February 2021 Chapter Newsletter
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Latest COVID-19 Pulse Survey Findings:

Results from the January 5 ASID Pulse Survey indicate business development is a top priority for Interior Designers as we move into the New Year.

  • What is your current level of concern related to the impact of COVID-19 on your professional life?
  • What are your top 3 concerns with respect to COVID-19?

  1. Business development: 54%
  2. Product availability: 43%
  3. Procurement/Delivery process and timeline: 40%

  1. Client/Industry engagement: 90%
  2. Business development: 50%
  3. Product availability (supply chain): 40%

See More Survey Results HERE
Early-Bird is available until March 31st, 2021
Get your project photos ready now!
Super Bowl Squares, An ASID Chapter Fundraiser
Hi Everyone!

The Super Bowl is on February 7, 2021!

We continue to strive towards building a strong and engaging ASID CAC-NV Chapter. In order to help with fundraising in 2021, we are holding a Super Bowl Squares contest. Terrific prizes are up for grabs.

Each square costs $25.00
100 squares are available.
Prizes will be awarded within 24 hours of final results.

-All payments for the squares that you pick must be made via Venmo directly to the Chapter. Please pay immediately in order to secure your selected squares - pay to Venmo@ASID-CAC-NV
-Squares can be selected at https://superbowlpoolsite.com/contest/48613

  • End of 1st Quarter $225.00
  • End of 2nd Quarter $300.00
  • End of 3rd Quarter $225.00
  • End of 4th Quarter $500.00

-All prizes will be sent directly to winners via Venmo (www.venmo.com) within 24 hours of final score

Thank you for your support and good luck to all participants!

If you haven't already, you may download the Venmo app on Google Play or at the App Store:

Deadline to purchase your Squares is at the Superbowl Game Kick-off!
All Areas: February 5 - LVDC First Fridays
All Areas: February 12 - Textiles Series - Class 4 of 4
Friday, February 12th at 1 PM

via Zoom Webinar
In-Person at the Capel Showroom
Las Vegas Design Center, Bldg A-133
This course is designed to give participants an understanding of textiles, textile composition, and application of textiles in relation to interior design (not a CEU event).

In-Person attendance is limited due to maximum occupancy restrictions. First Come-First Served. All COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be followed, including but not limited to temperature checks upon entry to the building. Chairs will be spaced to allow for 6 feet of distance between attendees. Face masks are required.

if you plan to attend in person
We need to know how many to expect.

Attendee Testimonial:

"I really enjoyed the Textiles Series 3 event. The speaker/instructor was very knowledgeable and informative. I learned a great deal regarding the different textiles and what and how they can be used in various aspects of design spaces.

I look forward to the upcoming classes."
-C McGhee
Did you Miss the Textiles Series - Class 3 of 4?
It is available on-demand below:
Did you Miss the Textiles Series - Class 2 of 4?
It is available on-demand below:
Did you Miss the Textiles Series - Class 1 of 4?
It is available on-demand below:
All Areas: March 12 - Basic Paint Technology

Registrants are to pick up a Paint 101Toolkit at Designated Dunn Edwards Stores.
(Pick-up locations will depend on RSVPs. Location info will be sent to registrants on or before February 27th)

*This event is geared to Students and Emerging Professionals, but
experienced Interior Designers are welcome to attend.

REGISTRATION Deadline is Friday, February 26th!
Las Vegas: (Now on April 7th) - Las Vegas Guided Walking Tour
Las Vegas: April 11 -15 - Las Vegas Winter Market (Moved to April)

Due to government restrictions and stay-at-home orders that impact travel for key western states, Winter Market is now scheduled for Spring. Due to the later timing of Winter Market, Summer Market dates have been moved 1 month out.
New market dates are:
  • Winter Las Vegas Market – NOW April 11-15, 2021 (Gift & Home temporaries April 11-14)
  • Summer Las Vegas Market – NOW August 22-26, 2021 (Gift & Home temporaries August 22-25)

