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IIDA Carolinas Chapter Benefactors and Industry Friends: It is an exciting time to be in the design industry in the Carolinas and we are thrilled to share our passion for great design, a strong community, and a high standard of education with you. This year we have seen an increase in Membership and Benefactors; this has afforded us the opportunity to reinvest into the Carolinas Chapter in really exciting ways. The Carolinas Chapter is committed to continuing our promotion of design excellence by making a big change in our design awards ceremony, DesignWorks, and hosting this event annually. This shift came from the great momentum we have on our Board of Directors, the valued voice of our members, and the record number of project entries in our 2016 DesignWorks competition. We are excited to announce that our next DesignWorks will be held in the Spring of 2017 and we hope to see you there at our host city center, Triad. Our strong bond in the design industry is unmatched and the Carolinas Chapter has great plans to continue the promotion of this community support. Our 50+ events held annually across the Carolinas keep us constantly connected to one another in a time where it is easy to take for granted the benefit of networking in person instead of behind a screen. Our events are social, philanthropic, and educational, but most importantly they promote great design in the Carolinas by facilitating knowledge sharing, advocating for design advocacy, and elevating the profession. The Carolinas Chapter, with the unwavering support of our annual Chapter Benefactors, was able to offer first time benefits to our Associate Members in 2016 – a NCIDQ prep course free of charge. In addition to our average of 20 CEU presentations every year we are now able to invest in our young professionals in a tremendously impactful way by providing the means to successfully sit for the NCIDQ exam. This step, along with our continual involvement in three university campus centers and countless other interior design programs, is setting the bar high for design standards across the Carolinas. We hope you’ll join the momentum and be a part of our IIDA Carolinas Chapter community as a 2017 Benefactor. Respectfully Yours, Elisa Walker, IIDA Carolinas Chapter President 2016-2017


Carolinas Chapter 2016-2017 President


Elisa Walker, IIDA

Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

VP of Communications

VP of Advocacy

Debbie Nestvogel, IIDA, LEED AP

Shannon Mckenzie, IIDA

VP of Membership

VP of Professional Development

Anita Holland, IIDA

Leigh Ann Stephenson, IIDA, EDAC, LEED AP ID+C

VP of City Centers Emma Maltba, Assoc. IIDA, LEED AP

City Center Directors


Charlotte: Kate Smith, IIDA & Sarah Williams, IIDA

Jill Vanderfleet-Scott, Hon. IIDA

Coastal: Bethany Watson, Ind. IIDA Columbia: Beth Florence, IIDA, NCIDQ, EDAC Triad: Michelle Lambert, Assoc. IIDA, & Rachel Pound, Assoc. IIDA Triangle: Stacy Kerl, IIDA, & Lisa Ellis, Ind. IIDA Upstate: Jena (Hannon) Dees, Assoc. IIDA Western: Garrett Wilson, Assoc. IIDA Student Liaisons

Past President Scott MacMeekin, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C Campus Centers Appalachian State University Faculty Advisor: Alex Pooran, IIDA Campus Center Director: Elizabeth Hundley, Student IIDA

Susan Weiler, Assoc. IIDA Lynnette Roddy, Ind. IIDA Forum Directors Evan Rhodes, Ind. IIDA Alice Matthews, Assoc. IIDA Kristin List, Ind. IIDA Julia Honshell, Assoc. IIDA

High Point University: Faculty Advisor: Cathy Hillenbrand-Nowicki, Edu. IIDA Campus Center Director: Miriam Webster, Student IIDA University of North Carolina Greensboro:


Faculty Advisor: Amanda Gale, IIDA

Susan Case, IIDA

Campus Center Director:

Graphics and Branding Director Rose Bachman, Student IIDA Director of Industry Relations Marisa Southard, Ind. IIDA Social Media Director Katie Henderson, IIDA

Yatzel Hernandez, Student IIDA



We held seven educational programs, including CEUs and building tours, for the design industry with 179 total attendees.



A variety of firm tours, portfolio reviews, panel discussions, and trade shows were hosted across our City Centers. 189 students and 164 IIDA members attended across the Carolinas.



With the support of our event sponsors and presenters we offered 7 CEUs in the month of March to a total of 194 attendees.





Our Annual Meeting was held in Asheville, NC with over 167 attendees. We hosted our Chapter’s DesignWorks award competition with over 75 entrees across 8 award categories. Attendees enjoyed inspiring words by IIDA CEO Cheryl Durst and a CEU on Healthcare.

The Carolinas Chapter was able to raise and donate $4,884.72, 100s of items, and 20+ volunteer hours to charity in the month of May with the support of our Benefactors, Sponsors and attendees.


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7 networking events were held in the Carolinas for IIDA members and supporters. Over 311 guests attended across the Chapter.



214 members and guests attended our 7 CEU events in August.



Each City Center hosted a membership drive for their area. This year our membership increased to 611 members across the Carolinas.



7 educational programs for the design industry occurred with over 150 total attendees.



Our Chapter Wide Government Forum was held in Columbia, SC. Over 70 attendees from across the US attended to hear the panel of 3 experts, 1 moderator, and attend a CEU.



Our Chapter hosts 7 fun filled social events for the holidays in our City Centers, many which include a charitable component.


