• Erin Berg

WithIt marks 20 years with celebration at October market

WithIt 20thWithIt members and guests will celebrate in the Roaring '20s theme.
HIGH POINT – WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, will have its 20th anniversary celebration on Oct. 13 in the Lofts at Union Square, 6 to 9 p.m.

Market goers are invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased at www.withit.org. Member price is $50 and other guests $75.

In a nod to 20 years, the celebration has a Roaring '20s theme complete with a Great Gatsby-themed photo opportunity and a speakeasy password for signature cocktails. Local wines from award-winning Surry Cellars, Locklear Winery and Hanover Park Winery will be served with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Musical guests Lulu the Giant will provide live entertainment.

“All year we’ve enjoyed commemorating the 20th anniversary of WithIt, and we’ll continue that celebration Oct. 13 as we recognize the sponsors and corporate members who have partnered with us throughout our journey,” said WithIt President Dorian Sims.

Silver sponsors for the evening are Cory, AmericasMart, International Market Centers and MicroD. The event sponsors are Flexsteel, Widget Home, Black Dog Salvage and FurnitureDealer.net. Truck Skins, Home Furnishings Business and Balanced Vintage are in-kind sponsors.

The event will include silent auction of manufactured items, artisan designs and fresh baked goods. Most items are cash and carry. Attendees can visit the Walk of Fame area that will honor 20 years of WOW award recipients, both women and men who have been recognized for their education, leadership and mentoring efforts within the industry.

WithIt began in 1997 when a small group of women – Kimberly Wray, Jena Hall and Peggy Traub – came together to form an association that supports women in their professional roles in the home furnishings industry. Twenty years later, the organization boasts members in the U.S., Canada and select countries around the world, scholarship and mentoring programs and an annual education conference.

Erin BergErin Berg | Associate Editor

Erin Berg is an Associate Editor for Furniture/Today. After earning her B. A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, Erin began her career in marketing where she served clients in a wide variety of industries from film and television entertainment to aviation. Erin lived in Italy and four different states before landing in North Carolina in 2009.

Erin can be reached at EBerg@furnituretoday.com or at 336-605-1040.


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