COVID-19

Las Vegas Market and Atlanta Market IMC Coronavirus
IMC says Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets will be showroom-only this August.

IMC: August Markets Will Be Showroom Only Due to COVID-19 Developments

International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that its August markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas will run as scheduled, but will be staged as showroom-only buying opportunities – with no tradeshow…
Melissa Galt 7 Steps to Staying Connected
Melissa Galt shares 7 steps for connecting with clients during COVID-19.

7 Steps to Staying Connected with Design Clients

How you connect to clients is more important than ever before. It’s not enough to send a well-intentioned, carefully crafted statement of your interior design practice’s COVID19 response. Everyone is…

Remote Work. Virtual Connections. New Business Habits for a 'New Normal'

Are you trying to get back to normal or are you adapting to a new normal? I was speaking to a thought leader from Google recently and she reminded me of an important dynamic. She said it takes 66…
Fairfield Chair PPE Gowns
Fairfield Chair has turned its attention to PPE gowns during the coronavirus crisis.

Fairfield Chair Turns to PPE Gown Production During Coronavirus Crisis

Like so many other companies in the home furnishings industry, Fairfield Chair has heeded the call for the need for PPE (personal protective equipment) from healthcare workers around the country, and…

Spring 2020 High Point Market Canceled Amid Continued Coronavirus Impacts

Due to ongoing impacts, government restrictions, and economic difficulties stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the High Point Market Authority announced the cancellation of the Spring…
Bedgear is donating masks and pillows to health care workers during the COVID-19 Crisis
Bedgear is donating masks and pillows to health care workers during the COVID-19 Crisis

BEDGEAR Details 'Clean' Retail Guidelines, Donates PPE, Pillows During COVID-19 Crisis

While some furniture and mattress retail stores remain open amid the coronavirus crisis, BEDGEAR, the fast-growing Performance® bedding company with a focus on health and well-being, has created “…
Karen Wolf Design Pop Series
Karen Wolf's Latest Design Pop will focus on home office design.

Interior Designer Karen Wolf Launches Online Trend Series

New Jersey-based designer Karen Wolf and her team are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering weekly, educational online webinars dubbed the “Design Pop Trend Series.”  This week’s webinar…
(Photo: J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash)
(Photo: J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash)

IMC Announces Free Business-Building Webinars for Buyers, Exhibitors

As part of its ongoing support of the design and retail community during the COVID-19 crisis, International Market Centers (IMC) is presenting a series of free webinars for gift, home and apparel…
Fernando Rodriguez Home Office During Coronavirus
For Fernando Rodriguez, working from home is productive and Zoom is his best friend.

Keeping Business on Course in These Challenging Times

This is not my first time facing challenging times. Not too long ago, we were hit by one of the biggest hurricanes in Puerto Rico’s history.  You might remember hearing about Maria. We lost almost…
Retailers, Designers, Manufacturers respond to coronavirus
Retailers, Manufacturers and Designers share insights on keeping business afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coping with Coronavirus: Retailers, Designers & Manufacturers Share Business Insights

While coronavirus is currently causing a disruption for everyone in the home furnishings industry, at some point, it will subside, and life and businesses will return, homes will be built and…