MN Chapter | March Edition
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Know someone interested in becoming an ASID member or getting more involved in chapter activities? Invite them to join you at this fun and informative event!

2022 Annual Meeting: Let's Tik Talk about How We Rock

Thursday, March 10th

4:30PM - 6PM

Francis King Ltd.
275 Market Street, Suite 465
Minneapolis, MN 55405

The ASID MN Board of Directors invites you to the 2022 Annual Meeting where they will discuss the chapter's activities, the business of ASID MN, and what to expect in the year ahead.

There will also be an opportunity to register to win a free ticket to the Distinguished Speaker event coming this fall.

Enjoy a happy hour with beverages and snacks and time to catch up with your fellow members. See you there!
March Lunch & Learn CEU: Brentano Fabrics presents Fibers and Yarns

Tuesday, March 22nd
11:45AM - 1PM

Fuse Studio
275 Market Street, Suite 265
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Event Timeline:

11:45 AM: Check-In / Networking / Refreshments

12:00 PM: Presentation Begins

This CEU provides an in-depth explanation and exploration of the fibers used to produce textiles for the interior design industry.

It delves specifically into how the characteristics of a fiber impact a textile’s performance and how it can affect a designer’s decisions during the textile specification process. The course also examines the 2 primary structures of yarns as well as some of the more popular novelty yarns and how they’re used in the fabrics we use day-to-day.

Presenter Sarah Etcheson is the North American Regional Sales Manager for Brentano Fabrics.
ASID MN Student Affairs Day

Thursday, April 14th
9:00AM - 3:00PM

International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Join us for a day of speakers, panel discussion, lunch, and showroom tours.

Sponsor Showrooms:
  • Tapis Decor
  • The Brands at Rabbit Creek

Showroom Tours will include...
  • Francis King Ltd.
  • Intersource Inc.
  • Cambria
  • Partners 4, Design

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the interior design industry and hear from local design professionals and practitioners. Discover how you can get involved in this dynamic interior design organization to further your career path.

Sign up soon! There are a limited number of tickets available

Ticket Price: $15
Click here for more information about the host and presenter, Lucy Penfield
Business Development Event: Keys to Building & Maintaining Strong Trade Relationships

Thursday, April 21st
9:30AM - 11AM

Lucy Interior Design
275 Market Street, Ste. 311
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Event Timeline:
Check In: 9:30am
Event Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
Keys to Building & Maintaining Strong Trade Relationships

How do you build collaborative relationships with architects, builders and the trade community? Creating productive relationships with the people who bring your design vision to life is essential​.

Join us for an hour of discussion guided by award winning interior designer, Lucy Penfield, of Lucy Interior Design. We’ll review strategies for providing timely and accurate information, managing expectations, and problem solving.

We are hoping for lots of questions and interaction, so please join us as we explore this important topic
Community Events/ Job Postings
Ethan Allen is looking for Interior Designers, a Design Center Leader and an Office Administrator

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 /

Interior Designers - Opening for designers with a degree in either Interior Design, design field, or equivalent experience required. All three locations have fostered a strong team environment so person would need to be willing to work with in the team. We provide generous compensation, with a base draw plus some of the highest commissions in the industry on written sales/projects.
Design Center Leader- 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.
Office Administrator - Maple Grove - Ideal candidate will have some general office experience. Job duties will entail overseeing daily business transactions, supporting Interior Designers in ordering of product, receiving, scheduling appointments.  
March Lunch & Learn:

ALL ABOUT CUSTOM! Designing Custom for Your Projects

Wednesday March 16th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Hirshfield’s Design Resource
Phillip Jeffries, the world’s leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcovering’s, will guide you through how to create and sell custom mural art

Old Biscayne Designs are experts and custom furniture and will share details on how to create custom beds and dining tables handcrafted to your project specifications
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