Toledo's THRIVE RECAP

INTRODUCTION In August 2021, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Ohio Kentucky Chapter’s Thrive Roundtable Event brought firm leaders together in-person and virtually to discuss the biggest issues facing the profession and region, and the role IIDA can play in providing more support for leaders, staff, and firms. Moderated by Cheryl Durst, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of IIDA, the event took place over the course of three days across five cities including Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Topics focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace, client relationships, and community, as well as strategies for positive change and the future of the industry. Discussions brought to light experiences and challenges unique to each city, as well as those ubiquitous among all. Discussions also provided insight on how firms have been evaluating and approaching equity, divers