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DESIGN PHASE EVENTS

Design Phase is pleased to announce Lunch & Learn events for Grand Rapids Area Designers and Home Stagers. A variety of vendors and topics will be on our calendar in 2024, including furniture, custom flooring, bedding, upholstery, workrooms and much more!

Lunch and Learn: Get Things Done! Bookkeeping and Productivity for Designers

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Time: 11:45-1:00 pm. 


Location: Design Phase Showroom, 3390 Broadmoor Ave SE, Suite G


Cost: $20 Lunch will be provided


Vendor: Liz Triezenberg & Greg Lang


Location: Design Phase Showroom, 3390 Broadmoor Ave SE, Suite G, Kentwood


Liz Triezenberg, East Hills Accounting will review Sales Tax, Software & More!


1. Sales tax license for your business

2. The importance of good accounting software

3. The new Federal BOIR (Beneficial Ownership Information Report) for LLCs and S-Corps


Greg Lang, Manager, Digital Services at Corewell Health will review Productivity and Getting Things Done!


Learning Objectives:

1. Explore concepts around working more efficiently and intentionally by leveraging the "Get Things Done" framework.

2. Examine the process and approaches as we focus on taming the daily chaos encountered delivering our work.

3. Specific techniques that you can take back and begin using right away!

4. Understanding the five steps of the Get Things Done (GTD) framework.

5. Learning a process to achieve Inbox Zero.



RSVP: June 21, 2024

Any questions: jeri@designphase.biz


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Lunch and Learn: Bekins- Behind the Scenes

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Time: 11:45-1:00 pm. 


Vendor: Bekins Appliances and Electronics


Presenter: Jennier Toscano


Location: Bekins Showroom, 6275 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Cost: $20 Lunch will be provided


Lunch & Learn Topic:

  • Enjoy a tour of the Bekins showroom, learn about product lines, marketing and pricing
  • Learn the Bekins heritage story
  • Learn about Bekins delivery, installation and customer repair/services
  • Become acquainted with Bekins product offerings: custom-paneled appliances, ventilation, ranges vs. cooktops & ovens, ice makers, and more
  • Learn about the advantages of designers' relationships with Bekins

Learn more about Bekins: Bekins | Same Price, Better Service in Grand Haven, MI | Bekins | Grand Rapids and Grand Haven, MI


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(Past Event)  Lunch and Learn: The Latest in Window Treatments

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024


Time: 12-1:00 pm. Please arrive at 11:45


Vendor: ADI Design


Presenter: Betsy Adevai


Location: Design Phase Showroom


Cost: $20 Lunch will be provided


Lunch & Learn Topic: ADI Design will educate designers on window treatments: rods, pleats, blinds plus the latest on the cord-free mandate beginning this June.


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(Past Event) Lunch and Learn: Fabricut Trends in Fabric, Wallcovering and Furniture

When: Friday, April 12, 2024


Time: 12-1:00 pm. Please arrive at 11:45


Vendor: Fabricut Fabrics (S. Harris Home, Stroheim Fabrics, Trend Fabrics and Vervain Fabrics)


Presenter: Wendy Baker


Location: Design Phase Showroom


Cost: $20 Lunch will be provided


Lunch & Learn Topic: Trends in Fabric, Wallcovering and Furniture: Design Phase is pleased to announce that we will be the exclusive furniture dealer for Fabricut Furniture for West Michigan.


Fabric, Leather, Rugs, Trimming, Hardware, Wallcovering, Furniture. Design Phase will have Fabricut furniture on display in the showroom.


RSVP: April 6, 2024

Any questions: jeri@designphase.biz

Learn more about Fabricut


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(Past Event) Lunch and Learn:  What's Trending in Outdoor Furniture Lines

March 15, 2024: 11:45 - 1:00 pm.


Vendor: Tracey Borio, Independent Sales Representative


Presenter: Tracey Borio, Independent Sales Representative for several top outdoor furniture lines

Location: Design Phase Showroom, 3390 Broadmoor Ave., Suite G, Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Lunch will be provided


Cost: $20


Lunch & Learn Topic: Learn What's Trending for 2024 in Outdoor Furniture (including pillows) with Tracey Borio, Independent Sales Representative for Winston Furniture, Gensun Casual, Elaine Smith, Sequoia and Brown Jordan.


RSVP: March 11, 2024

Any questions: jeri@designphase.biz

Learn more about each product line:

Winston: www.winstonfurniture.com

Gensun: www.gensuncasual.com

Elaine Smith: www.elainesmith.com

Sequoia: www.seqoutdoor.com

Brown Jordan: www.brownjordan.com


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(Past Event)Lunch and Learn:  How to Accessorize and Make a Profit

March 8, 2024: 11:45 - 1:00 pm.

Vendor: Design Phase


Presenter: Kristine Lang, Owner and Lead Designer

Location: Design Phase Showroom

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $20

Lunch & Learn Topic: Kristine will discuss how to budget, plan and design accessories for your clients, while making a profit


Kindly RSVP by March 2, 2024


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(Past Event) Lunch and Learn:  The Hidden Impact of Doors and Closets in Interior Design

February 23, 2024: 11:45 - 1:00 pm.

Vendor: West Michigan Doors and Closets


Presenter: Eve Wrest

Location: Design Phase Showroom

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $20

Lunch & Learn Topic: Learn about the hidden impact of doors and closets in interior design.


Kindly RSVP by February 16, 2024


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(Past Event) Lunch and Learn:  Bedding 101 - Designer's Guide to Bedding

February 7, 2024: 11:45 - 1:00 pm.

Vendor: Art of the Home, Ann Gish Luxury Linens and Bedding, Classic Home, Feizy Rugs


Presenter: Sara Buffington, Independant Sales Representative for Classic Home (Furniture/Bedding) , Ann Gish/Art of the Home(Luxury Bedding) & Feizy (Rugs) product lines.


Location: Design Phase Showroom

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $20

Lunch & Learn Topic: Bedding 101 with Classic Home & Ann Gish/Art of the Home. Learn how to style a bed including information on bedding - best options for sheets, comforters, covers, spreads, coverlets, throws, pillows, fabrics, washability. We will review Classic Home Furniture & Feizy rug lines as well.


RSVP: January 31, 2024

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(Past Event) Lunch and Learn: Understanding Hard and Soft Flooring

January 24, 11:45 - 1:00 pm.

Vendor: Floorcoverings International, Eric & Sharee Hatfield

Location: Design Phase Showroom

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $20

Lunch & Learn Topic: Understanding Hard and Soft Flooring

Learn the differences between hardwood, engineered hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring and also a review the types of carpet constructions and uses. Tour of their mobile showroom too!

RSVP: January 17, 2023


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