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Annual Member Appreciation Luncheon Recap

What a great turnout for our Annual Member Appreciation Luncheon! 70 Members gathered Wednesday, March 1st at Cafe Mezzanotte for a delicious buffet lunch and had an opportunity to network with their peers.

Dr. Dawn Lindsay, President of Anne Arundel Community College, introduced the GADD Annual Student Scholarship Fund and encouraged members to donate to this worthy cause.

In addition, members enjoyed listening to Guest Speaker, Maureen Edwards, discuss Branding vs Marketing.

A big thank you to our Business Member Sponsors Bright Light Design Center, Fichtner Home Exteriors, Kitchen Encounters and Zeskind's  Hardware & Millwork as well as our Event Sponsor Sandy Spring Bank

GADD Monthly Networking Breakfast (MEMBERS Only)

Date: Third Thursday of each month - Next Date April 20

Location: Market House, 25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Cost: Free

Members are invited to an early morning networking hour the third Thursday of each month at 7:30a.m. at the Market House located at 25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401. Arrive a few minutes early to purchase a coffee and breakfast bite at Rise Up, located inside the Market House. Be ready at 7:30am to connect and collaborate.

Sip & Stroll Happy Hour & Networking Event

Date: April 27

Location: Neo's Pizza & Taphouse, 220 Harker Pl., #145, Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Members and guests are invited to stop by RH (located at 1906 Towne Centre Blvd #120, Annapolis, MD 21401) for a stroll around the showroom and to pick up a raffle ticket to win a Quartz Crystal.  Then head  across the street to Neo's Pizza & Taphouse  (located at 220 Harker Pl #145, Annapolis, MD 21401) for a Networking Happy Hour .*Appetizers will be provided. Cash bar.


Hosting (or cohosting) an event is a great way to promote your company's brand, services, or products. If you are interested in holding an Open House, Seminar, Product Learning Event or CEU at your business location/showroom or cohosting an event with another Design District Member, please go to or contact us at

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AACC Annual Scholarship Fund - Donations Needed

The Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) has developed an Annual Scholarship Fund "The Scholarship for Skilled Trades & Design/Build Industry" with the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation.

Donations will help to reward AACC students who work diligently to further their education in the "built environment".

To donate, scan the QR code on the flyer or go to

Mental Health, Sustainability, and Design for the Metaverse

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its 2023 Trends Outlook report , examining societal shifts and economic trends impacting the design profession and the role of design in addressing issues in our world. 

In 2023, ASID’s research finds that health and wellness continue to be top priorities in both residential and commercial design, with an emphasis on design solutions for the changing lifestyles and needs of older Americans. ASID’s research also explores how design is being impacted by the global mental health crisis, consumers’ demands for sustainability, and a new wave of technology that brings with it the need for artificial intelligence and designing for the metaverse.

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