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The World's Home for Home Furnishings

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Current Demographics

  • 180 Buildings
  • 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
  • 75,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

High Point CVB

Travelers to the region and Triad residents alike can experience a venue like no other at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new Regional Visitors Center. While other visitors centers are city-centric, the new center proactively offers information for tourist opportunities in neighboring cities and surrounding areas. Presented in the style of an art museum, 21 galleries engage the imagination with innovative, interactive touch screens, beautiful photography, videos, music and brochures about tourist attractions.

“The new center was designed from the ground up to help visitors coming through the region plan their trips. Even if High Point isn’t the final destination, we’re the perfect hub and starting point because High Point is the epicenter of the state’s interstate and state highways,” says Tim Mabe, HPCVB president and CEO. “To help us craft future, highly targeted marketing plans, from the moment a visitor electronically signs in at our help desk, we will be able to track where they are from and the reason for their visit.” Travelers can reach most of the major attractions in the state in under two hours.

High Point University

High Point University considers a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core component of its mission and an essential ingredient to a holistic education in the liberal arts tradition. A liberal arts education develops critical thinkers, moving students from a fixed-mindset to a growth-mindset. This approach to learning prepares students for reflective action in an interdependent and diverse world. They not only understand and respect the unique talents and perspectives of all individuals, but they also embrace and utilize their contributions. The university’s breadth of inclusiveness creates a path by which all individuals can achieve their highest potential in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society.

They welcome and respect all students, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, sexual identities and gender expressions, abilities, classes, ages, and political ideas. They recognize that diversity also includes a range of geographic locations, communication styles, family makeup, educational background, military service, and other unique life experiences. To encourage diversity and inclusion HPU endorses dynamic curricula and research agendas—through the university’s core education as well as all fields of study, programming, and community engagement—that include a multiplicity of views and perspectives.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not merely moral imperatives or societal goals, they can be a competitive advantage. The university’s continued success rests in its collective ability to embrace a multitude of opinions, ideas, and beliefs so that it can effectively educate the next generation of leaders who are culturally responsive, knowledgeable, and globally engaged. Their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion cultivates students’ desire for citizenship in complex global communities.

High Point Arts Council

Since 1962 the Arts Council has served the arts needs of the community. So much has happened to improve the cultural life of the High Point community since then. In addition to its own arts programming, the High Point Arts Council is a united arts council with five affiliated arts organizations under its umbrella: Carousel Theatre, HP Ballet, HP Community Theatre, HP Community Concerts, and Piedmont Artists. Together, these arts organizations contribute to the quality of life where High Point lives, works, and plays.

The Arts Council also partners with other nonprofits and schools through its outgoing grant programs to ensure that the arts are accessible to everyone in the High Point area

Its mission is to work continually to enhance the lives of all citizens of the High Point community ensuring the availability of a broad range of cultural and artistic activities and encouraging full community participation in them.

TAG

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) began as a program of the High Point Area Arts Council. In 1992, Theatre Art Galleries was incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. TAG is now in its 24th year of independent operation. Since the opening of the High Point Theatre facility in 1975, Theatre Art Galleries has been High Point’s primary provider of visual arts.

The High Point Theatre offers a wide range of performing arts throughout the year that complement TAG’s visual art exhibits. This powerful combination makes the facility one of the region’s premier destinations for visual and performing arts.

Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce

The High Point Chamber of Commerce was established in 1919 and today serves to uphold 4 Pillars selected by its members as most important to their businesses: Business Services, Workforce Development, Education and Government Advocacy. The High Point Chamber of Commerce helps businesses in many ways by providing networking opportunities, increasing visibility, raising credibility, offering discounts through Office Depot, providing educational and training opportunities, and by giving members a voice on city, county, state and national levels of government.

Mission – The High Point Chamber of Commerce is located in High Point, NC and exists to assist and grow a prosperous business environment and thriving workforce while standing as the united voice for business is the Triad area.

4 Pillars – The High Point Chamber stands on four distinct pillars as identified by our members for what is most important to their businesses and this community: business services, workforce development, government affairs and education.

City Vision – Your Chamber will assist the City of High Point’s vision of “Creating the Single Most Livable, Safe and Prosperous Community in America.”

High Point Theatre

Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the complex represents one of the nation’s first cooperative ventures between municipal government, private enterprise, and the arts. In 1975 the International Home Furnishings Center was awarded the Esquire/BCA “Business in the Arts” award in recognition of its cooperation with the City of High Point.

Constructed in 1975, the facility combines contemporary “sculptured” architecture with an interior design dominated by earth tones. The theatre features an elegant 929 seat auditorium with continental style seating. Other facilities include three large exhibition galleries for meetings, display, or receptions. The center is suited for convention use, all types of performing arts, and is available to both professional and amateur groups on a rental basis.

Library

The mission of the High Point Public Library is to nurture the joy of reading, share the power of knowledge, strengthen the sense of community and enhance cultural and economic vitality. With a collection size greater than 365,000, public access computers and over 4,000 programs annually, the High Point Public Library is an asset to our community. In fiscal year 2015-16, the new Business Center was created to support new small businesses and strengthen existing ones. Additionally, the library was expanded to include an amphitheater, garden and 46-foot-tall illuminated clock tower. Current construction is underway for the Plaza Project, which will include vendor stalls for the weekly High Point Farmers’ Market, teaching gardens, electric car charging stations and a stamped concrete semicircle in front of the library entrance. In a News & Record article, library director Mary Sizemore commented, “A lot of people still think of libraries as just places where you go to get books. But we’re constantly trying to think of ways to strengthen the sense of community.”

