Alden Parkes to Host Three Design Seminars During High Point Market


Alden Parkes and International Market Centers are co-sponsoring the free three seminars, all of which are eligible for CEUs, during the spring High Point Market in the Alden Parkes showroom located in the South Court of 200 N. Hamilton in Suite #110.

“The design world is always evolving,” says Lynne McArdle, owner of Alden Parkes. “In today’s highly visual and interconnected environment it’s more important than ever to understand the behind-the-scenes aspect of running a design business.”

Market seminars include:

Saturday, April 25, 3:00-4:00 pm

Expand Your Network: The Benefits of Building Relationships in and Outside of the Design Industry

Weighing the pros and cons of attending industry and community events? Hear firsthand from this season’s “Showhouse in a Showroom” designers (Nicole Culler, Phyllis Martin, Luke Mack & Kurt Jacob Miller, and Niki McNeill) how connections within the design industry helped their businesses grow. (Spoiler alert: some of the panelists met each other at the Designer Experience Conference and created relationships that led them to great opportunities). You never know what will come from networking!

Sunday April 26, 1:00-2:00 pm:

Must-Know Tips on How to Take Your Interior Photography Shoots to the Next Level 

Good photography is a key ingredient to success. Join photographer Stephen Karlisch and interior designer Traci Zeller as they discuss how to craft a great photo shoot with your photographer, from finding the right photographer to pre-planning and styling tips, and what goes into a shoot to make it a success. And it’s not just about the shoot: learn what to know for after the shoot, including usage rights, social media etiquette, and more.

Monday April 27th, 3:00-4:00 pm:

Coaches in Your Corner: Learn How Media Can Help Expand Your Design Business 

How-to tips from interior designer, lifestyle expert, and television host Evette Rios; interior and product designer and television personality Mikel Welch; and Stephen Davies, an attorney with 20 years of design industry experience. Advice on growing your design business through media opportunities and taking advantage of licensing and design collaborations without signing your rights away. Come prepared with questions as panelists give specific pointers to help you navigate television and other media. Learn how to take advantage of every opportunity that can help your business grow! Moderated by Ellen Gefen, Host of

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