Sunday, September 18, 2011

President's "Stamp of Approval"

It’s my honor to serve as President of this dynamic organization and, in association with President-Elect, Cynthia Hovorka, to guide a truly remarkable and passionate team of design professionals and industry leaders.

. . . no longer the big fish in the small pond . . .

This past year IIDA HQ announced our promotion to a “Large Chapter”.  As the newly dubbed ‘little fish’ in this new ‘big pond’, we’re making strides for you - our Members, our Partners, our Sponsors, our A+D Community, our Friends.  In just the 1st of a number of exciting developments our new BLOG ‘Designed & Delivered’ will keep you informed and connected.

Here’s a sneak-peak of a few other things planned: Industry Exchange -- a new quarterly discussion forum.  January 2012 will unveil the re-Branding of IIDA Georgia and our brands (old and new); the chapter will also present an informative CEU (developed by IIDA Georgia) vis-à-vis Professional Interior Design Registration (RID).  Look for the launch our new Website in April 2012. 

2012 also marks our 40th Anniversary*, which we’ll celebrate during our Annual Meeting in June; and lastly, the chapter will launch the inauguration of the IIDA Georgia Leader’s Breakfast (in collaboration with IIDA HQ and Herman Miller) in November of 2012.

As we collectively progress forward and work on your behalf to bring meaningful programming, education, resources, networking, philanthropic activities, advocacy, mentoring, professional development, leadership opportunities and so much more…we welcome our Members, Partners, Sponsors and Friends along with the entire A+D Community to embark on this exciting journey with us!

Michele Lyden, IIDA Georgia Chapter President, 2011-12

*IIDA Georgia has deep roots, beginning with Institute of Business Designers (IBD), IIDA was founded in 1994; the result of a merger between Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID).

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