March 2015 
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President's Message


One Voice, Roach Motel, Impact of Interior Design


Let's celebrate! With a common goal of joining the design professionals of all disciplines in a collective whole and "one voice", ASID celebrates its 40th anniversary. During last month's president's forum in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to clearly understand the mission and future of ASID as well as exchanging ideas about chapter business with the other volunteers at the conference. The sunshine in Arizona was a welcome change from the cold weather in Cleveland and the venue was inviting and luxurious. My mind was swimming with ideas and inspiration.


Over the years, ASID's mission has been to elevate the profession of interior design. Through collaboration, design research and educational programming, ASID has grown as a nationally recognized organization I am proud to be a member and volunteer of. As we celebrate our 40th year, the message is clear, design professionals and the spaces they design effect the wellness and well being of the inhabitance. On a national level, our "one voice" is projecting loud and clear... design matters. Because of your support, ASID's message is heard by all industries and professions nationwide. It's this initiative that elevates our profession and ultimately drives business.


As the conference closed and the goodbyes were exchanged among new friends, my adventure began as I traveled home to Cleveland. Because of weather delays, I was stuck for 12 hours in the Phoenix airport. I studied the surroundings searching for a comfortable spot to chill. A complimentary room at a nearby "quality" motel was an eye-opener about the comforts of home. Tired and hungry, I bunkered down for the night with the lights on and my pants tuck in my socks. I closed my eyes and imagined I was back at the luxurious conference hotel. Like a slap in the face, I realized the power of "one voice" and the impact of interior design. Whatever area of design inspires you, I hope you will join me in celebrating ASID's successful past and ambitious future. Scream it loud and proud...Design Matters.



Therese Kish, Allied ASID

ASID Ohio North President 2014-2015

Student News

Student Career Day - Passport to Your Career


Join us for a day of adventure!

You will have the opportunity to "travel" and meet with different Interior Designers to hear about a variety of career paths you can take with your degree. You will also have the opportunity to have your resume and/or portfolio reviewed by a professional. Once our traveling is complete, we will walk down to Metropolitan at The 9 to meet with the design team of the building, hear their design process for the space, and take a tour of the finished building.

Registration & Breakfast: 8:30-9:00
Travel time at Ohio Desk: 9:00-11:00
Tour of The 9 & Discussion: 11:00-1:00
Business casual dress required. Please wear comfy shoes for walking!


RSVP here 


Thank you Ohio Desk!




Call for SRB Candidates


Student Representative to the Board (SRB) applications are now being accepted by current ASID student members.


Leadership term to begin on October 1, 2015 and end September 30, 2016.


The position of SRB is an important leadership position, opening up doors for new experiences!  This student serves as one voice to represent all student chapters that fall under ASID Ohio North Chapter.


The SRB attends professional chapter board meetings, and helps the Student Affair Committee plan larger student events and programs.


Qualifications for SRB candidates:

  • May be nominated by a student chapter president, faculty advisor or chapter board member
  • Students may also submit applications on their own
  • Candidates must be a current ASID student member and leader in their student chapter
  • Candidates must be "upperclassman" in their interior design program.

If interested, contact the chapter office at 330.598.1861 or

Industry Partner Spotlight 

Serena & Lily, Industry Partner ASID


Serena & Lily is a house of color and pattern based in Sausalito, CA. Offering original textiles and unique home décor inspired by the spirit of the West Coast, the company has grown into a leading lifestyle brand. Their ever-expanding collection includes bedding and bath, indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting and décor, wallpaper, paint, fabric by the yard, and original works of art. They have two retail locations - one in the Hamptons (Serena & Lily Beach Market) and another in San Francisco (Serena & Lily Design Shop).

Available exclusively to the trade, the Designer Circle Program offers members 20% off retail prices, as well as special resources, events, and a dedicated trade team to assist with projects.  




To enroll in the program, please visit Already a member? Call 866.971.1016 to place an order. 

