April Newsletter 
April Newsletter
Happy Spring!
Spring is known for a fresh start, a time to clean out the old and renew going forward. If you want to refresh, reboot, and reward yourself and your business this season boy do I have three events they'll do just that!

Refresh your home and at your design studios by spring cleaning.  For those trying to figure out what to do with old samples, art, pillows accessories and furniture. I've got the place for you in the Las Vegas Area our ASID Chapter has partnered with Habitat for Humanity holding the First Pop-up Garage Sale at Container Park. To get involved you in this event you can Donate, Shop and Support . Donations requested are décor, lamps, and furniture. Drop donations off at Habitat's main office 4580 W. Sahara #120, Las Vegas, NV deadline to drop off items is May 6th at 3pm, make sure to ask for Cathy or Veronica, so your items are saved for the event. You can Shop the sale on May 14th at Container Park from 10am- 2pm, and revenues made allow families in need to afford adequate homes. Support Habitat for Humanity and your ASID California Central Nevada Chapter work together for the betterment of our local communities' one family at a time. If you don't live in the Las Vegas area you can always support your local Habitat for Humanity by donating items to Habitat Restore. Restore is a place where anyone can donate lighting, furniture, any item that is salvaged in good condition from a job site or your garage they'll take it. Habitat then sells the items to the public. It's a great way to help the community! You've taken care of the big items now what to do with all those old but still good samples and old catalogs you've got piling up. I've got you covered! Our local College Design Programs (UNLV, Sac State, Chico State, Fresno State) are always happy to take your old samples for the student design library.

Now you're design studio is refreshed your ready to reboot your Design Business then you don't want to miss our Julia Molloy Time Billing and Contracts 3 hour CEU on May 5th! During the 3 hours you'll have lunch and learn about Julia's new Billing Calculation Tool to calculate what your billing rate, mark up and fees need to be to make the right margin. Understand what parts of your billing model need to be adjusted and by how much. Break down mark-up, time-billing and design fee and how they translate to different profit margins. After 3 hours you will have the tools, the knowledge and the contract to be ready to bill more effectively. That's right I said CONTRACT! Julia is giving away her own hybrid model Contract to you over a $1000 value! RSVP now don't miss Business Expert Julia Molloy May 5th!

Reward yourself this spring by showing off all your hard work by entering our 2nd Annual ANDYZ Awards. I'm excited to announce The ANDYZ AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!! Find your best design and start getting it ready to submit. The deadline is Friday, June 3rd. Who can enter? Any Designer, Design Firm, or Student based in the Western Region! Oh, you heard me right that means Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Washington... you can all enter! What categories? Oh we got it all Best Student Project, Custom Furnishings/Product Design, Residential (Kitchen, Bath, Living, Dining, etc) Hospitality, and Commercial Projects. The competition just got bigger and the 2016 ANDYZ Award Winners will own the West this July at Las Vegas Summer Market! Click here to enter the 2nd Annual ANDYZ Awards Good Luck!

On a final note HD Expo is coming up May 4-6 th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. If you're attending be sure to stop by the ASID National Booth and say hi to your incoming board and current board members who will be working the booth. Anyone you know who wants to become an ASID member or is interested in joining can talk to an ASID leader and find out more information about ASID.

That's a wrap for a great spring season hope to see you out at our events!

Sandra Van Slack, Allied ASID
ASID California Central | Nevada Chapter,
Communications Director 2015-16
Member Spotlight
Kerrie Kelly, ASID has been making waves as a Trendspotter.  Earlier this year Tile Bar unveiled a Designer Collection, Kerrie was one of five designers featured.  Just this week Kerrie spoke at Cosentino Sacramento on Trends in 2016.  
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North Carolina HB 2
Recently North Carolina legislature and governor's recent actions to enact discriminatory legislation HB 2 that overturns protections for LGBT people and sanctions discrimination across the state.  As an organization that represents nearly 26,000 interior Design professionals, manufacturers, and industry representatives, ASID believes that laws such as HB 2 are unacceptable and counterproductive for business and the profession at large.  Click here to continue reading the ASID official statement on HB 2.

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2016 April - May  Events Calendar
Come to Visit the ASID Booth!
May 5
Time Billing & Contracts
at Cosentino Surfaces Sacramento
10015 Foothills Blvd, #150
Roseville, CA 95747

Event Information...
Time Billing & Contracts


If your Gross Profit Margin (different than mark-up) is less than 40% and you want tangible tools and methods to get your design business to generate a much stronger margin starting immediately, this course will get you there.
  • Julia's new BILLING CALCULATION TOOL to calculate what your billing rate, mark-up and fees need to be to make the right margin
  • Understand which model is best for your firm by calculating actual margins using your real numbers
  • Break down mark-up, time-billing and design fee and how they translate to different profit margins
  • Understand what parts of your billing model need to be adjusted and by how much
  • Get clarity on what your target metrics should be for overhead, salary, owner's draw, COGS etc.
  • Get Julia's acclaimed HYBRID MODEL CLIENT CONTRACT ($1,000 value)
  • Have the tools, the knowledge and the contract to be ready to bill more effectively
  • Finally, take control of the financial side of your firm!
Julia will be giving attendees a template of her contract. 

This Course is a $1000+ Value being given at a discount for our members!


Sponsored By:

Las Vegas Area:
Habitat For Humanity Pop-up Event 
Designer Donation Request

Deadline for Item Drop Off -
May 6 th 
by 3 pm

at Habitat Main Office
4580 W. Sahara #120
Las Vegas, NV 89102

We are asking Las Vegas Area designers to clean out their garages and storage areas in order to help support  Habitat for Humanity, Las Vegas. They are looking for donations of furniture, lamps, accessories, or any other decor item for their Pop-up events. 

The first Pop-up Event is on May 14th at the Container Park.

Suggested items: Home Décor Accessories - small chairs, tables, dressers, wall art, lamps, throw pillows, and any other decorative accessories.

Please drop off your items at the Habitat Main Office - Make sure to ask for either Cathy or Veronica, so your items are saved for the event.

All proceeds go to support:

Other Events in Our Area

1st Annual Sacramento Regional
Design & Build Expo

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612

Proudly Presented by:

Featuring America's Got Talent & Sacramento Artist
David Garibaldi &
Sacramento's Benefit Auctioneer
David Sobon!

What's on the Schedule:
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibits are Open To Explore

12:00PM - 1:00PM - The Learning Experience
Playing Out Your Genius with Angela Merola - CEU Presentation

1:30PM - 2:30PM - The Learning Experience
Incorporating Art with Design with Victoria Price - CEU Presentation

2:00PM - 5:00PM - The Old Sugar Mill Experience
Wine Tasting

5:00PM - 6:00PM
VIP Reception with David Garibaldi

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dinner & Live Auction with David Sobon


July 6

Bricks and Brew 
CEU Event at 
Silverado Design Center
in Sacramento, CA

5250 South Watt Ave. Ste. 200
Sacramento, CA 95826

Details Coming Soon...