At the close of another year for ASID we celebrate our members!

President's Message
Season of Change

Do you feel that?  Do you sense that?  What ...?  Well the change in the air.  

Change in the season...and a change in the chapter.  As vivid colors of leaves come about, I too see a colorful and vibrant chapter emerging.  At the close of another year for ASID I can sense the momentum and new direction the chapter is undergoing.  We had a very successful year and hope many of you took advantage of all the offerings we had, such as CEUs, socials, mixers, and the Awards Gala.  I truly appreciate all the volunteers and the board members who dedicated their time and talents in making this year a success.  I cannot thank them enough!  Please take time to read the names listed in this newsletter.
I also thank you, members, for without you there would be no chapter.  It was great to see so many of you at the Annual Meeting and Awards Gala.  It was lots of fun!  If you missed it, I hope you can make it next time.  In the meantime, here is a link to our wrap-up video of the year.
As my time as President comes to an end, I wish much success to the board for next year.   I know they have great things lined up and I am looking forward to the events.  So get your calendars ready and let's make the most of it! 

Incoming President Elect Sean Carter, Allied ASID with Bonnie Cox Hakes, ASID and Incoming President Tracy Hartong Phelps, ASID
See you around,

Bonnie (Cox) Hakes, ASID

Hats off to the following members who volunteered throughout the year.  Your efforts showed with successful programs and events.
2015 - 2016 Board

Bonnie Cox Hakes, ASID

President Elect
Tracy Hartong Phelps, ASID


At Large
Ashleigh Clark, Allied ASID

Bob Shea, Industry Partner Rep

Lisa Amiri, ASID

Jillian Gerbasi, Allied ASID

Professional Development
Lisa Morton, Allied ASID

Student Rep to the Board
Wendy Long, Student ASID

Lisa Morton, Allied ASID, Chair
Design Competition / Awards Gala
Lisa Amiri, ASID, Co-chair
Tracy Hartong Phelps, ASID, Co-chair
Sandy Varelmann, ASID, Co-chair
Maria Budi, Allied ASID
Liz MacKeigan, ASID
Lisa Morton, Allied ASID
Lisa Perfetto, Industry Partner ASID
Bob Shea, Industry Partner ASID
Emerging Professionals
Kaleigh Cody, Allied ASID, Chair
Therese Kish, Allied ASID, ASID, Chair
Kaleigh Cody, Allied ASID
Kara Hungate, Allied ASID
Christina McCarthy, Allied ASID
Lisa Perfetto, Industry Partner Rep

Strategic Planning
Tracy Hartong Phelps, ASID, Chair 
Lisa Amiri, ASID
Sean Carter, Allied ASID
Bonnie Cox, ASID
Gavin Green, Industry Partner
Susan Kiel, Administrator
Laurie Lindbloom, Allied ASID
Liz MacKeigan, ASID
Lisa Morton, Allied ASID
Nicole Reagan, Allied ASID
Eran Karnouh-Schuler, Industry Partner 
Sandy Varelmann, ASID

Student Affairs Committee
Nicole Reagan, Allied ASID, Chair
Student Career Day
Jillian Gerbasi, Allied ASID

Summer Solstice Social
Lisa Amiri, ASID, Co-chair
Ashley Barris Kanlic, Allied ASID, Co-chair
Wendy Grieve, Allied ASID
Lisa Morton, Allied ASID
Lisa Perfetto, Industry Partner
Sandy Varelmann, ASID
Technology Summit
Lisa Morton, Allied ASID, Co-chair
Tracy Hartong Phelps, ASID, Co-chair
Liz MacKeigan, ASID

Awards Gala & Annual Meeting Celebration

On September 15th, the Ohio North Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers gathered at Windows on the River to celebrate at our Awards Gala & Annual Meeting.  Current board and chapter volunteers who served terms from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 were acknowledged, with incoming board officers sworn in.

Receiving Presidential Citations for distinguished service for their volunteer service this year were - Lisa Amiri, ASID; Lisa Morton, Allied ASID; Tracy Hartong Phelps, ASID;   and Sandy Varelmann, ASID.  

Michael Plank and Rebecca Luckhardt, Sherwin Williams
Thank you to Guest Speaker, Michael Plank, Director of Color Marketing and Design from The Sherwin-Williams Company, Industry Partner ASID, who spoke on current color forecast colors, and demonstrated how his company has developed custom color cards and photo imaging to show how the colors could possibly be integrated in interior and exterior applications.   

The winners of the Design Excellence Awards were announced for their outstanding commercial and residential interior design projects.  

Commercial Under 3,000 Square Feet
First ~ Chitra Matthai, ASID
Commercial Over 3,000 Square Feet
Honorable Mention ~ Chitra Matthai, ASID
First ~ Lynn Riemenschneider, ASID
Honorable Mention ~ Chitra Matthai, ASID
Joelle Snavely, Allied ASID with Bonnie and Tracy
First ~ Laura Suglia-Isgro, ASID
Historic Restoration
First ~ Michele Lawson, ASID
Residence Under 3,000 Square Feet
First ~ Barrie Spang, Associate ASID
Honorable Mention ~ Joelle Snavely, Allied ASID
Student Members: Anna Salvati, Kourtney Hahn, Ashley Byerly
Residence Over 3,000 Square Feet
First ~ Kaleigh Cody, Allied ASID
Honorable Mention ~ Barrie Spang, Associate ASID
First ~ Sean Carter, Allied ASID
Honorable Mention ~ Ashleigh Clark, Allied ASID
First ~ Ashleigh Clark, Allied ASID
Honorable Mention ~ John Hall, Allied ASID
Single Residential Room
First ~ Barrie Spang, Associate ASID
Honorable Mention ~ Laura Suglia-Isgro,
Outdoor Living Space
Honorable Mention ~ Ingrid Porter, Associate ASID
Student - Commercial
First ~ Anna Salvati, Student ASID

Ending the evening dancing to the music of the Westies

Thank you to our generous sponsors!   Click here for the complete list and remember to thank them!

For additional photographs from the evening, visit, click online proofing, ASID Ohio Awards 2016.  Password is Awards.