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June 2011  
IFDA Washington Chapter Newsletter
In This Issue
2011 IFDA Symposium
Cady's Alley Tour Recap
District Happy Hour
From the President
We Would Like To Thank The Following Sponsors:  -----
Benjamin Moore & Co.
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Charles Luck Stone Center
HOME & DESIGN Magazine
Petro Design/Build
Salvations Architectural Furnishings 
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Welcome to Our June Newsletter!
In this month's newsletter, we highlight the upcoming IFDA Symposium that will be held September 15-17th, 2011. If you have not yet registered for this great event, be sure to read on about how to register and why you should attend!   

Symposium News and Registration!      

symposium icon Symposium 2011 is not to be a missed event for professionals in the furnishings and design industry. Our dynamic roster of speakers includes keynote speaker, Nancy Glass, a six-time Emmy award winning TV host, writer, producer and award winning home furnishings designer. IFDA will honor Joe Ruggiero, the renowned home furnishings product designer, TV host, product spokesperson, and magazine editor-in-chief with the 2011 Trailblazer Award.   


Symposium Hotel Information


Make your reservations at the Sofitel by August 23 to get the preferred "2011 IFDA Symposium" rate.


IFDA Symposium Preferred Sofitel Rates:

Superior King: $165.00 per night (Single or Double)

Luxury Two Full Beds: $185.00 per night (Single or Double)

Call the Sofitel at 215-569-8300 to reserve your room now!


To register online for the 2011 Symposium, please visit


Cady's Alley Tour A Big Success!  

A small but enthusiastic group of IFDA members and their guests toured the shops at Cady's Alley in Georgetown on Thursday, June 16, and were treated to displays of the newest trends.

Participating showrooms included: Waterworks, Ann Sacks, Illuminations, M2L, Thos. Moser, and Janus et Cie who hosted a happy hour following the tour.

Admission to the event was by donation to the Educational Fund, and Marlies Venute reports having collected $790, much of it from her generous and supportive clients who unfortunately were unable to attend. It was a wonderful event and we are all happy to have raised money for the Educational Fund while touring beautiful showrooms through Cady's Alley.  

Join Us For the Next DDS Happy Hour 

DDS logoThe District Design Society is hosting their monthly Happy Hour on Thursday, July 7th. This will be from 6-8pm at the Blue Duck Tavern's Tea Room. Please feel free to attend, no RSVP necessary. We look forward to seeing you then!

Location: 24 & M St NW, Washington DC, 20037. 

From the President - Jackie Passaro

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I would like to extend a special thank you to all those who came out to support the Washington Chapter's EF Walk through Cady's Alley held on June 16th, and to the Janus et Cie showroom for hosting "Happy Hour".

I wish you all a fun and prosperous summer and look forward to seeing you at our next event in September.

Respectfully Submitted,  

Jackie Passaro, President 

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