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2012 Chapter Events

December 2012 ... Holiday Party! Our annual holiday party was a chance to celebrate together and lift a glass our colleagues. The Castle, an amazing property owned by Boston University, was the perfect venue. During the course of the evening we honored the Designer Showcase winners and collected donations to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, a tradition of giving that dates back to 1996. Event Pictures

November 2012 ... Town Hall Meeting Our First Town Hall Meeting was an interactive evening for members to learn about and weigh in on any and all areas of interest. Many people took the opportunity to speak directly to the New England Chapter Board of Directors and influence how the chapter move forward. Event Sponsor: M-Geough. Event Pictures

October 2012 ... 11th Annual Interactive Member Dinner An incredible evening of celebration and opportunity. We received the most entries ever for our Designer Showcase and the awards for each of the categories were announced at the end of the evening. It was also a terrific opportunity to see the latest products and services of our vendors. To make the evening even more memorable, there was a fantastic dinner with food stations and a raffle. Event Sponsor: Metropolitan Cabinets. Media Sponsor: New England Home Magazine. Event Pictures

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September 2012 ... Success Master Class, Part II A moderated panel of design professionals at the top of their game. What is Success? How is it Achieved? How did your Colleagues get there? What does it feel like? Moderated by Julie Rogowski. The panelists included David Hacin, Cheryl Katz, John Kruse and to Donna Venegas. Event Sponsor: Venegas and Company. Media Sponsor: New England Home Magazine. Event Pictures

July 2012 ... iPads and the Apps that Give You an Edge, Part II A hands-on workshop to delve deeper into using basic apps and utilities, and syncing businesses using iPhones and iPads. Event Sponsor: Audio Concepts. Media Sponsor: New England Home Magazine. Event Pictures

June 2012 ... Summer Boat Cruise A social boat cruise on the Charles River hosted jointly by ASID New England and IFDA New England. Event Sponsors: FBN Construction and Wolfers. Media Sponsor: New England Home Magazine.

May 2012 ... iPads and the Apps that Give You an Edge A presentation by experts about how to use these pervasive mobile devices and how they can help you win new clients, grow your business and stay ahead of the competition. Also, a welcome and celebration of new members. The experts included Jennifer Driscoll, W. Ian Blanton, Ed Loughran and Greg Premru. Event Sponsor: Wolfers. Media Sponsor: Boston Magazine. Event Pictures

April 2012 ... The Power of Art Experts explore the challenges of helping your clients acquire art, the most personal of all the many personal things they put into their homes. The experts included Jacqui Becker and Lucy Dearborn. Event Pictures

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February 2012 ... Business Boot Camp A moderated panel of business development professional focused on invaluable organizational tips ranging from finance, investment, insurance and bookkeeping. Moderated by Bob Ernst of FBN Construction. The panelists included Margaret Kantrowitz of Merrill Lynch), Tom Messier of Mason & Mason Insurance and Loretta McClary of McClary Esq. Event Sponsor: Merrill Lynch. Event Pictures

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Recap of IFDA New England 2012 Chapter Events