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WithIt Kicks Off Western Initiative at Las Vegas

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A breakfast seminar, sponsored by World Market CenterSM, will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 in the 2nd floor Seminar Room of World Market CenterSM. The event is designed to provide ample opportunity for participants to network with each other around issues that are central to fulfilling their career vision. A presentation entitled "The Savvy Woman's Secrets to Getting the Most out of Market, Vendors, and Increasing her Bottom Line," will be offered by Valerie Moran, CEO of Grange Furniture,Inc., NY. and WithIt member. "We are pleased to support an organization such as WithIt with its positive energy and focused mission to advance career opportunities for women in the industry. We felt a connection between our inaugural show and WithIt’s West Coast initiative, and expect that our Market will be an effective platform for their organization to continue to grow," says Dana Pretner, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, World Market CenterSM. "We are excited to broaden WithIt's reach and relevance to women in the Western states," says coordinator of the Western initiative and WithIt VP for Southern California, Karen Wade, Ph.D., President of Karen Wade Associates, Inc., Pasadena CA. "We are also enthused about the network of ‘WithIt-friendly showrooms’ that will support our efforts during market, representing an expanded awareness about WithIt’s mission and value to the industry.” The breakfast seminar is free of charge and open to all, however because of seating limitations, reservations are strongly recommended, with priority registration through June 15th for women working in the Western U.S. Register at www.withit.org or contact director@withit.org. For more information about WithIt¹s 2005 national and regional activities, visit www.withit.org or contact Executive Director, Sara Lyke. World Market CenterSM will hold it inaugural Market from July 25-29, 1005. Buyers are encouraged to pre-register to attend and book their hotel rooms at www.LasVegasMarket.com. WithIt, founded in 1997, encourages and develops leadership, mentoring, education and career opportunities for women in the home furnishings industry.

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