Member Spotlight - Bethany Janik, Co-Chair Sponsorship Committee

July 27, 2021
Written by: CREW Detroit
This week’s spotlight is on Bethany Janik, Interior Designer, Stantec Architecture.  Bethany is Co-Chair for CREW Detroit Sponsorship Committee.  With her commitment and leadership, the CREW Detroit Sponsorship Committee offers exposure, marketing, publicity and visibility opportunities within CREW Detroit for sponsor organizations in the local commercial real estate industry. The committee reviews the sponsorship levels and sponsor benefits each year to ensure sponsors are receiving measurable benefits for their sponsorship dollars. Committee members are encouraged to remain engaged with sponsors throughout the year to ensure they are satisfied and would like to continue partnering with CREW. The committee is also responsible for executing the Annual Sponsorship reception. 

Name the app you can’t live without. Why?
Estate Sales – Hunting for vintage treasures is my jam. You never know what kind of hidden jewel you may stumble upon. 

What character trait do you most admire?
A sense of curiosity and wonder.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am an avid yogi and after practicing for over 15 years, I plan to earn my yoga teacher training within the next year! 

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Listening is one of the loudest forms of kindness.

What was the biggest thing, business or personal, you accomplished this year? 
I earned my NCIDQ Certification from the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ). Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ certification have distinguished themselves among the rest and gives clients and employers added confidence in the caliber of work from NCIDQ certified interior designers. The exams cover seven areas that capture the core competencies of interior design: building systems, codes, construction standards, contract administration, design application, professional practice and project coordination. 

Who is your favorite Superhero? Why?
Iris Apfel, a 99-year-old businesswoman, interior designer and fashion icon who continues to unapologetically live life without rules. She has a feisty, no-nonsense attitude and does what she pleases regardless of society and what others think.  

Is there a charitable cause you support? If so, what makes them so important to you?
The Women’s Resource Center is committed to equality, justice, and the well-being of women, children and families. They work towards eliminating the culture of violence and provide services and advocacy for those in need while encouraging social change. I believe everyone should have the resources they need and a place to provide support, education and empowerment that will accept them with open arms.

What is the most important thing we should know about you?
I believe showing empathy towards others, towards the planet and towards myself is one of the best ways I can grow as a person and make a positive impact.