Hello Ohio North and Happy Summer,

We have had some great events for you this year but the best is still to come. Check out the flyers and links to the events below like CEU Day on August 30th at Ferguson Plumbing, you have the oporrtunity to earn 5 credit hours. Also, the Tradeshow is September 20th with the Annual Meeting that evening, registration is open now for vendors.

But before all of that we have the "Tops On To" event brought to you by Cosentino at their location in Pittsburg on August 10th. Cosentino is providing transportation
so sign up now! Please continue to watch ASID Ohio North's Facebook and Instagram for events and news.

There has been a lot of planning for the upcoming year in the past few months. Sean Carter, your incoming president, had his Strategic Planning Meeting in May to plan for the 2017/2018 year. Lots of great ideas were brainstormed and it's going to be an exciting year. Also, the incoming ASID Ohio North Board traveled to San Deigo a few weeks ago for the Leadership Conference. I'm going to send it over to Sean to recap their wonderful experience.

So, have a great day Ohio and see you at an event soon!

Here's Sean...

Tracy Phelps, ASID
President 2016-2017

Hello ASID Ohio North!

For those who don’t know who I am, I’m Sean Carter, current President-Elect, coming into Presidency this October 1, 2017. If you might not already know, we’re currently in the process of finalizing our goals for the next year and we’re gearing up for an exciting 2018 with you all! A portion of preparing for the next year includes the 2018 ASID Ohio North Board attending the ASID National Chapter Leadership Conference, which was held in San Diego this year.

I’m enthusiastic to announce that we’ve all gained so much knowledge during the conference, as well as a ton of great ideas! ASID National has provided us with a great deal of guidance and knowledge to pass down to our members. I won’t bore you with a whole lot of details, but here are a few highlights we gained from the conference that you can expect to see implemented next year.

1. Design Impacts Life: This is a big movement ASID National is truly passionate about. The main purpose focuses on health, wellness and well-being. Design Impacts Life extends beyond the walls of the space you’re designing; it’s a movement to emphasize the obesity epidemic in the United States, higher percentage ratings of endless diseases, the significant amount of the baby boomers approaching retirement, handicap lifestyles, and so much more. The purpose is for designer to bring awareness to impacting lives by promoting healthier lifestyles, continuing to research cures for diseases, educating and preparing for the future of the baby boomers, giving back to those in need, and more!

2. One Voice: This is a great movement ASID National is promoting. It’s all about YOUR voice being heard in the industry and making sure your rights as an Interior Designer are protected. One Voice focuses on you as an individual Interior Designer by protecting, fighting for, and following through with rights you currently have and rights you feel you deserve.

3. Insurance Program: Some of you might be aware about the insurance programs through ASID Membership, but some may not. Did you know being a member of ASID provides you the benefit of insurance? ASID offers both business and personal health insurance plans for members of the organization. Both are specially constructed specifically for an interior designer and their business. We’ll be promoting information on this in the upcoming year!

4. Building up the structure of the chapter: Building the chapter by gaining volunteers / committees, promoting the Fellowship Program, promoting the Ones to Watch Program, and initializing a yearly chapter sponsorship program.
So here are some things to look forward to this next upcoming year. We received a lot of great feedback from our membership survey, and are pairing that with great ideas from the Chapter Leadership Experience. One of the biggest requests was tours, so we’re working on introducing some “ASID Experiences”! We also had a lot of feedback for collaborations with other design organizations, more public exposure, and of course more CEU’s. So look out for quarterly networking with other organizations, the return of the Annual Meeting and Design Awards Gala, a higher focus on students through career day / mentoring day / speed networks / college visits, and even looking into high school visits for schools who offer an interior design program. Lastly we’ll be focusing on “Design Impacts Life” throughout all our events, configuring a community service project, and promoting CEU’s based on health, wellness and wel-being.

We’re looking forward to a great year with you all!

Thank You,
Sean Carter, Allied ASID
President-Elect 2016-2017
ASID Ohio North 2017/2018 Board of Directors
(Leadership Training, San Diego, July 2017)

Welcome to the newest practitioner and students members

Magda Kavtoradze, Student ASID
Summer W. Stevens, Student ASID
Kanisha Mcgowan, Student ASID
Jessica Pepe, Student ASID
Dima Newash, Student ASID
Krysting M. Ream, Student ASID

Welcome to the newest Industry Partner Members

WCCV Flooring

Industry Partner Spotlight

VNTG Home recently opened its doors to a 25,000-square-foot retail space in Cleveland’s Tyler Village where shoppers experience an unforgettabletreasure huntfilled with thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces of vintage furniture, lighting accessories, art and home decor items. Industry-leading design and upcycling experts are also located on site, ready to paint or re-upholster your furniture or theirs - affordably and quickly.

The large collection of vintage furniture and merchandise comes from the services side of the VNTG Home business. VNTG Home specializes in offering services ranging from estate sales to home liquidations and clean-outs along with white-glove moving services.

If you want to shop for vintage furniture right away, you can peruse the vintage treasures at, the company’s robust website that allows users to upcycle purchases right from their phones. The marketplace is located at 1453 E. 36th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44114. The store is open 7 days, Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Congratulations to our ASID 2017 Graduates! You did it! You've earned it! Bravo!
Now you're probably asking yourselves.. what's next?

At ASID, we believe that design impacts lives. That's why we strive to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to achieve their goals and advance their careers.

From resources such as the national job bank, NCIDQ prep courses, networking oppourtunites, exclusive discounts and trade programs, to insurance and contracts, ASID has you covered!

Be sure to stay on track and apply for advancement to Allied Membership today, and stay tuned for Emerging Professional Events in the upcoming year!

Congratulations again from your ASID Ohio North Board of Directors!
Carpe Diem!
New Q Connection eNewsletter now available
3rd Quarter 2017 Issue Contains:
  • Messages from CIDQ's President and Executive Director

  • The Benefits of NCIDQ Certification to Employers

  • NCIDQ Volunteer Spotlight

  • CIDQ 2017 Annual Conference Information: Registration - Speakers

  • NCIDQ Spring 2017 Stats

  • PRAC 2.0 Updates and Links
The 2017 CEU Deadline is Approaching...
All ASID practitioner members (Proffessional, Allied and Associate) must meet the society's continuing education requirements of 1.0 (10 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) every 2 years. The current reporting period ends Decemberr 31, 2017.

Check out the IDCEC website for more information and to log your courses:
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