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Universal Furniture invites interior designers to learn, connect and relax this Market. The company’s showroom and high-tech Learning Center are hosting multiple events Friday, October 18 through Tuesday, October 22. Come experience one of designers’ favorite stops at Market. Here’s what’s on the calendar this fall.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

  1. Universal To The Trade Designer’s Lounge
    1. Event Name: Universal to the Trade Designer’s Lounge
    2. Date: October 18 – October 22
    3. Time: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (except Friday, noon – 6 p.m.)
    4. Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
    5. Description: Relax and recharge in Universal’s 2,000 sq. ft. Designers Only Workspace. Hit the Beauty Bar for hair and make-up touchups. Order a drink. Check your luggage. Charge your devices and take advantage of free wi-fi.
    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

     

  2. FZK Franziska + Trim Queen
    1. Event Name: Maximize Your Visibility to Grow Your Influence
    2. Date: Friday, October 18
    3. Time: 1 p.m.
    4. Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
    5. Description: Franziska Neumann (FZK Franziska) and Jana Platina Phipps (The Trimqueen) will walk you through their step-by-step systems outlining how to use simple tools to gain maximum exposure and boost your business growth. 
    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

     

     

  3. Melissa Galt
    1. Event Name: Time Mastery for Interior Designers: Earn More in Less Time
    2. Date: Friday, October 18
    3. Time: 3 p.m.
    4. Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
    5.  Description: There are a lot of moving parts and people required for every successful project and you’re the conductor who brings that sweet symphony of talent together. Learn the super simple secrets to get more done in less time with ease so you eliminate the stress in favor of success; understand how to incorporate knock out client service that’ll have them singing your praises.
      • How to Get More Done in Less Time and Turn Productive into Profitable
      • 3 Components of Project Management that Will Make You a Master of Time
      • How to Include Client Celebrations in Each Project for First Class Service
      • The No Brainer, Almost Free Tool that Turns You into a Scheduling Ninja
      •  How to Eliminate Management by Crisis, Client Frustration, and Digital Distractions
      •  RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

  1. Gail Doby
    1. Event name: How to Achieve Great Financial Results and Keep Your Sanity
    2. Date: Saturday, October 19
    3. Time: 9 a.m.
    4. Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
    5. Description: How is it possible to attract better clients who value you and pay you what you’re worth?  What’s the secret to setting profitable fees that don’t scare you or your clients?  How do you build team accountability to ensure more revenue and more profit?  Interior design business transformation coach, Gail Doby, gives you the straightforward answers you need to build your business, grow your bottom line, and maintain (or regain) your sanity. You can implement the strategies immediately and see results quickly.
    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

       

  2. Air BnB and Crypton
    1. Event name: Designing Spaces for Hosting
    2. Date: Saturday, October 19
    3. Time: 2 p.m.
    4. Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
    5. Description: Join Air Bnb and Crypton as they discuss with designers how to create great spaces for hospitality. Stay after the session to engage in an Air BnB experience.
    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

  1. Nick May
    1. Event name: Getting in Print
    2. Date: Sunday, October 20
    3. Time: 10 a.m.
    4. Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
    5. Description: Join Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast as he discusses the ins and outs of obtaining print media coverage with Courtney Pisarik of Ink PR, and interior designers Bria Hammel and Corey Damon Jenkins.
    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents


  2. Secrets of Scaling
    1. Event name: The Secret to Scaling
    2. Date: Sunday, October 20
    3. Time: 4 p.m.
    4. Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
    5. Description: Three leading ladies in interior design (Sandra Funk, Nicole Heymer and Kate O’Hara) with uniquely scaled businesses will discuss their methods, suggestions and why each of their businesses are designed to succeed.

       

    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21

  1. One Stop Design shop
    1. Event name: One Stop Design Shop: The Hybrid Interior Design/Retail Business Model
    2. Date: Monday, October 21
    3. Time: 11:30 a.m.
    4. Location:Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop 15, Red Line
    5. Description: As an interior designer, you might consider a brick and mortar location to showcase your design style. As a home furnishings retailer, you may find your trusted design advice to customers turning into full-on design projects. More and more, designers and retailers are bridging the retail-design gap to offer a one-stop experience that accomplishes both. So how does it work and what are the benefits and challenges? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey as she talks in-depth with hybrid designers/retailers to find out the pros and cons of juggling both sides of the business, with tips for how to get started, too.

       

    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

     

  2. Pinterest
    1. Event name: Don’t Sleep on Pinterest
    2. Date: Monday, October 21
    3. Time: 2 p.m.
    4. Location:Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop 15, Red Line
    5. Description: Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media and Kyla Herbes from House of Hipsters as they discuss how to leverage the value of Pinterest to your business.
    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

  3. Universal Semi-annual Market Party
    1. Event name: Universal Furniture Market Party
    2. Date: Monday, October 21
    3. Time: 5:30 p.m.
    4. Location:Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St.,Shuttle Stop 15, Red Line
    5. Description:Join Universal Furniture for its semi-annual celebration of Market, and reconnect with Market friends and family. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music from Lulu the Giant.
    6. RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

 


 

About Universal: 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 Spaces™ (Millennial and Youth), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1968, Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated furniture manufacturers. For more information, visit www.universalfurniture.com.

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