September 2015 
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President's Message

A Change in the Air

The cold snap in the air is a sign of the season's change and the change of ASID Ohio North Chapter's fiscal year.  On October 1st, a new year begins for the chapter and with that the promise of new partnerships and opportunities. 

Like most of us, business conditions are steady with limited time for extras like ASID or other professional development opportunities.  Even when time is limited, my design friends and colleagues are invaluable to me for business advice or design inspiration.  As a member of ASID Ohio North Chapter, I truly embrace the events and comradery which comes from belonging to our professional organization. 

Working with this year's board has been an inspiration to me.  I thank them for their time and talents in reaching our goals as an organization:
President Elect - Bonnie Cox, ASID
At-Large Director - Ashleigh Clark, Allied ASID
Communications Director - Sean Carter, Allied ASID
Financial Director - Terra Cozzens, ASID
Membership Director - Jillian Gerbasi, Allied ASID
Professional Development Director - Lisa Perfetto, Industry Partner Rep
Student Rep to the Board - Carolyn Joyce, Student ASID

At our Annual Meeting, we will welcome our new colleagues to the board for 2015-2016:
President - Bonnie Cox, ASID
President Elect - Tracy Hartong, Allied ASID
At-Large Director - Ashleigh Clark, Allied ASID
Communications Director - Bob Shea, Industry Partner Rep
Financial Director - Lisa Amiri, ASID
Membership Director - Jillian Gerbasi, Allied ASID
Professional Development Director - Lisa Morton, Allied ASID
Student Rep to the Board - Wendy Long, Student ASID

The chapter will 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.  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 + Design. Lastly, we will be reviewing the year's events and toasting chapter volunteers.  Don't miss out on the fun of reconnecting with your design colleagues, industry partners, and getting inspired by the design vignettes.  Click here for additional information and registration form.

Thank you to our Annual Meeting sponsor - Closet Factory, Industry Partner ASID.

Thank you to the following members and companies for participating in Art Wine + Design:
Bolster Interior Design Studio, LLC
Cambria, Industry Partner ASID
Feathered Cottage
Freshwater Gills
Interior Concepts by Lisa Morton
KAS Interiors
Laura Gills/An Interior Design Company
Laurie Lindbloom, Allied ASID
Mont Granite, Industry Partner ASID
Moorewood Cabinets
New York Textiles & Interiors
Sapphire Pear
Welker McKee, Industry Partner ASID

Finally, I challenge each of you to carve out a slice of time to enjoy the benefits of ASID membership.  Whether you serve on the board in the future or attend the regular events and activities, I promise you will understand the benefits of our group's common goals and embrace the diversity of the membership.  It is this participation from all of our members including designers, industry partners and students that is the key to our success.  It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the ASID Ohio North Chapter President.  Again, as a group of design professionals we are the key to Why Design Matters !

Therese Kish, Allied ASID
ASID Ohio North President 2014-2015
In Memorial

A former long time member, Judith Albert, recently passed away.  Judith served this chapter for many years, in numerous roles from committee member to president.  Anyone wishing to honor Judith may do so by sending a commemorative gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art. 
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 

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. 
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 2015 
Thursday, September 17th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

78th Street Studios
1300 W. 78th St.
Cleveland, OH   44102

 Click here for registration form

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

Design Association Happy Hour 
Friday, September 18th
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Happy Dog, The Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Ave. - University Circle

Design Association Happy Hour

Friday, October 16, 2015 
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
Butcher & Brewer
0.1 CEU:  Period Detailing - The Impact of Plumbing on Bathroom Design
 In this course, specific considerations when designing today's bathrooms will be identified.  Key points will include integration of technology, addressing space planning and code requirements for a luxury bath.  Through a case study, there will be a review and demonstration on how luxury can be incorporated into bathroom design.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
5:30 pm

This is a FREE event.  Food and drink will be offered.

Hosted by
The Woodhill Gallery,
 Industry Partner ASID
4665 Beidler Rd.
Willoughy, OH   44094

RSVP is required to

Click here for flyer

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

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