics, textures, and color options to make changing style simple and fun. Swap it in, swap it out and make sure your space always POPS! 

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The Next Generation: Susie Rios
 

At JL, we are committed to developing the next generation of talent and helping them reach their goals. Many of our team members have created unique career paths while at Jonathan Louis, and in this series, we celebrate their stories and growth. This week, we talk to Susie Rios who started working here during her time in college. 

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Product Spotlight: The Matthew Collection

This week, we’re revisiting The Matthew, a collection that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and sleekness—a collection that creates an elegant, yet inviting environment. Featuring Super Plush reversible seating, The Matthew offers the perfect balance of support and softness, ensuring you can unwind and relax in style.

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The Next Generation: Reid Hooper

At JL, we are committed to developing the next generation of talent and helping them reach their goals. Many of our team members have created unique career paths while at Jonathan Louis, and in this series, we celebrate their stories and growth. This week, we talk to Reid Hooper, a Jonathan Louis Sales Rep who started working with us in October 2015. He came to us from the paper sales industry.

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Product Spotlight: The Logan Collection

The Logan effortlessly combines modern sleekness with timeless charm. With a dramatic, tall headboard adorned with antique nickel nail head detailing, this bed exudes a touch of vintage flair that will elevate your bedroom décor. The linear silhouette and welting detail add a stylish and playful touch to its overall design.

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Link Love: Spring/Summer 2023 Design Trends
 

Join us in our continued exploration of our Spring/Summer 2023 trends that explore aesthetics that honor our roots, updated with a modern sensibility. These are some of our favorite references that add greater depth to our themes, and show you how to reinterpret traditional style for present-day living.

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Market in the Making: Spring/Summer 2023

Market. A word that brings joy, fear, anticipation…and blood, sweat, and tears. What began as a humble endeavor to sell our manufactured goods, has now become an opportunity to make a statement, to be an expression of our identity, and to create an indelible experience, imprinted on the minds of our buyers. Follow us as our teams’ journey through our Market experience.

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Link Love: From Winter to Spring
 

There's no better way to start the new year than with a reset of your home. We bookmarked some of our favorite references that'll help you transition your home décor from Winter to Spring—read, share, interpret, and create!

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2023 Sales Conference
 

Our sales team descended upon headquarters this past week, the first time Jonathan Louis’s sales team had been back in three years. It was an opportunity to hear about the company’s 2023 direction, exchange knowledge and experiences with their peers, and have a few cocktails with the team.

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Product Spotlight:
(re)Formation

(re)Formation is a modular seating system designed for maximum flexibility. Made to work with your space today and transition to your next home, this collection can be rearranged again and again to make the most of any space. High-quality materials and innovative furniture design meet to create a dynamic, high-performance line that adjusts to your room size. 

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Link Love: 2023 New Year's Resolutions
 

As the year draws to an end, there’s rumination on the year past and contemplation of what’s to come. Whether you celebrate with new traditions or old, preparations for the changing of the year range widely–merrymaking to personal goal-setting to nothing at all. We’ve rounded up a cornucopia of links to help you celebrate New Years your way. 

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That was Then...This is Now - The Bennett Collection

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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Jonathan Louis x Otis College of Art & Design: Midterm Sectional Check-in & Scale Models

This fall, we've expanded our collaboration with Otis College of Art & Design to sponsoring a Product Development Studio I Class. The goal of the class is to better understand how to incorporate practicalities like manufacturing into the design. Follow this blog series to see the progress of these students as they deconstruct, explore, play, ideate, and create! 

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Freaky Fridays - Halloween at Jonathan Louis

With a long-standing tradition of annual Halloween costumes, this year, the JL Social Club extended the season of horror to a full month, hosting a series of “Freaky Fridays.” Each Friday featured a different costume theme, as well as themed competitive events held  during the lunch hour.

