Nine “Market Pros” Identify Top Las Vegas Market Finds


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12/19/2022




Representatives from four leading retail and design organizations are showcasing favorite finds and market moments as “Market Pros” taking over the Las Vegas Market and Las Vegas Design Center’s social media accounts Sunday, January 29 – Thursday, February 2, 2023.

“Industry associations and buying groups use Las Vegas Market to connect members with the right products to grow their businesses,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers (IMC) executive vice president, chief customer officer. “This Winter, Las Vegas Market buyers can tap into sourcing expertise of leading voices from these member-based organizations.”

 

The Market Pros represent the diversity of the buyers at Las Vegas Market. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) promotes the profession of interior design. The Museum Store Association (MSA) advances the nonprofit retail community. National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) promotes professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry. Zoo, Aquarium, Garden Buying Group Buying Group (ZAG) raises awareness and professionalism of the retail field within the zoo and aquarium industry.


The Winter 2023 Market Pros are:

Sara Malek Barney, BANDD/DESIGN representing ASID. Barney is an award-winning interior designer and real estate developer. Since 2017, her firm BANDD/DESIGN has successfully executed over 145 residential projects, many of which have been recognized and published around the world. In conjunction with her passion for interior design, she launched BANDD/DEVELOPMENT 2021 from a growing love for renovating and building beautiful homes throughout the Austin, Texas, area and nationwide. Some of her accolades include being named to the inaugural class of Fortune Magazine‘s Most Powerful Women {Next Gen}, one of Austin Monthly‘s Women to Watch for multiple years, a “Top 3” interior designer in the Austin area, and being nominated for an International Design & Architecture Award in 2019. Prior to launching BANDD/DESIGN, she worked as an executive at SXSW, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Barney has degrees in Corporate Communication and Interior Design from the University of Texas. In addition to her membership in ASID, she is a member of the Female Founder Collective. @jointhebandd / @bandddevelopment / @saramalekbarney

Gina D’Amore Bauerle, D’Amore Interiors representing ASID and NKBA. Award-winning interior designer Bauerle is Partner and Principal Interior Designer at D’Amore Interiors in Denver, Colo. Since joining the family business, D’Amore Interiors, 20 years ago as a teen, she has expanded its interior design services with projects throughout the nation. Her projects have been published numerous times in both regional and national publications. She has been honored with over 50 interior design awards, including 14 national awards from the NKBA and NAHB, and an international award from London-based design et al magazine, as well as being named “Top Five Under Forty” in 2020 by Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and “Forty Under 40” by Home Furnishings Business and winning “Best Overall Bath” at the NKBA National Design Competition. An alumna of Johnson & Wales University with business degrees in marketing and advertising, Bauerle pursued graduate studies at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Interior Design. @designbossgina

Rosemary Domas, Bronx Zoo/ Wildlife Conservation Society representing ZAG. Domas has been a buyer for the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York for the past five years, with responsibilities for four Zoos and one aquarium: Bronx Zoo, Central Park, Prospect Park, Queens Zoos and New York Aquarium at Coney Island. Additionally, she serves on the board of ZAG. Prior to the Wildlife Conservation Society, she worked in retail for Avon, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s. @ZAGgift

Breegan Jane, Breegan Jane. As a Los Angeles-based interior designer, author, philanthropist and mom to two boys, Jane is a dynamic voice in the industry. She showcases her vast expertise building and designing homes as host of HGTV’s Dream Home plus six additional Warner Brothers Discovery shows. As a leader in industry conversations, she participates regularly in speaker series events and champions the motherhood community as she shares her insight via her weekly blog on BreeganJane.com. Further expanding her reach and narrative, she advocates for women and children in Africa as a partner with international non-profit organization, World Vision. @breeganjane

Glen Peloso, Glen Peloso Design. Peloso is a celebrated designer, TV host, and the well-recognized as a design expert of The Marilyn Denis Show. Previously he was host/designer of the internationally popular HGTV shows Restaurant MakeoverTake This House and Sell it and Renovate My Wardrobe. As a design journalist, he contributes and has been profiled in many national and international magazines and television networks, including as design reporter for Your Morning CHCH, National Design Editor for Canadian Home Trends Magazine and Editor of Reno and Decor Magazine. He serves on the National Board of the Designer and Decorators Association and has successfully completed well over 400 projects including residential, hospitality and commercial spaces both locally and internationally since completing his Master’s Degree in Fine Art. Glen Peloso Design is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. @glenpelosodesigner

Daniel Russo, Daniel Russo Home & The Design Exchange representing ASID and NKBA. A social media influencer, Russo is part of the first all-digital generation of designers and is well-versed in today’s design technology and applications. He understands the balance between incorporating upcoming trends and a timeless perspective throughout all his designs, from space planning and lighting selection to material usage and variety. Based in Columbus, Ohio, he brings more than 20 years of experience to each of his projects. His designs have been published in numerous print publications, and his work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art and the Columbus Center for Science and Technology. Russo is also a regular contributor to regional TV programs. He is a featured designer on the newly launched network Home Design Television and co-host of the podcast The Design Exchange. @dannyrusso / @tdxpodcast.

Kate N. Schureman, Peoria Riverfront Museum, representing MSA. Schureman has been with the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, Ill., and its predecessor Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, for 25+ years and currently serves as the museum’s VP for Special Projects & CSO. She is responsible for visitor service, front-of-house earned revenue operations including the Museum Store, strategic planning, institutional evaluations, grants, government relations, reaccreditation and human resources. Before serving as the CSO, she served as the Project Manager for the opening of the $85 million Peoria Riverfront Museum. Before officially joining the museum world, she worked for 7 years on Capitol Hill as a congressional aide for three members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation. She serves the museum field as the Treasurer & 2nd VP of the Museum Store Association, is Immediate Past President of the Illinois Association of Museums, serves as an IMLS grant reviewer, and on the American Alliance of Museums Advocacy Committee. Schureman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications from DePauw University. @MuseumStoreAssociation_org

John McClain, John McClain Design representing ASID and NKBA. McClain is an accomplished interior designer, business coach, speaker, author and on-air contributor who has turned his lifetime passion for interior design into an opportunity to do the same for others. His projects have received numerous awards and have appeared in many publications including Traditional Home and Elle Décor, and his design advice can be seen regularly in print, on television and online in The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Apartment Therapy, Interior Design, Us Weekly and many more. McClain the proud author of the new coffee table book, The Designer Within, and two online courses: The Designer Within {Business} and The Designer Within {Homeowner}. John McClain Design has offices in Central Florida and Los Angeles. @johnmcclaindesign

Jay Thomson, Chrysler Museum of Art representing MSA. Jay Thomson is Museum Shop Manager for the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. Previously, he was the Assistant Manager for Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation Shop. Thomson has used his extensive experience in product development to enhance the Chrysler Museum Shop’s offerings with more merchandise that is inspired by the exhibitions and collection artworks on view. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Art with a concentration in Glass from Tyler School of Art and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. @MuseumStoreAssociation_org 

The Winter 2023 Market Pros will take over the @LasVegasMarket and @LasVegasDesignCenter Instagram accounts and the @LVMarket and @LVDesignCenter Facebook pages. The posting schedule for the Market Pros will be announced soon.

Information about the tastemakers and their tips for Las Vegas Market are available at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/News-and-Trends/Market-Pros.

 


 

About Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs January 29 – February 2, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration for the January 2023 Las Vegas Market is open now at LasVegasMarket.com.

About International Market Centers

 
International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.

 


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