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High Point Market Authority Launches Virtual Educational Series, IdeaStreams

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 3, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority launches its first-ever virtual educational series, IdeaStreams. Given the ongoing restrictions on indoor gatherings, this monthly series will replace the Market Authority’s in-person programming for the Spring 2021 Market, scheduled for June 5-9.

The first session is produced in partnership with the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN) and will focus on profitability for interior design businesses. President of BIDN and principal designer for Kimberly + Cameron Interiors, Kimberly McSwain will moderate the 60-minute session, interviewing designers Elaine Griffin (Elaine Griffin Interior Design) and Leah Alexander (Beauty Is Abundant) about their design journeys and how they created and manage successful design firms.

Kicking off this month, the inaugural session is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, at 2pm ET. Registration and additional details are available at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ideastreams.

“Our virtual programming was a vital connection point for the industry throughout 2020, and we aim to continue offering access to industry thought leaders, business-building ideas, and relevant, forward- focused takeaways through the IdeaStreams series,” says Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority.

Additional IdeaStreams webinars will be announced as plans are finalized. The spring 2021 program plans to offer 60-minute live sessions on a monthly basis through July.

About the High Point Market Authority

The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org and www.highpointmarketauthority.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, High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.