NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Newsletter  
June 3, 2015
Bewitched and Bedazzled by Maria!
By Melody Highman,
VP of Communications

Our National 2015 NKBA President, Maria Stapperfenne, CKD and CBD, bewitched and bedazzled our Chapter Officers with an afternoon of training on "Train the Trainer!" prior to our May Chapter Meeting. Animated and larger than life, Maria helped us to better understand and develop our EXCO roles and learn more about what National has been up to!

Later that evening Maria worked her magic at our Chapter Meeting, sharing critical bits of info from National which you will find throughout this newsletter. One of the changes shared by Maria is a culture shift at National to be more responsive, streamlining the organization and consolidating National positions, decreasing the headcount by about 50%.

Maria has been designing for over 23 years now! After a career start as a school teacher, and working a summer at a lumber company, Maria decided to get into the K & B industry.  And the rest is history! Oh, and she can sing too! Wow!

The Peak Awards Gala will be held in June in lieu of the Chapter Meeting

Save the Date for the July Chapter Meeting    
Houzz : Technology for Storytelling: How to Reach New Clients and Engage a Global Community
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Social Hour  5:30 -6:30   Presentation 6:30 pm
Mountain High Appliance
1130 Pine St, Louisville, CO 80027
Save the Date for the Annual Vendor Resource Fair - Thursday August 27, 2015

CAPCO Tile & Stone  
5800 East Jewell Avenue, Denver, CO 80224 
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Has your NKBA Certification lapsed since 2013?


If your NKBA Certification has lapsed no later than 2013, there is good news!  The Certification Policies and Procedures provide a process in which you can get your NKBA Certification reinstated with a membership in good standing.  The general requirements include providing the NKBA with your CEU compliance information for the last CEU cycle, payment of current and prior years' certification fees and membership dues. The membership reinstatement fee is waived for this program.  This program is in effect beginning June 1, 2015 and will end on December 31, 2015 at 5:00pm ET.

For more information, please contact the NKBA Member Relations team at 800-843-6522 or feedback@nkba.org.
Update your profile with National NKBA and Win a Trip to KBIS !

We are excited to inform you that all members updating their profile information with National NKBA will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a complimentary trip to KBIS 2016, to be held in Las Vegas, Jan 19 - 21, 2016!  Please note that the last day to enter the drawing is June 19, 2015.

Become a Certified Living in Place Professional , Aug 12-13-14, 2015
Roth Living


Learn together in one classroom with other professionals how to identify and offer solutions for home accessibility and safety in every home, regardless of the individual's age or condition. Become part of a national team of experts going beyond aging in place and universal design. Learn how to perform home assessments quickly and accurately.
Become a Chapter Leader in 2016!
Now is the perfect time to get involved with your Rocky Mountain NKBA Chapter! Several officer seats on the Rocky Mountain NK BA Chapter board are coming open next year.

Open officer seats include:
  • President
  • Vice President, Programs
  • Vice President, Professional Development
  • Vice President, Academic Relations
  • Treasurer

Positions Available Immediately Across the US at Lowes

In-Home Sales Professionals Specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design

The Project Specialist Interiors (PSI) is a salary plus commission sales and design position that executes the Lowe's interior selling model.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of in-home, residential commission-based sales experience
  • 2 years' experience in a design job requiring kitchen and/or bath design
  • 2 years working in a team collaboration setting
**Competitive Base Salary and Commission
Plus Bonus Potential **
Follow these directions to apply:
  • Click on Apply Now Link,
  • Select State and City
  • Type PSI in Keyword Search
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2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule 

June 25 - Peak Awards Gala - Mile High Station

July 23 - Mountain High Appliance - Houzz : Technology for Storytelling: How to Reach New Clients and Engage a Global Community

August 27 - CAPCO - Vendor Resource Fair

September 24 - Specialty Appliance - Custom Luxury Kitchen/Karen Moyer

October 22 - Bell Home Solutions - Hardwood 101 - Tom Ruekert/Palo Duro

Did You Know??  
Did you know that NKBA "owns" the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show - KBIS??  


Thank you to our 2015 chapter sponsors for their support:


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