October 21, 2009
Message From The President
Greetings all! October welcomes in a new fiscal year for ASID, and some new faces to the NYU/CE chapter board.

My goals are to gain membership in our Chapter by holding great events, in all of the design communities, that bring all design professionals out to network, learn and interact with their peers...

As the President-Elect, I will be involved in all aspects of Chapter administration and will help Janine with her tasks as President.

As finance director, I will be responsible for keeping the financial records and reporting them to national on a quarterly basis.

I am thrilled to be the new Communications Director on the Board of the ASID Upstate New York/Canada East Chapter.

As Director-at-Large, my goals are to: Strengthen and maintain communication with Design Communities and Design Community Leaders...

I am honored to hold the current membership director position. In these tough economic times, I hope to convey the value of "belonging" to those members who have maintained their membership.

My goals, as an educator and ASID NYU-CE board member, include advancing public awareness and the legislative efforts of the profession...

Chapter News
A proposed change has been introduced to the 2009 ICC International Codes, that would change the definition of "registered design professional" to exclude registered interior designers from the building permitting process.

Designers and students gathered on September 23rd at Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery in East Syracuse, for an evening of networking.

Starting in the November issue, the Upstate NY Canada East Chapter will include a new feature: Designer in the Spotlight. With so many successful designers in the Chapter, the intent is to allow all members to become familiar with key designer's achievements. For the November and December issues we will focus on two designers who have been practicing in the Chapter area for quite some time. They will be sharing some of their inspirations and successful projects. Each subsequent quarter we will focus on different designers and different topics. Look for this exciting new feature in upcoming issues.
Student News
I hope to bring together the student chapters of the Upstate New York/Canada East Chapter, and focus on the benefits that ASID and knowledge of the professional board will bring to the students.

Local Events
Interior Design Students and Professionals, please join us for an evening of networking and fun!

Getting public understanding about the nature of the professional practice of interior design and the design process, has been a long and frustrating goal for our organization and our members.

News From The Society
We would like to collect some samples of business materials that use the ASID Professional Member mark. These may be business cards, letterhead, brochures, Web pages, etc. If you have a sample you can provide, please contact Michael Berens, director of research and knowledge resources for ASID, at (202) 675-2362 or mberens@asid.org. If you are Professional Member but not yet using the Professional Member mark, you can download the instructions and image files from the ASID Web site. Log in to "My ASID," scroll down the menu of member action items to the Professional Member mark listing, and click on the name of the listing to access the page. (If you are not a Professional Member, you will not see this link in your "My ASID" menu.)

Upcoming Events
Returning for its seventh year, NeoCon East has made its trademark as the premier design exposition and conference for the mid-Atlantic design community and a necessity to the industry. Don't miss the more than 250 exhibitors, countless educational sessions and keynotes, and tons of new products!

ASID sessions include "Back to Work: Career Management in a Tough Market," "Survival Techniques for the Small Design Firm," and a Career Exchange and Portfolio Review. Click "Learn More" to register.