Midwest Furniture Show set for Sept. 10-11 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Exhibitors include Ashley, Butler, Englander and Pulaski

CHICAGO — The eighth annual Midwest Furniture Show will take place Sept. 10-11 at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

“We are excited to return to Schaumburg and continue the great tradition of a local show for our retailers who can’t make the Las Vegas and High Point shows,” said Geoff Weed, a show coordinator who has overseen operations for the past three years.

The Midwest Furniture Show is a regional furniture, bedding and accessories show that is run by the Midwest Furniture Club, one of the largest International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn. chapters in the United States.

More than 500 attendees and 75 exhibitors spanning a broad spectrum of resources attended the 2013 show. A majority of attendees were from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, but some came from as far away as New England and California.

Major exhibitors included Englander, Ashley, Istakbal, Butler Specialty, Beverly Furniture, Pulaski, Brill Seating and Flair Upholstery. In addition to furniture companies, finance companies such as American Express, freight carriers, equipment vendors and advertising firms exhibited.

“The goals of the show remain the same,” said Weed. “We want all the retailers in Chicago and the upper Midwest markets to have the chance to see new furniture and accessories, see new line, and talk with professionals in marketing, freight and backroom operations. The timing of the show is designed to help our furniture retailers and interior design community make the most of the fourth quarter and tax time.”

The cost for exhibitors remains at $3.50 a square foot for spaces larger than 500 feet. Exhibitors sending in deposits after June 15 will pay $4 a square foot. Smaller spaces (less than 500 feet) are available for advertising and marketing firms, transportation companies and accessory vendors at a rate of $4 per foot.

"For $3.50, our exhibitors get the whole package: rental space, marketing, pipe-and-drape and carpeting, a prime venue, free breakfast and lunch for exhibitors and attendees, access to many independent retailers in a major market, staging and storage assistance, and a lively social hour,” said Weed. “Our only requirement, other than paying rent, is that each rental space has an active member of the Midwest Furniture Club in their space.”

Those interested in attending or exhibiting can register at www.midwestfurnitureshow.com or email midwestfurnitureshow@gmail.com .

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