the Creative Edge
Photo Courtesy of Ron Hedges, CMKBD 
3rd Quarter 2015
Issue No. 6
ENHANCING MEMBER SUCCESS AND EXCELLENCE WHILE PROMOTING PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES, AND PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND DIRECTION FOR THE KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY.
New NKBA Susquehanna Valley
Chapter Members
!
  1. James Hall-Yurasits - Clean Cut Construction, Inc.
  2. Justin L. Hess, CAPS - Art Institute of York
  3. Christina Zondervan - Christine Zondervan Interiors
  4. Michael Pope - Sun Bound Technology
  5. Rebecca B. Ward, AKBD - Lowe's of Hanover, Pa
  6. Dana Swiger - John H. Myers & Sons
  7. Melissa Oliver, AKBD - Lowes of Easton
  8. Sidney F. Martin - Sid Martin
  9. Ivan Pticek - Kitchens, Baths & More, Inc.
  10. Frank LoRusso - Advanced Construction Solutions, LLC
  11. Barbara A. Straub - Art Institute of Pittsburg
  12. Patricia M. Holjes, CKD, CBD - Just Cabinets
PLANNING TO TAKE "CERTIFICATION" EXAM after JULY 1st, 2015 ?

Please be advised that all AKDB, CKD and CBD exam kits will all be based on expanded information found in the revised "SECOND EDITION" version of the "Professional Resource Library" (PRL), plus 2 new manuals - Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design and Kitchen & Bath Lighting. All of these manuals are available from nkba.org, click on "store".
 
The "AKBD" is an on-demand exam while the "CKD" and "CBD" exams are available twice a year at specific times and locations. Check with NKBA.org for dates, time and requirements prior to exams.

Besides just studying these manuals on your own, national offers various prep courses, including "sample tests" to help you get ready for the exams. Our chapter also offers a "Study Group" which reviews each of the manuals in advance of the exam. This "Study Group" usually starts in June at a time and place convenient to as many participants as possible. At this point we do not have any committed to this years' "Study Group".

It's not too late, contact our VP of Professional Development, Ron Hedges, CMKBD at 717-359-4432 or tedron37@gmail.com asap if you have any interest.
The 2016 NKBA Design Competition is Open for Entries! 

Who can enter? 

Only NKBA members are eligible.

What do you have to gain? 

National media attention, special awards and cash prizes presented during a special ceremony during KBIS 2016 in Las Vegas, industry recognition, your design(s) featured in NKBA Magazine, on NKBA.org, and in the NKBA Booth at KBIS 2016.

What's needed? 

A project installed between January 1, 2014 and August 14, 2015, clear photos, a concise design statement, elevations and a floor plan to scale, along with a completed entry form. The 2016 NKBA Design Competition Entry Packet provides comprehensive information on the entry process as well as competition rules & requirements. 

Deadline:  

All entry packets must be received at the NKBA Headquarters by Friday, August 14, 2015. Submit your application online here.
Upcoming NKBA Events

August 11
- The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey -
Speaker John Petrie CMKBD, CAPS, Natl. Immediate Past President speaking on wine storage

September 15 - CGA Law Firm - Speaker Attorney Andrew Paxton - Business & Corporate Law & Real Estate Law speaking on Retainers & Contracts

October 13 - National Kitchen & Bath Month -Art Institute at York - Product Night

November - TBD
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October Product Night
NKBA Member Vendors 

When: Tuesday, October 13 
Where: Ai York Pennsylvania
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
 
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
Certification Reminder!
CEU Term ends June 30, 2016.  Please submit all CEU's via the NKBA website.