WithIt Mentoring Event Scheduled for High Point Market

Posted on October 12, 2011 by HFN Staff

HIGH POINT, N.C.-Century Furniture, Judy George International and 40 individual WithIt members will sponsor WithIt's Student Mentoring Day here on 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," said 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. 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 Things 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.

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WithIt's Competitive Intelligence/Trends Forecast will be held Monday, Oct. 24. Interior designer Libby Langdon will moderate 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.