May 2020 Chapter Newsletter
ASID Requests Economic Relief for Interior Designers

In March, ASID reached out to Congressional leadership to encourage greater economic relief for our nation’s design and construction industry and, specifically, the thousands of small and sole practitioner interior design businesses across our country. 
As many of you know, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, was recently passed and signed into law. Thankfully, many of the items requested by ASID in a March 23 letter were included in this package. The CARES Act has created a number of programs and economic assistance packages for individuals and small business owners.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance
& Loan Resources
Some COVID-19 resources that you may be interested in:

U.S. Small Business Administration — Corona Virus Relief Options

U.S. Small Business Administration — Paycheck Protection Program
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
U.S. Department of the Treasury — Assistance for Small Businesses 
Learn more about how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act can benefit design practitioners and business owners

Bryan J. Soukup, Esq., ASID Vice President of Government & Public Affairs, walks you through the sections of the stimulus package relevant to the design profession and industry, providing analysis and commentary on what is being offered to Americans to help students, practitioners, and business owners recover from the economic interruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Randy W. Fiser, Hon. FASID. 

Click below to listen to the webinar.
COVID-19 Resources:

ASID is here for you during these extraordinary times. We will help you manage your business, lead your employees and – every once in a while – bring you inspiration and delight. Social distancing may be real outside but while we are inside, let us all inspire each other.

Please scroll down further to find online CEU resources.

Student & Emerging Professional Resources
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2020 ANDYZ Awards
Submissions deadline extended to May 31st, 2020
due to COVID-19 business disruptions.
Entry Deadline: May 31st, 2020!
First Fridays - Goes Virtual!
Open to All Design Communities
All Areas: Friday May 1st - Live Virtual Event

We'd love to see all of our Chapter members join in on Friday!

LVDC, ASID, & Sherwin Williams Host First Fridays
Virtual CEU Event Live, on May 1st, 2020.

'Design's Role in the Healthy Home Movement'
All Areas: May 5-7 - HD Expo Virtual Conference
HD Expo is connecting the industry via three days of real-world learning.

40 presenters. 12 sessions. Live and online. On demand later.

And the best part? All of the sessions are  free .
ASID In-Person Chapter Events
Postponed - San Francisco: Sunday and Monday May 17 -18 :
Sponsored by:
Do You Need Continuing Education Units? 
As a resource for you to continue to earn CEUs while ASID Chapter events are on hold, check out ASID's Online Academy , or Sherwin Williams and AEC Daily  for many free webinars,

Do You Have FREE Online CEUS To Offer?

If you are an Industry Partner with access to Free Online CEUs for ASID members, please contact our ASID Chapter Administrator to let us know. Thanks.
Other Educational Options
Become a Certified GREEN AP and be a   leader   in the industry!   

Live  GREENleaders  Course by Webinar

Cost: $299

May 11, 13, 15

12-2 pm eastern, each day (9 am Pacific Time)

More about SFC's  GREENleaders

This popular 6-hour certificate course provides an excellent grounding in sustainability issues and offers practical solutions for growing an eco-friendly home furnishings business. Developed in 2009 by a LEED AP, in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the course is updated with input from experts including ranking staff of World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Center for Environmental Health, Climate Reality Project and others. It delivers a comprehensive overview, cutting edge advice, and inspirational ideas in 6 units :
The Case for Sustainability
The Mind of the Consumer
Sourcing Eco-Friendly Materials
Sourcing Environmentally-Safe Processes
Designing Green Interiors
Selling Eco-Solutions
SFC's unique-to-the-industry training program provides designers, retailers, manufacturers, reps, and others the knowledge and credentials they need to become experts in sustainability. Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours for LEED AP and by  IDCEC for .6 HSW CEUs (6 ceu) .

Can't make the Live Course? It will be recorded! 
Recordings will be made available to all registrants.

LEED Training! 
Register today for a special $50 discount for members in ASID California Central/Nevada Chapter using the coupon code 'SUST'

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

Webinar and Online self-paced options:
Live webinars can be streamed on the following dates:

      May 9 2020 – 1:00PM – 4:30PM EDT   - OR -
      May 15 2020 – 2:00PM – 5:30PM EDT
The above options are identical to the in-person workshops.
You can register here for a webinar -
Online – Start today - Self-paced recorded workshop
Or take the on-demand recorded course completed at your own pace here -
Make your personal or corporate CV stand out with the LEED Green Associate. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings, but people can also become LEED Accredited to show the industry their knowledge in the field.
Cost:  $200

Use the coupon code ‘sust’ for $50 if you are paying out of your own pocket.

R egister for online on-demand webinars here-
Please contact the instructor, Lorne, directly with any questions at
Upcoming Dates and Events

All Areas:

May 1st: First Fridays - Live Online Virtual CEU Event.


May 16:  POSTPONED  -Alcatraz at Night.

May 17-18:  POSTPONED -*TBD   - California Central / Nevada Chapter Conference in San Francisco.

August 16-19 -   Well Conference in Scottsdale.

Date *TBD "Inspiration from Belgium" Shared by Paulette Trainor, ASID and Bobbie Brown, ASID .

Las Vegas:

May 11- 15:  CANCELLED -   UNLV Design Student Display at LVDC in Bldg A Atrium.

May 16: POSTPONED -*TBD - UNLV Student Graduation Ceremony.

July 26: ANDYZ Awards Celebration Event at Las Vegas Market

Date *TBD : ASID's Walking Tour - Celebrate the unique architecture and designs in Downtown Las Vegas.


May 22:  CANCELLED  -  Fresno State  Student Graduation Ceremony.

October  Vendor Fair. Meet Jamie Stringham, Chapter President & Jessica Gahan, Chapter Communications Director. Plus Meet and Greet Event.

* TBD - Date still to be determined

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