Thanks to all current & recently renewed members!
The WI ASID chapter was recognized for having the highest professional retention rate in the whole nation! Thanks to all our fabulous members for your support and commitment to our chapter. Your participation is truly appreciated. 

ASID WI Slate of Candidates Announced for 2014-2015 Board of Directors

The candidates for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors open positions have been announced to the Chapter members:

President Elect                       
Aga Artka, Allied ASID

Director At Large                    
Amy Wenger, Allied ASID

Membership Director              
Carmen Eskra, ASID

Please check the Wisconsin Chapter website for the candidates’ biographies for your information and review here.  Ballots will be e-mailed on February 15th – look for those in your inbox!

The Nominating Committee is excited for all of our exceptional candidates and the Chapter!  These intrepid members have volunteered for our Chapter leadership positions and we wish them much success!

Thank you to our candidates and our Chapter members,

Lynn Vogeltanz, ASID, WRID (Chair)
Emily Keon, IP ASID
Elizabeth Schraeder, IP ASID
Lisa Blazek, ASID
Jessica Mahne, ASID
Genevieve Szeklinski, ASID
Register for WI Interior Design Career Day

Students, Educators & Professionals, it's time to register for Career Day 2014, themed "The Places You Will Go". It will once again be held at American Family in Madison on February 28th.  

Along with our keynote speaker, Renee Hytry Derrington, there will be a panel discussion, vendor fair, CEU, and Post-Career Day Party held at Erin's Snug Irish Pub for even more networking opportunities.  

The first 50 students to register will get a free gift bag. We are very close to that number of registrants, so don't wait! To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Attention Professionals!

Part of what makes Career Day so valuable for students is the attendance of Professionals with whom they can network. We have time allotted to allow students and professionals to connect and we'd like you to participate!

To bring additional value to you, registration and lunch is free and the Career Day committee has included in the day's events an IDCEC approved .1 CEU presented by Crossville Inc., Porcelain Tile: From Specification to Installation.  

We hope you consider attending Career Day on Friday,  February 28 at American Family in Madison. Click here to sign up.
“Put the ‘i’ in Design” CEU Event
Proudly sponsored by ASID Madison College and ASID WI
CEU accredited program on marketing and managing the design process, bring your mobile and hand-held devices.  Hosted silent auction.  

Thursday, March 13, 2014:  4:00 Registration, 4:30-6:30 CEU, followed by a Social Hour and Silent Auction

Brink Lounge, 701 E Washington Ave, Madison WI  53703 608.661.8599.  Food and non-alcoholic bevs will be provided. Cash bar available.  

Click here to for more information and to register. Students $15, Members $30, Non-members $40.  (Register and win a prize.)
What Inspires your designs?

"The natural color combinations and textures of nature."
-Lissa Rolenc, ASID, President-Elect, Wisconsin

Be Inspired
38th Annual Design Excellence Awards Gala
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Turner Hall Ballroom
1040 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Click here to register.
Save the Date - ASID Wisconsin Annual What’s Next Mini Conference
April 11, 2014

Location: Mount Mary University, Caroline Hall – Helfaer Hall 1st floor, west wing.

The ASID Wisconsin Annual What’s Next mini conference is teaming up with Mount Mary University Interior Design Department’s Advocates Appreciation Day.

What’s Next will take place in the morning with this year’s focus being “Women’s Leadership and Your Strengths”.   The program will be delivered by guest speakers Marjorie R. Barlow and Amy Lukken, courtesy of Interface.   [insert links to bios]  

Advocates Appreciation will take place in the afternoon and includes CEUs, networking and a student portfolio show.   

Breakfast and lunch will be offered.   More details coming soon!
Share the Love

For every Allied, Associate, Professional or Industry Partner member you recruit, you'll receive a $50 voucher to use toward your ASID membership dues!

Instructions: Have the new member write your member ID number or name on their application or when they apply online, and we track it. Once the new member has been active for four months, you receive your voucher code for $50 that can be used towards membership dues or anything in the ASID Store. Now THAT's Love!

Also, be sure to have the new member include the Promo Code “CHAPTER14” when they register, so they can waive the $100 application fee!!

Do you know any past ASID members who are thinking about re-joining?  Please share with them the Promo Code “COMEBACK” and they can also waive the $100 application fee!  Helping our friends save money feels good!
Accepting Nominations for Student Rep to the Board

Know a Fantastic ASID Student Leader? Is it you, or someone you know?

