the Creative Edge
Photo Courtesy of Jean Buchen, CKD, CAPS  
4th Quarter 2015
Issue No. 7
ENHANCING MEMBER SUCCESS AND EXCELLENCE WHILE PROMOTING PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES, AND PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND DIRECTION FOR THE KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY.
Final Notes from the President

As October approaches, I am reminded that my 2 year term as your president is coming to a close. I am truly thankful and grateful for the opportunity to have served the Susquehanna Valley Chapter in this capacity. I am proud to have served on the board for the past 7 years and wish the new President and board another successful term.

It has been a wonderful learning experience and a chance to work with a fantastic board of directors. I encourage each of you to become involved in your chapter - there are many opportunities available and I can assure you it is worth it!

I am very happy to report that the board has made great improvements over the past 2 years. We have increased chapter membership, increased member benefits by keeping monthly meeting costs low and reimbursed members who wanted to attain their CAPS certification. We've had 2 summer meetings that were extremely well attended and continue to provide interesting speakers for your enjoyment as well as CEU credits. We are implementing our first Product Vendor Night for our Member Vendors in October to showcase their products. We updated the chapter website so it is now current and being kept up to date, made it easier to pay in advance for chapter meetings through our pay on line options with constant contact emails or through the website and we have re-established the quarterly newsletter on a consistent basis thanks to chapter member Danielle Gundrum taking on this responsibility. Those along with our Facebook page and LinkedIn site are consistently keeping you informed of chapter updates and events.

This is your chapter and we encourage your input and ideas for new meetings and speakers you would like to hear or new bus trips or events you would like to attend. I encourage you to attend KBIS and Design and Construction week 2016; it is nonstop with great seminars, products, vendors, information, food, parties and fun. It's worth the investment of your time to attend. Thank you for your continued support of our chapter. The wisest investment you can make is to invest in your own continuous learning and development. You get out of your chapter what you put into your chapter. So I encourage you to attend meetings, keep learning and consider volunteering with your chapter.

It has been my pleasure to serve you!

elizaBeth Marcocci CKD, CAPS
2014-2015 President Susquehanna Valley Chapter of NKBA
Upcoming NKBA Events
October - KITCHEN & BATH MONTH! Join us in celebrating Oktoberfest with our FIRST NKBA Vendor Member Product Night at the Art Institute in York.  See Details below.

November- Lighten the Kitchen and Bath After the Sun Goes Down, presented by Doug Walter, AIA from Denver at Fromm Appliances and Lighting in Harrisburg.
Gold Sponsor
NKBA Membership Drive!
Starting September  15th until October 30th, the NKBA is having a membership drive.  New members signing up can get their $100.00 application fee waived!  You will also enjoy 15 months of membership for 2015 through 2016.  Contact Brian Miller at brianm@excelremodeling.com to get your application today!
SIGN UP TODAY 
October Product Night 
NKBA Member Vendors  

When: Tuesday, October 13 
Where: Ai York Pennsylvania
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
 
Here is an opportunity for our members to display their products & services and help to educate your peers, students and the design community.
 
Reserve a table for free (8'- table with tablecloth will be provided upon reservation).  Contact one of the following members and sign up today! 
Kim Morrison   
kmorrison@aii.edu
Beth Ann Triantafyllou 
bethanndesigns@gmail.com