Universal Furniture Announces October Market Events

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By Nic Ledoux on

9/5/2019

Universal Furniture invites interior designers to learn, connect and relax this Market. The company’s showroom and high-tech Learning Center are hosting multiple events Friday, October 18 through Tuesday, October 22. Come experience one of designers’ favorite stops at Market. Here’s what’s on the calendar this fall.
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
Universal To The Trade Designer’s Lounge
Event Name: Universal to the Trade Designer’s Lounge
Date: October 18 – October 22
Time: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (except Friday, noon – 6 p.m.)
Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
Description: Relax and recharge in Universal’s 2,000 sq. ft. Designers Only Workspace. Hit the Beauty Bar for hair and make-up touchups. Order a drink. Check your luggage. Charge your devices and take advantage of free wi-fi.
RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents
 

FZK Franziska + Trim Queen
Event Name: Maximize Your Visibility to Grow Your Influence
Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
Description: Franziska Neumann (FZK Franziska) and Jana Platina Phipps (The Trimqueen) will walk you through their step-by-step systems outlining how to use simple tools to gain maximum exposure and boost your business growth. 
RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents
 
 

Melissa Galt
Event Name: Time Mastery for Interior Designers: Earn More in Less Time
Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
 Description: There are a lot of moving parts and people required for every successful project and you’re the conductor who brings that sweet symphony of talent together. Learn the super simple secrets to get more done in less time with ease so you eliminate the stress in favor of success; understand how to incorporate knock out client service that’ll have them singing your praises.
How to Get More Done in Less Time and Turn Productive into Profitable
3 Components of Project Management that Will Make You a Master of Time
How to Include Client Celebrations in Each Project for First Class Service
The No Brainer, Almost Free Tool that Turns You into a Scheduling Ninja
 How to Eliminate Management by Crisis, Client Frustration, and Digital Distractions
 RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Gail Doby
Event name: How to Achieve Great Financial Results and Keep Your Sanity
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
Description: How is it possible to attract better clients who value you and pay you what you’re worth?  What’s the secret to setting profitable fees that don’t scare you or your clients?  How do you build team accountability to ensure more revenue and more profit?  Interior design business transformation coach, Gail Doby, gives you the straightforward answers you need to build your business, grow your bottom line, and maintain (or regain) your sanity. You can implement the strategies immediately and see results quickly.
RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents
 

Air BnB and Crypton
Event name: Designing Spaces for Hosting
Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
Description: Join Air Bnb and Crypton as they discuss with designers how to create great spaces for hospitality. Stay after the session to engage in an Air BnB experience.
RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Nick May
Event name: Getting in Print
Date: Sunday, October 20
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
Description: Join Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast as he discusses the ins and outs of obtaining print media coverage with Courtney Pisarik of Ink PR, and interior designers Bria Hammel and Corey Damon Jenkins.
RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

Secrets of Scaling
Event name: The Secret to Scaling
Date: Sunday, October 20
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
Description: Three leading ladies in interior design (Sandra Funk, Nicole Heymer and Kate O’Hara) with uniquely scaled businesses will discuss their methods, suggestions and why each of their businesses are designed to succeed.
 

RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
One Stop Design shop
Event name: One Stop Design Shop: The Hybrid Interior Design/Retail Business Model
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location:Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop 15, Red Line
Description: As an interior designer, you might consider a brick and mortar location to showcase your design style. As a home furnishings retailer, you may find your trusted design advice to customers turning into full-on design projects. More and more, designers and retailers are bridging the retail-design gap to offer a one-stop experience that accomplishes both. So how does it work and what are the benefits and challenges? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey as she talks in-depth with hybrid designers/retailers to find out the pros and cons of juggling both sides of the business, with tips for how to get started, too.
 

RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents
 

Pinterest
Event name: Don’t Sleep on Pinterest
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 2 p.m.
Location:Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop 15, Red Line
Description: Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media and Kyla Herbes from House of Hipsters as they discuss how to leverage the value of Pinterest to your business.
RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

Universal Semi-annual Market Party
Event name: Universal Furniture Market Party
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St.,Shuttle Stop 15, Red Line
Description:Join Universal Furniture for its semi-annual celebration of Market, and reconnect with Market friends and family. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music from Lulu the Giant.
RSVP: www.UniversalFurniture.com/marketevents

 
 
About Universal: Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Spaces™ (Millennial and Youth), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1968, Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated furniture manufacturers. For more information, visit www.universalfurniture.com.

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