StarNet Sponsors IIDA Reception

Ridgefield, CT, June 28-StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative sponsored the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Chapter Leadership Council (CLC) summer networking reception, held in June 2005, for the fifth consecutive year. The reception is held over the weekend prior to the start of NeoCon’s World Trade Fair in Chicago, Il. StarNet’s board attended, including: Bob Sabosik, M.E. Sabosik Associates, Inc., Pt. Pleasant, NJ; Harold Chapman, Bonitz Flooring Group, Inc., Greenville, SC; Jim Vanhauer, Commercial Flooring Systems, Inc., Omaha, NE; Randy Weis, RD Weis Companies, Port Chester, NY; Jim Creamer, Potomac Floor Covering, Inc., Dulles, VA; Bill Bohrer, Wall 2 Wall, Ketchum, ID; Chuck Rajner, OCP Contractors, Inc., Holland, OH; and, Randy Rubenstein, Rubenstein’s Contract Carpet, Seattle, WA. The CLC assembles Association leadership from IIDA Chapters around the world twice a year for leadership training and discussion of issues concerning IIDA and its Members. To date, StarNet is one of the largest supporters of IIDA and its publication, Perspectives. Lori Dowling, StarNet’s president and CEO, who was also in attendance, said, “We’re committed to helping specifiers understand the role StarNet can play in their projects. StarNet members are truly unique in their combination of capabilities, with expertise on the industry’s best products, technologies and service providers. As a result, our alliance with IIDA and its CLC is critical to the mutual success of both our organizations.” The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 10,000 Members in eight specialty Forums and more than 30 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website Early in 1992, independent commercial flooring dealers recognized their resources could be strengthened through a national network combining their individual capabilities. This basic concept grew into the StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative which, with more than 130 independent contractors doing business in 230 of the top markets across the country, is the most professional, service-driven, commercial floor covering entity in existence today. Working closely with the leading floor covering manufacturers, StarNet has been able to reduce the costs related to doing business and create a combined annual volume of over one billion dollars. For more information, call 1-800-787-6381 or visit

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