March 30, 2014 



event with HOUZZ




To all APLD NJ Chapter Members and their Guests,

   Our 4th annual “Sponsor Meet and Greet” event will be held on Tuesday evening, April 8th.  In order to show our appreciation to our sponsors for their support in 2013 we wanted to change things up a bit – for their benefit!

We have arranged for a 30 to 45 minute presentation from a representative from HOUZZ.

Some of you may have heard of HOUZZ – for those that haven’t just click on the blue link and take a peek! Our feeling is that this presentation will be beneficial to everybody in the audience.  Most of the sponsors were called (some we couldn’t contact). We received favorable feedback on this idea from just about everyone we spoke with. So we hope you are as excited about this evening as we are!

We still plan on having our “social hour” where our members will have time to mingle with all of the sponsors at their designated tables. We will be providing light snacks along with wine, beer, soda and water. Instead of having each of the sponsors do a short speech about their product we will formally introduce all of them. We will also look forward to welcoming our new sponsors of 2014.

Another item – we will  be inviting contractors among other guests. There are many of our members who are design only and look to hook up with a good installer. Our hope is that these contractors/installers might also become our sponsors new clients! A posssible win-win situation.

This year’s event will be held in the Parish Hall at Christ Church

in Short Hills – the same place as last year. The actual street address is 66 Highland Avenue. The hours will be from 6pm to 9pm. Hopefully everyone will be attending again this year. We have already started making arrangements for this event and need to know ASAP whether or not you are planning to attend.  The planning for this event involved a change in dates so we are already a little behind in getting this announcement out. For that reason we eagerly look forward to your reply. 

Thank you once again.

Jane Derickson-Friar

APLDNJ Chapter President


Beth Riley

Sponsorship Chair


Send your reply back to:   janederick@yahoo.com

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