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Minnesota Chapter

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      IFDA Minnesota Chapter                                     P: 612.332.5128         

      275 Market Street, Suite 299                              F: 612.332.4791

      Minneapolis, MN 55405                                       E: imsoffice@ifda-mn.com

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

                                                                                 


             

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: Successful Selling in Turbulent Times: A Skills and Techniques Seminar

 

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Mick Frank, district Manager at Cambria, will lead this seminar on successful selling in turbulent times. We'll cut through the "pitch speak" and learn what sales approach really works and create a skill set to help us communicate effectively with prospects and close more sales. Don't miss out on this all-important educational evening and prepare to watch your business grow.

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, International Market Square, Room 512

4:30-6:30 pm

Cost:  $20 members and sponsors; $10 students; $35 guests

RSVP to Chapter Office at 612.332.5128 or imsoffice@ifda-mn.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014: FYI at IMS

 

A One-Hour Informative Gathering To Learn More About IFDA

and How The Organization Can Benefit You and Your Business

 

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The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is the only all-industry association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. IFDA is the driving force, through its programs and services, to enhance the professionalism and stature of the industry worldwide.

 

As the "voice" of the total furnishings and design industry, IFDA provides its members with the tools and resources to enhance their businesses. Aggressive advocacy promotes the advantages of working with an IFDA professional.

 

IFDA welcomes members from every facet of the furnishings and design industry. Members are executives and companies professionally engaged in the design, production, distribution, promotion, communication or education in the furnishings and design and/or related industries.

 

Join Us on Thursday, December 4 from 10:00 - 11:00

IMS, Suite 299

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Chapter Office at: 612.332.5128 or imsoffice@ifda-mn.com

Friday, December 5, 2014: Holiday Gala and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Death by Chocolate

You and your guest are cordially invited to a wickedly delicious extravaganza at Thornbury's Chocolates 
to launch the new line of Symphony Chocolates and to celebrate the birthday of Shopin Channill 
(that's pronounced Show-pan), the daughter of Thornbury's owner Cocoa Channill. 
 
What could go wrong on such a happy night??
 
 
 
As a guest at this party, you will become the detectives who solve a murder at Thornbury's Chocolates. The cast of IFDA members and friends are sure to bring drama, intrigue and comedy in this 3-Act Murder Mystery.
 
Synopsis:
 
The characters all seem to have a problem with Cocoa. Even her own family is turning against her. 
 
Her 
husband Ray is a compulsive shopper who is always after her money. 
Her daughter Shopin is a wastrel 
who does not want to work 
and has been stealing from her. 
 
Cocoa's dancing instructor, Pepe Mint, is 
 
unable to repay a loan 
he had from Cocoa
 
 
and Kit Catt is in love with Cocoa's husband, Ray. 
 
Troy, 
Cocoa's company accountant and Shopin's boyfriend, has been spying on her.
 
 Thornbury's old time, Jock Latt, doe not want to be pushed into retirement.
 
 
 
Hazel Nutt-Whirl is a fanatical anti-chocolate campaigner 
and Candy Kisses is after Cocoa's job as taster. 
 
Poor Cocoa hasn't got a chance.
 
 
Join Us for this Gala Fundraiser
 
Date: Friday, December 5
6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres; Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Murder Mystery "Death By Chocolate"
Cost:  $35 per person
 
Location: RBC Tile & Stone, 1820 Berkshire Lane, Plymouth MN
 
Dress to Impress with an emphasis on 1940's Era
 
                  RSVP Early to Chapter Office at 612.332.5128 or imsoffice@ifda-mn.com
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Minnesota Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is your inroad to leading designers from across the country. Made up of members 'representing all aspects of the design field' the association is the perfect way to create awareness, expand visibility and develop wide client commitment to your product or service. Sponsorships are the best way to receive enhanced visibility to this influential audience.

MINNESOTA CHAPTER
2014 SPONSOR PARTICIPATION LEVELS

GOLD LEVEL - $700

  •      Sponsor investment paid to IFDA MN Chapter - $350
  •      The Gold Level Chapter Sponsorship supports one Professional Member who will receive full membership benefits including the opportunity to hold a board position - $350* 
  •      Presentation opportunity at 2 events per year
  •      One full-page ad in each quarterly Minnesota Chapter Newsletter
  •      Submission of one complimentary feature article for the IFDA MN newsletter
  •      Free Admission to IFDA holiday event for Sponsor Member plus one guest

SILVER LEVEL- $600

  •      Sponsor  investment paid to IFDA MN Chapter - $250
  •      The Silver Level Chapter Sponsorship supports one Professional Member who will receive full membership benefits including the opportunity to hold a board position - $350*
  •      Presentation opportunity at 1 event per year
  •      One 1/4 page ad in each quarterly Minnesota Chapter Newsletter
  •      Submission of one complimentary feature article for the IFDA MN newsletter
  •      Free Admission to IFDA holiday event for Sponsor Member

BRONZE LEVEL- $450

  • Sponsor investment paid to IFDA MN Chapter - $100
  • The Bronze Level Chapter Sponsorship supports one Professional Member who will receive full membership benefits including the opportunity to hold a board position - $350*
  • Business card size ad in each quarterly Minnesota Chapter Newsletter

 

ALL SPONSOR LEVELS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS

  • Logo listing and a web link on the IFDA web site
  • Ability to distribute advertising literature at all attended Chapter events
  • Opportunity to promote your business through hosting an Industry Update
  • Company recognition at all chapter events – verbal announcement and poster signage
  • The opportunity for the Sponsor/Member and all members of their firm to attend chapter programs and events at Sponsor/Member prices

For more information, Contact:   Michelle Savageau, VP of Sponsorships

michelles@creative-lighting.com    (651) 647-9170

Click on Attachments below for Sponsorship Agreement.  Complete and mail to:  IFDA MN Chapter, 275 Market Street, Suite 299, Minnepaolis MN 55405

 

MN Chapter Newsletter - Summer 2014

MN Chapter Newsletter - Spring 2014

MN Chapter Newsletter - Winter 2014

MN Chapter Newsletter - Fall 2013

Chapter Sponsors

Gold

House 2 Home Flooring & Design Studio
House 2 Home Flooring & Design Studio
Unique by Design
Unique by Design

Silver

All Inc.
All Inc.

Bronze

Bob's Wood Specialties
Bob's Wood Specialties
Closets For Life
Closets For Life
Precision Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Precision Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Sawhill Kitchens
Sawhill Kitchens
Twin City Window Treatments
Twin City Window Treatments
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