High Point, NC, Aug. 22, 2012—The High Point Market and the collaborative online community Decor Mentor have partnered to present events developed to help ‘elevate’ business for interior designers and retailers. The events will all be held on Oct. 13, opening day for the High Point Market (Oct. 13-18):
• Designer Orientation
11am in the High Point Theatre
Shopping the High Point Market for the first time can be intimidating for interior designers, but Decor Mentor founder Lisa Ferguson and Market pro Lisa Kahn have tips and tools to help you make the most of your trip. Join them for the fast-paced, fun, and free seminar that will give you the inside track on how to work the largest home fashion show in the world.
• The Mutual Mentorship Model: Peer Sharing for a Collective Win
12pm in the High Point Theatre. Includes a boxed lunch.
Lisa Ferguson offers a unique way to exchange tips, tools, and ideas with other designers and retailers through peer mentoring. Lisa and Decor Mentor design pros Kati Curtis, Jennifer Brouwer, and Lisa Kahn will share best practices and case studies, showcasing how working with your competition can actually elevate your business.
• Elevate Your Business Workshop
4pm in the Innovation showroom, #300 at 220 Elm
Lisa Ferguson and her team of mentors have over 100 years of combined experience and will offer proven, yet fresh, tips and tools to elevate your business. This intensive workshop for design pros will show you how to work through top "pain points." You must pre-register to attend the workshop by emailing [email protected].
Also during the High Point Market, the popular interactive and educational installation titled ELEVATE will be located once again in the 3rd floor lobby of 220 Elm. Designed by Lisa Ferguson, ELEVATE allows design pros to post their business cards and take cards left by others in an exchange of expertise, encouragement, and inspiration.
The ELEVATE wall will be launched on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a cocktail event that begins at 4:45pm in the 3rd floor lobby of 220 Elm, a co-host for the event, and the wall will be up through all six days of Market.
About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on Twitter using the hashtag #hpmkt.
About Decor Mentor
Founded by Lisa Ferguson, Decor Mentor is a thoughtfully curated team of talented interior design professionals from across the globe, all with immense social media clout and at least ten years’ experience each. Decor Mentor’s team brings furniture brands innovative and creative avenues for product development and marketing under one umbrella.
For consumers, Decor Mentor offers insight into the process of interior design via easy-to-find articles and buying guides [ www.decormentor.com ] and for interior design pros, events like ELEVATE, offer facilitation of peer sharing and solutions to top business of design "pain points".
SOURCE: High Point Market Authority