Register Today for Casino Night
The First Annual ASID Foundation & Student Scholarship Fundraiser

It's a safe bet that you'll have a great time at this event. Casino games, hors d'oeuvres, a drink & $500 in play money included. Exchange your winnings for chances at fabulous prizes.

All funds raised at this event will go to support the student scholarship program and the ASID foundation. Spread the word and invite your friends and family members to attend!

There will also be a Donation Drive for Feeding America and the Elmbrook Humane Society. If you can't make it to Casino Night, but would still like to donate items, donations will be accepted at The Green Design Center, 2201 Badger Ct., Waukesha from April 24th - May 1st.

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Be sure to register early as the event is limited to 200 people.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00-10:00 pm

W222 N630 Cheaney Road
Waukesha, WI 53186
Madison-Area Re_Purposeful Drop-Off Day
Drop-Off Old/Unused Samples & Materials

The ASID Sustainability Committee and the Madison Design Community are hosting a Madison Drop-off Day for Re_Purposeful. No need to drive to Waukesha--just bring your samples to American Family on Monday, April 20th between 10am-2pm. Bring all the materials you can!  We bet Madison can’t beat the total weight that has already been donated in Waukesha...2,728 pounds!

Click here to view the flyer for additional information and help us spread the word! 

Contact Kelsey or Nicole with questions.
Student Portfolio Shows

Madison College, May 7th at Madison College Gateway, 4-8 p.m.
WCTC, May 11th - "Chair-ity Auction Event"
UW-Stevens Point, May 8th at Noel Fine Arts Center, 3-6 p.m.
Gateway Tech, April 16th at the Elkhorn Campus, 6-9 p.m.
UW-Stout, May 8th at UW-Stout, Rm 220, 7-9 p.m.

Top 40 Over 40 of the Week

As the ASID National turns 40 this year, the Wisconsin Chapter is also celebrating our experienced and accomplished members age 40 and over. We'll feature one or more per week, culminating at our Annual Chapter Meeting. Meet...

NAME:  Melinda Poull
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:  Theiss Interior Design, Ltd.
FAVORITE PROJECT:  Fenner Plastic Surgery- Kenilworth, IL
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE NOT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?  Be a barrista in charming European town.

NAME:  Roxann Bentfield
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Building Service, Inc.
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR YOUR YOUNGER DESIGNER SELF: Don’t take it so seriously. Have fun, it’s just furniture, paint and carpet.
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE NOT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER? I would be a tour guide in Europe. That way I would get to travel and meet new people from around the world.

Re_Purposeful Waukesha Drop-Off

Come On Waukesha and Milwaukee! Can you beat what Madison is donated by dropping off your samples at The Green Design Center on Friday, April 24th?

The Green Design Center will continue to accept  materials on both Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 9am-5pm at The Green Design Center, 2201 Badger Ct., Waukesha, WI 53188.

We will happily make arrangements for other drop-off times, but ask that people call (262) 446-6702 in advance to make an appointment.
RePurposeful:  An Upcycling Event will take place Friday & Saturday, August 28 & 29.  Mark your calendars to attend and start compiling your donations!

Join In - Milwaukee River - Lincoln Creek Cleanup
Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 am - Noon
Location:    Eastbrook Church West Parking Lot

The Sustainability Committee will be at the Milwaukee River - Lincoln Creek location. Please feel free to join us or select the location that works best for you. Please come prepared with a signed liability waiver which can be found on the Milwaukee River Keeper Website and dress for the weather.

**Lincoln Creek – Meet in the green space lot at the corner of Green Bay Ave and Lawn Street on the east side of Green Bay Avenue across from Eastbrook Church at 5385 N. Green Bay Ave

We provide the bags, gloves, and FREE T-SHIRTS and YOU provide the hands and energy to pick up trash, litter, and the interesting and sometimes bizarre pieces of garbage that find their way into our beautiful river system. Grab a garbage bag and let's clean some river!

