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Advocacy 101 Training ~ Raise the bar of Interior Design

Hello IDC-Oregon Supporters, When you tell people you’re an Interior Designer, are you confronted with: • Being asked to help with bathrooms? Paint color? Pillows? • Explaining to your friends and family what you do on a regular basis? When you think about your future in the Interior Design Profession, do you think: • You’ll… Read More »

Save The Date ~ Leadership Coffee with ASID

Save The Date Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00am-8:30am at the Pental Portland Showroom For Questions Please E-mail: events@idc-oregon.org Proceeds from event will benefit IDC-Oregon in the ongoing effort to pass legislation for Commercial Interior Designers in Oregon. Thank You Sponsors! International Interior Design Association (IIDA) & American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Save The Date ~ Advocacy 101 Training ~ Raise the bar of Interior Design

Save The Date Tuesday, January 26th at 5:30pm-7:00pm at the IOS Showroom For Questions Please E-mail: events@idc-oregon.org Proceeds from event will benefit IDC-Oregon in the ongoing effort to pass legislation for Commercial Interior Designers in Oregon. Thank You Sponsors! International Interior Design Association (IIDA) & American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Know Your Representatives!

Have you ever wanted to contact your Oregon State Senator or Representative so you could discuss an important issue but then realized you weren’t sure who represents your district? Maybe you don’t even know which district you’re in. Well, there’s a quick and easy way to find out. Click on the link below and type… Read More »

Celebrate World Interiors Day

Click Here to register for this event. For Questions and Additional Details Please E-mail: events@idc-oregon.org Proceeds from event will benefit IDC-Oregon in the ongoing effort to pass legislation for  Commercial Interior Designers in Oregon. Thank You Sponsors! International Interior Design Association (IIDA) & American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

2015 IIDA Oregon Chapter Design Crawl

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The 2015 IIDA Oregon Chapter Design Crawl is happening soon! Visit beautifully designed spaces and mingle with design professionals as you tour three Design Excellence Award winning sites! Learn more about this event that takes place on April 23rd. Sponsor this popular event! Register for your tickets today, this event sells out quickly!

Interior Design Licensing Still Being Sought

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Inka Bajandas with DJC Oregon newspaper recently wrote about IDC-Oregon’s efforts with state legislation. Bajandas spoke with Legislative Director, Ellen Cusick about IDC-Oregon’s current status: “Efforts to create a state-approved licensing program for interior designers have stalled while advocates revamp proposed legislation in hopes that it will be more palatable to Oregon lawmakers. A bill proposed… Read More »

IIDA Steps Up Advocacy Effort

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Most have already heard about the article written this last month by Hilary Gowins in the Huffington Post. For those who have not, here is the link to her article called “Arbitrary Interior Design Regulations Hurt Entrepreneurs, Consumers” A rebuttal from IIDA on educating the public and Huffington Post, “A recent Huffington Post Blog entry… Read More »

New Law Expands Interior Design Practice Rights in Massachusetts

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Announced on American Society of Interior Designers’ website on August 21st, 2014: Washington, D.C. | Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has signed into law the Interior Design Bidding Bill H. 4303, which establishes the right of designers to bid as the prime contractor on state contracts and recognizes the profession of interior design within the state… Read More »

Seven Things You Need to Know about Advocacy

A glimpse into IIDA’s recent blog post: Recently, we changed our name from “Government and Regulatory Affairs” to “Advocacy.” The IIDA Oregon Advocacy Committee (VP of Advocacy, Roberta Pennington, IIDA and Chair of Advocacy, Bethanne Mikkelsen, IIDA) will be your IIDA representative on the Interior Design Collaborative-Oregon’s (IDC-OR) board as well as inform you of… Read More »