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Benefactor Opportunities

The IIDA Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors is excited to announce our 2017 Benefactor opportunities and look forward to working with you and your colleagues to help enhance our organization! Your contributions enable our Chapter to engage our members through enriching and educational events throughout the year. We continually strive to improve our benefits and make them more easily accessible for our valued Benefactors. Learning from the input shared by current Benefactors, we updated the benefits to allow them to be more tangible for 2017. This spread contains a complete listing of the 2017 Benefactor levels and the associated benefits. We look forward to working with you this year. None of this would be possible without your assistance and we greatly appreciate your continued support! If you have any comments or questions please contact: Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C President-Elect Marisa Southard, Ind. IIDA Director of Industry Relations

Recognition on Chapter Benefactor banner displayed at all Chapter + City Center events Recognition as a Benefactor on Chapter website and in all Chapter + City Center e-mail blasts Copy of IIDA Carolinas Chapter Electronic Membership Directory Benefactor name badges (Limit of 7 maximum) Use of IIDA Carolinas Chapter logo on company website and e-mail signatures Tickets to the Annual Event in Spring

Bronze - 1 ticket, Copper + Silver - 2 tickets, Gold + Platinum - Four tickets, Diamond - 5 tickets

Verbal recognition as a Benefactor at all Chapter + City Center events Custom Benefactor level logo for use on company website and e-mail signatures

Sent to you in by IIDA Carolinas Chapter

Ad in the Chapter Wide Annual Event Program in the Spring

Silver - 1/4 page, Gold - 1/2 page, Platinum full page, Diamond 1-1/2 page

Quarterly sharing of Benefactor’s social media posts on IIDA Carolinas Chapter social media outlets. Product recognition in monthly Project Spotlight featured in our e-mail newsletter Opportunity to participate in Chapter Mentor Program Company name with NC and SC Sales Representative contact information listed on Chapter website Product spotlight project tour event in City Center selected by Benefactor News blast e-mail to IIDA Carolinas Chapter Membership

Platinum twice a year, Diamond - quarterly.

Benefactor Spotlight feature in one Chapter or City Center e-mail newsletter

(Benefactors choice of Chapter or City Center / Representative, product technology, company, etc)

Company logo and link to website featured on IIDA Carolinas Chapter Website Company logo will appear on all City Center monthly program and event invitations One focus group session (two hour maximum) with four IIDA Professional Members Sponsorship of the July Board of Directors retreat First right of refusal to present a CEU at our City Centers events

Minimum of two CEU events at 7 City Centers available a year

BRONZE - $1,000

COPPER - $2,000

SILVER - $3,000

GOLD - $4,000

PLATINUM - $5,000

DIAMOND - $15,000+






Planning month for Board members and City Center Directors.

Student Design Days, Events focused on connecting students and professionals while advancing their pursuits and interests within the design industry.

CEU, Educational opportunity to expand the awareness and skill sets of designers and industry affiliates.

Annual Meeting in Greensboro, NC, our Chapter’s annual DesignWorks Awards, and a Forum focused on Retail.





Philanthropic, Provides a focused month to give back to our local communities.

Planning month for our Board of Directors. NeoCon provides us with an opportunity to see new products and we encourage all members to thank our Benefactors throughout the month.

Annual Board of Directors Retreat, planning for the entire year ahead, transition of new and old Board members.

Summer Social, Encourages design professionals and industry affiliates to relax and mingle. Potential for a CEU in combination with the social.





CEU, Educational opportunity to expand the awareness and skill sets of designers and industry affiliates.

Annual Membership Drive to share & celebrate the benefits of membership.

Fall Forum: Chapter wide event encourages everyone to come together in one location across our states to share in a learning experience.

Holiday Parties typically with a charitable component.

Project submission month for DesignWorks.

Advocacy Event on Zero Landfill/Project Gallery Initiative.

Free 23 hour intensive NCIDQ prep course for 15 members courtesy of our generous Benefactors.

BENEFACTOR REGISTRATION Thank you for your consideration in contributing to our organization. Your support will help us provide invaluable programs and events to the design community in the Carolinas. We recognize the fast paced lives we all have and the value of convenience. For this reason, we created an online registration page. From here you can select your desired Benefactor level, enter any contact information, and make your contribution via credit card or PayPal directly on that page. A receipt will be emailed to you, and one of our Board of Directors will reach out to you with the next steps. However, please consider making your contribution via check. We incur fees for the convenience of collecting online payment through PayPal and with credit cards. In an effort to maximize the value of your contribution, we encourage you to send your donation as a check.

Follow the link below to the 2017 Benefactor Registration:

CLICK HERE If you are mailing a check, please make checks payable to: IIDA Carolinas Chapter Attn: Jill Vanderfleet-Scott 100 N Tryon St. Suite B220 PMB 171 Charlotte, NC 28202 Please note that benefactor opportunities will close on January 31, 2017.

Thank You to our Generous 2016 Carolinas Chapter Partners Diamond Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Shaw Contract Group

Silver Level

Bonitz/Floorscape Daltile Eykon Mannington Commercial | Amtico International

Copper Level

Alfred Williams & Company Crossville Inc. Forbo Flooring Systems Interface J+J Flooring Group

Bronze Level

APCO Signs Architex Fabrics Armstrong Floors Coalesse DARRAN Furniture Davis Furniture/ Professional Sales Associates DELVE Interiors DesignSource3 FabuLines LLC Formica Kimball Office Jack Fetner Associates, Inc.

Patcraft Roppe Storr Office Environments

Knoll, Knoll Textiles, Spinneybeck | Filz Felt McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture MDC Wallcovering Mohawk Sherwin-Williams

KI Michael F. Luther and Associates MOMENTUM GROUP Mosaic Tile Company PMC Commercial Interiors TopReps The Contract Group, Inc. USG Warco Construction Wolf-Gordon Wulbern Koval

2017 IIDA Carolinas Chapter Benefactor Campaign  

Summary of this year of events and our successes, overview of the upcoming 2017 calendar year of events, explanation of fees and benefits fo...

2017 IIDA Carolinas Chapter Benefactor Campaign  

Summary of this year of events and our successes, overview of the upcoming 2017 calendar year of events, explanation of fees and benefits fo...