HIGH POINT — Klaussner at the Market, a presentation of The Klaussner News and Information Network, returns to High Point on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14.
The 11th edition of the hour-long program will air on Fox-8 (WGHP-TV) at 7 a.m. both days, as well as on the market’s fleet of shuttle buses, showcasing the latest industry news, business trends and product introductions. The show will stream live on MyFox8.com.
“Our goal is to keep our colleagues in-the-know,” said Bill Wittenburg, president and CEO of Klaussner Home Furnishings. “Retailers, interior designers, buyers, manufacturers, folks from all facets of the industry, will find something of interest.”
Elena Russo returns as the host, and the program will feature taped interviews along with live feeds direct from the market by Bill McLoughlin, editor in chief of Furniture Today.
“This program has created an opportunity for companies and personalities across a broad spectrum of the industry to share their stories with market attendees and the local community,” said McLoughlin. “It provides a valuable service letting people learn more about this great industry.”
Guests will include a diverse cross section of the furniture industry: William Mangum, North Carolina artist and the inspiration of the Carolina Preserve collection; Ken Smith, partner of Smith Leonard CPA firm; David Perry, executive editor of Furniture Today; Ray Allegrezza, executive director, International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn.; Greg Rosendale, decorative and contract sales manager, Sunbrella; and Christi Barbour, founder & partner of Barbour Spangle Design Group.
In addition, correspondent Cheryl Conner traveled to Washington to interview Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC). “We were thrilled to have Sen. Tillis on the program and to get his timely perspectives on the furniture industry and its contribution to North Carolina’s economy,” said Len Burke, Klaussner’s vice president of marketing.
Klaussner at the Market, which debuted in April 2014, is executive produced by Len Burke and produced and directed by Charlie Horich, CEO and founder of HHL Advertising, a Maryland-based agency specializing in furniture advertising.