As the largest producer of home and garden events in North America, we are thrilled to partner with skilled-trade advocate Mike Rowe, best known as the creator and host of Dirty Jobs, to promote our home shows. Rowe, who has been identified by Forbes as one of the country’s 10 Most Trustworthy Celebrities, will appear in the show advertising campaigns and make personal appearances at select shows each year.

“It was Mike Rowe’s work with his foundation, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, and the fact that he has become an important voice in sounding the alarm around the skilled trade gap, that drew us to this partnership,” explained Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events.

“The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is committed to supporting the local builders, remodelers, installers, repairmen, and all skilled tradespeople who do the jobs that most people are unable or untrained to do,” said Rowe. “I look forward to working with Marketplace Events in support of these companies and the home shows.” 


Book a booth for a chance to meet Mike Rowe!

Book your booth before January 24, 2020 to be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for 2 to meet Mike Rowe in Minneapolis. View the rules & regulations.


Marketplace Events Exhibitors are encouraged to nominate their hardest working employee – the one who shows up early, stays late and always puts the customer first!  Submit a nomination video today and you could be one of two grand prize winners selected to be our Work Ethic Warriors of 2019!  Two winning companies* will receive:
1. Your story shared by Mike Rowe with his 5.4 million followers!
2. Trip for 2 to Minneapolis to meet Mike Rowe
3. Award Ceremony at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
To find out more and to nominate someone, visit https://marketplaceevents.com/workethicwarriors/

*Two winning companies will be selected:  1 with more than 25 employees; 1 with under 25 employees.


Mike Rowe is best known as the creator and host of Dirty Jobs and the voice of Deadliest Catch
He is also the host of Facebook’s original series, Returning the Favor
His new book, The Way I Heard It, based on his podcast, will be released October 15, 2019.  Click here http://mikerowe.com/book/ to pre-order a copy or to sign up to receive email updates.

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The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, works hard to debunk myths and misperceptions about the skilled trades and help close the skills gap—an issue that directly impacts the home improvement industry. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation awards financial assistance to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand through its Work Ethic Scholarship Program. Since its inception, it has granted, or helped facilitate the granting of, more than $5 million in technical and vocational education.