Happy New Year! With the start of a new year many of us look at making changes in our personal and professional lives. No, I don’t have the secret to losing weight, but I have a few professional growth ideas about using the benefits offered by our chapter.

Did you know that we have a free service on our website for members to post business information? It’s called “Find a Pro,” This is found at the top of our ASID MN webpage and it’s for consumers to find interior design services.  After logging in you will see the heading: “Find A Pro Update” on your member page.  This is where you will be able to input your business information and have it connect to your website and your social media links.

Participating in the The Showcase House, Interior Design Tour, Life in Bold Color and Awards Submissions/Design Competitions is another great way to market your business. We know the quality of our design community and are excited to see more of our members participate. 

Attending any of the events that are offered throughout the year is easy and can be fun too! We will be having events on January 22ndand 24th.  Check the website for information on these events and future events coming this year. This is a good way to meet and network with members and industry partners.

We will be offering CEU courses all year long, and of course we always welcome members to volunteer in all of our committees. 

My challenge to you is to attend, participate or volunteer in the many opportunities offered to you by ASID MN and see how this results in your professional and personal growth.

Barbara Hafften, Allied ASID