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Century Furniture, Judy George International to Sponsor WithIt’s High Point Market Student Mentoring Event

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WithIt annouced that Century Furniture, Judy George International and 40 individual WithIt members are the sponsors of WithIt’s Student Mentoring Day, which will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event, one of three WithIt will produce during the High Point Market, will deliver business and design insights to students pursuing careers in home‐ and furnishings‐related fields.

“WithIt greatly appreciates the sponsorships provided by Century Furniture and Judy George International, as well as our host, Market Square,” says WithIt Vice President of Outreach Amy Voelker Schmidt, FurnitureDealer.net. “Without these companies’ support, plus the donations of 40 members who answered WithIt’s call to donate, this season’s student‐focused programming would not be possible.”

WithIt’s Student Mentoring Day, which kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Market Square, Room 272, has been retooled this season to include more specialized areas of focus. “We wanted to shake things up this year,” Voelker Schmidt explains. “We’ve added  business‐focused round table discussions and style‐specific showroom tours.”

Carol Gregg of Red Egg Design, Shannon Hamed of Scott Thomas Furniture, Stephanie Lowder of Rare Bird Creative, and Julia Rosien of Social North, are some of the professionals who will lead round table discussions. Students have the option to tour 220 Elm, Century Furniture, Hotel Maison, Lexington Home Brands or Taylor King showrooms.”

WithIt’s semi‐annual educational breakfast will welcome Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Gillingham‐Ryan. “The 10  hings You Need to Know About Apartment Therapy” will offer a history of the design site, as well as a roadmap for understanding design and the role it plays in our lives.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, in the IHFC, Green Wing, 11th floor, Ballroom A.

WithIt’s Competitive Intelligence/Trends Forecast will be held Monday, Oct. 24.

Interior designer Libby Langdon will moderator the panel, which will be comprised of Luca Rensi, designer and co founder of Bungalow 5; Susan Victoria, an independent editor, producer, stylist and consultant, and former Metropolitan Home editor; and Tobi Fairley of Tobi Fairley Interior Design.

Competitive Intelligence/Trends Forecast will begin at 6 p.m. in the Braxton Culler showroom, 310 S. Elm St.

To register for Student Mentoring Day or reserve a seat at the educational breakfast and/or Competitive Intelligence, visit withit.org. 

Registration information is located in the right column of the www.WithIt.org home page. Seating is limited for all WithIt programming.

WithIt, founded in 1997, is a North American women’s leadership development network in the home and furnishings industries. WithIt headquarters: 2125 Eastchester Drive, Suite 103, High

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