Friday, April 23, 2004

bfi Announces 8th Annual Real Estate Broker & Developer Invitational Golf Tour

ELIZABETH, NJ, APRIL 23, 2004-- Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi), one of the New York Metropolitan area’s largest office furniture dealerships, announced plans for its 8th Annual Real Estate Broker & Developer Invitational Golf Tour. Held from May through September, the bfi Invitational Tour is a hugely popular, five-month golf tour for commercial real estate professionals, giving participants the opportunity to play at some of New Jersey’s most exclusive and prestigious golf courses.

“We are excited to embark on this year’s bfi Invitational,” commented Dan Morley, president, bfi. “Eight years ago this event began with 17 brokers and four courses and has flourished into a very popular golf tour with over 50 brokers and developers and eight of the finest courses in New Jersey. Last year, over 200 rounds of golf were played as part of the tour. What started out as a unique marketing campaign for bfi and our sponsors has become a competition among some of the very best golfers in the state,” continued Morley.

In its eighth year, the bfi Invitational Tour will be held on the outstanding New Jersey golf courses of Plainfield Country Club, Jasna Polana, Hackensack Golf Club, Morris County Country Club, Hamilton Farms Golf Club, Knickerbocker Country Club, Metedeconk National Golf Club and Twin Brooks Country Club. Tour participants will play a round of golf on three of these eight prestigious courses based on their preference and availability.

2004 tour golfers receive three rounds of golf, three luncheons, 19th hole refreshments, an awards banquet, trophies for low gross and low net and a chance to participate in a $25,000 Putt-For-Cash contest held at the final event in September at Hackensack Golf Club.

Previous participants have included Acclaim, Allied Realty, CB Richard Ellis, Cogswell Realty Group, Cushman & Wakefield, The Kushner Companies, Colliers Houston & Co., The Garibaldi Group/CORFAC International, GVA Williams, Newmark New Jersey, The Staubach Company, Mack-Cali, Ivy Equities and many more. Mr. Morley commented that even though invitation and registration did not begin until the week of April 19th, over 20 past participants have secured their place in this year’s tour.

Past and present sponsors are Sweetwater Construction, Print Tech Commercial Printing, High Tech Landscaping and Design, Ronald Schmidt and Associates, AIA, East Coast Installations, Executive Furniture Services, Flooring Technology, Alliance Financial, Office Management Services, Real Estate New Jersey, Human Scale and US Transfer Moving and Storage.

For more information on the 2004 bfi Invitational, visit the website at www.bfionline.com/golf, or contact Lisa Fania at 609-860-1800 ext. 6327 or email lfania@bfifurniture.com.

For over 50 years, Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi), has been a leader in furniture specification and furniture project management market. With offices in Elizabeth, Cranbury and Parsippany NJ; New York City and Melville, Long Island, bfi is a nationwide organization offering product and service procurement, delivery and installation, furniture inventory and reconfiguration services and 24/7 on-line customer service. Representing over 200 office furniture manufacturers and recognized as one of America’s largest Herman Miller, Inc. dealerships, bfi employs over 150 professionals serving a diverse customer base in the corporate, governmental, architectural and design and real estate sectors.

For more information, contact bfi’s Elizabeth, New Jersey headquarters at 908-355-3400 or visit www.bfionline.com.