ABOUT OUR CHAPTER
The Greater Chicago IAHSP Regional Chapter (GCIRC) is comprised of Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) located in the Greater Chicago area who represent the Home Staging Industry. The chapter is chartered through the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP).The chapter also includes Affiliate members who add valuable input and market their needed services and products.
The International Association of Home Staging Professionals is the proven, distinguished Home Staging Association for guiding the leading the Home Staging Industry. IAHSP, Accredited Staging Professional designation. IAHSP sets the standards of practice and ethical guidelines for the ASP designations.
In order to be a GCIRC member, you must:
- Be a current ASP and IAHSP member
- Have an active Bio/Feature Page on StagedHomes.com
- Adhere to our Code of Ethics for participation and business conduct
The Greater Chicago IAHSP Regional Chapter meets once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Special events are also scheduled in various locations throughout the greater Chicago area.
Our regular meeting locations are at:
106 Garlisch Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Our meetings and events are open to current GCIRC members and invited guests only. Those interested in exploring membership may attend 1 meeting as a guest , and must register with the membership chair at the meeting.
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World Wide Staging Service day 2012
Lives of Homeless Girls Improved Through World Wide Staging Service Week Project
After months of planning, volunteers transformed a residential shelter for teen girls in Schaumburg into a comforting home environment. The Harbs Transitional Living Program was the recipient of generous donations, time and talents of members of the Greater Chicago Chapter of IASHP, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals. The project was a part of the international World Wide Staging Service Week.
Chapter members and commercial affiliates gathered at the home for several days to paint, repair, and Stage the interior, transforming the house into a bright, welcoming and encouraging environment for the residents, who are girls, ages 16 to 21. The highlight of the project was hearing the reactions of the girls living in the home as they toured their improved surroundings. As Alexandra* walked through the front door, she exclaimed, "Oh my gosh! This is so nice. I love it. I love the color. It feels like a home."
Randi Gurian, LCSW, Executive Director of The Harbour, said of the TLP residents, "They come from an environment of loss. It is so important, we have found over the years, to have the girls live in an environment that sends them a message of love. It lets them know they are cared for. A project like this helps model for them, that people in the community give back when they have the opportunity. To have such an opportunity to provide such a beautiful setting that you guys have created for our kids is just amazing. Thank you so much."
Barb Schwarz, Founder and Chairwoman of IAHSP and Stagedhomes.com, said, "It is with great enthusiasm and joy that we give back to the communities that we live and work in." Schwarz coined the phrase "Think globally, act locally through the world of Home Staging" to be the theme for the World Wide Staging Service Week.
The Transitional Living Program was established in 1988 and the Schaumburg location is one of six sites scattered throughout the north and northwest suburbs. The program provides supervised living for homeless girls, as they develop skills that enhance school and vocational success, competency and self-reliance.
*Name changed to protect privacy of minor.
Please take a minute to view our Before & After photos.
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To find out more about World Wide Staging Service Week or to find an Accredited Staging Professional in your area, log on to www.stagedhomes.com. For more information about IAHSP and the Greater Chicago IAHSP Regional Chapter, log on to www.iahsp.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.