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High Point Showroom Buildings Sold for $139.5 Million

High Point Showroom Buildings Sold for $139.5 Million

HIGH POINT, N.C.–An entity called the High Point Acquisition Company has purchased the the showroom buildings Market Square Complex, Hamilton Market, 300 S. Main Street, Furniture Plaza, Plaza Suites, and the National Furniture Mart from MMPI properties for $139.5 million. These buildings and tradeshow spaces encompass 2.1 million square feet and represent some of theMore »

MMPI Names Gragg Director of Market Suite Sales for Chicago Market

MMPI Names Gragg Director of Market Suite Sales for Chicago Market

CHICAGO–Jamie Gragg has been appointed director of market suite sales for the Chicago Market at MMPI. Gragg is responsible for leasing temporary booths at the market, and reports directly to Sara Dahlstrom, managing director of market suite sales. Gragg joined MMPI in 2007 as leasing director of permanent showrooms in High Point. During her tenure,More »

High Point Market Authority Moving to Radio Building

High Point Market Authority Moving to Radio Building

HIGH POINT, N.C.–­The High Point Market Authority is moving into new offices following the April 2-7 Market. HPMA will occupy the seventh floor of the historic Radio Building, located at the corner of Main and Commerce Streets here. As of April 15, the HPMA’s new address will be 164 South Main Street, Suite 700, HighMore »

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1-5.  President Clinton’s speech, “A Conversation with Bill Clinton,” will focus on the challenge of globalization, emphasize our growing interdependence and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values. The conference willMore »

Laura Kirar Brunch During High Point Market

Laura Kirar Brunch During High Point Market

DALLAS–Celebrating its expansion in the Laura Kirar collection, Arteriors Home will hold a champagne brunch on Sunday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center, Hamilton #320. Arteriors Home founder Mark Moussa and Kirar will host the event. Arteriors launched the collection from the designer aMore »

Gift Fair Debuts Tools for Attendees

Gift Fair Debuts Tools for Attendees

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair will provide a preshow webinar, onsite orientations, a New Buyer Handbook and 24/7 access to its exhibitor search and Online Catalog Gallery to aid buyers attending the show. Titled “NYIGF Orientation—Get Ready, Get Set, Go!,” the webinar will introduce buyers to the Gift Fair’s four locations, 10More »

Gilt Groupe Acquires Decorati

Gilt Groupe Acquires Decorati

NEW YORK-Gilt Groupe, an online shopping destination, has acquired home decor site Decorati, expanding its footprint in home to include offerings for designers and trade-only manufacturers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Decorati is a destination site for upscale interior design products and services as well as a community for the display of designerMore »

Gift for Life Leadership Changes, Board Expands

Gift for Life Leadership Changes, Board Expands

NEW YORK-Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, has named a new chairperson and vice chair to the board, which has also added four industry veterans. Previously vice chair, Leslie Nathan-Street is now chairperson. With more than 20 years in the gift and home business, Nathan-Street was most recentlyMore »