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3/6/2023 - High Point Market

Ashley and Chad Stark to Give Sunday Keynote at Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Mar. 6, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces its second Keynote event for Spring Market, featuring Ashley and Chad Stark in the High Point Theatre, on Sunday, April 23, from 3 to 4 pm.

The third-generation owners of Stark Carpet, Chad Stark, CEO, and Ashley Stark, Creative Director, will speak about their experiences forging the future at a legacy brand while holding onto its venerable 85-year heritage. This talk will be moderated by Architectural Digest Market Director Madeline O’Malley.

Also the co-founders of Ashley Stark Home, they’ll discuss their path for growing new business—including Ashley’s star-powered social media influence, with over one million followers on Instagram— and how they prioritize creating world-class client experiences.

The floor covering resource exhibits to the trade at High Point Market showcasing products from the STARK, Ashley Stark Home, and Stark Studio Rugs brands in their Market Square location.

“Ashley and Chad Stark are outstanding representatives for the future of the home furnishings industry,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO. “Our Spring High Point Market attendees won’t want to miss hearing about their family’s inspirational and evolving story.”

Presented by High Point Market Authority, the event will be open to all registered High Point Market attendees. Doors will open at 2:30 pm. Additional keynote event details may be found online at

About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #HPMKT.


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