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  Today's Date: Sunday November 23, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5780.30 +41.35 (+0.72%) on a volume of 1,432,691 shares. Year to Date Change: + 9.43%
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Association News
ASID Announces 2014 Design Award Winners
Monday April 7, 2014 
These awards recognize those who have achieved the highest level of excellence in interior design.

IIDA Announces Induction of Two Members to College of Fellows
Monday March 31, 2014 
Both will be introduced and celebrated at the IIDA Annual Meeting.

ASID Grants Fund Studies
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday March 24, 2014 
Good design helps productivity. That's been a mantra of the office furniture industry for years. But measuring that can be a bit tricky.

IIDA Foundation Trustees Establish Wilsonart Student Education Fund
Monday March 17, 2014 
The fund's initial contribution will sponsor the newly established Wilsonart Essay Competition for the years 2014-2016, awarding a $1,000 prize for each year's competition winner.

IIDA Announces Michael Vanderbyl as 2014 Titan Award Recipient
Monday February 10, 2014 
The IIDA Titan Award recognizes significant contributions to the Interior Design profession by a design-related individual, company or organization.

BIFMA Conference Acts to Enlighten the Industry, Renew Creativity
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 3, 2014 
For the first time, BIFMA kicked off the conference with its keynote, Sir Kenneth Robinson, whose TED talk on creativity and innovation has had an audience an estimated 300 million. It was a strong start.

IIDA Announces 2014 Library Interior Design Awards
Monday February 3, 2014 
Deadline for project submissions is March 28, 2014. Winners will be honored and celebrated at the ALA Conference held in Las Vegas in June.

IIDA Announces Michael Vanderbyl as 2014 Titan Award Recipient
Saturday February 1, 2014 
After four decades, Michael continues to forge a distinguished career as a multidisciplinary Designer whose body of work encompasses graphic design, furniture and product design, showrooms and retail spaces. His expressed goal through the years has been to merge, wherever possible, forms of Design that traditionally exist separately to create new, distinctively fused works of art.

BIFMA Conference Day Two
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Wednesday January 29, 2014 
The second day of the event in Phoenix was about what is happening in the built environment and what is driving those trends.

BIFMA Leadership Conference Opens
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday January 27, 2014 
For the first time, BIFMA kicked off the conference with its keynote, Sir Kenneth Robinson, whose TED talk on creativity and innovation has had an audience an estimated 300 million. It was a strong start.

CIDA Innovative Education Award Winners Announced
Monday January 20, 2014 
This award recognizes and celebrates innovative teaching and program-related practices that advance the cause of excellence in interior design education.

Forecast: Better Days Ahead for Industry
Tuesday September 17, 2013 
BIFMA upgrades its forecast for 2013 showing business picking up in 2013 after starting the year down a bit.

Design Billings Get a Boost in Second Quarter
Monday August 26, 2013 
Higher billings and more positive economic news helped lift designer confidence in June.

IIDA to Sponsor EdSpaces Innovation Awards
Monday August 12, 2013 
The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) announced that the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will be launching the EdSpaces Innovation Awards at the 2013 EdSpaces.

level Continuing Education Program Approved for AIA Learning Unit Credit
Monday August 5, 2013 
A&D professionals may now receive one AIA Learning Unit credit for attending an ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard and level(R) Certification Program continuing education one-hour session.

IIDA Announces 2nd Annual Best Interiors of Latin America Competition
Sunday July 21, 2013 
Projects must be located in Latin America or the Caribbean, though design firms may be located anywhere.

IIDA Announces Opening of Inaugural IIDA Asia Pacific Design Awards
Monday July 15, 2013 
International design competition has been established to honor innovation and the highest level of design excellence in Interior Design/Architecture throughout the Asia Pacific region.

NSF International and BIFMA Release Product Category Rules
Friday July 5, 2013 
The development of Product Category Rules for storage products helps meet the increasing demand for transparency in environmental claims.

BIFMA Partners with the Sustainable Purchasing Council
Thursday June 27, 2013 
It does not seek to duplicate any of the functions of existing groups and will inform a systemic approach to institutional and corporate sustainable purchasing practices.

Cheryl Durst Appointed to Harrington College of Design Board of Trustees
Monday June 24, 2013 
The board comprises a total of seven recognized leaders across various design-related industries.

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