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National Awards. Paris. NYC: Newsletter 02/2014

Posted February 24, 2014 by & filed under
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What’s Happening Now
February 2014

In This Issue

In Other News…
Milan in the Spring
Inspire Us Again
NYC Media Tour
What’s Going On…
I Spy… by Anita

In Other News…

Milan in the Spring

During the recent media tour through NYC promoting the upcoming furniture line launch, Anita was invited to showcase the new line during the International Furniture Fair in Milan this April. Discussions are currently underway to finalize the experience and design of the space as well as some of the more strategic and logistical details. We will keep everyone informed as more details become available.

For more information on the fair itself visit their website.

Inspire Us Again

Inspire And FBC Logo

Phase 2 of the 2014 Inspire Foundation project is currently in the planning and specification phase. Last year’s was such a great success thanks to everyone who volunteered and donated services, materials and cash. We need to rally again.
This phase of the project will include adding a much needed new classroom to the site along with a restroom especially for the class. The plans also include remodeling the entire multipurpose room and the addition of a parents’ lounge. If funding permits we would also like to revamp the kitchen and restrooms throughout the site.
A complete list of requested–and greatly needed–sponsorships can be found on the Inspire Foundation page. Any and all donations are appreciated and can be made directly on the site.

We are only two months in and 2014 is off and running. Doors are opening that we never imagined and we are so grateful and blessed. It is a giant dance coordinating everything but we have a great team and a deep passion. Keep your fingers crossed!

–Anita

US Chamber of Commerce Names IMI Design Studio among the 100 “Small Business of the Year” winners!

IMI Design Studio was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce among 2014 DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year Award Winners, a program which pays tribute to standout small business across America.  This year’s 100 winners were chosen from a record number of applicants for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth.  IMI Design was selected for demonstrating exceptional business practices in areas including strategic planning, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.   We are honored and humbled to be among the top small businesses in the country!

 

In a statement about this year’s award,  US Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said: “As the business community has worked hard to do its part in moving the country forward economically, small businesses have continued to be the driving force responsible for much of our progress. Our Blue Ribbon Award winners are the best of the best-growing and succeeding despite significant challenges.”

 

As one of the winners, we are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which aims to recognize the company that goes above and beyond to be an active leader and participant in their local community. The Commuity Excellence Award is decided through online public voting February 19 – 28.

 

Can you please vote for us?  Follow this link and select IMI Design Studio! Please share with your with your friends and colleagues. We apprecaite your support and hope to see you in Washington DC for the Award Ceremony this June!

New York City Media Tour

New Furniture Line Receives Great Reception by National Publications!

On the way back from Paris, Anita Lang spent two days in New York City meeting with editors and reporters from various national publications to introduce the new furniture line.  The furniture catalog and photos of the inaugural 50-piece collection were met with great reviews from everyone!  Anita kept a true NYC pace in back to back meetings with top magazines including

Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest,  Robb Report, Inc. Magazine and Hearst Publications’ Veranda, House Beautiful and Elle Decor.  Expect to see our new furniture line in some of the leading shelter and design publications soon!

Pictured above, Anita Lang discusses her new furniture line with Callie O’Neill of Architectural Digest.

Smart ConciergeTM Menu in the Works

Exclusively and Especially for You

IMI continues to develop its Smart ConciergeTM program through exclusive partnerships. Working with a range of vendors, IMI is creating a menu of exclusive offerings available only to the Smart ConciergeTM level clients that cover a range of areas: from Feng Shui consulting to carpet cleaning; from detox programs to wrist watches.

The idea of this program is that each of the partner vendors will prepare an offering available only through IMI’s Smart ConciergeTM program. The menu of these offerings will be posted to a private portal on the IMI website in the coming weeks and Smart ConciergeTM members will be able to access and purchase those offerings directly online. A portion of each purchase will be donated by the vendor to the Inspire Foundation in support of upcoming projects and in an effort to fill the great funding need in that organization. We look forward sharing these great services and experiences with our wonderful Smart ConciergeTM family.

What’s Going On…

Morning Scramble: February 28th

Anita will be back on the Morning Scramble this Friday, the 28th, at 8:30 in the morning. Tune in to see the discussion of “Feel Good Spaces.” Anita will be discussing how to use the psychology of color to impact your interior environment for a positive emotional response.

Arabian Horse Show The Arabian Horse Show is open at WestWorld. The magnificent horses are a true work of living art and anyone who hasn’t gotten the chance to see them should a moment and enjoy the beautify and luxury of the exquisite creatures.

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I wish I could have had you all join me and share in all the magnificent experiences of my trip to  Paris last month. But I can share in some of the highlights:

Maison & Objet 

A show to inspire! My current clients are being showered with the amazing finds & resources and inspirations sparked by this wonderful event.

Paris Flea Market  Always a treat. Some spectacular treasures are to be found here. One example are these mint condition 70’s chairs that desperately need a home here!

 

Paris 

This city is always a reminder to live well. From chocolate croissants to architectural masterpieces to sublime fashion…life is meant to live in joy and beauty…it is the essence of luxury.