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Register Now for the Houston GPA Midstream (HGPA) Luncheon – Oct 5th

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Houston GPA Midstream Luncheon will be held Wednesday, October 5th at the Houston Club from 11:30am – 1:00pm where we will hear from our honored guest, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale!

With just $5000 and dream Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale has grown to become an icon in Houston’s furniture industry and a philanthropic leader. After college Mack spent time working at a furniture store in North Texas where he learned strong business tactics and developed a passion for the furniture industry. His competitive spirit inspired him to open his very own furniture store. He moved to Houston and started Gallery Furniture in 1981 on an abandoned model home park located off the North Freeway.

Mack’s tenacity and brilliant marketing skills has led to Gallery Furniture being one of the most trusted stores in the area. Promising to ” Save You Money” and “We’ll deliver it today”, Mack believes in bringing his customers a wonderful shopping experience. Wanting to veer from traditional furniture stores Gallery Furniture host a number of exotic animals, a kids play area, and treats like fresh baked cookies and ice cream to bring a fun family oriented environment. Also in order to insure quality service Mack can be found not only greeting customers but also helping his staff lift and move furniture.

Mattress Mack’s service to the community does not end at Gallery. Grateful of his business success, Mack gives back by contributing funds to several scholarship programs and various local charities. Gallery Furniture has also committed to providing new furniture to various USO centers around the world. On a regular basis, Mack participates in speaking engagements for various groups, including schools, where he shares his fascinating story to eager listeners.

Most recently, he has founded WorkTexas, a new 501c3 non-profit, located at Gallery Furniture at 6006 North Freeway. WorkTexas targets the student population from high school age and older, who are looking to learn the specific skills necessary to obtain a job, keep that job, and advance in their career. Students younger than 16 have the opportunity to shadow various industry professions (to determine their interest), as well as focus on the academics needed to graduate from high school. Training is available to older individuals as well who do not need or want a high school degree.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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