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  Today's Date: Monday May 25, 2015    Current MMQB Index: 5778.81 +0.00 (-0.00%) on a volume of 1,154,570 shares. Year to Date Change: -2.29%
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Association News
Optimistic Economic Outlook for Interior Design Firms
Monday May 25, 2015 
Sole-practitioner firms posted a gain from 48 to 52.6 over the year's first quarter, but small firms with two to nine employees reported the highest billings at 63.2.

IIDA Announces Jane Hallinan as 2015 Member of the Year
Monday May 18, 2015 
Hallinan currently serves in a volunteer position for the IIDA Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Chapter as Director of the Pittsburgh City Center.

IIDA Recognizes Virginia San Fratello as 2015 Educator of the Year
Monday May 18, 2015 
San Fratello is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Emerging Objects, a design and research company that specializes in 3-D printed materials and objects for the built environment.

IIDA announces Incoming Chair of College of Fellows and more
Monday May 4, 2015 
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced that James D. Williamson, FIIDA, LEED AP ID + C, Principal, Gensler, has been appointed Chair of the College of Fellows.

IIDA in Collaboration Agreement with three leading Italian Design Organizations
Sunday May 3, 2015 
In addition to promoting the cultural exchange of design among designers, architects and manufacturers, the agreement will also offer professional training and workshop opportunities to members in both Italy and the US.

Preparations Underway for DIFFA/Chicago 2015 Gala – The Imagine Ball
Monday April 27, 2015 
The Imagine Ball seeks to inspire attendees by imagining a world without AIDS.

IIDA to Induct 2015-2016 President and Board Members at Annual Meeting
Monday April 20, 2015 
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the installation of its new President for 2015-2016, Scott Hierlinger, IIDA, LEED AP, Design Director, Nelson, and the election of Marlene Liriano, IIDA, LEED AP IDC+C, Vice President and Director of Interior Design, HOK, to President-Elect.

IIDA Inducts Four Members To College Of Fellows
Monday March 30, 2015 
Admission to the College of Fellows is the highest honor paid by IIDA to its Professional Members.

IIDA Accepting Applications for its First Student of the Year Award
Monday March 9, 2015 
The winning student will receive a $5,000 cash award and a complimentary 2016 IIDA Membership.

IIDA Announces Winners of the 2014 Student Design Competition
Monday February 23, 2015 
For the 2014 competition, "Achieving Workplace Well-Being through the Evolution of the Open Office," IIDA challenged students to design an office that encourages health, well-being, collaboration, and productivity while staying true to the original premise of the open office design and mitigating its negative effects.

ASID Interior Design Billings Index Shows Irregular Trends
Friday February 20, 2015 
Midwest firms reported increased growth, while firms in the South showed a slow increase in December compared to growth in the early fall.

BIFMA keynote
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 9, 2015 
The sharing economy is here to stay and there are lessons to be learned from companies like AirBnB and Uber, most young workers don't care about desk "ownership" at all.

BIFMA Members seek to understand Industry Future at Annual Conference
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday February 2, 2015 
It wasn't a Midwest snowstorm that kept people from making their way to their rooms at the Trump National Doral in Miami for the start of 360, the BIFMA Leadership Conference. It was the beauty pageant contestants.

IIDA 5th Annual Global Excellence Awards
Monday February 2, 2015 
"One of the most rewarding aspects of the Global Excellence Awards is seeing the variety of approaches to a design concept."

BIFMA Releases First Large Occupant Office Chair Standard
Monday February 2, 2015 
We're getting heavier, test accordingly.

Live from the BIFMA Conference - Day Two
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Wednesday January 28, 2015 
The event opened Tuesday to crystal clear blue skies and unseasonably cold temperatures for the region -- about 70 degrees with a stiff breeze.

BIFMA Conference Day One
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday January 26, 2015 
It wasn't a Northeastern snowstorm that kept people from making their way to their rooms at the Trump National Doral in Miami Monday for the start of 360, the BIFMA Leadership Conference. It was the beauty pageant contestants.

BIFMA Pow-Wow set for this Week
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday January 26, 2015 
Though the speakers are important, it is the connections made at 360 that really draw people back each year.

Top A&D Experts Assembled to Assess the State of Workplace Well-Being
Monday January 26, 2015 
The Roundtable, which took place in Chicago, addressed employee well-being as a necessary component in design strategy and provided manufacturers and designers with new perspectives on human-focused design.

IIDA Announces the Winners of the 5Th Annual Global Excellence Awards
Sunday December 21, 2014 
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, announced the winners of the 2014 IIDA Global Excellence Awards.

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