Don’t be bashful! Nominate yourself, or an ASID student chapter leader to become the next 2014 Student Representative to the Board (SRB).

The SRB serves as a voice to represent all student chapters in their region. Also, the SRB gets to travel to the ASID Chapter Leadership Conference – last time it was in sunny LA!

To learn more about the SRB job description and responsibilities, please click here. Apply or nominate another student by March 1, 2014.
Student Chapter Awards
ASID is on the hunt for TOP Leaders and Chapters!

In the next six weeks, you have the power to positively affect someone’s resume and career growth (or your own) by submitting a nomination for one or more of the Society’s nationally recognized awards for students. ASID Student Chapter Awards are given to outstanding student chapters, members and faculty advisors who promote ASID student membership as an enriching experience that provides valuable connections, resources and learning tools to future interior designers. This year brings new excitement as all ASID student winners will be awarded at Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) in Los Angeles on June 2014. (Note: All travel expenses will need to be self-funded; reach out to your ASID professional chapter for funding suggestions.)

Click here for more information.  All applications are due by midnight EST on Monday, March 24, 2014, and winners will be announced in mid-April 2014.  Questions? Email

Design Summit 2014

The ASID Illinois Chapter is proud to present a day of career building, networking, education to enhance professional skills, discovery of new designer resources and a way to get up to 0.4 CEU’s completed in one day. Full paid admission includes your choice of two- 0.1 CEU seminars, Keynote Speaker, Gail Doby (0.2 CEUs), lunch, and the Expo Trade Show.

Click here for more information.

Daltile Interior Design Scholarship
Third annual competition invites students to compete for a chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarships

The Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation, begins on Jan. 1, 2014, and will run through March 15, 2014. The grand-prize winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and will be announced at NeoCon 2014. Winners of the first, second and third prizes each will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and 10 Merit Winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. For competition details, submission requirements, official rules and inspiration, visit

Job Opportunities

Interior Designer/Retail Sales - Madison, WI Location

We are looking for Interior Designers who have a passion to use their skills in design and sales to create beautiful spaces for our customers.  The FLOOR360 difference is our love for design.  Everything we do is about finding inspiring solutions for our customers.  Use your proven sales experience to surpass your earning potential.   If you have a talent for building great relationships with customers, finding the best product mix for their budget and lifestyle, working with a quality team of fellow designers, then FLOOR360 is the place for you!


  • Interior Design degree.
  • Previous selling experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word & Excel.
  • CAD training a plus.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills.

Compensation:  Salary/Commission & Benefits

Contact:  Julie Schultz, Retail Manager,, P: 608.204.7544


How to Get the Most Out of Your Membership

Being an active member of ASID is a two-way street. We seek to provide you with products and services to help you succeed both professionally and personally, and in turn we want you to be involved with ASID on multiple levels. So make the most of your membership by getting involved today — volunteer, ask questions, give us feedback and share the programs that help you!

For more information, to learn more about volunteer initiatives, or if you have feedback, please contact Teresa Olson, the Membership Director at


The Wright Design Series 2014
Click here to view the schedule.

Tile & Stone Events


The Energy Center University
Outdoor and facility lighting with LEDs: Technical review and cost considerations
Presenter: Howard Wolfman
On-demand 24/7
ON-DEMAND COMMERCIAL WEBINAR—Free to view, pay for credit

Better homes expo
February 15, 2014
La Crosse, WI | Free
Are you a curious homeowner with a desire to learn more about how your home performs? Are you a do-it-yourselfer with big ideas that you're not sure how to execute? Maybe you're planning to build a new home and want some insight on what works and what doesn't. This is the event for you. You'll connect with experts who really know homes. Through seminars, hands-on demonstrations and even a chance to tour a high performance home, you'll learn how to improve your home's comfort, durability and efficiency. Get to know your home. Visit or call 608.210.7114 to let us know you're coming.

Better Buildings: Better Business Conference­­­­­
Wisconsin Dells •  March 5–7, 2014
Take your residential building knowledge to the next level, produce a better product, enhance customer relations, expand your business and gain various perspectives from multiple disciplines within the residential building community.  Register today.

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


ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 

ASID UNi offers easy, anytime access to a growing number of high quality on-line education and training courses aimed at some of interior design's most pressing issues.  They are found at under the ASID Store.


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