August 2015 
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President's Message
Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

For me the summer is a balancing act of working at the business of design and enjoying the outdoors with vacations, bike riding and going to the park.  Recently, I succumbed to the sunny day and joined some of my design friends for a tie dying party. Tying up the garments with rubber bands and dunking them into the indigo dye made me feel like a kid. When I got home that night, I couldn't wait to unwrap my creations to see the pattern and that beautiful dark saturated indigo dye color. It hit me then how important regenerating my creative spirit is to my design business. Like that balancing act between work and play so is the balancing act between the creative and business mind of any design business.

ASID Ohio North Chapter is kicking up the heat this September with a variety of events to feed your creative and business mind and spirit.

Looking for something to feed your creative spirit? ASID Ohio North Chapter Art Wine + Design event may be the perfect outlet to showcase your creative talents. This event on September 18th partners ASID Ohio North Chapter, 78th Street Studios and House Trends magazine. The collaborative event will highlight design talents of local artists from 78th Street Studios and designers from Ohio North chapter. Industry partners will have a chance also to feature their products and services. Open to the public, this event is an ideal way to showcase your design skills and market to potential residential clients in Cleveland. Our publishing partner House Trends will help with the marketing efforts. Don't wait if you want to join in the fun, only a couple of spaces remain for this event. Contact Laura Gills, ASID, Art Wine + Design Chair, at 440.255.4935 for additional information.

ASID Ohio North Chapter will also host our Annual Meeting this year at the 78th Street Studios on September 17th, showcasing the exhibitors of the Art Wine Design event and inducting our new board members into ASID Ohio North Chapter for the upcoming year. The event will begin in a private gallery of Rob Hartshorn's where he will discuss the partnerships with artists and designers. Then we will proceed upstairs to enjoy the design and art vignettes of Art Wine and Design.  We will be reviewing the year's events and toasting to the inductees of our new board members. Don't miss out on the fun of reconnecting with your design colleges, industry partners and getting inspired by the design vignettes.

Lastly, August and September are heating up with CEU events helping to satisfy your 10 hours of educational requirements for membership. Our professional organization ASID's mission is to elevate our profession. One way ASID does this is through the requirement of CEU's that our professional, allied and associate members need to accomplish. This year marks a record keeping year for ASID national of continuing education credits by December 31st. Within the next several months, take advantage of the CEU events taking place through ASID, IIDA, and industry partners. For CEU opportunities, check the ASID Ohio North Facebook page, the chapter's website, and visit ASID national for online learning.

Therese Kish, Allied ASID
ASID Ohio North President 2014-2015
Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar now and plan on joining your peers for a fun evening as we recap the year, present the incoming board and showcase the exhibitors of our unique event - Art Wine + Design.

Thursday, September 17th
6:00 pm

Details will be announced shortly! 

The ASID Chapter CEU Race is off to a great start and the Ohio North Chapter is seeking your support to help us win! 

The chapter with the highest membership percentage that reaches their CEU required hours by October 31st will win $1,000.  The money would be used towards hosting a CEU event in 2016.

Click here for complete details on the ASID Member CEU Requirement.

Make sure you log in to IDCEC to find all the courses reported by the course speaker/provider for the courses you have attended.  YOU must click "Complete Survey" under "Action" in order to have your CEU credited to your transcript.  Once the survey is complete, it will read "Get Certificate" and you will be able to see your certificate of completion for that course.

Your transcript is where you can find your successfully reported and credited CEUs.

Click here for information on the steps to follow when you log into the IDCEC website. 
Industry Partner Spotlight

Trevarrow, Inc, Industry Partner ASID 
As the distributor of Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko appliances, Trevarrow Inc., Industry Partner ASID, provides support to a network of dealers who sell these high quality products, as well as designers, architects, builders, contractors and their clients. All Sub-Zero and Wolf Authorized Dealers, Authorized Service Agents and Factory Certified Installers, receive on-going training through Trevarrow Inc., assuring that from the selection process to the years to come, homeowners will be given the highest level of customer service offered by any appliance manufacturer today. The relationship with the client does not end once the sale is completed.

This unique concept allows consumers to see Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances displayed in real-life kitchen settings, allowing them to envision how they might look in their homes. A no-pressure to purchase atmosphere, where homeowners can test drive many of the appliances is an experience that only Sub-Zero and Wolf offers. Product support is available before and after ordering through group classes or one-on-one trainings. As a designer, you are invited to utilize the showroom to inspire your clients with wonderful kitchen design ideas or bring them in to learn what makes Sub-Zero and Wolf products different from the many other manufacturers today. Consumers want to understand what justifies the cost difference. With their new found knowledge, they often determine that in the long run, investing in a well-made, high performance products, just might be a better choice for their home. Over the last 6 years the typical Sub-Zero and Wolf client has changed, as the baby boomer generation looks for and expects, well-made, good quality appliances. Their experience with other lines have left them dissatisfied, and are willing to invest more for products that have a life expectancy of 20 plus years and the superior level of customer care that comes with all Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

Your clients will thank you for sharing a showroom experience with them!

