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WithIt Announces Competitive Intelligence Panelists For High Point

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WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industries, announced that it will feature four expert panelists during the organization’s semi-annual Competitive Intelligence. The event will be held April 19 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Palliser showroom, space 400 of 220 Elm. The featured speakers will share their insights about the products, trends and noteworthy collections they will have spotted on the first few days of the Spring 2010 High Point Market, April 17-22. Panelists are: Julia Noran, managing partner at The Editor at Large, a subscription-based content sharing platform presenting an exclusive design products and projects to editors of shelter and lifestyle media. Noran provides offers an editorial content options to a number of home design publications.” Deborah M. Sanders, managing editor at Veranda magazine. Sanders is an editor, writer, speaker and noted authority on the decorative arts, furnishings and luxury design. She has provided content for various publications for more than 27 years. Faith Sheridan, a Seattle-based interior designer and blogger. Sheridan is the winner of HGTV’s Designers Challenge, and she a member of Benjamin Moore’s color advisory team. Tobi Fairley, an Arkansas-based interior designer, popular blogger and speaker. Fairley’s projects have been featured in shelter publications, including the March 2010 cover of House Beautiful magazine, and other popular media. She was named Top 20 Young Designer by Traditional Home magazine 2009. "WithIt is a brain trust and a growth engine,” said Stephanie Lowder, 2010 WithIt president. “Our seasonal Competitive Intelligence panel offers a unique opportunity to hear about the leading-edge design our panelists discovered in High Point. Because WithIt exists to encourage and develop leaders, we offer this opportunity to all market goers who might learn and benefit from the shared intelligence.” Both WithIt members and non-members are invited to attend the free event, which is sponsored by Palliser and 220 Elm. Attendees must register for the event at www.withit.org. To learn more about other WithIt seminars and events being held during High Point Market, or for membership information, visit www.withit.org. ### WithIt, founded in 1997, is a women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industries. The organization’s annual New York Design Tour is set for May 15-18, 2010. Its annual WOW Awards Gala recognizing industry leaders will be held August 18 in Charlotte NC, during the organization’s annual professional conference.

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