A Letter From The Chapter President

Dear Members of the PA East Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers,
First and foremost let me begin by thanking all of the past years chapter sponsors, event sponsors and industry partners who have supported us over the past year and made every aspect of the 2017-2018 fiscal year possible. We could not host the education events and social gatherings that support our members and the local industry without your continued support. I hope that you will continue your support in the year to come as our new sponsorship packet is more robust in its offerings for your supports exposure.
My personal thanks to Dean Prokopowich and the 2017-18 Board of Directors, for a year full of education, fellowship and member engagement, in continued the promotion of the Interior Design profession in the Pennsylvania East region.
Looking at the year and the board that just passed, it seems like a tough act to follow. Along side this amazing team of newly appointed board members, representing many of the various facets of our industry, we hope to bring back some of the aspects of the organization that made us what we are today. With the return of chapter favorites like Mardi Gras, a fundraising night of fun, fellowship, and community; to some new ground breaking events like “Dinner with a Designer,” an exclusive, invitation only event, that is an intimate twist on your typical trade show. Our first evening is coming up on October 25th at the Talamore Country Club in Ambler, with a second evening sometime in the spring in downtown center city Philadelphia. I hope you would all participate in our new “Sponsor a Student” Mentorship program, giving budding design students a design professional member that they could call on for coffee talks, advice, and guidance in this ever evolving landscape of Design.
This coming year, as exciting as it sounds is only attainable through our generous industry partners and peers that take advantage of our newly revamped Annual Chapter Sponsorship Program. The packet is available upon request by contacting any one of your board members; we collectively feel is one of the most robust offerings to date for our chapter involvement. We have truly a dynamic year planned out for you the members & our design community and we look forward to seeing you at all the exciting upcoming events in store for the 2018-2019 year.
I leave you all with a final thought; We never know what tomorrow holds for us, so make sure to leave an indelible mark on those lives we touch and the spaces we transform, so always be memorable and timeless.
All the best, Eric Alayón, Allied ASID President