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High Point Market Announces October Neighborhood Activation Program

At this year's fall High Point Market, the neighborhood activation will focus on the Centennial Wren South (CWS) area. 

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High Point Market's Neighborhood Activation program focuses on Central Wren South this fall.

Drawing special attention to one of seven showroom areas within the High Point Market District for the Fall 2022 Neighborhood Activation event, High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has announced its Fall Market plan for the area known as Centennial Wrenn South (CWS), taking place on Friday, Oct. 21.

Registered High Point Market buyers and attendees will enjoy a host of exhibitor-sponsored activities in the CWS neighborhood throughout the day. A “Game Day'' theme sets the tone for engaging activities such as a bingo contest with prizes like Market parking passes, hotel accommodations, tech giveaways and more. Throughout the day, participants may advance from building to building in the CWS neighborhood, adding to their bingo cards as they go. To conclude the day, celebratory fireworks will begin at 7:30 pm.

Although focused on the whole neighborhood, the overall program was developed by HPMA in partnership with neighborhood ambassadors from Centers of High Point, Market on Green and Riverside Furniture.

“We’re excited to welcome the industry to our first annual “Game Day” to kick off Fall Market with a full lineup of block parties, games, and, of course, furniture shopping,” says Carrie Cox, HPMA Neighborhood Ambassador for Riverside Furniture Corporation.

“This is a great opportunity to reach an audience that isn't familiar with all our neighborhood has to offer,” adds Elaine Crowell, HPMA Neighborhood Ambassador for Centers of High Point. “The event additionally helps reinforce our message to High Point Market buyers that exhibitors in this neighborhood open their showroom doors earlier than the official opening on Saturday.”

“New product or vendor discovery is a perennial task for High Point Market buyers, and we know that sourcing showrooms located across 13 city blocks can be daunting,” says Tom Conley, HPMA President and CEO. “Our neighborhood designations help to make the Market District more navigable, and the activation events will facilitate the exploration of the buildings and exhibitors within each designated neighborhood.”

A list of participating exhibitors for this fall’s Centennial Wrenn South activation event includes:

  • Albany Industries
  • Aria Designs
  • Austin Group Furniture
  • Behold Home
  • Classy Art Wholesalers, Inc.
  • Centers of High Point *Neighborhood Ambassador
  • Crown Mark Inc.
  • Delta Childrens Products
  • DesignWorks Furniture
  • E.C.I. of Philadelphia
  • Elements International
  • Equitable Trading
  • FD Home
  • HomeStretch
  • IFD
  • JLA Olliix
  • Liberty Furniture Industries Inc.
  • Malouf
  • Market on Green *Neighborhood Ambassador
  • Martin Furniture
  • Martin Svensson Home
  • Overman International
  • Palmetto Home
  • Panama Jack
  • Pelican Reef
  • Paramount Sleep
  • Planned Furniture Promotions
  • Porter Designs
  • Rainbow Outdoor
  • Riverside Furniture Corporation *Neighborhood Ambassador
  • RST
  • Schwung Home USA Inc.
  • Skyline Design
  • Stitch Seating
  • Sunny Designs, Inc.
  • Tamarian
  • Urban Chic and Leather Living
  • USA Premium Leather Furniture
  • W. Silver Products

Also in support of the overall mission outlined by HPMA, new branding and way-finding signage is currently in development for each area of the Market District.

The full event schedule for the activation will be available on the High Point Market website in mid-September. Bingo cards may be picked up during Market at any information booth or at participating exhibitors.

Exhibitor inquiries for Neighborhood Activation events may be directed to Jessica Wynn, HPMA Director of Guest Experience.

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