June 1, 2020

Community Conversation Insights: Woman-to-Woman

During the Woman-to-Woman Community call, 40 female DLN Members gathered and discussed the most important issues they face as female business owners. Here are a few insights into many of the challenges that female leaders are facing today.


June 1, 2020

Community Conversation Insights: New Yorker-to-New Yorker

The New Yorker-to-New Yorker Community call revealed powerful issues that appear to be New York City only.  These issues include perceptions of the city to the practical realities of working on buildings where co-op boards control access and the state of mass transit, among other issues that are key to how design firms work on the biggest market in the US.

May 27, 2020

Design Industry Stimulus

The DLN is very excited to announce the Design Industry Stimulus. These exclusive and significant offers are designed to stimulate business transactions and help keep projects moving forward. Visit the Member Benefits page to explore offers.

May 19, 2020

Expert Access Highlights: Reopening Offices and Showrooms – How to Prepare and What to Expect

Last week, DLN’s Peter Sallick hosted Doug Garfinkle, EVP, Showrooms at Kravet and Eric Sanchez, Executive Director, Business Strategy & Real Estate at Waterworks to discuss their expert planning efforts for their own offices and showroom openings… Click here to watch.

May 19, 2020

Expert Access Highlights: Residential Real Estate – Reimagining a Road to Recovery

Our Expert Access discussion on the residential real estate market was a realistic and optimistic look at the how real estate market creates demand for design services… Click here to watch.

May 5, 2020

Words of Encouragement from the DLN Design Masters Council

A few weeks ago, we conducted a zoom call with the DLN Design Masters Council and we asked them to weigh in on one big questionWhat is the invisible name-tag you would want your team to “feel” from being around you as leader as we move through this phase?

May 5, 2020

Expert Access Highlights: Messaging in a Crisis

DLN advisor Michael Boodro, talked with James LaForce last week for an Expert Access webinar detailing corporate and brand messaging guidelines during COVID-19.  James and Michael shared a few key takeaways for DLN members and partners to use within their own businesses when messaging to clients, vendors, and staff.

May 5, 2020

Expert Access Highlights: Navigating Job Site Safety

Last week, leaders from Taconic Builders and Bulley & Andrews gathered with Tim Slattery, principal and partner at Hart Howerton, to share insights on navigating job site health, safety, and logistics.

May 5, 2020

Expectations for Travel in 2020 with Melissa Biggs Bradley

The DLN hosted Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder of luxury travel company Indagare for a discussion on the future of travel in 2020. Highlights of the conversation included…

May 5, 2020

Insights from Week Six of Community Calls

This past week, there were many discussions around the topic of reopening and establishing a personal six week plan to return to work. Many designers are setting a specific “open date” of when they will be back in the office and are communicating these plans with their staff…