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Chapter Highlights
Northwest

The chapter is hosting a Fundraiser Walk this May to support a beloved member of its community
during the Walk for Sam. Sam is the daughter of Bobbi Melick, JANUS et Cie's representative, who
is diagnosed with leukemia and is currently undergoing treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital.
The fundraiser is meant to raise money for her doctor and hospital bills.
Erica Lange, the Northwest chapter's community service chair, from Bedrosians Tile and Stone,
partnered with Dawson Design Associates' Christine Quach and has successfully made the
chapter a proud supporter to the local, non-profit organization Warmth for Paws, an organization
that collects used carpet scraps and blankets to donate to the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS to
give animals a more comfortable bed and warmer "home" while staying at these shelters. Erica
has orchestrated donation pick-ups of carpet samples at Seattle's local design firms, who
are thrilled to rid their offices of old samples. Shown: IDI's Stephanie Ellis-Carmody and Sean
Eggelston contributing carpet scraps.

Save the Date
The chapter's annual Savor Uncorked event will take place on July 24th at the Pike Place Atrium. The foodie and wine focused
evening is the chapter's largest event of the year (last year 100 people attended) and features a raffle as well as celebrity guest
speakers including Ethan Stowell and the "Chef in the Hat's" Thierry Rautureau. Who will be the guest speakers this year?

South Florida

The chapter opened the year with a sundowner at Edge Bar at the Four
Seasons, Brickell on February 25th. Todd Schaffer, chapter president,
introduced the 2014 board of directors, and an enjoyable evening was
had by all. The chapter followed this event with a private tour of Habitat
Residence, hosted by Lang & Schwander, on March 11th.
On April 1st, the chapter toured the Lord Balfour hotel in Miami Beach.
This historic property has received many accolades, including the
2013 "Project of the Year" in the chapter's SOFHIE (South FL Hospitality
Industry Excellence) awards. Malcolm Berg of Edge of Architecture
provided a tour of the public areas, guestrooms, and suites, and
shared insights into the design inspiration.

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The chapter brought back its Design a Magic Wand competition on
May 7th, in an exciting new venue-the Rubell Family Collection, the
largest private art museum in North America. Guests enjoyed a tour of the collection's current exhibit, 28
Chinese, and had the opportunity to bid on beautiful and whimsical one-of-a-kind wands, with proceeds to
benefit the Children's Cancer Fund.

Mark your calendar for the chapter's annual "Rock N' Bowl" fundraiser, June 2nd. Bring your friends and
family for a casual, fun evening at Bird Bowl. Enjoy nachos, pizza, and networking, and don't worry-no one
will laugh if you throw it granny-style. This event will sell out, so reserve a lane now and contact Brad Horwitz,
brad_horwitz@yahoo.com about sponsorship opportunities.

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The chapter will host several more exciting events to close out the year. Its inaugural golf tournament last
September was such a smash hit that they are bringing it back, September 14th with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start just before HD
Americas in Miami Beach. Contact Todd Schaffer at todd@brookscarpet.com for more information. And of course, the chapter will
celebrate its scholarship winners, and the finest of South Florida's hospitality industry, at the SOFHIE awards and scholarship gala
event in December.
Many thanks to the members and supporters of NEWH South Florida!
1. Gretchen Grady, Lisa Ghai, Natalia Chinea, and Joelle DiBlasi
2. Todd Schaffer, Jessica Hunt, and Cindy Guthrie at the first annual golf tournament
3. Malcolm Berg, Edge of Architecture, center, leads a tour of the historic Lord Balfour in Miami Beach
4. Michael Frazier, Jorge Bernal, Monica Fuentes, and Ray Duran enjoy a day on the greens
5. Larry Weiner at last year's Rock N' Bowl fundraiser

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Summer 2014

NEWH - Summer 2014
Contents
News
Who's Who
Sustainability
Conference Rounup
Scholarships
Q&A: Chris Tucker
Q&A: Karen Appert
Q&A: Stephanie Thompson
Product Know How
Have You seen?
On the Scene
On The Cover: Vaughan Benz’s Scott Vaughan and David Benz
Project: Warwick Suites, New York
Project: Chino Chinatown, Dallas
Save the Date
New Members
Partner Profiles
Chapter Highlights
Ad Index
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NEWH - Summer 2014 - Q&A: Stephanie Thompson
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