High-Point-Market-LogoPress Release:  High Point, NC, September 8, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with Esteem Media, announces the participants and sponsors for the Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market, October 22 – 26, 2016.

Returning for its third Market, the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour program will bring ten (10) design bloggers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tour, after which they will then feature and discuss their inspiring finds on their individual blogs and social media accounts.

The bloggers selected for this tour include:
Courtney Allison, www.frenchcountrycottage.net
Cathy Austin, www.catherinemaustin.com/bespokebanter
Arianne Bellizaire, www.inspiredtostyle.com
Vicki G. Bolick, www.theaceofspaceblog.com
Jeanne Chung, www.cozystylishchic.com
Janet Coon, www.shabbyfufublog.com
Mariella Cruzado, www.splendorstyling.com
Carrie Leskowitz, www.carriesdesignmusings.blogspot.com
Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, www.theenglishroom.biz
Shannon Smith, www.burlapandlaceblog.com

Sponsors participating in the tour include:
Ambella Home, www.ambellahome.com
Ameriwood, www.ameriwood.com
Bernhardt Furniture, www.bernhardt.com
Century Furniture, www.centuryfurniture.com
Crypton Home, www.cryptonhome.com
Huntington House, www.huntingtonhouse.com
IMC – Interhall, www.imchighpointmarket.com/interhall
IMC – Salon, www.imchighpointmarket.com/salon
Lee Industries, www.leeindustries.com
Pride Family Brands, www.pridefamilybrands.com
Thayer Coggin, www.thayercoggin.com
Theodore Alexander, www.theodorealexander.com
Universal Furniture, www.universalfurniture.com
Wesley Hall, www.wesleyhall.com

“We are very excited about our selected bloggers, and were encouraged by the sponsorship commitments made by the High Point Market exhibitors in recognition of the trade influence and consumer reach that the assembled corps of bloggers and social media influencers represent,” commented Adam Japko, founder and CEO of Esteem Media. “I anticipate we’ll have top-notch coverage from our blogger team, with great insight into the highlights and trends they’ll discover in the sponsoring showrooms.”

The tour will kick off on Sunday, October 23, and conclude on Monday, October 24. Additional information on the Design Bloggers Tour can be found at http://www.highpointmarket.org/event/design-blogger-tour. During and after Market, follow the tour on social media by following the #designbloggerstour hashtag.

About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

About Esteem Media
Esteem Media, www.esteemmedia.com, is home to leading national and local media brands in the luxury home design, gardening, and fine wine communities; focused on connecting professionals and consumers around their passions and businesses. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Design Bloggers Conference, Garden Bloggers Conference, WineZag, and New England Home leverage events, print media, social media, blogs, and digital marketing…but overall, community connection as the catalyst for their constituents’ commercial success.

Contact: Ashley D. Grigg
Manager, Communications
[email protected]