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Michelle Widner Receives Professional Honoree Award from IIDA

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We are so proud to announce our very own Michelle Widner, IIDA, NCIDQ received the Professional Honoree award at the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter 2022 INawards. We couldn’t be more proud of this outstanding achievement – cheers to you, Michelle!

More about Michelle’s journey and her award:

Over the past 20 years, Michelle Widner has dedicated herself to advancing the Interior Design profession throughout the region. A 15-year Member of the IIDA, she served on the NPC Board for nine years, beginning her service as the first Inland Northwest Campus Center Director and ending it as the first Chapter President to serve outside of Seattle. As a Campus Center Director, she worked to establish an IIDA presence at all the interior design schools on the eastern side of the Chapter and mentored students to transition from school to work. She then served as the Spokane City Center Director, spearheading REVEAL, the first interior design tradeshow in the region. Other positions she has held include VP of City Centers, NPC Advocacy Committee member, and the Advocacy Chair for both the Spokane and Boise City Centers. Promoting NCIDQ certification is a passion of Michelle’s, and during her time on the Board, she worked to establish the NCIDQ Program to provide resources to IIDA Members throughout the Chapter. She currently serves on the NPC Past President Council, Chapter Historian, and REVEAL Spokane 2024 Chair.

A graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Michelle is currently an interior designer and project manager at Bernardo Wills, a multidisciplinary design firm in Spokane, WA. She has extensive design experience in various markets, including education, retail, financial, multi-family, workplace, and public spaces. As a volunteer, she has also served on many local boards and committees, including both the Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University Interior Design Advisory Boards.

Halloween Party

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We had an awesome Halloween party this week with a Trunk-or-treat at our office! We are excited to have lots of young families, and it was our treat to host all of the kiddos for a fun, safe, and a little spooky celebration. It was a great reminder of what we are all working for. Enjoy some photos!

Taco Cookoff!

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After our Chili Cookoff was such a hit in March, we needed another contest! Our first ever Taco Contest yesterday brought great eats and even better company. Congratulations to Bill LaRue for his victory with his pork carnitas con chiles verde. Bravo!

Donovan Renz Graduates High School!

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Congratulations to Donovan Renz, who has been a part of our facilities team for 3 years, on his high school graduation! He will now be moving into the role of Head Custodian, and we are so proud of his exemplary high school career. Donovan, we can’t wait to see where life takes you next! Cheers!

Emily Moline Meyer Receives CPSM Certification

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Congratulations to our own Emily Moline Meyer, CDFA, CPSM, on earning her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation from the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Emily studied long and hard for this difficult exam in 5 focus areas of A/E/C marketing and business development: Marketing Research, Marketing Planning, Client and Business Development, Proposals, Promotional Activity, and Management. Cheers to you, Emily! Your passion for professional development is an inspiration.