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New director at Dallas Market

Dallas Market Center announces that industry veteran Babs Blair has been named director of leasing

Dallas Market Center today announced industry veteran Babs Blair has been named director of leasing. In her new position, Blair is responsible for overseeing the growing Dallas Temp Show categories of Furniture, Home, and Luxury Home.

“Babs brings extensive experience, strong industry ties and a great understanding of our business,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “Her enthusiasm and genuine passion for customer success will be instrumental as we continue to grow our temporary resources and reinforce our position as the best wholesale marketplace for buyers and exhibitors around the world.”

“Dallas Market Center is a thriving marketplace with tremendous positive momentum, and I am thrilled to be a part of its continuing success and to serve an industry and marketplace I know well,” said Blair.

Blair brings nearly 30 years of experience to Dallas Market Center in business development, prospecting, sales, and business promotion. Her entire career has been devoted to the home furnishings and accents tradeshow industry.

Blair is a marketing management alumna of the University of Mississippi. She has served as co-chair of a committee responsible for the west coast fundraising of the City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment hospital. Together with her husband, they have five sons and eight grandchildren.

The growing Dallas Temp Show offers 24 distinct, easy-to-shop locations spanning more than 500,000 square feet, and is located in high-traffic areas during Total Home & Gift Markets. The expanding product categories offer unmatched buying opportunities from furniture, housewares and holiday to gift, apparel, accessories, and much more – with 93 percent of buyers shopping eight or more categories. The thousands of temporary exhibitors join the more than 1,200 permanent showrooms that call Dallas home.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Mark



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