MN Chapter | August Edition


Submission runs

July 6th - August 31st

2022 ASID Design Excellence Awards: Don't Miss Out on the Early Bird Discount that Ends Aug. 13th

Calling all members! It's time to start preparing your entries for submission. Early Bird registration BEGINS on July 6th, 2022.

Submitting your project is now easier than ever. Just one online form that allows you to save and return to finish your work later. Click below for a full listing of eligibility guidelines and submission requirements.

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ASID MN Volunteer Spotlight

The ASID MN Board has voted for another Volunteer Spotlight recipient who has raised the level of service and made a significant impact in our chapter! We recognize how challenging it can be to volunteer during these unprecedented times and want to acknowledge individuals for their outstanding contributions to our organization.

Click here get involved on a committee yourself!

Our ASID MN Director At-Large, Nicole Alatar, announces Tanya Otten as this month's Volunteer Spotlight recipient.

“As a valued member of ASID MN, Tanya Otten goes above and beyond with any of the volunteer positions she holds.  She is kind and always welcoming.  Tanya is constantly coming up with new ideas for the programs committee and even brought to our chapter the White Box Challenge, which we highly encourage you to attend in 2023! Her hard work, dedication and attention to detail make the monthly CEU events look like a breeze (although we know it takes time and effort putting those together).  

Tanya is also a huge asset to the Gala committee, putting together seating arrangements and managing the stage during the event. If you are a student or new to the design community, reach out to Tanya as she is a great mentor and always willing to help! We greatly appreciate all of the volunteer time Tanya puts into the chapter and know that we are stronger as a chapter because of her dedication. Thank you, Select Surfaces and Tanya, for your continued support to ASID MN!”

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August Brunch & Learn CEU: Creating Nurturing Spaces that Honor You

Wednesday, Aug. 17th

9AM - 11AM

Aspire Design Showroom Gallery/ Dakota Supply Group

845 Berkshire Lane North

Plymouth, MN 55424

Event Timeline:

9AM: Check-In Begins

9:30AM: Presentation Begins

Join this visually captivating and research driven presentation. In it, you will be guided through an overview of how to use the psychology of interior design and the healing science of nature, known as biophilia, within your kitchen and bath spaces to nurture your wellbeing and intentional qualify of life.

Presented by Dawn Fryxell, Senior Luxury Sales Manager for House of Rohl in the MN, ND, SD, and Western WI markets. Dawn has been with House of Rohl for almost 3 years.

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2022 Sponsor Appreciation Event

Thursday, Aug. 25th

4:30PM- 6:30PM

Rubble Tile

7003 W Lake Street #150

Minneapolis, MN 55426

Event Timeline:

4:30 - 5:30PM: Social Hour

5:30 - 6PM: Brief Presentation

6 - 6:30PM: Back to Social Hour

Join ASID MN as we thank our 2022 Sponsors and welcome prospective 2023 Sponsors. 

We welcome all ASID MN members to this event including Sponsors, Industry Partners and Interior Designers.

2023 Packages will be launched

Come enjoy fabulous summertime appetizers and a glass of wine as a thank you to our Sponsors who have supported us over the past year. We will also welcome new Sponsors and say hello to old friends as we celebrate the start to a new Sponsorship year.

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Emerging Professionals & Inter-Collegiate Student Network Event

Wednesday, Aug. 31st

4:30PM - 7PM

Ethan Allen

11751 Fountains Way

Maple Grove, MN 55369

Event Timeline:

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Social Hour

5:30 PM: Presentation and Questions

6:15 PM - 7 PM: Small Group Breakout Sessions Relating to Timely Career Topics

Attention ASID Students, Recent Grads and Emerging Professionals (within 7 years of graduating):

Come join this dynamic and growing group of ASID members and learn valuable information on how to conduct a successful job interview. Christine Happel, current ASID MN President and Market Design Leader at Ethan Allen will be sharing insight on successful networking and interview skills. This is a great opportunity to learn from a leader in the industry as well as each other.

There'll be refreshments, raffle prizes, and time to socialize in the beautiful Ethan Allen showroom.

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September Designer & Industry Partner Networking Event

Wednesday, Sept. 14th

4PM - 7PM

Brother Justus Whiskey Co.

