The Index 101

introducing The Index!

This is big, HUGE news!  DesignSpeak has been working towards a bricks and mortar version of our organization for a little over 2 years!  We have finally found the perfect location to start the ball rolling!

The Index (Design Resource Exchange “working title”) will be a central hub for the design community with meeting space, co-working space and a fully stocked architectural library.  It will be the perfect place for design professionals to collaborate, learn about new products and expand on their network of resources.  Centrally located in Maplewood, it will be within walking distance to existing design resources as well as restaurants and bars to continue “working” hours!

There is a lot of work involved in making this dream a reality but the payoff to you and the rest of the design community is immeasurable!  The Index is a major manifestation of DesignSpeak’s mission and we are focusing all our energies on it this year.   It’s a big goal but together, we can make it happen!

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Every month we’ll be updating a “wish list” of sorts to let you know what assistance we need and how you can contribute to this exciting project!

  • Ambassadors – individuals who can reach out to their “slice” of the design community & promote The Index – gather info from vendors & recruit supporters/sponsors
    • Informational meeting on the evening of 4/16 – contact Derek to rsvp
  • Directory Assist – individuals who have limited time to commit but can offer up contacts to help build the resource directory
    • Informational meeting on the evening of 4/16 – contact Derek to rsvp
  • In-Kind Sponsors – individuals or companies that can offer products or services in support of The Index.  This month, we are looking for the following:
    • Partnerships with Mechanical, Plumbing or Electrical Contractors
    • A 501c3 expert to review the business plan before we submit
    • Administrative assistance – part-time basis
    • Contact Derek or Kimberly if you are interested or have a contact for us
  • Monetary Sponsors – individuals or companies that can offer financial support for The Index
    • Information on Sponsorship Levels & Benefits coming soon

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