We are always looking for locations to host our next event, CEU or board meeting! Please contact Communications Director Laura Bleecker ( to be put on our list of event hosts and for more information.
November News + Reviews
Volume 4 Issue 11
Are you still  looking to meet your CEU requirements before 2015 ends, but can't seem to find the appropriate time to make it happen? Then the ASID Academy is for you! Sponsored by Industry Partner Benjamin Moore, this innovative and dynamic learning tool has a variety of courses tailored for interior professionals. Best of all, it is available 24/7/365!
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Eileen Minna | Financial Director


Have you invested in your career; in your future? Do you have outstanding student loans? Then you have already begun to invest in your career. Are you an ASID member? Well of course you are if you're reading this! Are your fellow design associates also members of ASID? If not, you should invite them to join the society and discover all the benefits of becoming a member and they too can begin to invest in their careers.

Being an ASID member is only a small part of investing in your career. The next step to investing in your future is by "giving back"; by volunteering within the industry. Join a committee as well as attend the society functions/events. Networking, meeting new people and learning about all of the newest finishes, equipment and technology available is another smart way to invest in your career. You can exchange knowledge and information with your peers as well as interface with seasoned professionals.

I'll be looking for you at the next ASID function which is the Holiday Party on December 8th!

Eileen Minna, Allied ASID
Michael McColgan | Professional Development Director

Professional Development Insights: Personal Development

An important factor of Professional Development is Personal Development, which is believed to directly  correlate with our happiness and success in our personal and professional life. In order to become leaders in our professional life we must be willing to constantly evaluate and be conscious of our overall personal talents and qualities. We should recognize areas for improvement and create a plan to better ourselves in order to achieve our professional and general life aspirations. We must be willing to change and improve those qualities in order to achieve our potential and to do so we will often have to step out of our comfort zone. 

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
-George Bernard Shaw.

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© SkillsYouNeed (2015)

We are working on the 2016 Professional Development plan and if you are interested in hosting a CEU or have a CEU seminar you would like us to consider please reach out to me at If you have of a particular topic that you would like to be addressed in a CEU offering please reach as to me and I will research opportunities for that offering. We intend to offer great learning experiences next year and we will keep you updated.

Mike McColgan
Ask An ASID Designer |
Novi Home Show

A SID Michigan will once again host the ever-popular "Ask A Designer" booth at the Novi Home Show at the Suburban Collecton Showplace from January 29th - 31st, 2016. The ASID booth will feature free mini-consultations with consumers, have platforms to educate the public about our professional organization, and demonstrate good design through four lifestyle vignettes. A special thanks goes out to ASID member Linda Shears and Sherwin Williams rep Rebecca Luckhardt for all their help with this event!

Volunteers at the 2015 Home Show.

Here's to the bright new future of ASID Michigan.


Your 2015-2016 Board of Directors

President  Jeff Kolp, Allied ASID
President-Elect Cynthia A. Hahn, Allied ASID
Member at Large Tina Rossi, Allied ASID
Membership Director Christina Bliss, ASID
Financial Director Eileen Minna, Allied ASID
Professional Development Director Michael McColganIP Representative
Communications Director Laura Bleecker, Allied ASID
Emerging Professional Director Korinne Ishmel, Allied ASID

Quote of the Month
Brought to you by: Laura Bleecker

"Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it." 

-Mark Twain
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