MN Chapter | January Edition


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!

February Breakfast & Learn: Product and Technology Updates in Window Coverings

Wednesday, February 8th

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

International Market Square:

Conference Room B

275 Market Street,

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Event Timeline:

  • 9:00 AM Check In begins
  • 9:15 AM Program begins
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Event Description:

Take a little time for breakfast and learning this February. Presenter Scott Needham of Express Window Fashions will provide information on the latest trends and technology in window coverings.

Presenter’s Bio:

Express Window Fashions was founded in 2005 by Scott Needham, with a mission to provide the highest level of quality and service to make your window treatment buying experience a pleasant one. With over 25 years of industry experience in both the wholesale and retail side of the business, you can have confidence knowing that you are buying your window treatments from a trusted and reliable source.

2023 White Box Challenge

Tuesday, February 21st

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Select Surfaces Plymouth

181 Chesire Lane N

Plymouth, MN 55441

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Only 12 boxes remain so register now to secure your spot!

Event Description:

Join us for this creative and mysterious design challenge. Sign up to participate, and you’ll receive a white box containing a mystery item which you must use, along with any other materials you like, to create a unique work of art. You can join as an individual or get a whole team involved. Student participants receive 50% off.

In the past years, we’ve had astounding entries ranging from lamps, dresses, jewelry, clocks, imitation food, all the way to more traditionally framed artwork. The only limit is your creative vision!

Then, invite your friends and join us at the reveal party where you can scope out the competition, socialize with our celebrity judges, enjoy a drink, and cast your vote for People’s Choice.

Boxes will be available for pickup from the ASID office starting on Jan. 10th.

Click here to see photos from last year’s White Box challenge on ASID’s Flicker Page


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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