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We have compiled a list of free webinars, virtual conferences, podcasts and articles that are being offered to help you in your business. The first group are webinars held this week or previously held about the new CARE act. We recommend that you watch several different webinars because they all come at it from a different angle. This list is divided into several different groups - retailers, non-profits and businesses. If you need more resources, contact director@withit.org.





Monday, May 11

  • Welcome to Virtual Market with Special Guest!
  • Keynote Event: What’s Next? with Bob Maricich & Bill McLoughlin

Tuesday, May 12

  • How Might COVID-19 Change Home Design?
  • Crafting Your Brand Message with Nancy Ganzekaufer

Wednesday, May 13

  • IMC-DesignOnHPMKT: Trendwatch Part 2 - AVIARY

Thursday, May 14

  • Must Know Tips on How to Take Your Interior Photography Shoots to the Next Level
  • Style Spotters LIVE! x Zoom hosted by High Point Market Authority
  • Crafting Your Brand Message - Panel Discussion

Friday, May 15

  • Designer Tips and Tricks for the Outdoor Room
  • Live Concert with RSM Trio - Benefitting City of Hope

Monday, May 18

  • Doing Business in the New Normal - In partnership with International Textile Alliance
  • Retail Insights & Innovations

Tuesday, May 19

  • Home Decor Trends in Today's Market
  • Communicating, Connecting with Clients with Melissa Galt

Wednesday, May 20

  • Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast 2020

Thursday, May 21

  • Coaches in Your Corner: Learn How Media Can Help Expand Your Design Business
  • Communicating, Connecting with Clients - Panel Discussion

Friday, May 22

  • Bottom Line Basics – Financial Preparations for Future Success

Tuesday, May 26

  • Messaging Wrap-Up - Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 27

  • IMC-DesignOnHPMKT: Trendwatch Part 3 - PENTHOUSE

Thursday, May 28 

  • Virtual Showhouse - Build The Room Designer Discussion



To help navigate e-commerce strategies, BrandJump is hosting a three-part Webinar series, designed to help manufacturers build and accelerate the growth of their ecommerce business.

  • May 14: E-commerce: The Fundamentals
  • May 28: Operational Best Practices for Selling Online
  • June 12: Online Content & Marketing Strategies




GMFA webinar to feature insights from IHFRA’s Ray Allegrezza

The Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Assn. will host a webinar entitled, “What to expect when your store opens.” The event is set for Thursday, May 14, featuring the insights of Ray Allegrezza, International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn. executive director and former Furniture Today editor in chief.The free webinar, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. (ET) is open to home furnishings retailers, reps, designers and industry suppliers and will focus on what industry professionals will need to do now to prepare for the post-pandemic business environment.






McKinsey & Company - COVID 19: Leading Through the Crisis



Home Furnishings Association Webinars and Retailer resources page


Nationwide Marketing Group Retailer Resources page

Tuesday, April 27th, Nationwide Marketing Group webinar featuring Jill Stricklin, a renowned expert on HR and employment law from the law firm of Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete. In the webinar, Stricklin focused on the latest guidelines and information on loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). View the entire webinar here.



BDO Recordings, webinars and articles on business impact


Business High Point

Sheet detailing small business loans available through CARES act


SBA Economic Disaster Loan Q&A


HP Chamber resources list


Small Business Administration





Designer's Today - Designer Experience DX

The Designer Experience is a unique community forum that blends information, education, passion and soul. In our first virtual event, we’ve curated an exciting mix of talent from across the industry to deliver engaging content. The lineup includes a keynote with Corey Damen Jenkins, a Design Talk series focused on business topics, and a panel focused on visibility and representation. There is also a CEU, a fabulous raffle, and bits of the unexpected sprinkled throughout.



Meet the Makers: Fabric Edition

Tuesday, May 12th


Go behind the scenes with us as we explore textile artists, designers and producers from across France, each of them keeping alive centuries-old traditions in the unique manner.

RSVP  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6508908032226015502


Meet the Makers: Embellishment Edition

Tuesday, May 19th


Join us for “backstage tours” of some of the most highly regarded names in French decorative arts including wallpaper, passementerie, and more.

RSVP  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/425233229927688462


RSVP at https://debbarrett.com/webinar


IDS - Interior Design Society

Thursday, May 14th - 2:00 - 3:15 pm EST

The Importance of Getting Projects Shovel Ready: What it means and how to do it. Advanced registration is required.

Password to enter the webinar: shovel

Join Heather Zeilman from BuildLane, along with Teresa Metke from Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes for a fun conversation on how to get ready for when things pick back up.



Tuesday, May 19th - 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

Maison & Objet Reportage with Patti Carpenter. Advanced registration is required.

Password to enter the webinar: trend

Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter, to discover the emerging international trends from Maison&Objet in Color, Print, Pattern, Surface Design, and Materials with a focus on their influences and shifts in the Home Decor Market.




Offering ASID members free CEU classes on ASID Learning Academy through May 31st.

COVID 19 Webinars for Designers

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