April 28, 2020

DLN Partner Call Recap: Lease Renegotiation

On April 16th, DLN Partners gathered to discuss the topic of lease renegotiation. The dialogue brought to light key points to consider on this topic, including ongoing conversations with landlords on rent payments, the idea of a tenant’s association, looking to the future of showrooms…

April 28, 2020

Upcoming CEU Certified Expert Access Calls

The DLN is very excited to announce Expert Access, the newest enhancement to our ongoing Community Calls. Please join us as we host this series of video calls on important and relevant topics lead by industry-leading expert. All courses will be AIA and ASID/IDCEC certified and are designed to meet the increased demand for remote education and experiences.

April 14, 2020

DLN Welcomes 20 New Members

The entire DLN team would like to extend a warm welcome to the 20 newest members of our organization! Creating a community within the design industry has always been our goal and that sense of belonging is more important now than ever. We look forward to connecting and sharing in the benefits of our community with you. Meet our new members below!

April 13, 2020

Summary of Week 3 DLN Community Call Topics

Week 3 of our Community Calls revealed new topics as our community came together to share ideas, issues, and to connect. Key topics this week moved into finance and funding, challenges connecting with vendors, and the shift into digital and video presentations with clients.

April 10, 2020

Introducing: HIVE

HIVE is a digital platform that provides an enhanced experience for members and partners of the DLN community. From product launches to book launches, from discoveries to inspiration — we all have something to share… We envision future issues will evolve into sharing a wide range of content from across all of our highly creative and “hive-like” community.

March 31, 2020

DLN Summary of Key Provisions in the CARES Act

Congress’s CARES Act has many potential benefits for companies under 500 employees. We have worked to tailor a detailed outline of the legislation, originally produced by the National Retail Federation. The NRF represents and lobbies on behalf of many thousands of independent retailers, restaurants, and big companies, giving them a strong and diverse body of work.

March 30, 2020

Highlights from Week Two of DLN Community Calls

Among the magical moments experienced during calls, a highlight was one in which a member led a conversation about the importance of bringing a positive message to clients during this time. The designer spoke from experience of how confidence, a positive outlook, and proactive communications can make a very big difference…

March 24, 2020

Alan Ricks, MASS Design Group Shares His Personal Insights on COVID-19

“Perhaps unique to us, but we have worked in outbreaks from day 1, tuberculosis, cholera, ebola. So yes, we are getting approached to try and help think about how to respond. We have been building the first genomic research center in West Africa to combat global pandemics since our client team there responded to Ebola several years ago”…

March 23, 2020

DLN Conducts First Member-to-Member and Partner-to-Partner Calls

DLN Small Group Conference Calls are underway, allowing for sharing of concerns and actions. Together, we can help each other address challenges and get advice from people who are walking in our shoes. Here are some key lessons learned in the first session…

March 13, 2020

NEW DLN Update on COVID-19 & Helpful Resources

We are all weighing serious concerns about health and safety with those about broader economic uncertainty for our firms. While many of you may be implementing known best practices and relying on a range of resources to help, we want to offer the DLN community as a place to turn for advice at this time…