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7/31/2014 : Las Vegas Market Announces Book the Block Winners

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Summer At-Market Hotel Bookings Qualify for Winter Promotion

LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2014… Las Vegas Market has announced winners of its inaugural “Book the Block” hotel reservation promotion, sponsored by International Market Centers and Connections Housing.  From thousands of buyers and exhibitors participated in the inaugural Summer 2014 Book The Block promotion, 18 randomly-selected individuals received hotel and hospitality prizes. 

“Las Vegas Market continues to enhance Market amenities and our ‘Book The Block’ campaign is proving to be an extremely fun and popular promotion among Market participants,” said Scott Eckman, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is always seeking new and innovative ways to support and benefit our customers.”

Buyers and suppliers booking hotel reservations for the Winter 2015 Market while onsite at the Summer 2014 Market will be eligible for the Winter 2015 Book the Block promotion,  Monthly prizes including a free room stay for up to five nights during the Winter Market, gourmet dinners, show tickets and room upgrades, will be awarded.  All bookings received by January 5, 2015, also will be eligible to win a grand prize of a “VIP Las Vegas New Year’s Eve 2015/2016 Celebration” consisting of four days/three nights at a major Las Vegas Hotel Casino Resort, VIP New Year’s Eve Party for two, and roundtrip airline tickets for two with VIP limousine transportation to and from the airport. To be eligible, bookings must be made through Connections Housing, the official travel agency for Las Vegas Market.

Winners of the Summer 2014 “Book the Block” winners are: 

Six complimentary hotel stays were awarded to buyers Sandy Queen (Castle Rock, CO), Roger Cazin of Cazin (Evanston, WY), Patricia Brown  of The Patio(El Paso, TX) and Bob Elsen of Charles Eifen & Assoc. (Denver, CO); and exhibitors Linda Brumbaugh of Visser Enterprises (Fountain Valley, CA); Greg Jordt of Harounian Rugs Intl (New York, NY). 

Five buyers won hotel suite upgrades: Michael Allen of Brand Source (Mercer Island, WA), Jeanette Coulter of Design Philosophy (Lebanon, NJ), Vidal Cantu of Cantu Interiors (Laredo, TX), Gary Cornblath of Macys, (New York, NY) and Jonathan Craner of Salt Lake City, UT).

Free show tickets were won by buyers Andrea Myers of (Orange Park, FL), Barbara Perez of Luna Bella (Hialeah, FL), Charlotte Knight of Furniture Market (Beaver Dam, KY) and Stan Froneberger (Greensboro, NC).  Two buyers also won free dinner for two: Sandy White of St. Joseph Gift Shop (Lewiston, ID) and Steven Hanchey of Wilson Bates Furniture (Twin Falls, ID).

Grand prize winner Susan Bahadurian-Vogel, buyer for Norm Thompson Outfitters/Solutions Catalog (Hillsboro, OR), won a Las Vegas VIP New Year’s Eve 2014/2015 Party.  Bahadurian-Vogel will ring in 2015 in Las Vegas at an MGM Resort Hotel, with airfare for two, VIP party for two and Limo transfers included. 

Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,200+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market runs July 27-31, 2014, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit


Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,200+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more – delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States. For more information, visit Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit