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Marketplace Events announces partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Launches fundraising sweepstakes for volunteer trip to Hawaii

CLEVELAND, OH – Jan. 10, 2017 – Marketplace Events has announced its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, to assist in their mission to create a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. Marketplace Events has committed to provide corporate financial support, product donations, contributions from attendees, advocacy and awareness building and on-site activation across 57 annual events in 25 markets.
    
"We strive to create uniquely vibrant marketplaces and believe that safe and happy homes are integral to our families, customers and communities," said Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events. "We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity. We have been working with Habitat locally in our show markets for years and with this new corporate partnership, we look forward to making an even larger impact both locally and across the globe."

Marketplace Events also launched a sweepstakes in late 2016 to provide one lucky winner the opportunity for a trip for two to Hawaii -- to take part in a Blitz Build for Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii and help build 10 homes alongside future Habitat homeowners. For each donation of $25 or more to Habitat for Humanity International that Marketplace Events collects, the donor will be entered to win the Hawaii Build + Beach Sweepstakes, which will run through April 11, 2017. The winner and guest will be flown to Kona, Hawaii to participate in building, be exposed to unique cultural demonstrations, local music and entertainment, massages and more during their 10-day trip and build with ground transportation, accommodations, food and stipend provided. For more details about the sweepstakes, please visit: HawaiiBuildandBeach.com.
 
"Partners like Marketplace Events are important to the mission of Habitat for Humanity," said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, senior vice president, Development, Habitat for Humanity International. "Marketplace Events is helping to raise the profile of Habitat’s mission and enabling more people to partner with to build or improve a place they can call home."  

About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 38 consumer home shows in the US, 14 in Canada, and five holiday shows.  The 57 combined events, in 25 markets, attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.75 million attendees and another 2 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.  In 2016 the company launched Marketing Solutions, a division that provides digital marketing, custom printing, branded content and sales support to their expanding customer base.

About Habitat for Humanity  
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

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