Ivan Smith Furniture at 508 North Hervey hosted a special Chamber of Commerce Chamber Coffee on Thursday October 22nd. The Coffee was held to commemorate the retirement of Buddy Stevenson after 61 years in the furniture business. Stevenson started with Home Furniture Company in 1954 and stayed at the store after it was bought by Ivan Smith in the mid 1990's. Store owner Ivan Smith,Jr. was on hand for the celebration. Mayor Dennis Ramsey declared October 22nd, 2015 "Buddy Stevenson Day" in the city of Hope by mayoral proclamation.