The Showroom staff can provide you with any specifications or support you may need when designing a kitchen around Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.   The use of the conference room, as well as the showroom is available to industry partners for meetings, trainings and other events.

Call Nancy DiVita, Showroom Director for any questions or set up an appointment. 216.362.9200.
A Special Message from Abrash Gallerie,
Industry Partner ASID
My entire experience at Abrash Gallerie has been wonderful and delightful, but I have come to a hard decision to end my retail operation. It is time to close Abrash Gallerie with fond memories and successful years.

I would like to say thank you to all of my loyal customers who have supported me throughout my 11 years at the Cedar-Lee location and previously at the Paysage Home location.

During its final days, Abrash Gallerie will be running a sale on all merchandise at significantly discounted prices.

The store hours will be 11 am - 7 pm Monday-Saturday, 1 pm - 5pm Sunday, and by appointment. To get in touch with me, please call the store at 216-320-9300 or my cell at 440-829-9510, or email me at  Store address is:  2150 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH   44118.

Again, I sincerely appreciate all the support you have given me. Stop by to chat and enjoy a cup of tea.

Tuba Gokoglu 
Industry Partners

Would you like to be featured in an upcoming Industry Partner Spotlight

Take advantage of this FREE Industry Partner member benefit and contact Susan at or call 330.598.1861 

0.1 CEU: Ageless and Smart Designing for Millennials to Boomers
Wednesday, August 19th
noon to 1:00 pm

Hosted by:
Rustbelt Reclamation,
Industry Partner ASID
1427 Eat 36th St., #1504 a
Cleveland, OH   44114

Presentation by Mitzi Beach, ASID, CAPS, NCIDQ. 

Free for ASID and IIDA members. 

RSVP by Monday, August 17th
Elana Grinnell


Design Association Happy Hour 


Join your peers, bring a friend or two....over the age of 21...and enjoy a night out at the new and exclusive Azure Sun Lounge. 
Friday, August 21th
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 


Azure Sun Lounge
The Metropolitan at The 9
2017 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH   44115

Flyer attached

REGREEN Implementation Workshop 


Ready to get serious about sustainability?  ReGreen is the nation's first and most comprehensive green residential remodeling program.  The program is based on the REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines, a set of sustainability best practices that emphasize green product selection, team integration and whole systems thinking.


Tuesday, August 25th

8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Grange Insurance Audubon Center

505 W. Whittier St.

Columbus, OH   43125


0.8 CEU credits which can also be used for LEED CMP 


Register Now at 


Click here for flyer 



0.1 CEU: Colormix 2016


A live opportunity as Sherwin Williams, Industry Partner ASID, presents its Annual Forecast: Colormix 2016.


Wednesday, September 16th

10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Hosted by The Ohio Design Centre


Six showrooms will feature interactive displays that preview the palette while designers and friends network and mingle over refreshments.  Gift bags will be presented to registered attendees.   


RSVP required to:  




Annual Meeting


Mark your calendar and watch for details to arrive soon!


Thursday, September 17th

6:00 pm




Art Wine + Design ~  

Third Friday Open House  


View vignettes created by Ohio North members, meet and visit with local artist, shop, and enjoy this unique experience. 


Presented by ASID Ohio North Chapter, 78th Street Studios and House Trends magazine.


Friday, September 18th

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


78th Street Studios

1300 W. 78th St.

Cleveland, OH   44102 


Market your business to over 1,500+ who visit the studios during a "Third Friday" evening.


Would you like information on being a designer or industry partner featured?  Please call Laura Gills, ASID, Chair at 440.255.4935 - today!   


Just a few spaces available!  

Online CEU Opportunities

Introducing ASID Academy
A NEW Online Learning Managment System

ASID has launched the ASID Academy, a new Learning Management System (LMS) with a curated, peer-reviewed course catalog that provides an improved experience for online professional development.  The catalog presents content that focuses on the four key principles that apply to all practice areas of interior design: Impact of Design, Leadership Development, Practice of Design, and Business of Design.

ASID Academy offers online CEU courses in a variety of formats and will support the December 31, 2015 member CEU requirement.  THE LMS reinforces the Society's commitment to online learning and continuing education for our members and the interior design profession.  All credits earned through the Academy are reported directly to IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council)

Start learning and earning now at the ASID Academy.

Color and Design

Designers needing to fulfill their CEU requirements prior to the year end - need not look further.  By visiting you can browse a variety of Color and Design, or Paint and Coatings courses that comply with IDCEC, AIA and USGBC approval.  These voice recorded webinars can be viewed at any time, from any device, giving designers the freedom to fit continuing education in their busy lives.



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