Message from our President

To our 2021 Members and NonMembers alike!

Message From Our President

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Rebecca Penno

2021 IFDA-DC President 

In 2021 our focus will be on revival. In January we kick off our popular Knowledge College program learning how to revive the health of our living and work spaces through Design Harmony. We will continue to host this program each quarter bringing you education to revive your business.


In June we hope to have an in-person revival of the entire DC design industry join us for a Food Truck Festival, celebrating time together.  Every year we fine tune each event to benefit our members in DC, Maryland and Virginia providing opportunities for all our members to participate and get to know one another and the businesses we operate and /or serve, either virtually or in person. Each virtual event we will “Zoom Around The Room” to maintain our networking community before each presentation. 


We understand that everyone is eager to be in person together however while we maintain a safe and healthy environment, we hope that this coming year you will seek to continue being active in our IFDA-DC community. At some point we will network together in person and when that time comes there may be members who are still weary of gathering so we have decided to continue with both in person and virtual events even after safety protocols have been lifted.  We hope that as a representative of IFDA you will introduce our network of friends to a colleague so that we continue to expand our community and see continued revival in moving forward as an industry.


I look forward to “seeing” each of you but sincerely look forward to the day when we are together again!



Rebecca Penno

Owner / Principal Designer

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2021 IFDA-DC Chapter President