3300 5th St. NE

Minneapolis, MN 55114

Please join us at Brother Justus Whiskey Company for an evening of networking and socializing. Sip on a handcrafted cocktail while getting reacquainted with old friends and building new relationships. Brother Justus is located in NE Minneapolis in an amazing old industrial building and tours will be provided. You won’t want to miss this fun event!

Ticket price includes one drink ticket and light appetizers. More details regarding drawings and prizes coming soon.

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Sample Sale: Save the Date
September 16th & 17th

ASID MN's biggest sale of the year is moving back to the fall! Save the date for this highly anticipated event where you'll find luxury home items, lighting, designer furniture and more up to 80% off retail prices.

Designers interested in participating in the sale, contact for more information.

Amber Hurdle helps professionals connect value of personal brands, employer brands and business brands to achieve bottom line results. She personally understands what it takes to accelerate sucess as a former teen mom who evolved into a powerhouse businesswoman, having worked with international celebrities and Fortune 100 companies alike.

Click here to learn more and see Amber in action.

September Business Development CEU

Velvet Machete Branding: How to Lead & Grow Your Personal Brand

Tuesday, Sept. 20th

10AM - 11:30AM

New Studio Architecture

2303 Wycliff Street

St. Paul, MN 55114

Event Timeline:

10AM – Check-in and Networking

10:30AM – 11:30 – Presentation

ASID MN invites you to this highly anticipated event where you’ll earn 1 CEU and gain exceptional marketing knowledge to grow and support your business. 

How to brand yourself within an existing brand is one of the top struggles of today’s professional. Differentiating yourself from your peers, or even others in your own company, to build trust with your customers, potential customers and potential team members can be wildly frustrating without the right road map.

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September Brunch & Learn HSW CEU: Color's Impact on Mind & Body in Interior Environments

Tuesday, Sept. 29th

9AM - 11AM

Select Surfaces

181 Cheshire Lane N, Suite 600

Plymouth, MN 55441

Event Timeline:

9AM: Check-In Begins

9:30AM: Presentation Begins

Join ASID MN for the September Brunch & Learn and earn 1 Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) CEU.

At the end of this program, you will be able to recognize how the human eye perceives color and the three basic characteristics of color: hue, value, and chroma; describe how color meanings affect emotions both positively and negatively; recognize the significant psychological and physiological effect color can have and its use in design for healing environments, environments for the aging, and commercial and residential applications; and discuss the importance of age, gender, and culture in the perception and health impact of color in design.

Click here to learn more about Presenter, Gena McCannon

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October Brunch & Learn CEU: Kitchen Design Forecast

Tuesday, October 25th

9AM - 11AM

ProSource of St. Paul

6866 33rd Street North

Suite 140

Oakdale, MN 55128

Event Timeline:

9AM: Check-In Begins

9:30AM: Presentation Begins

With over 25+ years in the K&B industry, Stacey Lindstrom, National Trainer for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, has worked in all facets of the field, from big box retailers to independent dealers to online design and sales. She has taken her knowledge and experience over the years and uses those skills to train new – and veteran- designers. Stacey will be providing an overview of current and emerging color and design trends as they relate to kitchens and interiors.

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Aspire Design Showroom Gallery / Dakota Supply Group is looking for a Kitchen & bath Showroom consultant

Full-time consultant needed to assist clients in making kitchen and bath selections for their home. Enjoy working with people and finding design solutions, then apply today and become a team member of an Employee-Owned Company. Click here for more info.

Ethan Allen is looking for a Design Center Leader

We are a 90 yr. old company providing design services as well as quality custom furnishings, accessories and soft goods to our clients. We are a vertically integrated company with 75-80% of our product North American manufactured, meaning shorter lead times. Because of the success of our business, we are expanding staff at all locations.

Please contact Christine Happel 952-926-6551 / or Colleen Liberman 651-578-6506 /

Design Center Leader in Woodbury - Looking for a talented individual that understands design as well as operations side of business. Individual must have a design degree or equivalent in experience in leading a team of Interior Designers. This person will be managing a staff of 4-6 Interior Designer as well as Office support staff and will oversee general operations in conjunction with District Operations and Market Design Leader.

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