Quarterly Newsletter
January-March 2022

Junior League of Buffalo 2021 Decorator's ShowHouse
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" Room
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, February 10th-
Fabric & Wallpaper Showcase
This event will feature fabric and wallpaper representatives fromKravet, Maxwell, Scalamandré and Clarence Houseshowcasing their products.
Click the link below to register.
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 6:00 PM EST
Fabric & Wallpaper Showcase Event
Villa Maria College, Buffalo
Thursday, March 10th-
New Member Invitational
You could win an Apple iPad Air at the 2022 Membership Drive! By bringing a new prospective member to our membership drive, you will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Air!
Thu, Mar 10, 2022 6:00 PM EST
IDA 2022 Membership Drive
800 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
Save The Date!
Wednesday, April 20th-
"Know Your Numbers - Know Your Textiles - Know Your Mindset"

Event Host: Parkway Window Works
Location: 1387 Fairport Rd. Suite 885
                     Fairport, NY 14450
Date/Time: April 20, 2022 11:30am-4:30pm

A half day business workshop with LuAnn Nigara, Vince Nigara and Peggy Morgans. Parkway Window Works is an award-winning custom drapery workroom serving design professionals in the greater Rochester and Upstate New York regions for over 20 years.
Membership renewals are due by Tuesday, February 15th.
Please complete the renewal form that has been sent out and return it back to us via email or our PO Box.
Let us know if you need another copy of the form.
If you should have any questions, contact our Membership Chair, Janet Ramseyer.
President's Message-
Karen Bialkowski
Hello and welcome to a new year with the IDA.

I am excited and delighted to be the IDA President for 2022. The Board of Directors has been actively meeting to develop this years schedule of events. In this newsletter, you will find the first quarter events listed.
Despite our recent setback in January for our membership drive, we have rescheduled a wonderful event in March at the Grace Millard Knox House.
Our focus for 2022 is to regrow, rebuild and redesign. Keeping what works while building on future growth of the organization. You will see some changes this upcoming year, as we enter into a new adventure.
We are hopeful that you will find added value through your membership as we have strategically planned business development seminars and events. Based off of IDA members feedback, we have planned the April educational meeting to be geared more towards business development skills.

I look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming IDA event.
Until then, stay safe and well.

Karen Bialkowski
IDA of WNY President
Welcome to our newest members:
Bailey & Harris Architects
Monarch Kitchen Design Studio
Braun Flooring & Interiors
Shanor Electric Supplies
Jamie C. Johnson Interiors
Studio SF Interiors
Jennifer Dowdell
Shell Fab & Design Inc.
Bassett Furniture
Home Decor Consulting LLC
Design Opportunity:
A potential client has contacted the IDA looking for assistance.
"I’m looking for a designer to help me adapt my house in a more primitive, early American style. Thanks"
If this is a project that one of our members would be interested in, please email Diana Augspurger for contact information.
Meet The 2022 IDA Board of Directors
Karen Bialkowski
Karen Mattoon
Vice President
Janet Ramseyer
Membership Chair
Erin Kent
Social Events Chair
Mindy Hesslink
Monthly Events Coordinator
Sandra Reicis
Michelle Peller White
Charitable Events Coordinator
Susan Conley Goltz
Marketing Advisor to the Board
Nicole Kelm
Board Member at Large
Aaron Mach
Board Member at Large
Todd Patti
Board Member at Large
Philippa Radon
Board Member at Large
Barb Reformat
Advisor to the Board
Alexa Ciprich
Administrative Assistant
Interior Design Association of WNY