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IIDA PRESENTS 2008 CHAPTER AWARDS NEW YORK, NORTHERN PACIFIC & ALABAMA NAMED CHAPTERS OF THE YEAR

June 8, 2008, Chicago, ILVicki VanStavern, IIDA, 2007-2009 Vice President of Chapters of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), announced the winners of IIDA's Chapter Awards. Presentation of the Chapters of the Year was made at IIDA’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 8, 2008.

The IIDA Chapter Awards consist of individual awards in specialty categories and a Chapter of the Year award for both large and small Chapters. The awards encourage IIDA Chapters to develop and maintain excellence in their work to enhance the profession at the local level: programming, GRA activities, membership marketing, newsletter publishing, community service, educational events and graphic design. Categories may not be awarded every year. The 2008 Chapter Award winners are:

Excellence in Chapter Programs:
1st place: New York Chapter
Honorable Mention: Texas/Oklahoma Chapter

Excellence in City Center Programs:
1st place: Tampa City Center, Florida Chapter

Excellence in Campus Center Programs:
1st place: Northern Pacific Campus Center

Excellence in GRA Activities:
1st place: Northern Pacific Chapter
Honorable Mention: Carolinas Chapter

Excellence in Membership Marketing:
1st place: Texas/Oklahoma Chapter
Honorable Mention: Northern Pacific Chapter

Excellence in Community Service:
1st place: Southwest Chapter

Honorable Mention: Tennessee Chapter

Excellence in Forum Educational Activities:
1st place: Northern Pacific Chapter

Excellence in Special Events Graphics:
1st place: Tennessee Chapter

Excellence in Graphics Overall:
1st place: New York Chapter
Honorable Mention: Northern Pacific Chapter

In a tie this year, Large Chapters of the Year (300 or more Members) were awarded to the New York Chapter and the Northern Pacific Chapter.

Small Chapter of the Year (less than 300 Members) was awarded to the Alabama Chapter.

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community.

IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in nine specialty Forums in 30 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org.