Southern Ontario Chapter

SOC Holiday Dinner - Friday, November 22nd


The Holiday season is approaching quickly! Join the SOC Chapter along with local ARIDO members for an evening of food and holiday cheer!

Friday, November 22nd
6:00 PM - Registration and Networking
7:00 PM - Dinner

Paradiso Restaurant, 2041 Pine St, Burlington, ON L7R 2N1

$35 per member plus HST, for dinner. Cash bar at the venue.

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 Thanks to our sponsor!

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Join the Southern Ontario Chapter for a CEU and Wine Tasting Event October 19th!

fallbannerJoin the SOC Chapter at Hare Wine Co. in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a day of networking, education, wine tasting and learn best practices for marketing your small business, October 19th, 2019.

Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Location: Hare Wine Co., 769 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake (Parking is onsite)
Cost: $25 per person for CEUs, wine tasting and refreshments; $70 for headshots

10:00 am - Registration
10:30 am to 11:30 am – Marketing Tactics for your Small Business with Arnaud Marthouret, revelateur studio (1 General CEU)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Architectural Tour of the Winery – (1 General CEU)
12:30 pm to 2 pm – Networking reception / Wine Tasting

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Marketing Tactics for your Small Business with Arnaud Marthouret, revelateur studio
Navigating the marketplace as a professional service provider can be challenging, even more so for those in creative professions, like Interior Designers. In this no-nonsense, down-to-earth and practical presentation, we will explore the foundations of business development for creative professionals, discuss the main challenges that a lot of your peers are facing and finally cover some of the DIY strategies and tactics that interior designers can implement immediately to start working on improving their internal business development processes, marketing strategies and external communications.

Professional Headshots
The SOC Chapter is encouraging its regional members to utilize BLOG//ARIDO as a marketing tool to promote your business and services to the public. Your profile on BLOG//ARIDO will also assist ARIDO in educating the public about the requirements to become a Registered member of ARIDO and “qualified interior designer”. The SOC would like to see our region well represented and therefore is offering to arrange for a photographer to take professional headshots for those members who require one at the Fall CEU Event. In order to plan properly, the Chapter needs to gauge the level of interest among SOC members. A photographer is on hold and offering a discounted rate for attendees. What is normally a $300 value package can be available to you for $70. We require a minimum of 10 members to participate in order to move forward with this. If you are interested, please email to indicate your interest.

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Thanks to our event sponsor!


ARIDO Southern Ontario Chapter Annual General Meeting - May 24th, 2019


Location: Holiday Inn, Burlington, Ontario 3063 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7N 3E9

1 PM – 1:30 PM Registration and Industry Meet & Greet

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM - Change Management, Workplace Strategy (1 General CEU) Presenter: Julia Rosen, Director, Healthcare Market, OfficeSource – SCI Interiors
The “Change Management Workplace Strategy - changing the way we work” presentation will focus on the way business is conducted and how it continues to evolve. Resilience in changing times requires business to be adaptive to changing trends in order to gain a substantial competitive advantage. The presentation will explore topics of forward looking workplace solutions and benefits of implementing change management activities within workplace strategy for successful business outcomes.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM  Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM - Affordances: What Workers Would Expect from their Workplace (1 Health Safety) CEU Presenter: Yoel Berznoger, Director, Client Engagement Studio - Canadian Region, Haworth
Affordances are the characteristics of a space that encourage certain behaviours. This course presents the physical, emotional and cognitive affordances that every worker must have to do their work and the role of the workplace in providing them.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Break

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Today’s Luxury Vinyl (1 General CEU) Presenter: Michelle Millar, Marketing and Communications Lead, GO Resilient Canada | Karndean Designflooring in Canada
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing flooring category in the industry, so it may be a little hard to keep up with. There is a lot of confusion over what vinyl products on the market today are worth using and which you should pass on. This presentation will outline the key advantages, environmental features, and installation techniques of today’s luxury vinyl flooring.

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – AGM Registration, Networking, Table Top Exhibition, Finger Foods

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM – SOC Annual General Meeting

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