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IIDA Carolinas Chapter Benefactors and Industry Friends; Thank you for taking the time to consider renewing or becoming a 2018 Benefactor. Our Chapter spans two states and is comprised of seven city centers and four campus centers with over 600 members. In 2017 our Chapter held over 52 events across the Carolinas; keeping us constantly connected to one another face to face. Our events provide social, philanthropic, and educational opportunities, but most importantly they promote great design in the Carolinas by facilitating knowledge sharing, advocating for interior designers, and elevating the profession, none of which would be possible without your support. This past year our Chapter launched it’s first annual DesignWorks awards competition; previously this occurred bi-annually. Our membership met this opportunity with open arms by submitting over 88 projects into 10 award categories. We hope for a continued high submission rate and participation among the design community in the spring of 2018 when DesignWorks will be held at 21C in Durham, NC. DesignWorks and our Annual Meeting reflects the dedication to quality design throughout our Chapter and enables us to come together and celebrate individuals, projects, firms, dealerships, industry reps, educators, students, and all other contributors to our collective design community. In addition to our average of 20 CEU presentations every year, your contributions enable us to invest in our young professionals in a tremendously impactful way by providing the means to successfully sit for the NCIDQ exam. With your support, our Chapter offered a second free NCIDQ prep course to our members in the spring of 2017. Over three days, this provided members with over 20 hours of intensive training and preparation for the practicum portion of the exam, a valuable benefit. At 77%, our Chapter’s course attendees pass rate exceeded the national pass rate of 66%. This step, along with our continual involvement in four university campus centers and countless other interior design programs, sets 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 where we can share our passion for great design, a strong community, and a high standard of education with you.

Respectfully Yours, Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C IIDA Carolinas Chapter President 2017-19


Carolinas Chapter 2017-2018


VP of Communications

Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

Debbie Crowell, IIDA, LEED AP

VP of Membership

VP of Advocacy

Beth Florence, IIDA, EDAC

Anita Holland, IIDA

VP of City Centers

VP of Professional Development

Emma Maltba, Ind. IIDA

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

City Center Directors

Social Media Director

Charlotte: Lowery Dameron, Assoc. IIDA

Katie Henderson, IIDA

& Sarah Williams, IIDA Coastal: Sydney Kerschen, IIDA Columbia: Ana Lasich Amormino, IIDA, LEED AP Triad: Michelle Lambert, Assoc. IIDA & Pam Branch, IIDA

VP of Finance Jill Vanderfleet-Scott, Hon. IIDA Past President Elisa Walker, IIDA

Triangle: Allison Hux, Assoc. IIDA & Susan Weiler, Assoc. IIDA

Campus Centers

Upstate: Stacey Brock, IIDA

Appalachian State University

Western: Garrett Wilson, Assoc. IIDA

Faculty Advisor: Alex Poorman, IIDA

Student Liaisons Christy Bennett, Ind. IIDA (North Carolina) Tanya Jones (South Carolina)

Campus Center Director: Gissela Teran, Student IIDA High Point University:

Forum Directors

Faculty Advisor:

Julia Honshell, Assoc. IIDA

Cathy Hillenbrand-Nowicki, Edu. IIDA

Matt Woods, Ind. IIDA

Campus Center Director:

Evan Rhodes, Ind. IIDA

Emily Kendall, Student IIDA

Rachel Pound, Assoc. IIDA Director of Administration Susan Case, IIDA Graphics and Branding Director Rose Bachman, Assoc. IIDA Director of Industry Relations Brooke Burton, Ind. IIDA

University of North Carolina Greensboro: Faculty Advisor: Amanda Gale, IIDA Campus Center Director: Ayanna Cash, Student IIDA



With ice storms, and many holiday activities in the preceding months, January provides time to regroup and focus on the year ahead.



Our City Centers hosted a variety of firm tours, portfolio reviews, panel discussions, and trade shows with 315 total attendees from 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 146 attendees.





We held our Annual Meeting in Greensboro, NC for 178 attendees. We also hosted our Chapters DesignWorks award competition with over 88 entrees across 10 award categories. Attendees enjoyed comedy by our event emcees and a CEU on Retail.

The Carolinas Chapter raised and donated over $4,719.75 to a variety of charities with the support of our Benefactors, sponsors, and attendees.



NeoCon provides the opportunity for attendees to see new products and assess trends for the year ahead. Our Chapter President utilized this opportunity to thank our Benefactors with Instagram posts promoting their products at NeoCon.


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Over three days, our Chapter hosts an annual retreat to send out the old and induct the new Board. This valuable time allows us to plan for the year ahead and train new Board members in their roles.



The Carolinas Chapter held 7 networking events for IIDA members and supporters. Over 315 guests attended across the Chapter.



200+ members and guests attended our 7 CEU events in September. Additionally, our Chapter hosted an NCIDQ Q&A webinar to educate members on the new format for the NCIDQ exam.



Each City Center hosted a membership drive with the theme potions and portraits. These drives focused on the value of membership and provided each attendee with an updated headshot.



Our Chapter Wide Forum provides 2 CEU opportunities focused on Leadership & Decision Making, and Preventing Burnout at Work.



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 2018 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 2018. This spread contains a complete listing of the 2018 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

Brooke Burton, Ind. IIDA Director of Industry Relations

BRONZE - $1,000

COPPER - $2,000

SILVER - $3,000

GOLD - $4,000

PLATINUM - $5,000

DIAMOND - $15,000+

BENEFACTOR BENEFITS 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 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

Tickets at Membership Rate for Fall Forum

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 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)

Take over the Chapter’s Instagram with “Take Over Tuesdays” twice a year 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






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 Durham, NC at 21C Museum & Hotel, and our Chapters annual DesignWorks Awards with a Forum focused on Sustainability.





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.

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 enables us to provide invaluable programs and events to the design community in the Carolinas throughout the year. Our organization would not exist without your support. We hope you find value in your relationship with our Chapter and welcome any feedback. 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 automatically. We appreciate the need for convenience but hope you 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. We appreciate your contributions and the hard work and effort each of your local sales representatives provide designers in our community. Follow the link below to the 2018 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, 2018.

Thank You to our Generous 2017 Carolinas Chapter Benefactors Diamond Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level Interface

Silver Level

Bonitz/Floorscape Coalesse & Steelcase Crossville Inc. Daltile

Copper Level

Armstrong Floors Bentley Caesarstone Davis Furniture/ Professional Sales Associates Eykon

Bronze Level

Architex Fabrics DARRAN Furniture DELVE Interiors DesignSource3 Forbo Flooring Systems Formica Jack Fetner Associates, Inc. MDC Wallcovering Michael F. Luther and Associates


Mannington Commercial | Amtico International Mohawk Patcraft Storr Office Environments

J+J Flooring Group Koroseal Knoll, Knoll Textiles, Spinneybeck | Filz Felt

MOMENTUM GROUP Mosaic Commercial Solutions PMC Commercial Interiors Sherwin-Williams Specified Solutions, Inc. Stephens Office The Contract Group, Inc. Trinity Surfaces

2018 IIDA Carolinas Chapter Benefactor Campaign  

The IIDA Carolinas Chapter launches it's 2018 annual Benefactor campaign. Your contribution directly funds events, continuing education, NC...