If you choose to participate at a different location, please take pictures and send them to The committee would like to keep track of all those who participate.

Use Your Talents To Give Back to Your Community!
Call for Interior Designer Volunteers

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID is putting out the call to designers for a volunteer opportunity in the Madison Area. The Rape Crisis Center of Dane County is seeking interior designers to provide pro bono design inspiration and concepts for the Center’s Family Room.  

The Family Room is the core of the Center – acting as the liaison between victims, their families and law enforcement.  This is a great opportunity to get involved with a community organization doing important work – you can give of your time and expertise to truly make a difference!  

If you are interested, please contact for more details.
ASID Illinois to Launch Design Pro Chicago for Emerging Professionals!

Are you an emerging professional? Are you looking for great networking opportunities, to learn, and to explore a plethora of career options? Then look no further! ASID Illinois has invited all emerging professionals to the launch of their first annual Design Pro Chicago event! What is it, you ask? It’s an event where EP’s can network, explore options, and learn from diverse veterans in the industry.

Not an emerging professional, but still interested? You’re invited, too!

For more information and to register, click here.

A Natural Building Workshop
Earthen Wall Plastering:  The Art and the Science

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00 AM—4:00 PM
Spring Harbor Middle School
1110 Spring Harbor Dr., Madison, WI

Brought to you by:  Design Coalition Inc. & Wisconsin Green Building Alliance

FEES:  $13 WGBA members / $19 nonmembers
Fee includes course tuition, lunch, snacks, beverages, and 4.0 CEUs.

Click here for more information.

Click here to register online.

Benjamin Moore Color Trends Presentation & Paint 201 CEU
April 29, 2015

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI  53201

9:00am Check In

10:30-11:30am Color Trends

12:30-1:30pm Paint 201 CEU

Click here to read more.  Please RSVP by April 15th.  
Email with questions.

SMPS Wisconsin Chapter - What it Takes to Win – Industry Awards Panel
April 30, 2015

Join us to hear from panelists representing awards programs from ENR, The Business Journal, ASID, ACEC and The Daily Reporter. Panelists will share their insights on what it takes to develop an award-winning submission for your firm’s best projects. Learn first-hand information about:
  • The types of awards submissions available for your firm
  • The process of judging and determining award-winning projects
  • Samples of award-winners and what makes a winner
Mueller Communications will also discuss how to maximize the publicity of winning awards as part of your firm’s overall communications strategy.

7:45 a.m. Check-in and networking
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and program

Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies  (different location than the main campus)
2140 Davidson Road, Waukesha, WI 53186

$45 for SMPS Wisconsin Members / $70 for non-members

Special Registration Offer!
Members of ACEC, ASID and AGC may register at the SMPS Member rate for this program (member number required).

REGISTER TODAY!  Registration closes end of day Tuesday, April 28.

Account Executive – Design Within Reach – Milwaukee, WI

Furniture Project Manager – Creative Business Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Commercial Interior Designer – Madison, Wisconsin

Interior Designer – Duet Resource Group – Milwaukee, WI

Residential Interior Designer – Deep River Partners, Ltd. – Milwaukee, WI

Product Administrator & Client Service Representative – Deep River Partners, Ltd. – Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer – Briohn Design Group, LLC – Brookfield, WI

Part Time Interior Design Instructor – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer Position – Peabody’s Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

AutoCAD Draftsperson, SketchUp Artist & Production support – Part-Time – Retailworks, Inc. – Mequon, WI

Commercial Sales Associate – Lexco Tile and Stone – Milwaukee, WI


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  • New business owners insurance
  • Healthcare coverage for you and your employees
  • Disability insurance
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April 30th - New Student Scholarship & ASID Foundation Fundraiser - Casino Night - Waukesha, WI

May 21st - 3rd Annual "What’s Next?" Event - Milwaukee, WI


CHIMENTI STUDIOS of Milwaukee, WI Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Chimenti Studios has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Chimenti Studios was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.


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