• Bridget Driscoll

Progressive Business Media, High Point Market Authority partner with Habitat for Humanity

Senior Publisher John Emerick joins the cause

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Progressive Business Media, parent company of Casual Living, and High Point Market Authority joined Habitat for Humanity in creating the "Parking Lot Market House."

At Commerce and Main Streets in High Point, the volunteer group started their work on the house on March 27. The building phase will continue through April 8. The house will then be moved on April 19 and dedicated to a family in need on April 22.

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A group of PBM employees, including Casual Living's Senior Publisher John Emerick, joined the effort on March 28 and will help out again on April 4.

"The Habitat for Humanity project is an opportunity for the home furnishings industry to give back the High Point community," said Emerick. "It also offers current home building information and increased exposure for our industry. It’s a great cause to for the home furnishings industry to support."

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"I found it incredibly rewarding to have the family receiving the home out there working with us," said Michael Ball, inside sales representative and project manager, PBM. "We get to play an integral role in changing their lives, and we’re lucky to have this opportunity."

Employees have also lent a hand via donations, sending out press releases and acquiring sponsors for window treatments, bathroom accessories, outdoor furniture, bathroom accessories, gifts for the home, etc.

"The Habitat for Humanity project is a way to bring the furniture community together—just like we do around business issues—we are the communication vehicle for the industries we represent," said Matt Slaine, CEO of Progressive Business Media.

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Bridget_DriscollBridget Driscoll | News/Online Editor

Bridget Driscoll is the News and Online Editor for Casual Living. Previously, she worked for online marketing companies such as Get You Found and Mainstreethost, focusing on content writing and Search Engine Optimization practices. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in English, with minors in Psychology and American Sign Language. She is currently pursuing an MA in Creative Writing through Southern New Hampshire University.

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