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Q&A with Jessica Williams

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  IIDA VAWV reached out to Jessica Williams, a seasoned designer and IIDA member, to offer advice to anyone in our chapter/industry that may be feeling a little uneasy about the state of the economy.  1. Were you working in the industry during the 2008 recession? If so, what advice can you offer to designers that are graduating or to designers that may be in their first five years of their career? JW: I graduated in 2008. Fortunately, I was already working in a small hospitality firm and was able to continue working. The...

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Legislative Action Alert!

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!  The Department for Professional and Occupational Regulation is evaluating several licensure or certification programs, including Certified Interior Designers to determine whether continued regulation is needed.  A series of public hearings have been scheduled to receive public comment as part of the evaluation process.   Stay tuned for the announcement of the date and time for an informational webinar prior to the public hearings that will be hosted by IIDA, ASID, and CIDQ to answer further questions....

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2020 AVANT-GALA Contest Information

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Let your imagination run wild with this year’s contest   Inspired by the AVANT-GALA theme and industry trends of wellness and sustainability: BOHO-FLAIR. “What is that?!?”, you ask? This aesthetic flies in the face of modern sensibilities and embraces the carefree and the unusual. Feel free to mix patterns and textures, and do not be afraid to use materials that would not necessarily go together in a conventional way. The only requirement is to use 50% of industry materials. But how do you win?...

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2020 AVANT-GALA F.A.Q.s

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GALA Frequently Asked Questions How to Register: Check out our Eventbrite link here.   Keep a lookout on Social Media & our Newsletter for announcements on special ticket offers (for a limited time) *There will be no door sales for tickets the day of the event F.A.Q.s: How do I sign-up to volunteer? We couldn’t make this event happen without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Volunteering is not only a helpful way to engage in our organization, it can also help you connect directly with your industry colleagues and...

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2020 Avant-Gala

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This year’s theme is AVANT-GALA   What is the I Love My Industry Gala & what can I expect? Our Annual I Love My Industry Gala & Silent Auction is an evening dedicated to celebrating the design industry! A lot of planning is involved with the event on the back end to event sponsorship, auction item donation, venue, entertainment, and food & beverage options. This event is a fundraiser for the design industry & our chapter! The proceeds help our chapter plan events for the year from tours, pop-ups, workshops,...

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2020 AVANT-GALA Transportation Information

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2020 is the year for sustainability and reducing your environmental footprint.   We’re making it easy for you to coordinate carpooling to this year’s Gala!    Carpool Sign-up *IIDA VAWV is in no way responsible for the liability of travel to/from the event and the carpooling arrangements. We are offering an easy way to coordinate travel arrangements to and from the event for ease of planning on your part. *Carpool drivers & ride sharers are responsible for getting in contact with each other to coordinate the...

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2020 AVANT-GALA Accommodations

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Are you looking to stay the night after the Gala? Maybe make it a fun weekend getaway!    Make it a weekend to remember by sharing a nearby cottage with friends thanks to a special rate being provided by our friends at Coastal Accommodations OR reserve a discounted night at the neighboring Oceanside Holiday Inn Hotel.   Coastal Accommodations Promo Codes: IIDA202015 for 15% Off IIDA2020 if you buy 3 nights, get 1 free!    Other hotel options: Comfort Inn & Suites – VA Beach Oceanfront Holiday...

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2020 AVANT-GALA Volunteer Opportunities

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Looking to Volunteer for the ILMI Gala event this year? We would LOVE to have you! We couldn’t make this event happen without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Volunteering is not only a helpful way to engage in our organization, but it can also help you connect directly with your industry colleagues and maybe even pay off when you win an auction item. Sign up now on our Sign-Up Genius Page to get a voucher in exchange for a little of your time! You can also register to volunteer on the Eventbrite registration link. ...

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2020 AVANT-GALA Sponsorship Opportunities

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Are you interested in becoming an I Love My Industry Sponsor?   Sponsorship opportunities are still available, but they are going FAST!    Check out the possible list below & reach out to Ali Allred at presidentelect.iidavawv@gmail.com...

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2020 AVANT-GALA Location Information

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  This year’s local- and Veteran-owned venue is divided into two large sections for a varied experience. The front is an open layout restaurant with a contemporary bar for great conversation and networking. The back section will be our concert hall and auction activity space with plenty of room to bid on carefully curated items and make connections while dancing the night away. The Bunker 211 21st Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Do you have concerns about why the venue changed? Check out this blog post that goes into detail as to...

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