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Media Bulletin: IMC Provides Summaries of Government Relief Programs For Customers

ATLANTA/HIGH POINT, N.C./LAS VEGAS – (April 6, 2020) – In an effort to assist its customers in understanding and accessing financial aid opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis, International Market Centers’ (IMC) legal and government affairs team is offering summaries of key government relief programs. The synopses detail eligibility and provisions and provide links to applications.

“IMC is committed to supporting our customers throughout the COVID-19 crisis,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “We hope these easy-to-digest summaries will help business owners navigate the process related to securing government assistance during these unprecedented times.”

The link to a 27-page document detailing the below packages is here:

  • Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
  • Disaster Assistance Loans and Advances
  • Other Types of SBA Assistance Measures (SBA Access to Capital, SBA Exporting Assistance)
  • Employee Retention Tax Credits
  • Unemployment Insurance & Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Additionally, IMC and its new digital division, IMC_di, recently announced free subscriptions and transactions for IMC customers through year-end on ShopZio, its B2B digital platform. The e-commerce marketplace will be linkable directly from IMC’s market websites –, and – enabling both robust product discovery and transactional e-commerce. Learn more at

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit



Media Contacts:

Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251,

Chelsea Peabody Bohannon, 404-220-2141,

Dallas Britt, 336-821-1507,


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