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It's not what you can do for us but what we can do for you!
Yes, this similar verbiage was uttered by the late great JFK back in the 60s and it's as true today when relating it to your association's activities! We try our best to bring interesting events and benefits to our members at minimum costs, but even in the freebie world it's a competitive place. We save our supplier members thousands of $'s annually with our competitive CANPAR program, the lowest and best service in Canada, savings that are passed on to shipments to their customers... dealers and decorators! We have given thousands of $'s of our revenues to our Annual College Scholarship Fund for new Interior Decorators to the trade. Plus access to intern and paid positions with our suppliers. No other not-for-profit group does this!

Up until now, our educational seminars have been a winner — maybe we shall change our format again!? So we ask both members and non-members to kindly click on our SURVEY page and give us your frank opinions on where you see we can be of even better service to you. It'll only take a few minutes to give us your opinions and help guide us in our future planning. Remember too that IDRC is more affordable than any other trade group in our industry! THANK YOU!
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Employment: Outside Sales Representative
A major Canadian window coverings manufacturer is seeking energetic, experienced and detail-oriented individuals to increase its sales presence in Eastern Ontario & Quebec. These positions require individuals to sell, promote and manage products to local retail and national chain establishments including product information and training. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person, if you are interested in applying for this position; please submit resume to
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Canada Post launches Solutions for Small Business
Canada Newswire
Canada Post Solutions for Small Business is a full suite of products and services that offers more ways to help the country's 1.2 million small and medium-sized businesses succeed. The program offers them more services and solutions, more options to access them, and significantly deeper savings than its predecessor, the VentureOne program.
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Ames Tile & Stone - Nirvana

The Nirvana series from Ames Tile & Stone combines the textures of driftwood marble and smooth glass, all on a 12”x12” mosaic sheet. Elegant colours found in the glass contrast masterfully with the soft, creamy marble tones. Get this series in three different styles: random thin rectangles; random wide rectangles, and random strips.

Haute style for condo design program that unifies brand, lobbies and penthouses
National Post
In the highly competitive Toronto condo world, it's all about standing out from the crowd. In the mainstream market, it might come down ultimately to price (and to some extent, location), even more than amenities and design, however attractive they may be. But in the higher end, you've got to be a little more creative.
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Bank fees for small business: Where's the value for money?
CBC News
For many small business owners, the thousands of dollars they are paying in bank fees are biting into the bottom line. "We seem to turn around every day and there's something else that we were charged for," says Tim Gardner, co-owner of a Massage Addict franchise, a provider of registered massage therapy, in Brampton, ON.
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That '70s style makes a home decor comeback
Metro News
Bold wallpaper, brass metallics, psychedelic patterns, shag carpeting, anything handcrafted (think macramé) and tech-inspired plastic furniture inspire a trend 40 years in the making.

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30 home decor rules that were made to be broken
Over the years, home design experts have come up with a coterie of rules — ceilings have to be white, furniture looks best against the wall, the list goes on — and on.

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5 decor trends from 2014 with staying power
Every year, there's always a new color or decor trend that's "the next big thing." But most people simply can't afford to redecorate every time a new colour, material or fabric is designated "the one."

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12 truths about your best interior design prospects
By Fred Berns
You work hard to get your best interior design prospects to know you, but do you know them? Perhaps not, if you're unaware that they need you. They're clueless about how to furnish their new space, or stressed about how to make their current space work. They don't waste time muddling through the multitude of online interior design buying options. They need your expertise to help them avoid costly mistakes. They also need you now.
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Cartographic home decor to inspire escape
Paste Magazine
We've all been there: you've run out of vacation days, you've got too much work to get done or, perhaps, that kitty of dough has dried up. Regardless, the only thing on your mind is how you've never spent a star-ridden night eating dessert under the Eiffel Tower. Or how you've never once taken a train ride to Vienna just because you felt like it. We've selected 10 of the loveliest, and downright global decorations for your home that will satisfy any desire for adventure until you're actually able to pack up and head out.
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OnDeck one of the new innovators in small business lending
CBC News
OnDeck Capital, a U.S.-based online marketplace where small businesses can secure loans, is expanding its offerings in Canada, joining a growing number of technology-oriented lenders that promise to transform the financial services landscape. Experts say Canada has been slow to embrace peer-to-peer lending, a burgeoning industry that provides consumers and small business owners an alternative to the banks by pairing them with institutional investors and wealthy individuals willing to lend them cash.
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IDRC for Students

IDRC Student Membership is open to all current students of an accredited school of study for Interior Decorating, Design and Visual Arts recognized by IDRC

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