IMC has set the industry standard for market safety during COVID. They have an extensive plan in place for markets and events and continue to actively monitor guidance from health & government officials. Details around IMC onsite protocols can be found at TogetherSafely.com.
Las Vegas: (Now on April 14)- Student Brunch & Las Vegas Market Tour
We have something new to offer!
Advertise your business with an Instagram Campaign. Take advantage! We have thousands of active followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. @asid_canv will showcase your company name, Instagram/Facebook/Twitter handles, and project work on our page!
Did you know that due to changes in privacy policies, your name is not automatically added to ASID’s "Find A Pro" or "Find an Industry Partner"? You must Opt-in via your online ASID account!
You may also upgrade your listing for more exposure. Enhanced Profiles appear above basic listings during searches and feature a profile photo and more.
Make the most of your membership by supporting your professional association and giving back to your local design community.

Joining a Chapter Committee provides members with a competitive advantage because they become active, informed members of the design industry.

We desperately need volunteers in Northern Nevada and California to help plan ASID events in those regions! Both Industry Partner and Designer Members are welcome!

We encourage your involvement! Please send us an e-mail and let us know your interests and availability.
STUDENTS - Virtual Internship Winter Series
The ASID Virtual Internship Is Back
The ASID Virtual Internship hub is available exclusively for ASID Student Members
Looking for ways to keep your skills sharp and your knowledge fresh in 2021? Enter the ASID Virtual Internship: Winter Series! The Virtual Internship has more opportunities for professional development and to enhance your design knowledge. New content is available - and you can still catch up on all of the Summer Virtual Internship content available on the ASID Academy!

ASID California Central | Nevada Chapter is partnering with the Malouf Foundation on their Rooms Restored program. It's for children who have been physically or sexually abused in their homes. The perpetrator is usually someone the child knows—whether it’s a parent, sibling, or another family member.

As designers we are uniquely positioned to help these children. A child’s bedroom should be a be a place of comfort, a place of hope, a place to call their own—and we can offer that through our time, commitment, and expertise.

We are looking for donations of kid and teen bedroom furnishings, including headboards or complete bed frames, bedside tables, dressers, rugs, lamps, art and accessories. We have a location to collect and store items in Las Vegas, but we still need to find locations in other design communities. If you know of a place in your local area that these items can be stored until needed, please let us know.

If you are interested in donating items, or helping in your area, please reach out to Sandi Allan, Chapter Administrator, at administrator@cac-nv.asid.org or Kara Maas, Chapter President, at kmaas@imcenters.com
Learning Opportunities
Do You Need Continuing Education Units? 

Caesarstone offers CEUs via the Hanley Wood platform
Each week they hold 3 online seminars:
1. Quartz Commercial CEU
2. Quartz Surfacing Basics
3. Re-evaluating Kitchen Surfacing

ASID CEU Academy Topics include health and wellness, workplace design, the business of design, and more.

Sherwin Williams Learning Center is always open for CEUs on Demand.

AEC Daily also has many free webinars from our esteemed IPs.

Let's Grow the Movement.
Show the World How Design Impacts Lives!
Invite your fellow designers to be a part of ASID.
Upcoming Dates and Events

All Areas:

February 5 - First Fridays Online Virtual Event

February 12 - Textiles Series (Class 4 of 4) In Person & Online Virtual Event

March 5 - LVDC First Fridays

March 12 - Paint 101 (This event is geared to Students and Emerging Professionals)

March 31 - 2021 ANDYZ Awards Early-bird Deadline

Las Vegas:

April 7 - Downtown LV Walking Tour 9 AM

April 11 - 15 - Las Vegas Winter Market

April 14 - Las Vegas Market Student Brunch & IP Tour


May 2021: Vendor Fair & ASID Meet and Greet Event.

Visit www.cacnv.asid.org/events for details.

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