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Business After Hours Chamber Event Hosted By: The Plaza Condominiums

Brittany, Lauren, and I spent some time at the Business After Hours Raleigh Chamber Event this past Thursday, which was hosted by The Plaza Condominiums in downtown Raleigh. These condominiums are a part of the RBC Centura building.

The tours of the 1,2 & 3 bedroom models were terrific. The spaces are a splash of modern sophistication that our downtown skyline has been anticipating for a long time.

I must say the view from the top is pretty !

Best of 2008!

The countdown is on and it is roughly 12 hours before Design Lines rings in the new year!

Below are just some of the accomplishments and memories we’ve created that will surely last well into 2009.

10-Toured the manufacturing facilities of MCraig and the South Carolina State Capital Building in Columbia, S.C.

9-Staked our claim at Lake Gaston with the designs of several client properties.

8-Hosted our first ever sidewalk sale! The Pear Square Event

7-Waltzed down the aisle- well some us did-Ashley said “I do” in June and Lauren tied the knot in August.

6-Collaborated with our favorite builders on 3 Parade of Homes, including one Silver Award winner!

5-Became a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

4-Expanded our design capabilities into commercial avenues thanks to local architecture firms.

3-Created four dazzling spaces in the 2008 ASID Showhouse at Ramblewood of North Hills.

2-Blogged into our first birthday. Our blog is ONE! We recently opened comments, and we’re even getting visitors from far off places- from Hilton Head to New Delhi, India.

1– Broke a few records on our way to 2009-Design Lines 30th year!

Happy New Year!

Save the Watts for the holidays

This morning Hilaire & I attended a fabulous Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Meeting. A conversation regarding a balanced approach to energy was led by our new friend & Progress Energy Community Relations Manager, Marty Clayton.
We already strive to implement & specify only responsible lighting systems & appliances in the new construction projects we have. But the discussion was insightful & got us at Design Lines really thinking about what we could do to use energy in a more responsible way everyday. We learned some valuable lessons this morning & though we can’t share with you the Compact Florescent Light Bulbs Marty gifted to us (thank you Progress Energy) we’d like to share a few of the major points Marty shared with us & some other Chamber members.
1- The easiest rule of energy conversation really is simple & responsible:
Don’t need it? Turn it off.
2- Why don’t we all consider researching/looking at Senate Bill #3 ?
3- Savethewatts.com by Progress Energy really is an education in simple energy saving tips. For instance:
“Unplug your home office when not in use! In the average home, 75 percent of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off but still plugged into the wall. “
I know when I leave for my Illinois home next week I will be turning the thermostat down to 60 degrees & will turn off my water heater.

How will you save energy for the holidays and the New Year?

*I took the photo above a few winters ago at my Grandmother’s home in Idaho.

A View From the Top

A new and exciting business venture for Design Lines, Ltd. has been our recent membership of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

This morning-Judy, Brittany, Lauren and I attended the GRCC New Member Breakfast at the Cardinal Club in Downtown Raleigh. From the 28th floor of the Wachovia Building we enjoyed the spectacular morning view while also making many new contacts. Two of our favorites were Sally from The Special Event Company and also John and Damon from Triangle Blvd.tv.

We are looking forward to networking and deepening these business relationships in the community of Raleigh, which has been the backdrop of our company for over thirty years.

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