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Oct 2022 High Point Market Trends

This season we are celebrating and honoring our unique journey in search of belonging. The last few years has increased introspection around what "home" means to the individual. We've identified four trends–self-care, acceptance, sense of community and human connection–rising from this contemplation, all of which view the future with an optimistic lens. We invite you to join us on this adventure to finding "home.

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A Day in the Life Of...Executive Assistant, Lisa Pascoe
 

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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The Next Generation: Brandee Reyes

 At JL, we are committed to developing the next generation of talent and helping them reach their goals. Many of our team members have created unique career paths while at Jonathan Louis, and in this series, we celebrate their stories and growth. This week, we talk to Brandee Reyes, Customer Service Manager, about her experience at Jonathan Louis.

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Ask JL
 

Occasionally, we’ll get a particularly interesting or entertaining question from our customers, which we want to share with everyone in case someone else is wondering the same thing, but are too shy to ask. This week, read along as we help a customer choose the perfect fabric for their ottoman!

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Runway to Reality: The Juniper Collection

This week, our design team shows you how to apply the trend translations from last week's blog post onto one of our newest collections, the Juniper! We show you how the same style can be taken from avantgarde to everyday living that is just as stunning.

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Link Love: Nature Meets Technology in Interior Design
 

Join us in our continued exploration of our Spring/Summer 2022 trends that focus on the coexistence of technology and nature in Interior Design—read, share, interpret, and create. These are some of our favorite references that add greater depth to our themes.

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Get to Know Us 

We're a national fashion-forward brand led by two hardworking visionaries with a dream that began decades ago to create stylish furniture that was well-made and affordable. 

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A Day in the Life of...
COO, Johnny Valle

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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Behind the Scenes with JL
 

We took a quick trip down to our factories in Tijuana, Mexico to shoot a series of videos highlighting our Quality Control team’s meticulous attention to compliance and product details, as well as our production line’s handcrafted process. Those videos are still being edited–but we can give you a sneak peek with this behind-the-scenes video of our video crew, HQ, and factory teams hard at work. 

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Design Lab Rebrand in Mathis Home
 

The recent update of our Design Lab branding is now being rolled out in our retailers’ stores! The response from Mathis Home has been fantastic, as they quickly embraced the rebrand and seamlessly integrated the fresh new look into their locations.

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JL in Manufacturing Today
 

Jonathan Louis was featured in Manufacturing Today, a magazine that "offers senior executives a unique combination of successful business change case studies and real-world management advice." (from LinkedIn) Read on for the thoughts and insights that our leaders shared with other manufacturing executives on how innovation, manufacturing strengths, and strong customer relationships have helped drive success and navigate an uncertain market. 

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JL Celebrates with Pride
 

We embrace diversity and inclusivity year-round, and now we're giving our employees an opportunity to promote it by sharing their unique experiences. Last year, we kicked off our blog with featuring a Pride post with our US colleagues. This year, we asked a few of our team members in our Mexico factories to share their perspective on Pride, acceptance, home, and more. 

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Link Love: Color Trends for Spring/Summer

Lean into the warmth of the season with Spring/Summer colors! Embrace the soothing allure of pastels, where subtle hues delicately blend to create a symphony of tranquility. Or rely on soft neutrals to create that warmth while keeping a minimalist palette. These serene hues will envelop you in a sense of calmness, setting the tone for a season of pure elegance.

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Spring/Summer 2023 High Point Market Trends
 

Our wandering adventurer of the last market has settled down this season, turning to their roots and heritage for inspiration. The trends featured this season lean into the familial and the familiar, honoring the past by bringing it forward into the now. Join us as we explore updates to classic styling inspired by the coast, the southwest, the Italian countryside, and the city.

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The Next Generation: Adriana Luna

 At JL, we are committed to developing the next generation of talent and helping them reach their goals. Many of our team members have created unique career paths while at Jonathan Louis, and in this series, we celebrate their stories and growth. This week, we talk to Adriana Luna, Customer Service Lead who started working with us in December of 2021. 

