High Point Market http://wunc.org en Plaque Honors Historic Significance of High Point Market http://wunc.org/post/plaque-honors-historic-significance-high-point-market <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The state Department of Cultural Resources has installed a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker at High Point Market.</p><p></p><p>Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to attend the unveiling ceremony there today.</p><p></p><p>The original market building was constructed in 1921 with 249,000 square feet of show space. Now the market offers 11.5 million square feet, and contributes more than $5 billion dollars to the state economy every year.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:53:21 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34568 at http://wunc.org Plaque Honors Historic Significance of High Point Market High Point Market Open For Furniture Business http://wunc.org/post/high-point-market-open-furniture-business <p></p><p></p><p>Fashion designers and innovators in the home furnishings world are in <a href="https://www.highpointmarket.org/">High Point</a> this week for the bi-annual market.</p><p>More than 2,000 exhibitors fill the furniture and home furnishing showrooms of High Point.&nbsp;</p><p>Kelly Edwards has produced <a href="https://www.highpointmarket.org/">High Point Market</a> videos for the web.&nbsp; Buyers tell her, “There’s always brass and vintage brass is really hot right now.&nbsp; Anything antique to brass."&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:34:22 +0000 Leoneda Inge 33353 at http://wunc.org High Point Market Open For Furniture Business NC Furniture Shines At High Point Market http://wunc.org/post/nc-furniture-shines-high-point-market <p>Twice a year, in April and October, <a href="http://www.highpointmarket.org/">High Point </a>becomes the center of the furniture and home furnishings world.&nbsp;&nbsp; This week,<a href="http://www.stanleyfurniture.com/"> Stanley Furniture</a> is getting a lot of attention, showing off its new space.&nbsp; Stanley recently moved to High Point from Virginia.&nbsp; It’s just one sign of &nbsp;growth in the furniture industry in North Carolina after years of decline. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:02:36 +0000 Leoneda Inge 14192 at http://wunc.org NC Furniture Shines At High Point Market High Point Market Gets Underway http://wunc.org/post/high-point-market-gets-underway <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.highpointmarket.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">High Point Market</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> kicks off Saturday.&nbsp; It’s the largest home furnishings trade show in the world.&nbsp; Dignitaries and celebrities will make the rounds.&nbsp; U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will "do market" this spring.&nbsp; </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will meet with more than 40 furniture industry leaders who recently sent him a letter in support of funding for the High Point Market Authority.&nbsp; A budget proposal released earlier this month showed significant cuts to the market authority.</span></p><p>Tom Conley, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.highpointmarket.org/">High Point Market Authority</a>, says he’s glad the governor reversed course. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:45:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 13935 at http://wunc.org High Point Market Gets Underway Younger's Furniture Shines At High Point Market http://wunc.org/post/youngers-furniture-shines-high-point-market <p>Tens of thousands of furniture retailers, buyers and journalists from more than 100 countries are in High Point this week for the bi-annual High Point Market.&nbsp; Those in the furniture industry say business is up this year across the country.&nbsp;&nbsp; That is good news for a state like North Carolina that has been tied to the industry for generations.&nbsp; Changing Economy Reporter Leoneda Inge visited a showroom in High Point that’s getting a lot of attention this year.<br> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:40:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2722 at http://wunc.org Younger's Furniture Shines At High Point Market Some New Players at Fall Furniture Market in High Point http://wunc.org/post/some-new-players-fall-furniture-market-high-point <p>In High Point the twice-annual furniture market is bringing business as well as back-ups to the Triad.<br><br>Earlier this year IMC (International Market Centers) purchased about 1 billion dollars of showroom space in High Point. The company now has 11.5 million square feet of exhibition space in High Point and Las Vegas, offering a bridge between two markets that have competed against each other in recent years. Tom Conley is the new President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. He says the influence of IMC makes the market stronger.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:55:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7316 at http://wunc.org High Point Gets Ready for Market http://wunc.org/post/high-point-gets-ready-market <p>The Super Bowl of the home furnishings industry gets under way this weekend in High Point. For the next week – High Point can expect some 80-thousand visitors.&nbsp; The High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world.&nbsp; Buyers, leading retailers, journalists and analysts come from 110 countries to check out the latest styles.</p><p>Brian Casey is president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. He says they can tell the economy is getting better:</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 9186 at http://wunc.org