ASID-WI Volunteer Drive in Madison on Wednesday

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...

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

Can't make it, but interested?  Email
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


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.
Student Portfolio Competition
Registration Closes January 12, 2016

Set yourself apart in the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition!

The ASID Student Portfolio Competition endeavors to generate the best collection of student design projects for review. Instead of requiring a single project for judging, ASID asks students to upload their entire portfolio for judging. Students will submit their portfolios, resume, and written statement to an online portal.

Click here for more information.
Questions? Email today!
Save the Date – Emerging Professionals: Panel Discussion @ Henricksen Showroom!

To further celebrate ASID National’s 40 years, we invite you to participate in a panel discussion with our Chapter’s Top 40 Over 40 designers. Come learn about the different career paths you can take within our industry and gain knowledge from other designers’ experiences.

We encourage all Chapter members to join!

Get social - Get inspired

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016
5:30-6: Check-in
6-7: Panel Discussion
7-8: Networking

Where: Henricksen Showroom
3070 Gateway Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045

Hors D'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here by January 19th.
Houzz Workshop - Mark Your Calendar
Thursday, February 11th
5:00-7:30 p.m.
The Tile Shop, Brown Deer

In this interactive, hands-­on presentation, Houzz experts will work with you side-­by-­side to help you create a compelling, complete professional profile on Houzz that will attract new clients and promote your brand.

By the end of this workshop you will have a professional profile on Houzz that includes the following: ­ A well written description of your business that answers key questions prospective clients will have about you, photos, and requests for reviews.

More information coming soon.
New from the Sustainability Committee

Re_Purposeful Drop Off - MORE DATES ADDED

Re_Purposeful is ready to take your samples at The Green Design Center. Regular Drop-off days to begin in April.

Friday, January 15th - 11am-5pm
Friday, February 19th - 11am-5pm
Friday, March 25th - 11am - 5pm

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.
Join the One Voice Movement!  Check Out Two Upcoming Events

One Voice on the Hill
February 9, 2016

Your Voice. Our Voice.  We Are One Voice!

Join commercial and residential interior designers, students, and industry partners in Washington DC as “One Voice” to take action and design our future!

We all face issues regardless of our role and job in the interior design profession. It’s time we come together, support each other, and design solutions to advance our industry. This is the forum for us to begin designing our future as One Voice!

Pledge your voice and RSVP to attend by texting “OneVoice on the Hill” to “52886”

Contact Robin Stroebel, Government Affairs Committee, with questions,

ASID Wisconsin Chapter Hosts “One Voice Symposium”
Thursday, April 7, 2014

Wisconsin State Capitol, Hearing Room 330 SW

The Power of One Voice

Right now, elected officials are having conversations on issues that affect our lives and careers. As Interior Designers, we have the power to design a better economic future for ourselves and for our entire profession.

Mark your calendar to join ASID Legislative staff and chapter members to learn about important issues impacting our profession. Text “OneVoice” to 52886 now to connect to the One Voice conversation.

Contact Robin Stroebel, Government Affairs Committee, for more information, Watch for more information.
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.
Chapter Partner Events

24th Annual IREM® Forecast Breakfast

Event Details:
Thursday, January 14, 2016
6:45am to 9:30am
Italian Conference Center

Sign up today!  Please click here for more information and to register!

Interior Design Partnership for Sale

Interior Designer - Creative Business Interiors - Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer - PDC Midwest, Inc. - Hartland, WI

Senior Interior Designer - PDC Midwest, Inc. - Hartland, WI

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


Thank you to this week's Friend Sponsor:


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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.

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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 21st - Emerging Professionals: Panel Discussion @ Henricksen Showroom

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

February 11th - Houzz Workshop at The Tile Shop, Brown Deer
February 20th - Sustainability Committee - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building

March 4th - Career Day

March 10th - 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards

April 7th - ASID Wisconsin Hosts "One Voice Symposium"

April 21st - 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!


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ASID | Education Online
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