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A Foundation Build to Last

 

Our team of skilled craftsman, some of whom have been with Jonathan Louis from the start (1985!), take their time to perfect each piece they produce. We highlight their hard work in this video—from the expert manipulation of unyielding wood to the careful stitching in the fabric, the hard work and pride in what they do is reflected in the end result. 

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Behind the Product: A Seating Story

Ever wonder what the difference is in our different types of seating? Whether it's standard, Pluma Plush, Pure Form, or Super Plush, our seating is designed to provide the perfect balance of comfort, support, and durability. We carefully select cushion styles to ensure a perfect pairing, and include thoughtful details in every cushion to add longevity and simplify maintenance. Read on to learn to discover your ideal match!

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The Next Generation: Karina Rodriguez

 At JL, we are committed to developing the next generation of talent and helping them reach their goals. Many of our team members have created unique career paths while at Jonathan Louis, and in this series, we celebrate their stories and growth. This week, we talk to Karina Rodriguez, IT Project Coordinator, who started working with us in 2014.

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Holidays at JL

 

The holiday season is in full swing (have you finished your shopping yet?)--and Jonathan Louis is fully embodying the merry spirit. From themed outfit competitions to raucous “reindeer” games to an elegant evening out, JL Social Club has pulled out all the stops in ensuring a festive December for JL. Here’s a peak at how we celebrated the season this year.

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A Day in the Life Of...Director of IT - Abel Herrera

We all have our daily work routines but ever wonder what someone else’s day looks like? Take a peek inside the daily shenanigans of our team members and learn what a day in their life looks like for them. What you learn may surprise or inspire you.

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The Next Generation: David Mercado
 

 At JL, we are committed to developing the next generation of talent and helping them reach their goals. Many of our team members have created unique career paths while at Jonathan Louis, and in this series, we celebrate their stories and growth. This week, we talk to David Mercado, Sr. Manager of Scheduling and Planning, who started working with us at Jonathan Louis in 1995.

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Link Love: Autumn/Winter 2022 Design Trends

Our Autumn/Winter 2022 trends had an optimistic outlook, and focused on finding happiness across all layers of our environs–within the self, within the home, within the community, within our heritage. Below are some of our favorite references that explore these trends further. Read, share, interpret, create.

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JL x Otis College of Art & Design - Factory Tour

Students of Product Development Studio I class took a field trip to Jonathan Louis HQ and LA factories. In an up-close and personal tour, students had the opportunity to chat with class sponsors, Javier Sanchez (CEO) and Heidi Gonzalez (Director of Product Development) and the chance to tour our LA facilities.

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Jonathan Louis x Otis College of Art & Design
 

This fall, we've expanded our collaboration with Otis College of Art & Design to sponsoring a Product Development Studio I Class. The goal of the class is to better understand how to incorporate practicalities like manufacturing into the design. Follow this blog series to see the progress of these students as they deconstruct, explore, play, ideate, and create! 

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Runway to Reality: The Finn Collection

In a previous post, we touched on translating two of our Spring/Summer 2022 design trends from fashion-forward, showroom-ready features to accessible, more mainstream fabric combinations. This week, our design team shows you how to apply those trend translations onto one of our most versatile collections, the Finn! 

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Link Love: From Summer to Fall

Prepare for the changing of the seasons with simple updates that can be incorporated now, or later, when the temperatures do drop. Explore some of our favorite references that help you transition your home décor from Summer to Fall with a few simple adjustments—read, share, interpret, and create.

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April '22 Trends: Runway to Reality

Our team of experts recently helped guide questioning minds by translating the Spring/Summer '22 Design trends into fabric recommendations, an easy way to bring two of our featured Spring/Summer trends into their home.

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Celebrate with Pride at JL
 

We embrace diversity and inclusivity year around, and now we're giving our employees an opportunity to promote it by sharing their unique experiences. This month, we asked a few of our team members to share their perspective on Pride, acceptance, home, and more. 

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