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IDAHO INTERIOR DESIGN NEWS
    NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund
Supporting IIDA Members as They Advance Their Career with an inaugural gift from Mannington Commercial, this Fund offers IIDA Associate Members an opportunity to apply for financial assistance upon passing all three parts of the NCIDQ exam. Passage of the exam is a requirement for licensure in all NCIDQ member jurisdictions. The exam also serves as a qualifier for professional membership within interior design organizations and, for non-affiliates, represents a voluntary individual accomplishment.

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    Capitol Day 2011
IDEAL for Idaho announces Capitol Day on January 25th, 2011, at the newly restored Capitol Building in downtown Boise. IDEAL for Idaho’s Capitol Day is the first of its kind of effort and display in Idaho State. Interior designers from across the state will feature their work, attend a legislative reception, meet with legislators, and educate the public on the impact of interior design on health, safety and welfare. Construction drawings, CAD sketches, and presentation boards will be on exhibition, including work from top interior design firms as well as students of the University of Idaho and Brigham Young University interior design programs. Exhibitors can contact Katy Studer, IDEAL VP Membership, Patcraft, at (208) 869-3890.

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    Legislative Updates Series at Big City Coffee
Big City Coffee, in downtown Boise, is the location for a series of legislative updates for the Idaho interior design community, hosted by IDEAL for Idaho. Three Fridays at Noon have been scheduled: at the next one, on December 17th, the current movement toward the advancement of interior design will be discussed. IDEAL for Idaho welcomes ASID, IIDA, IDI and any interior designers involved in interior design. Contact: Katy Studer, IDEAL for Idaho’s VP of Membership, at Patcraft (208)869-3890. Be a part of what's stirring!
    Educational Seminar
Interiors designers from across the State of Idaho attended an educational seminar in fall 2010 hosted by the Association of Idaho Cities on "Energy Code Updates for Interiors". Speakers were Ken Baker and Sharon Patterson. The event was organized and breakfast was provided by Ideal for Idaho. Interior designers are trained, educated and tested in building codes and clearly affect the public health, safety and welfare. Interior designers are part of the building team responsible for carrying forward the Governor's agenda for making Idaho a more sustainable place, in concert with federal energy initiatives and policies.
    President-Elect of IDEAL featured speaker for the Boise Chamber of Commerce
Janice Stevenor Dale, President-Elect of IDEAL was a featured speaker at Leadership Boise's Government Day for the Boise Chamber of Commerce on November 19, 2009. Given her extensive background in grassroots advocacy for the interior design profession, she was asked to speak on lobbying and influencing government from a citizen's perspective. She has testified at, and debated code language in national forums for the review of building and fire code in the formation of the International Code Conference. She was successful in effecting certification for interior designers in California, one of the first states in the U.S. to provide for the practice of interior design. Ms. Stevenor Dale 's panel included lobbyist Ken McClure of Givens Pursely, and Lauren McLean of the Idaho Progressive Investor Network.
    Local Interior Designer Named to IBR's Top 40 under 40
Sonya Lenzi of Carols Design House was named to the Idaho Business Review's 2009 Top 40 Under 40. Congratulations to Sonya!

IBR's article on Top 40 Under 40

IDEAL NEWSLETTERS
    Spring 2009

Spring 2009 IDEAL Newsletter

AROUND THE NATION
    Bills From Around the Nation
Learn about Bills introduced around the nation.
This document has been prepared by the American Society of Interior Designers. (Feb 27, 2008)

ASID State Bill Update

 

 

 

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