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Universal Furniture International, Inc.

- 101 S. Hamilton St.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Smartstuff™ (Baby and Child), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest furniture manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.universalfurniture.com, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter @UniversalFurn.

9am - 6pm, April 13, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Steelyard Designers Lounge

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Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

6pm - 7pm, April 13

WithIt President’s Reception

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WithIt members and guests are invited to gather for a reception to celebrate the opening of Spring Market. No RSVP necessary.

2pm - 4pm, April 14, April 15

Pooch Pop Up presented by Crypton and Universal Furniture

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A peaceful pack of comfort dogs and their human friends will be on hand at the CRYPTON POOCH POP UP to meet and greet weary trade show-goers at Universal Furniture.

11am - 12pm, April 14

Passion Sucks! It’s All About the Money with Nick May

Educational

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Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast hosts a panel discussion with designers on what makes their businesses go beyond passion. Featuring designers Robin Baron, David Charette, Jay Brito, Sita Montgomery and Angela Harris. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

2pm - 3pm, April 14

Social Media Mavens Top Tips for Social Media Success in 2018

Educational

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Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media as he talks with interior designers Shayla Copas, Natalie Redell, Lori Paragjnape and Erin Valencia about the top social media trends of 2018. Keep abreast of the myriad of changes in social media for 2018 so you won’t get lost in the shuffle. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.  

7:15am - 8:15am, April 15

Furniture Fellowship Prayer Breakfast

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A Sunday morning, industry-wide worship service open to all attendees and exhibitors of the Spring High Point Market. The Furniture Fellowship prayer breakfast has been held since 1994 at the opening of the spring international High Point Market. Sponsored by the Furniture Fellowship board, the breakfast is modeled after the National Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. and is intended to provide an atmosphere for fellowship, worship and prayer and an opportunity to pause collectively as an industry at the beginning of the High Point Market to thank and honor God.

8:30am - 11am, April 15

Breakthrough to Clarity with Gail Doby

Educational

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Join business coach Gail Doby for breakfast followed by session on How to Grow Your Design Business. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents. 8:30 - 9:00am - Breakfast 9 - 10:30am - How to Grow Your Design Business 10:30 - 11am - Q+A

1:30pm - 2:30pm, April 15

Jumpstart your Design Career: Learning from Young Leaders in Design

Educational

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Description: Join New England Home magazine's Editor-in-Chief Kyle Hoepner as he discusses how to put your design career on the fast track with the with the magazine’s “5 Under 40” award winners. Panelists: i. Ellisha Alexina, Ellisha Alexina Studio (textile design), Easthampton, MA ii. Kristina Crestin, Kristina Crestin Design (interior design), Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA iii. Maggie Mink, Marcus Gleysteen Architects (architecture), Boston, MA iv. Jill Goldberg, Hudson and Hudson Interior Designs (interior design and retail), Boston, MA v. Josh Linder, Evolve Residential (interior design and retail), Boston, MA RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

11am - 12pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Your Design Sweet Spot with Michelle Wiebe

Educational

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Are you scared of burning out on your current track?  Do you want a renewed passion that is contagious to your team and your clients? Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, shares how her own career has evolved, how she is intentional about thriving each day, and how she wants to help other interior designers find their personal design sweet spot. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

5:30pm - 9pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Universal Furniture Semi-Annual Soiree

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Join Universal Furniture for its semi-annual celebration of Market. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

11:30am - 12:30pm

The Value of Creating a Multi-platform Interior Design Firm

Educational

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Join LuAnn Nigara, Tyler Hill, Michael Mitchell and Cheryl Kees McClendenon as they look a options from e-commerce to product design and retail.

8am - 5pm

Color Marketing Group® ChromaZone® Color Forecasting Workshop Hosted by Universal Furniture

Educational

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At the very heart of all CMG events is the Color Forecasting process. Each ChromaZone® Workshop is a collaboration of minds; a joint effort to understand and interpret what is happening in the world around us and how this will influence color. Participants identify 16 colors, along with the influences and inspirations that define them, that they believe will trend in 2020. You do NOT need to be a member of CMG to participate - ChromaZone® events are open to current, former, and Non-CMG members. This is an all-day event; pre-registration is required. Cost: $150 CMG Members, $225 Nonmembers, $75 Students. To register visit https://colormarketing.org/event/chromazone-high-point-nc/.

Postscript: A collaboration of Universal Furniture and Alexander Julian

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