Month: February 2012

Save a Tree — There’s an App for That

By Tony White Sometime back in October, I received notification of a post by Jeff at RevitKid that AutoDesk had released a new app for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch. The app allows the on-the-go designer access to .DWF files while out in the field.  The app allows you to make redlines and annotate drawings while away from your computer. I… Read More

10 Basics of Leadership

By: Cherie Y. Anderson For nearly two years, I have had a great opportunity to attend a weekly mentorship meeting on servant leadership. The class is made up of a group of people with various backgrounds and skills, but share a common desire to make a positive impact within the organizations they work, the communities they live in and in… Read More

Generous Networking

By: Lee Boyland I just recently attended a workshop – the last of a six-part series geared toward newer designers in the industry. This last session was on networking. When the guest speaker asked what came to mind when we all thought of networking, some replies were “lots of people in suits,”  “business cards,” “LinkedIn” and as may come to… Read More

“It’s wonderful to be here, It’s certainly a thrill.”

By Gary K. Pino, FMP   BRAVO … CONGRATULATIONS … WAY TO GO … and all of the other inspiring & admirable accolades that go along with achieving such an awesome milestone of being in business for 20 years.  In addition to the “blood, sweat and tears” that went into forming, nurturing and sustaining IDO Incorporated over all of these years,… Read More

Swimming against the tide; I Too Broke These 6 Business Rules

By Jill Mendoza: In pondering IDO’s, 20th Anniversary which just happens to be this month, February 14, 2012, I am reminded of a recent article I read in Inc. Magazine by a fellow small business owner, René Shimada Siegel, the title; “I broke these 6 business rules.  Why you should, too.”   Rene speaks of 6 rules she broke in running… Read More

20 Years Young and Ready for More!

By Janet Thomas On February 14, 1992 Jill Mendoza hung out her shingle and opened  IDO Incorporated. She set up shop in her basement and courageously went to work offering specialized design services not available from anyone else. From this modest beginning she has grown the company’s reputation through responsiveness, accountability and creativity. What other benchmarks happened in 1992? A… Read More

Space from Home That’s as Green as You Want to Be

By Julie Knight I recently stayed at a new kind of Starwood Hotel in Baltimore, MD.  Inspired by Starwood Resorts, Element Hotel “Encourages renewal through a nature-influenced environment. Intuitively constructed with an efficient use of space, Elements helps you stay connected, feel alive and thrive…”  while you are away from home. The Element’s philosophy is simple:  help “you to achieve… Read More

Confront the shampoo girls, but please update your knowledge base on Indiana’s Interior Design Legislation.

By: Jill Mendoza  The Jan. 30 – Feb. 5th 2012 IBJ (Indianapolis Business Journal) published an Opinion from Sheila Suess Kennedy a professor of law and public policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI that; simply gives a new meaning to having a bad hair day!   In Ms. Kennedy’s Opinion, “Confront the shampoo girls at your peril”,… Read More