September 2019 Newsletter (copy) Print

President's Report

Welcome back IDS Charlotte tastemakers, where inspiration excels.  As we segway from a summer state of mind to the fall season, a time when the air is crisper, cooling temperatures, and brilliant fall leaf colors, it is also a period when vendors and interior designers have their eyes towards their busiest season ahead. So to get the autumn party started early we eagerly await our first meeting at Goods Home Furnishing, including our networking segment, the Educate Me Series and the general meeting. Looking ahead we have a few fun and informative programs including Stoneworks in Oct., TBA in Nov. and culminating with our annual IDS Christmas party at Queen City Appliance on Dec. 10th.   

Membership growth - We welcome all the new vendors, designers, and student members who have recently joined our chapter.  It is exciting to note that IDSCLT has surpassed the 100 member milestone for the first time in it’s history!  We are excited to connect and collaborate with all our new members.

IDS makes philanthropy a high priority as evidence with the 2020 IDSCLT Designer Charity Showhouse Event.  Giving back while moving ahead by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Charity. We have made significant strides over the last few months.  Stay tuned for updates at September 10th’s meeting.

Respectfully Yours,

Audrey Clawson

IDS Chapter President

IDS Professional


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”       Mahatma Gandhi

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Board Members

President: Audrey Clawson  203-915-8338 [email protected]  

Vice-President: Jennifer Haahs 704-200-7623 [email protected]  

Secretary: Kyle Ray 704-968-6110 [email protected]

Treasurer: Ruth McKinney 704-425-0114 [email protected]   

Trade Liason: Carol Schuster 704-614-6676 [email protected]  

Social Media Liason: Britney Spear 704-774-9911 [email protected]


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Calendar of Events

October 8 at Stoneworks Showroom

6935 Reames Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28216

Networking starts at 5:30 - Business Meeting at 6:30

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Serenbe Designer Showhouse

The 6th Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse is Sep 19 – Oct 13 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Tickets are for sale online at

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Heritage School of Interior Design

Heritage School of Interior Design is an accelerated certificate program for Interior Design that prepares students to start a career in as little as six months. They currently have three schools in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington and Denver Colorado. They are planning to expand to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2020 and will be working with the North Carolina Office of Proprietary Schools to certify the program in North Carolina.

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Job Opportunity

Queen City Audio Video Appliances is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join their growing team. Qualified candidate must have 2-5 years of marketing experience. Must be proficient in all social media and Google platforms. Must have great time management and event planning skills. Ideal candidate will work with marketing team on advertising, promotions, and in-store shopping experience. Great communication skills are required when working with store managers, vendors, manufacturers and customers. Microsoft office including PowerPoint and Excel are required. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop and Constant Contact a plus. Contact Director of Marketing, Victoria Alicea at [email protected].

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Trade Members

We always appreciate our wonderful trade members!

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