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Philadelphia Chapter

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 IFDA PHILADELPHIA  CHAPTER

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     Why go it alone?  IFDA has the network to help your business grow.

                                                     Ida  McCausland - 2016 Chapter President

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 2016 UPCOMING EVENTS.............. 


  ~JUNE EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL OCT. 13TH ~

IFDA PHILA. Wants to Send you Back to School

CEU WORKSHOP:  USING DESIGN PSYCHOLOGY TO CREATE IDEAL PLACES

Presented by:  Toby Israel, Ph.D.

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 Toby Israel, Ph.D. is the founder of Design Psychology, a new field that continues to gain international attention, including in the L.A., N.Y. and Financial Times, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and “Radio Times.”  Trained as an Environmental Psychologist, she is a multi-disciplinary professional with experience in design, psychology, the arts and education who applies scholarship to the “real world” practice of design.  Her groundbreaking approach is described in her book, Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Places.

How can you use Design Psychology to create ideal places?  In this hands-on workshop, participants complete a variety of interactive exercises from the ‘Design Psychology Toolbox’ to “design from within.” By exploring intimate connection with place, workshop members uncover their own most positive experience of past homes, neighborhoods and communities.  Drawing upon this core of best-remembered places, participants learn how to successfully ‘design-in’ social/ psychological space use needs not just traditional square footage requirements.  Designers taking this workshop learn about this meaningful and rigorous programming method that can use the next day to help them/their clients gain a personalized “Design Psychology Blueprint”- - a guideline for creating authentic, nurturing home and place. (.6 CEU credits)


~ JULY EVENT ~

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Stay Tuned.....Date and Location to be Announced


 ~ SEPTEMBER EVENT ~

Vendor Showcase

September 14th 1p - 7p at the Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom

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Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4050 S. 26th Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA

Stay tuned for more details.


~ OCTOBER EVENT ~

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October 15th - November 6th

11a - 4p, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays

IFDA-Philadelphia Chapter will be having a private showing....stay tuned for dates & details.


RECAP OF EVENTS!


~ MAY ~

IFDA-PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER Designed 2 Rooms at the

 2016 BUCKS COUNTY DESIGNER HOUSE & GARDENS

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          The Gathering Place and                   The Room with a Garden View

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If you weren't able to tour the house, check out the coverage a local tv station did on the house where IFDA's Sunroom & Kitchen were featured: 

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 Our April Event hosted by our Gold Sponsor, Ferguson, was a Huge Success....over 40 people attended!!

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Attendees heard from marketing expert, Bernie Heer, on how to stay ahead of their low-priced competitors.

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 IFDA-Phila. Chapter was represented at this year's

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Members, Lisa Lazarus, Cate Lownes and Pres.-Elect Stephanie Graham


 Our March 23rd HAPPY HOUR was so much fun!  Great night of networking and sharing.

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PHILA. FLOWER SHOW WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

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Thank you to our Board Members and Sponsors:  Avalon Flooring, Hi-Fi Sales & Bright Light


  February's Event, "Breakfast with IFDA Benefits" was hosted by our Gold Sponsor, Avalon Flooring at their King of Prussia showroom.  Attendees were told about all of the exciting programs IFDA-Phila. is offering in 2016 and how to save $ with IFDA; they were shown how to update their profile page and told about how to stay in touch with fellow members and events in the monthly newsletter.

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  Our January Kickoff at Gold Sponsor, Sheffield's was a huge success!!  Over 70

people registered and were in attendance that evening to learn more about

marketing their business.  Our member and speaker, Mike Irby did a great job

reviewing the "Do's & Don'ts of Networking."

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Wow, the IFDA-Philadelphia Chapter raised $20,000 for Project Home and the check was presented by several members of the Take-A-Seat Committee.

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Pictured From Left to Right:  Stephanie Lin, Mgr. of Special Events at Project Home; Stephanie Graham, President-Elect; Sister Mary Scullion, President & Exec.Director of Project Home; Ida McCausland, President; Kathleen Penney, Chapter Advisor; Jacob Oxford, Pindler Showroom Manager


 THE CHAPTER 2016 SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN

               The Philadelphia Chapter of IFDA is a dynamic organization that provides tremendous value to the  design community.  We are proud of the continued success and achievements of our chapter.   IFDA offers  three annual levels of sponsorship that allow businesses to develop new professional contacts,  showcase their products and services, and take advantage of an array of promotional opportunities.

                    We have now made it easier than ever by offering the use of Paypal!

        To proceed click on the keyboard image link below...... 

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  For further information please contact:

Janet Stevenson CO- VP of Sponsorship at Email:   janets@closetcity.com   

or 

Heather Rabold , Co-VP of Sponsorship  Email: hrabold@robertallendesign.com


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Chapter Sponsors

GOLD LEVEL-Click on the Logos of the Companies to Read More About Our Sponsors

Closet City
Closet City
Hi Fi Sales
Hi Fi Sales
Pindler, Inc.
Pindler, Inc.
Bright Light Design Center
Bright Light Design Center
Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring
Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring
Knots & Weaves
Knots & Weaves
Kieffer's
Kieffer's
Ferguson
Ferguson
Studio 882
Studio 882
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors
Ambiance Design
Ambiance Design
A Room With A View
A Room With A View

SILVER

Websters Carpet and Rugs
Websters Carpet and Rugs
Taylor Made Cabinetry
Taylor Made Cabinetry
Kravet
Kravet
Robert Allen
Robert Allen
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