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Dallas Market Center and Heart on Main Street Partner for Main Street Activation Launching During Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center Heart on Main Street

Dallas Market Center and Heart on Main Street, a non-profit organization supporting independent retailers, have announced an exclusive partnership, starting during the Total Home & Gift Market, June 19-25, to celebrate and support independent retail through a series of captivating and interactive visual displays in the atrium of the World Trade Center.


During the Total Home & Gift Market, attendees will see the atrium transformed into a Main Street experience, beginning with a heart wall entryway leading to Main Street displays, four artistically rendered retail storefronts The retail storefronts will represent a florist, gift store, women’s boutique, and home décor store, each stocked with merchandise from Dallas Market Center exhibitors.


The messaging will be clear: the Dallas marketplace supports independent retail and the mission of Heart on Main Street. Adjacent to the storefronts will be an opportunity to donate to Heart on Main Street and support independent retail.


“Heart on Main Street spreads a message about the importance of small businesses in our communities,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Dallas Market Center prides ourselves on being a family-owned business supporting independent retail, and we are grateful for the opportunity to promote shopping local and to help provide resources for small businesses.


Added Patrick Keiser, Executive Director of Heart on Main Street, “This collaboration is a great opportunity to create a Main Street experience that amplifies our mission of support for independent retail. We are thrilled to partner with a company whose values aligned with ours.”


Heart on Main Street, which launched in 2022, is a non-profit with a mission to provide knowledge, resources and connections to independent retailers in order to help them evolve and thrive in an ever-changing economy, and to help create more sustainable Main Street businesses in our local communities. financial grants, education, mentorships and partnerships.


The Total Home & Gift market (June 19-25; Temps June 19-22), are running concurrently with KidsWorld and Lightovation (June 19-22).


For more details on Total Home & Gift and upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.


Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in gifts, home décor, gourmet and housewares, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting, and apparel and accessories. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.


Heart on Main Street is a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and support to independent retail stores to allow those businesses to grow and thrive within their local communities.