Celebrate (or Establish) Traditions
Everyone has treasured High Point traditions. They may be reuniting with the family whose home they’ve rented for decades or attending a particular manufacturer’s party. Dianne Ray, President of Garden City Furniture near Myrtle Beach, SC, went to Market with her parents for the first time in 1947 as a baby. For the past 40 years, she’s traveled to High Point and continues to do so to stay in touch with vendors, suppliers, and contacts she made through her membership in the HFA, WithIT and the Furniture First Buying Group. Plus, she never misses Jerry Epperson’s “State of the Industry” presentation on Sunday morning.
Establish clear objectives, start planning early, make the most of your networking opportunities, explore the new and unusual, and build your plan around a few essential traditions. These are the five things our most experienced guests suggest to make the most of Market Week.