Message from the President

Love Your Journey

February is the shortest month of the year but still giving us time to move forward with the goals we set in January. One of the chapter goals for this year is offering strategic events that impact design through the human experience. We are now well on our way with “The Business of Design” lunch experience at the awe-inspiring Duke Mansion in Charlotte that happened in January. We had a sold-out house which included engaged designers and Industry Partners sharing their insight and business knowledge. Many thanks to Traci Zeller, Vicky Serany, and Marta Mitchell who were our gracious panelist. Also, Carolyn Noble who spoke on the State of our Industry & Trends and Ashley Hotham Cox, Editor & Chief, Home Design & Décor Magazine moderated.


As we leap through the month, our Chapter Board members and Design Community Chairs are working diligently to prepare meaningful and relative events for you. Save the date for our the Spring Conference scheduled for March 30 in Raleigh. It will surely be a show stopper with CEU’s, Student Awards and a tour of the Dillon planned for the day. Then we will continue with the all inspiring Excellence in Designs Chapter Awards dinner where the winners will be published in the upcoming issue of Home Design & Décor Magazine.


Be sure to check out our Carolina’s chapter headliner topics:

* “Members on the Move” is an up close and personal interview to spotlight one of our own members. This month, read how Susan Carson, Government Affairs Co-Chair shares her inspiring thoughts and business insights.


As a reminder, explore the local design community events happening all around the region. Each week be on the lookout for events posted on our Facebook and Instagram page as well the Chapter website, visit today by clicking here.


Let’s journey together…


With Warm Regards

Shane Jones