NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter News and Events Quarterly Newsletter

A Delight for Design
Member Spotlight: Kimberly Morrison
Mission Statement
Through the creation of marketplaces, networks, and certifications, NKBA will inspire, lead, and empower the kitchen and bath industry.
Beth Ann Triantafyllou CKD, CBD, CAPS, Allied ASID
A Presidential Welcome to Beth Triantafyllou
President, NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter

On December 8, 2016, Beth Triantafyllou was inducted into the NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter as the new President. This special appointment came after the resignation of former Chapter president, Jeff MacDowell. We are grateful to Jeff for his work and say "thank you" for all his time and contribution to the Chapter--two years as VP of Programs and one year as President.

Beth has over 30 years of experience in the interior design and kitchen and bath industry. She has been serving the NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter since January 2015 as VP of Programs.

 "Having served as a board member for two years, I'm honored to represent the chapter as President. As I look ahead in 2017, I'm excited about the opportunities and plans taking shape for our chapter, and am ready to resume the work of providing tools and resources for our members to succeed in today's market."
Upcoming Events
Start 2017 With a Plan:
Strategies to  Maximize Your Association Benefits  (0.1 CEU available)

February 7, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Firehouse Restaurant, Harrisburg, PA
At the start of a new year, there's no better time to plan for the future. In this upcoming chapter event, join Elle H-Millard as she explores aspects of Association benefits from the member perspective. What is in it for you? Learn about the benefits of earning an NKBA certification and how it has helped other experts build their businesses. Included are interactive round table discussions to brainstorm concepts that will help you maximize your potential earnings.  Participation and creative ideas requested.

About Elle H-Millard, CKD, CLIPP, CfyH
Elle H-Millard started her career as a fine artist in sculpture at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia where understanding the relationship of space and negative space became more than a passion.  She was quickly discovered by the interior design industry and turned over an additional 5 million dollars in sales within 1 year by utilizing using her 3D skills along with research of upcoming trends.  Today H-Millard is participating in think tank group discussions for new innovative products in the kitchen + bath industry amongst managing a team of certification professionals.

Registration information will be emailed to you in the coming weeks.
SAVE-THE-DATE: March 14, 2017

Mark your calendar now for our March chapter event featuring Richard Anuszkiewicz of Richar Living. Richard will present "Fashion-forward Thinking: Becoming a Savvy Designer (0.1 CEU).

Additional details and registration will be provided at a later date.
MemberSpotlightMember Spotlight:
Kimberly Morrison, CKD/CBD, NCIDQ
My career started working for an architectural firm right out of college - I was the gopher." That experienced exposed me to many facets of the design industry. It led me to my next job as design coordinator for a small interior design firm in Lancaster, PA. I was there 15 years before making a life change and leaving the Susquehanna Valley for Tucson, AZ. That is where I began teaching interior design in a post-secondary environment. Life has twists and turns and it brought me back home to Pennsylvania. I was introduced to Ai by a family friend and have been there since 2004. I started as adjunct and at the same time began working for a local kitchen designer. During that time, I attended graduate school and obtained my K&B certifications. Since 2012, I have been the coordinator for the ID program at Ai.
As Ai school closes its doors, I am working on the next phase of my career. One direction I am pursuing is event decor and planning (Adorn & D├ęcor) - using my talents for spaces other than in the home. I have completed a wedding and just had a wonderful opportunity helping a client decorate for the holidays. As I move on I will continue to participate and volunteer within our industry. I will also continue teaching as adjunct at Ai Online and CCBC.
Words of advice: "Do what you love and love what you do!"
About Kimberly:
  • ID program Coordinator at Ai York Pennsylvania
  • Adjunct Faculty - Ai Online/IB and K&B programs
  • Adjunct Faculty - Community College of Baltimore College
  • Designer for 33 years
  • Current Treasurer for NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter
  • Membership Director for ASID Maryland Chapter
It's just around the corner!
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and the International Builders Show will be held in Orlando, Florida, January 10-12, 2017. Check out the show schedule HERE and register today. See you in Orlando.
Chapter Updates

It's once again the time of year for membership renewals. Invoices for 2017 have been mailed and the due date for invoice payment is no later than December 31, 2016. In order to avoid a late fee, you need to have your dues paid in full before December 31, 2016. Please pay on-time.
Affinity Program

Through NKBA, you can save on shipping with UPS. Take advantage of discounts of up to 36%*, plus 50%* off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll!* Save on a broad portfolio of shipping services, including air, international, ground and freight services. To enroll and start saving, visit savewithups.com/nkba or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST.
Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition

Please encourage all students attending KBIS to participate in the first Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition! Students will use creativity, innovation, and sustainable materials to design an 80 square foot kitchen space for a tiny home and a family of 3. Students must include a window that's at least 8 square feet, laundry facilities, dining seating for three, and a re-purposed material to be used for the countertops, backsplash, sink, or all of the above must be incorporated into the design. Submissions must be brought to the Student Lounge by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Live judging by HGTV personalities Karl Champley, AKBD, and Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD, and other industry experts, will take place on Wednesday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. The top three winners will be announced on Thursday at 9:15 a.m., where they'll receive their prizes.

Karl Champley, AKBD, HGTV TV Personality
Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD, HGTV TV Personality
Richard Anuszkiewicz, Former 30 Under 30 Recipient
Peter Salerno, CMKBD
Contact Information Update

If you have changed companies, e-mails, home addresses, etc., please reach out to the NKBA Member Engagement Team at info@nkba.org and have your information updated. The changes need to be made with National in order to be updated.
2017 NKBA Susquehanna Valley Board Members

Beth Ann Triantatyllou, CKD, CBD, BethAnn Triantatyllou Designs
VP of Programs:
Danielle Gundrum, CAPS, Red Couch Interiors 
VP of Communications:
Jeff Wolfe, Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry
VP of Professional Development:
VP of Membership:
Shaun Welch, Home Depot 
VP of Government Relations:
Brian K. Miller, CKD, CBD, CAPS, Excel Interior Concepts & Construction 
VP of Academic Relations:
DeeDee Schaeffer, AKBD, DeeDee Schaeffer Interior Design  
Kimberly S. Morrison, ASID, IIDA, CKD, CBD, CAPS, Art Institute of York 
Meghan Conklin, Oasis Showrooms by APR Supply 
Student Representative:
Samantha Wurzbacher, Art Institute of York  
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