Spring 2016  
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President's Message
I sit here contemplating what message to send to you this month.  I'm baffled.  I stare at the paper and nothing comes to mind.  Then all sorts of ideas pop in at once, but none seem to stick.  My mind wanders...and I start thinking of everything else but this message.  CONCENTRATE!  I tell myself.  Then the phone rings.  Really?  Ok, back to concentrating.  Ding!  Another reminder pops in my head that I needed to confirm an appointment I have later that day.  Yes, derailed again.  Will I ever get to writing this?

I'm sure this scenario is all too familiar with all of us.  We are a group of creative people who need time to concentrate.  Time to clear our own minds of everything else so that we can be of great service to our clients.  Unfortunately we don't always do that, especially this time of year when spring has sprung and we all start to focus on cleaning the environment around us, but not within us.  Daylight is at a premium and we want to do so much while we have light. 

Let's take a different approach this year.  Let's absorb that light into ourselves and refresh and renew our spirits.  Let's take time to unwind and enjoy the outdoors.  Empty our minds of clutter and open them to new sights and sounds.  I know that is what I am going to do and I know some awesome opportunities to do just that.   Our Summer Solstice in the Park is just a month away and at prime time to capture the daylight hours while relaxing and having fun.  We are going to continue that spirit as we close out the year with grand celebration at the Awards Gala.  Won't you join me?
Bonnie Cox, ASID 
ASID Ohio North President 2015-2016

The ballots have been counted and the following chapter members will being leadership terms on October 1st.

President-Elect            Sean Carter, Allied ASID
At-Large Director         Gavin Green, Industry Partner Rep
Membership Director    Nicole Reagan, Allied ASID

Thank you to the members who voted in this year's elections.
Save the Dates ~ Upcoming Chapter Events

Summer Solstice in the Park:  June 23rd
See column to the right for details and online registration

Design Competition - Information will be released soon

Awards Gala / Annual Meeting:  September 15th
Industry Partners Sponsorship Opportunity
Become a Sponsor of the 2016 Awards Gala/Annual Meeting

This special evening planned for September will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

There are sponsorship levels to meet every budget.

To sign-up, please contact administrator@ohn.asid.org or call 330.598.1861. 
Office Space For Lease

Interior Designers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Event Planners

65 year old Interior Design Firm in Bath, Ohio, has several office spaces for lease.

Take advantage of years of design industry resources, including wholesale accounts and materials library that includes hundreds of vendors.

Conference room, copier, scanner, fax machine, office assistant, retail space if needed . . . etc.

Please email with any inquiries to:  gacdesign@aol.com
Industry Partner Spotlight

Excellent Service, State-of-the-Art Technology

Woodworks Design, Industry Partner ASID, has undertaken an exciting, strategic & deliberate transformation over the past two years that has improved our quality, capacity, organization and control of all aspects of our business. The investment was substantial and worth every dollar.

Some of the highlights include:
  • More than doubled our physical plant size & reorganized the entire flow of our process. Stream lining our fabrication production.
  • Acquired over $350,000 in new equipment & machinery. Faster production and more capacity in all phases of our production & finishing process.
  • State-of-the-Art CNC technology.  Expanded capabilities.
  • Improved CAD capabilities. 3D renderings. Accurate submittals.
  • Implemented a virtual method of sharing information with our team. Improved efficiency.
  • Real-time tracking of every aspect of every job from the planning, production, samples, deliveries, field operations, delivery & installation. Enhanced deliverables.
Click here for a handy flyer for your reference.
440.693.4414 / office 
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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 administrator@ohn.asid.org or call 330.598.1861 
Congratulations 2016 Student Graduates!


Your next move is to Advance to Allied Membership. Click here to download the application

Upcoming Events

Design Association Happy Hour

Members and guests over the age of 21 are invited to attend an evening of networking.  Bring business cards.

Friday, May 20th

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Platform Brewery
4125 Lorain Ave.

 Summer Solstice in the Park

Thursday, June 23rd

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oak Grove Picnic Area
Cleveland Metroparks

$15 per person

This special ASID Ohio North social includes



Photo ops

Summer Solstice Contest
Use your creativity to design and wear a hat or crown to showcase the evening's them

RSVP by June 16th

Goodtime for Design Boat Cruise

The date is set to once again
sail on the Goodtime III.  The evening also includes an after-party.

Friday, June 3rd

Job Leads
Senior Interior Designers - Cleveland 

Seeking a diligent and driven team leader with 7+ or more years' experience, with a background in the hospitality field (preferred), to serve as our main client advocate. If you are eager to join, lead, and work with a great team in a fun and encouraging work environment while furthering your professional development, 
K2M is your place. Please feel free to share the news with others you think would make a great addition to our team! Learn more about us at www.k2mdesign.com or https://www.facebook.com/k2mdesigninc

Submit your resume via email to Kristin at kcloonan@k2mdesign.com.

Sales and Interior Design Consultant
Two immediate openings available for Interior Designers. Both Full Time and Part time positions available. Must be able to manage time accordingly, multi-task and have excellent customer service skills. Good organization skills a must as well. We will train so experience is not necessary but a design background is very helpful. We specialize in all types of flooring commercial and residential, as well as kitchen and bath design. Must be able to work two nights per week and weekends as well.  

Advance Technology Summit Success

ASID Ohio North hosted the ADVANCE Technology Summit on April 6, 2016 at The Ohio Design Centre. Attendees took part in mini-seminars throughout the day on topics ranging from social media, to QuickBooks to Photoshop and more. Vendors were also on hand to educate the attendees on the latest and greatest technology. Completing the day of education was a panel discussion followed by an App Share activity where attendees shared information on their favorite apps.

Thank you to the following showrooms for hosting the mini-seminars:  A.E. Monroe; Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Industry Partner ASID; Bello Design; Donghia; R.W. Shea, Industry Partner ASID; Surface Materials

A huge thank you to the following sponsors for their support: 

The 3D Genie
Audio Craft, Industry Partner ASID
Cambria, Industry Partner ASID
Famous Supply
House of Lights, Industry Partner ASID
New York Textiles & Interiors
Infinity Studio
Moen, Industry Partner ASID
Sherwin Williams, Industry Partner ASID
The Ohio Design Centre