MN Chapter | December Edition


ASID MN Volunteer Spotlight

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

Click here get involved on a committee yourself!

Nancy Baker, ASID MN Finance Director, speaks to their impact:

Nicole Sirek and Jennifer Ruis jumped in and took the helm of the Design Excellence Awards committee when the entry system moved online five years ago. Over the last several years, they have led the charge to improve the awards entry system and keep it running in tip-top shape while they recruit nationally known judges to score entries. The awards committee has been thriving under their leadership, and we love seeing the results of their work when the award entrants and winners shine at the annual awards gala.  

Nicole Sirek, CID, ASID, NCIDQ is a Senior Interior Designer at Partners 4, Design, specializing in architectural and trade sales. Nicole is a former finance director on the board and leads the technical side of the awards process, digging into the details of how everything works with an eye for detail and areas for improvement.  

Jennifer Ruis, Industry Partner, is the Showroom Manager for Fuse. She’s been a dedicated and organized member of the team, and she’s always ready to dig in with some resourceful, creative problem solving.  

Thank you, Jennifer and Nicole, for all you do for our chapter!


ASID MN 2022 Holiday Party:

Together is Better

Wednesday, December 14th

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Prosource Wholesale - Plymouth

14330 21st Ave N

Plymouth, MN 55447

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Event Description:

We want to celebrate a year that had both new challenges and successes, but most importantly saw us once again gathering together as an association. Come enjoy food, fellowship, and a fun time with friends.

This year we will be highlighting the non-profit, Joy Collaborative, a design-driven nonprofit organization creating environments for youth with life-limiting conditions.

Come to hear uplifting stories and celebrate the power of good and design in our community, because everyone deserves a space where they can be themselves.

Attention New Members: ASID MN Membership Committee would like to welcome you all, including student members, to a Meet and Greet at the party. This is a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow members and enjoy a night of good food, great camaraderie and music!

Donate to Joy Collaborative

January Brunch & Learn: Partnering for Successful Remodels

Tuesday, January 10th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Charles Cabinets

3090 Cleveland Ave. N

St. Paul, MN 55113

Event Timeline:

  • 9:00 AM: Check In
  • 9:15 AM: Presentation Begins
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Event Description:

A Panel Discussion Featuring a Contractor, Subcontractor and an Interior Designer

Bring your questions and join the conversation. A contractor, subcontractor, and designer all come together to discuss the challenges, successes, benefits, and priorities involved when talented and creative professionals land a project together.

Click here to learn more about the panelists.

Designer: Colleen Slack, Owner of Fox Interiors

Contractor: Urban Refurbishment's Tony Hughes, Owner & Sandi Wahl, Project Manager

Subcontractor: Patrick Heavirland, Owner of Charles Cabinets.

Business Development Event: Sustainable Design with Marc Sloot, AIA

Tuesday, January 24th

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


275 Market St. Suite 102

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Event Timeline:

  • 10:00 AM: Check In
  • 10:30 AM: Presentation Begins
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Event Description:

What does it take for a design to be truly sustainable?

Jargon and buzzwords can make the whole concept hard to understand.

Join us as we learn about Net Zero design and construction. Architect, Marc Sloot, of SALA Architects will share his knowledge about this exciting topic.

This program will explore the similarities and differences of two homes recently completed in the Twin Cities area. Both are achieving Net Zero Energy and Holistic Green Certification at a high level without compromising beauty or the comfort and health of the homeowners. One home is new with a modern aesthetic and the other a remodel of a 1907 Victorian. 

Attend to learn more about the way our future homes will be built. It will be fun and informative!


Shop, Sip, Bingo!

Join us for a festive mimosa, a little shopping and a lot of prizes.

Each attendee will receive a $300.00 certificate to Select Surfaces.

You're invited to an event at...

Select Surfaces, an ASID MN Industry Partner

Saturday, Dec. 10th

10:00 AM - 2:00PM

Select Surfaces:

Plymouth Showroom

181 Cheshire Lane N, Suite 600

Plymouth, MN 55441


You're invited to an event at...

Terrazzo & Marble, an ASID MN Industry Partner

Thurs., December 15th

4:00 PM - 7:00PM

Terrazzo & Marble

7145 Sandburg Rd Golden Valley, MN 55427

Francis King Ltd. is seeking a Lighting Specialist / Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN showroom

We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing personality who is sales focused and customer driven, who had knowledge of selling residential lighting and has a passion with the interiors. This is a sales position that will focus on residential lighting.


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STARK is seeking a Showroom Logistics Representative in our Minneapolis, MN location.


Incumbent is eligible for medical, dental, vision, FSA, TransitChek, 401K and PTO benefits.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Sample and Cut Order Inventory
  • Ordering new sampling from Calhoun or mills, including specific projects from the Account Managers
  • Labeling new product and samples
  • Organization and merchandising of carpets and rugs throughout the showroom
  • Inventory of stocked and dropped items
  • Prepare, track and communicate shipments of packages and rugs for office staff and clients, including domestic and international shipping
  • Receive incoming rug and carpet deliveries into computer inventory
  • Flip rugs in rug piles to show clients, sales staff, visitors, members of management and guest company product
  • Locate and retrieve samples and rugs for clients, sales staff or members of management as directed and or as needed
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a pleasant demeanor, interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task and speak in a clear, articulate manner
  • Frequently communicates with coworkers. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Please contact Emily Pletchan at

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