Kim Knopf of Sleep Outfitters to Speak at University of the Cumberlands

April 2, 2013 – Today, Sleep Outfitters announced that its CEO Kim Brown Knopf will speak at the University of the Cumberlands’ “2013 Business Forum for Young Professionals,” taking place April 16 at the Hutton School of Business.

“I’m extremely honored to be asked to present at the 2013 Business Forum for Young Professionals event at University of the Cumberlands,” Knopf said. “This event for students in the Hutton School of Business is such a wonderful opportunity to share my perspective on building and growing a business, based on my experience expanding our organization in these challenging economic times.”

The theme for the 2013 Business Forum is “How to Achieve Business Growth in a Recovering Economy.” Sleep Outfitters provides a shining example of how a business can continue to grow in such an economic environment, as the company continues to experience growth across the country. The company has doubled in size since 2008.

Knopf is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and started her career as a mattress sales associate. From there, she built her business, Innovative Mattress Solutions, as one of the first female entrepreneurs to enter the male-dominated mattress specialty industry in the early 1980s. Innovative Mattress Solutions is now the parent company of 150 Sleep Outfitters, Mattress King and Mattress Warehouse stores and continues to grow as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

About Sleep Outfitters, Mattress Warehouse, Mattress King and Innovative Mattress Solutions

The team at Sleep Outfitters, Mattress Warehouse and Mattress King, as part of the parent company Innovative Mattress Solutions based in Winfield, WV, believes a better night’s sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Their comfort and price promises help customers rest easy, knowing they have 120 days to make a change if they’re not comfortable sleeping in their new bed.

For sleep tips, lifestyle motivation, and to learn about specials, visit and like Sleep Outfitters, Mattress Warehouse and Mattress King on Facebook and follow Kim Knopf’s daughter, Karrie Knopf, at her Pillow Talk Blog. To learn more, visit their website.

Innovative Mattress Solutions operates nearly 150 sleep specialty retail mattress stores in six states, celebrating 30 years in business in 2013.

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