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Trade Show Firm Creates Banner for Orlando Women’s Build Week

ORLANDO, FL – May 20, 2011 – DesignShop, Inc., a local trade show exhibit firm, donates custom banner for Habitat for Humanity 2011 Women’s Build Week.

The annual event held as part of Habitat for Humanity’s continuing efforts to address housing for the underprivileged, was first held in 2008. In 2010, the first Orlando event was held. At that time, over $82,000 was raised by 420 Florida women who spent 2,500 hours building a home for the Tolliver family. The goal for 2011′s event was over $100,000 raised and the completion of a home for another family in need.

Women’s Build Week is held near Mother’s Day to bring attention to the 12 million children in the United States who are in need of a safe home. Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing for those in need since 1976, and as of 2011 the event has helped to build over 1,400 houses nationwide. The organization’s goal is to address poverty and insufficient housing in the United States through its over 2,000 affiliate programs nationwide. Globally, 2 million people have currently benefited from a Habitat for Humanity program.

To help bring attention to Habitat’s efforts, DesignShop created a 48″ x 96″ vinyl banner proudly announcing it was Women’s Build Week in Orlando. The banner, similar to one DesignShop created for Women’s Build last year, displayed Habitat’s signature logo, as well as the logos of numerous important sponsors. The flower logo for Women’s Build features a hammer for a shadow, representing Lowe’s Home Improvement, who has supported the program since the initial Women’s Build in 2008. The sign became a popular background for participants to snap a photo commemorating the event, according to Habitat Executive Director Dee Danmeyer.

Women's Build Week volunteers pose for a photo

DesignShop, deemed one of the “Top 100 companies to work for in Florida” for 2010 by FloridaTrend Business Magazine, is a full-service custom exhibit event and trade show display services firm. The company creates trade show exhibits, custom fabrication, rentals and graphics. Based in Orlando, the firm also has offices in Las Vegas and Paris, France. Trade Show Exhibits created by DesignShop aim to educate, support current initiatives and drive the target audience to action. As a full-service, integrated marketing firm,  the artisans at DesignShop not only handle three-dimensional, experience-oriented models for trade show exhibits; they also create environments for museums, manage product launches and events, and provide mobile marketing and graphic messaging.

A thank-you letter sent out by Executive Director Danmeyer noted that this year’s event was an overwhelming success, with 2,500 hours contributed toward the completion of five homes for families in need. Also, the goal of raising $100,000 was met by the participants.

“This thank-you comes in recognition of your support… The future looks bright for the residents who will very soon call Stag Horn Villas home,” the letter noted.

Thank you letter from the Charleston Family

About DesignShop, Inc
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with offices in Las Vegas and Paris, DesignShop is an industry leading full-service custom exhibit, event and trade show display services firm centered in America’s leading creative community and trade show destination.

Release Date:
May 20th, 2011

Contact Information:
JoBeth Ramoo
DesignShop, Inc.
4654 35th Street
Orlando FL, 32811
Phone: (407) 251-1800
jobeth@teamdesignshop.com

Website:
TeamDesignShop.com

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