The World’s Home for Home Furnishings

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Current Demographics

  • 180 Buildings
  • 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
  • 75,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

High Point CVB

Travelers to the region and Triad residents alike can experience a venue like no other at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new Regional Visitors Center. While other visitors centers are city-centric, the new center proactively offers information for tourist opportunities in neighboring cities and surrounding areas. Presented in the style of an art museum, 21 galleries engage the imagination with innovative, interactive touch screens, beautiful photography, videos, music and brochures about tourist attractions.

“The new center was designed from the ground up to help visitors coming through the region plan their trips. Even if High Point isn’t the final destination, we’re the perfect hub and starting point because High Point is the epicenter of the state’s interstate and state highways,” says Tim Mabe, HPCVB president and CEO. “To help us craft future, highly targeted marketing plans, from the moment a visitor electronically signs in at our help desk, we will be able to track where they are from and the reason for their visit.” Travelers can reach most of the major attractions in the state in under two hours.

High Point University

High Point University considers a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core component of its mission and an essential ingredient to a holistic education in the liberal arts tradition. A liberal arts education develops critical thinkers, moving students from a fixed-mindset to a growth-mindset. This approach to learning prepares students for reflective action in an interdependent and diverse world. They not only understand and respect the unique talents and perspectives of all individuals, but they also embrace and utilize their contributions. The university’s breadth of inclusiveness creates a path by which all individuals can achieve their highest potential in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society.

They welcome and respect all students, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, sexual identities and gender expressions, abilities, classes, ages, and political ideas. They recognize that diversity also includes a range of geographic locations, communication styles, family makeup, educational background, military service, and other unique life experiences. To encourage diversity and inclusion HPU endorses dynamic curricula and research agendas—through the university’s core education as well as all fields of study, programming, and community engagement—that include a multiplicity of views and perspectives.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not merely moral imperatives or societal goals, they can be a competitive advantage. The university’s continued success rests in its collective ability to embrace a multitude of opinions, ideas, and beliefs so that it can effectively educate the next generation of leaders who are culturally responsive, knowledgeable, and globally engaged. Their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion cultivates students’ desire for citizenship in complex global communities.

High Point Arts Council

Since 1962 the Arts Council has served the arts needs of the community. So much has happened to improve the cultural life of the High Point community since then. In addition to its own arts programming, the High Point Arts Council is a united arts council with five affiliated arts organizations under its umbrella: Carousel Theatre, HP Ballet, HP Community Theatre, HP Community Concerts, and Piedmont Artists. Together, these arts organizations contribute to the quality of life where High Point lives, works, and plays.

The Arts Council also partners with other nonprofits and schools through its outgoing grant programs to ensure that the arts are accessible to everyone in the High Point area

Its mission is to work continually to enhance the lives of all citizens of the High Point community ensuring the availability of a broad range of cultural and artistic activities and encouraging full community participation in them.

TAG

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) began as a program of the High Point Area Arts Council. In 1992, Theatre Art Galleries was incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. TAG is now in its 24th year of independent operation. Since the opening of the High Point Theatre facility in 1975, Theatre Art Galleries has been High Point’s primary provider of visual arts.

The High Point Theatre offers a wide range of performing arts throughout the year that complement TAG’s visual art exhibits. This powerful combination makes the facility one of the region’s premier destinations for visual and performing arts.

Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce

The High Point Chamber of Commerce was established in 1919 and today serves to uphold 4 Pillars selected by its members as most important to their businesses: Business Services, Workforce Development, Education and Government Advocacy. The High Point Chamber of Commerce helps businesses in many ways by providing networking opportunities, increasing visibility, raising credibility, offering discounts through Office Depot, providing educational and training opportunities, and by giving members a voice on city, county, state and national levels of government.

Mission – The High Point Chamber of Commerce is located in High Point, NC and exists to assist and grow a prosperous business environment and thriving workforce while standing as the united voice for business is the Triad area.

4 Pillars – The High Point Chamber stands on four distinct pillars as identified by our members for what is most important to their businesses and this community: business services, workforce development, government affairs and education.

City Vision – Your Chamber will assist the City of High Point’s vision of “Creating the Single Most Livable, Safe and Prosperous Community in America.”

High Point Theatre

Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the complex represents one of the nation’s first cooperative ventures between municipal government, private enterprise, and the arts. In 1975 the International Home Furnishings Center was awarded the Esquire/BCA “Business in the Arts” award in recognition of its cooperation with the City of High Point.

Constructed in 1975, the facility combines contemporary “sculptured” architecture with an interior design dominated by earth tones. The theatre features an elegant 929 seat auditorium with continental style seating. Other facilities include three large exhibition galleries for meetings, display, or receptions. The center is suited for convention use, all types of performing arts, and is available to both professional and amateur groups on a rental basis.

High Point Public Library

The mission of the High Point Public Library is to nurture the joy of reading, share the power of knowledge, strengthen the sense of community and enhance cultural and economic vitality. With a collection size greater than 365,000, public access computers and over 4,000 programs annually, the High Point Public Library is an asset to our community. In fiscal year 2015-16, the new Business Center was created to support new small businesses and strengthen existing ones. Additionally, the library was expanded to include an amphitheater, garden and 46-foot-tall illuminated clock tower. Current construction is underway for the Plaza Project, which will include vendor stalls for the weekly High Point Farmers’ Market, teaching gardens, electric car charging stations and a stamped concrete semicircle in front of the library entrance. In a News & Record article, library director Mary Sizemore commented, “A lot of people still think of libraries as just places where you go to get books. But we’re constantly trying to think of ways to strengthen the sense of community.”

Partners

Hayden Harman Foundation
Hp Community Foundation
HPU
Market
Southwest Renewal
Build HP
HP CVB
HP Chamber
HP Economic Dev
City of High Point

164 South Main Street,
Suite 606
High Point, NC 27260

336.883.9892

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