Category: Networking

How to Gain the Most from your Conference Experience

By: Victoria Numbers Industry conferences have many multi-faceted benefits and can be an incredible experience if you understand how to navigate the event. Here are a few tips so you can make the most of your next conference. Download the app: Most seminars and conferences now offer an application exclusive to the event you’re attending. Although you might think, ‘I’ll… Read More

NeoCon 2017

By: Catie Sterling I was very fortunate this year to have the opportunity to go to NeoCon for the first time with IDO. As a new interior design professional, I tried to take in as much of the convention as possible. Dozens of manufacturer’s reps informed us on their innovative new products, new directions of their companies, and allowed us… Read More

Congratulations!…Now What?

By: Sara Kotarski   Happy May, and Happy Graduation for many! It seems like just yesterday I was saying goodbye to my home of four years and walking away as an alumna of Michigan State University’s Interior Design program. A lot has happened in those two years since graduation. I’ve lived in 3 states, worked 3 jobs, and rented 2… Read More

What is your 10 Core Commitment?

By: Rhonda Wessel If you follow me on my personal Facebook page, you know that I have turned some of my hobbies into side ventures for me and my family.  My newest one I took on in December 2015.  One of the things that caught my attention with this newest venture was that I could work it as much or… Read More

Neocon in Review

By: Kelsey Venekamp and Donna Metallic From an old-timer to the Neocon newbie, Donna and I waited in the elevator lines and walked 14,000 steps a day at Neocon so you wouldn’t have to! Check out our top five favorite trends from Neocon 2016 and sound off below on which of these trends excite you the most this year! Breakout… Read More

Why Do Emoticons Make Us Happy?

By Lindsay Ferro & Yvonne Rush In our previous blog about the IIDA Fashion Show, you read about how we were inspired by emoticons for our “upbeat” garment. We knew emoticons (or emojis) made us happy based off our own experiences with them. We smile and laugh all of the time when one of our coworkers Lync messages us anything… Read More

Communication – Has it Progressed or Regressed?

By: Lee Boyland In recent personal dealings, I’ve found myself trying to figure out how to communicate certain information to someone. My first instinct is to communicate through a passive mode such as text messaging, but I know a phone call or face-to-face conversation would be more meaningful and sincere to that person, which lead me to thinking, ‘what about… Read More

Smart Women Sharing Strategies

IDO Incorporated is pleased to support the Women Business Enterprise National Council or WBENC by sponsoring this WBE Forum.  Please join us for some awesome networking & learn more about WBENC.  The Event details are as follows: Maximizing Business Opportunities in 2016 Smart Women Sharing Strategies with Women Reception Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1pm – 4pm (Reception 4pm – 6pm) (1st hour only)… Read More

HELP! I need somebody…not just anybody!

by: Amanda Medlen As my turn for a blog topic was coming due I went back and forth on a few topics…one topic, that I had been just simply thinking about recently and then another topic from an article I JUST read. Then as I was trying to decide my direction, I thought, why not combine them together! First the… Read More

Sometimes, business relationships take years to form but when they positively and successfully connect, the sky’s the limit … and they keep coming back!

By:  Gary K. Pino, FMP When I was a much younger Project Manager, the greatest tribute I ever received from a Client was, “Thank you very much for a job well done.”  Then, as I “grew-up”, I graduated to the next phase of being praised by hearing the client say, “Wow, you helped our company successfully take this project from… Read More