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ASID Business Tools

Everything you need to build a strong and thriving business.

NAVIGATE TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

ASID understands the challenges associated with business ownership and has developed an exclusive set of member benefits designed to help you navigate the waters to long-term success. These must-have business tools offer our members protection, promotion, coverage, certification, education, and CEUs.

PROTECTION

Residential and Commercial Contract Packages

Business owners must shelter their organizations through strong contracts that limit liability and diminish risk. The ASID Residential and Commercial Contract Packages include a core letter agreement with multiple schedules and clear options for crafting complete, customizable contracts.

Business Liability Insurance

Created exclusively for ASID members by The Hanover and The Insurance Exchange, business liability insurance provides our members with peace of mind and protection from potential litigation.

PROMOTION

ASID Job Bank

Find your next opportunity and recruit new talent at the ASID Job Bank, your top resource for design industry career opportunities. ASID members receive five exclusive job postings per month, providing a streamlined employment process.

ThriveHive

An exclusive member benefit, ThriveHive is a marketing platform that will help you build your online presence, attract new clients, and grow your business. Create a marketing plan, a professional website, and learn to effectively manage your marketing efforts from one easy-to-use dashboard.

COVERAGE

Healthcare Resource

The Insurance Exchange has partnered with enhancedcareMD Smarter Choices to provide ASID members with an online resource for health insurance and healthcare services. Save time and money, compare plans, estimate tax subsidies, and enroll in the plan that’s best for you and your family.

Cover the Unexpected

Colonial Life and The Insurance Exchange offer ASID members a wide variety of supplemental insurance options that provide peace of mind when the unexpected happens. Exclusive ASID discounts on supplemental coverage are your financial safety net.

CERTIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND CEUS

NCIDQ Exam Prep

It is important for clients to know that interior designers distinguish themselves by demonstrating a specific set of competencies, supported by work experience, a college degree, and NCIDQ Certification – the standard for professional interior designers. ASID has identified several NCIDQ exam prep resources and offers special pricing.

WELL AP Certification

Administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)™, the WELL Building Standard® focuses exclusively on human health and wellness. Through a partnership with IWBI, ASID members receive an exclusive discount on registration for the WELL AP exam, exam prep workshops, and self-guided plans. The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard™ and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities.

Material ConneXion Library (MCX)

As an exclusive member benefit, all ASID members enjoy online access to the full MCX database of thousands of healthy and sustainable materials. Discover comprehensive product information, technical specifications, images, application information, manufacturer contact details, and much more.

Drive – Navigating Firm Endurance

The successful evolution and regeneration of your firm requires you to implement the path, process, and criteria that lead to your organization’s continued success. Drive explores the options and challenges associated with firm ownership and evolution and explains how to lay the groundwork for achievement through the cycle of growth, success, sustainment, and regeneration.

Business Strategy Solutions

The Business Strategies Solutions series on the ASID Academy will provide you with the essential skills and crucial tips you need to set your business up for success. Earn CEUs and strengthen your business acumen on your time, at your pace.

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SANDOW to Debut Innovation Lab at NeoCon

NeoCon 2019 is right around the corner. In just under two weeks, the annual trade show opens its doors for another three days of talks by inspiring keynote speakers, previews of the most innovative new products, and endless opportunities to network with colleagues and industry friends. The gargantuan event finds a welcome home in Chicago’s theMART (f.k.a. the Merchandise Mart), the world’s largest commercial building and design center.

This year, SANDOW, Interior Design’s parent company, will unveil an entirely new space for attendees to explore. Dubbed the SANDOW Innovation Lab, this almost 4,000-square-foot area sits on the sixth floor of theMART (Suite 624) and houses unique opportunities for several of the brands in the company’s portfolio to connect with the design community. The SANDOW Innovation Lab will open on June 10.

“This space is raw and colorful,” said Abby Leopold, the SANDOW Innovation Lab’s project manager and lead creator at Curate. “Bringing the Innovation Lab to life expertly married Curate’s mission and SANDOW’s vision.”

The SANDOW Innovation Lab is primed to host several compelling programming events. The yearly Interior Design NeoCon roundtables, hosted by Editor in Chief Cindy Allen, will take place in the Lab’s Innovation room. This year’s roundtable topics will include conversations on current workplace and health and wellness sector trends.

There will also be three ThinkLab-hosted workshops that prepare designer and manufacturer attendees to face many of the dynamic changes happening in today’s contract sector. Over the course of three days, attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to improve the contract furniture buying process, recognize and respond to major sector trends, and how to improve the client experience.

Finally, Material ConneXion invites designers to learn more about the brave new world of emerging architectural materials with Dr. Andrew Dent, the company’s executive vice president of research. This lecture will take place on Monday, June 10 in Material ConneXion’s Lab space. Attendees are welcome to explore on-trend materials and colors using an X-Rite Virtual Light Booth machine.

“This is the first time SANDOW has had the opportunity to activate several of our brands in the same space during NeoCon,” said Kathryn Kerns, executive director of strategic initiatives at SANDOW. “From Material ConneXion’s first-ever pop-up library, to Interior Design’s notable roundtables and ThinkLab’s unique workshops, we’re excited to provide the programming SANDOW brands are known for to theMART’s highly engaged audience.”

To sign up for any of the ThinkLab Workshops or the Material ConneXion lecture, click here.

Thank you to the following sponsors for making the SANDOW Innovation Lab possible:

BuzziSpace, CurateFormica, Haworth, Loftwall, Scandinavian Spaces, and USM.

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