Get in the Holiday Spirit! Attend the ASID WI Holiday Party
Come and join us for a night of fun and good cheer! On December 9th, designers and industry partners from all over the state will be gathering to celebrate, socialize and appreciate one another during the most festive time of year!

This year's venue will not disappoint. Ping pong anyone?  Show us your skills by joining the tournament.  The champion will receive a grand prize from Olson House.  Or, you can just play for fun.  Cash bar/credit cards accepted.

Event Details:

DATE: December 9th, 2015

TIME: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$15 - Members
$15 - Student Members
$15 - Non-Members
Free - 2015 ASID-WI Chapter Sponsors


WHERE: The Brass Alley/Evolution
1023 N. Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI

Let's celebrate with music, food, drink, and a silent auction.

Online registration is closed.  Registration will be available at the door. Cash or check only.
Madison Design Community
Last chance in 2015 to earn an IDCEC CEU!

You are Invited to the Design Basics of Sintered Compact Surfaces Porcelain Tile Slabs) Lunch and Learn, Sponsored by Wisconsin Stone Design, on Monday, December 14, 2015 at noon. It is an IDCEC CEU presentation to provide credit to all ASID members. Sintered Compact slabs are the Flooring/Cladding/Countertop material that is currently trending in the Marketplace.  Here are a few aspects that  will be covered:

What is a Sintered Compact Surface?

Why is a Sintered Compact Surface superior to other building products?

How a Sintered Compact Surface can be applied for:
  • Floor and Walls
  • Countertops
  • Exterior Cladding
Think "Green" when thinking of a Sintered Compact Surface

How a "thin" tile may reduce remodeling costs?

How simple is it to maintain a Sintered Compact Surface?

Date & Time of Event:
Monday, December 14, 2015

Please Join Us at:
Madison Block & Stone
5813 N. Highway 51
Madison, WI  53704

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Cameron Allen
Wisconsin Stone Design
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.
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.
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
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.
UWSP Interior Architecture Senior Portfolio Show
Friday, December 11, 2015

UWSP College of Professional Studies
1901 4th Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Partner Events

Chemical Sensitivity and the New Home Building Process – Free CE Webinar
December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenters:  Andrew Pace and Kelsey Holtz – LEED GA

Continuing Education (PENDING) - 1 hour

Click here for more information and to register.

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

Outside Sales Executive - Interior Investments, LLC -  Madison and Milwaukee, WI

SMB Outside Sales Executive - Interior Investments, LLC -  Madison and Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer-Corporate/Higher Ed Environments - Interior Investments, LLC - Milwaukee, WI

Furniture Project Manager - CJ & Associates, Inc. - New Berlin, WI

Workplace Sales Consultant - Forrer Business Interiors - Milwaukee, WI


Thank you to this week's Platinum 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.


December 9th - ASID-WI Holiday Party

March 4th - Career Day

April 7th - Casino Night

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

January 13th - Madison Volunteer Drive at Great Dane Brewing Co., Madison


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

ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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