Why Interior Design Advocacy Matters

Join your peers for an informative program on "Why Interior Design Advocacy Matters" - Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, being presented by IIDA Ohio Kentucky Chapter.

The evening will address why legislative advocacy is important to the profession, present an update on legislative initiatives throughout the U.S., including Ohio, and review steps necessary to revive our state Interior Design Legislative Coalition.

Click here to RSVP 
2015 is the Year of CEU Compliance

To encourage early compliance, ASID has launched the CEU Race!  The chapter with the highest percentage of members who complete their 1.0 CEU credits (10 credit hours) by November 1, 2015 will be awarded an education grant to host a local CEU-approved event!

What is IDCEC?  The Interior Design Continuing Education Council is an online database to warehouse CEU-approved events and keep track of the credits YOU earn.

Why Does ASID Use IDCEC?  ASID has been a long-time partner of IDCEC, and utilizes their reporting system to track all CEU credits earned for all ASID members.

What Steps Do I Need to Take?  Every ASID member has a unique, 10 digit number to login into the IDCEC website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number).  When attending IDCEC approved seminars, provide your IDCEC number to the continuing education provider. 

Visit to login today and track your CEU credits!

Click here for an interactive guide to IDCEC 
New E-mail Address
Update your records, and approve on your safe lists - the chapter has a new e-mail address -


Spring begins on Friday - and the weather prediction is for warmer temps and none of the "white stuff"! 

See below for a list of great events taking place!
Re Sourcery
(R)esources and (E)ducation for the Interior Design Community

Thursday, March 19, 2015 
Join us for an informative day and support this chapter fundraiser.
The day includes
  • Exhibits - see the latest products and services
  • 0.1 CEU - "Technology for Storytelling:  How to Reach New Clients and Engage a Global Community"
  • Profile Photo - Green Street Studio will be present to take your "headshot" so you can update your marketing materials


Schedule of Events


0.1 CEU:  1 pm - 2 pm  

(pre-registration required) 


Show Hours:  2 pm - 7 pm


Libations:  4 pm - 7 pm



Corporate College

4400 Richmond Road

Warrensville Hts., OH   44128


Convenient location with easy access from major highways. 


Free parking.


Click here for guest registration form 


For online guest registration - click here 



Joint Associations Spring Socials


Join your peers, bring a friend or two....

Friday, March 20th

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Porco Lounge & Tiki Room

2527 W. 25th St.

Cleveland, Ohio   44113

Click here for flyer 


Friday, April 17th

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar

806 Literary Rd.

Cleveland, Ohio  44113

CEU Opportunities
0.1 CEU
The Evolution of Shower Systems:  Creating Spa-Like Shower Experiences

Join ASID Ohio North Chapter at Lake Erie Winnelson for a special unveiling with FREE CEU!

The CEU provides an overview of standard and custom shower sytems, including the evolution of showers, design and installation considerations for custom showers, and green programs that address showerhead requirements and water conservation. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Includes lunch, FREE CEU, refreshments and showroom tour will be provided.

Hosted by & Event Location: 
Lake Erie Winnelson, Industry Partner ASID
4547 Hinckley Industrial Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio   44129

RSVP is required by April 15th to Sean Carter, Allied ASID at or by calling 216.741.1929.

Join DSI and Formica, Industry Partner ASID for an evening of education, networking, and the opportunity to earn 1 hour of CEU credit

0.1 CEU
Trend Vision
A yearly compilation of things that inspire, style changes, and of course trends.  Crafted by the global Formica Group design team, Trend Vision is tod in three stories:  Core, Impulse and Real.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Includes complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

Event Location:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
5300 Rockside Rd.
Independence, Ohio   44131

RSVP by May 1st to Christianne McCall at or call 412.295.2593.

Earn Over Half of Your CEUs with ASID Business Courses

The Society's new Business of Design four-course online series will provide practical information you can apply to your business immediately, and get you started on your ASID CEU requirements. The next reporting deadline is Dec. 31, 2015. Start learning and earning now.



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