No Weekly E-Blasts During the Holiday Season

The weekly chapter e-blasts will return on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Until then, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

ASID WI 2015 Holiday Party

Thank you for joining us at the ASID WI 2015 Holiday Party!  It was a fun evening connecting with friends and playing ping pong! Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.


ASID-WI Volunteer Drives

Mix, mingle and learn about one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities!

We've planned a informal get together where Board Members and Committee Chairs will be available to chat and answer questions about ongoing or one-time volunteer opportunities. No registration, or rsvp, just show up!

No matter how limited your time, we can put it (and your skills) to good use! What you get in return is networking, fun, friendships and an opportunity to make your mark on our chapter. Start by marking your calendar...

Milwaukee Area
Wednesday, January 6th
5:30-7:30 pm
Firefly Urban Bar and Grill
7754 Harwood Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI  53213

Madison Area
Wednesday, January 13th
5:30-7:30 pm
Great Dane Brewing Co.
123 E Doty Street
Madison, WI  53703

Can't make it, but interested?  Email
Become a 2016 ASID Sponsor Today!
Calling all vendors to check out next year’s new sponsorship opportunities

We have created a new simpler format for all of our sponsors offering:
  • More options that meet all budgets and needs to get involved in our chapter.
  • Exclusive opportunities for sponsoring whole events.
  • Chance to advertise in our new ASID magazine for Wisconsin.
It is going to be a great year for ASID, and we appreciate your support.

Click here for more information.
The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards - Students

Students it time to show off your work and get some professional feedback. The ASID Awards committee is looking for student projects to be submitted for The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards. It is your chance to show your work to a jury of Professional Interior Designer in Wisconsin.

The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards will be March 10, 2016

Student Submittals will be accepted from January 4th to January 15th.

Please use this template to submit your project. You can also download the template from the ASID WI website.

More information to follow or contact Roxann Bentfield at
New from the Sustainability Committee

Re_Purposeful is ready to take your samples! Drop off your samples Friday, January 15th from 11am-5pm at The Green Design Center. More dates to come before we kick off regular drop off days in Spring.

The Green Design Center
2201 Badger Ct, Waukesha, WI 53188

Get Involved!

Join the Sustainability Committee in their Community Service Efforts.

Saturday, January 23rd
9am-12pm - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building
300 E. College Avenue, Milwaukee 53207
Saturday, February 20th
9am-12pm - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building
300 E. College Avenue, Milwaukee 53207
Saturday, April 23rd
9am-12pm - Milwaukee River Clean Up
Location information to come.
Volunteer Celebration to follow.

*Stock Box Building - Volunteers will build and fill boxes of basic needs food for low income senior citizens. This box contains 16-17 items which Hunger Task Force provides to almost 10,000 seniors a month. Volunteers will be doing some lifting, up to 30 pounds. You must be able to be on your feet for the activity and bend, stoop and lift.
Video Update with Chapter Leaders

If you missed the first chapter leadership video update which was released on Friday, you can find it below. Aga Artka, ASID, Chapter President interviews Erica Kirklewski, Allied ASID, Professional Development Director. Find out what the chapter has in plans for the end of this year and the year ahead in this first video update with chapter leaders.
Join the One Voice Movement!  

Right now, elected officials are having conversations that affect our lives and careers.  From small business owners to large firms, residential to commercial, we have the power to design a better future for ourselves and for our entire profession by all of our voices working together in unison.  ASID National has established the One Voice program.  ASID Wisconsin has been selected as a leader of this program!  One Voice is every Wisconsin interior designer's platform to be heard by their elected officials in Washington, D.C.  Your voice matters!  Join the movement by texting "One Voice" to 52886.  Visit for additional information. 
Are You CEU Compliant?

ASID mandates that all practitioner members—Professional, Allied, and Associate—earn a minimum of 1.0 (10 hours) approved continuing education units (CEUs) every two years. The current reporting period will end on December 31, 2015, and ASID strongly encourages members to meet the year-end CEU requirements to maintain active membership status.

Practitioner members can satisfy CEU requirements with ASID Academy, the convenient online learning management system for continuing education and professional development. ASID Academy features over 30 accredited courses within such topics as: sustainability, health and wellness, leadership, impact of design, practice of design, and business of design.

Curated courses within ASID Academy offer credits to fulfill CEU requirements. Available from anywhere with an Internet connection, the course catalog allows users to earn CEUs on their own time, and gain insightful knowledge to implement immediately. Discounted pricing is available for ASID members, and all courses taken and passed by members will be automatically reported to IDCEC.
New Emails for Chapter Leaders
In order to streamline the organizational process, ASID National developed a standardized email system for chapter leaders to conduct their ASID chapter business.
Effective immediately, please use the following email addresses when contacting chapter leaders or the chapter office:
President:  Aga Artka -
President Elect:  Amy Sell -
Communications Director:  Ellen Sweeney -
Membership Director:  Carmen Eskra -
Financial Director:  Lynn Braun -
Professional Development Director:  Erica Kirklewski -
Director At Large:  Amy Wenger -
Student Representative to the Board:  Nina Fiedler -
Chapter Administrator:  Heather Westgor - or
If you have any questions, please contact the chapter office.

Workplace Consultant-New Business Development - M&M Office Interiors, Inc. - Madison, WI

Design Community Representative - Forrer Business Interiors, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI


Thank you to this week's Silver Sponsors:



Earn CEU credits online, anywhere with ASID Academy

ASID Academy premiered in July 2015 as the comprehensive resource for continuing education and CEU credit fulfillment. ASID Academy supports the Society’s commitment to online learning and professional development  through CEU course offerings, papers, and videos made available to members and designers online, anytime.

ASID Academy features a curated, peer-reviewed course catalog with CEU courses focusing on our four key themes that cross-cut all practice areas of interior design: Impact of Design, Leadership Development, Practice of Design, and Business of Design. The catalog further reinforces the Society’s commitment to continuing education, and supports the new December 31, 2015 CEU requirement.

Sign up for a course today! Click here to learn more.


January 6th - Milwaukee Volunteer Drive at Firefly Urban Bar and Grill,  Wauwatosa

January 13th - ASID WI Board Meeting at Great Dane Brewing Co., Madison, 3-5pm

January 13th - Madison Volunteer Drive at Great Dane Brewing Co., Madison, 5:30-7:30pm

January 15th - Re_Purposeful Drop Off at Green Design Center

January 23rd - Sustainability Committee - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building
February 20th - Sustainability Committee - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building

March 4th - Career Day

April 7th - Casino Night

April 23rd - Sustainability Committee - Milwaukee River Clean Up


Bellacor Professional FREE ASID CEU

Attend the FREE CEU webinar "Light, Lighting, and Health CC-104124-1015" sponsored by Kichler on January 28th at 7:00pm CST! This is your chance to earn 0.1 CEU credits to start the New Year.
Today's Interior Design world is rapidly changing. This webinar will help you keep up with – and stay ahead of – those changes, and it's led by Jeff Dross, Kichler's Corporate Director of Education and Industry Trends. With nearly 42 years in the business, Jeff knows lighting like few others. His topics will include:
  • Natural and artificial light
  • The human eye and Circadian Rhythm
  • Light pollution, light flicker, photo-biological safety and blue light hazard
  • Sleep & lighting
  • Senior lighting needs
  • Low-vision lighting needs
  • Medical conditions that show improvement with better lighting
Register TODAY!


For a full listing of webinars provided by ASID, go to

ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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