News from NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter   
July 2016  
Dear Members & Friends,

So much information to put in one newsletter!  The upcoming Social Media by Design Summit in Vail has a great lineup of presenters as well as hands on training.  Our July chapter meeting is being held July 28th with the topic of Universal Design.  The Peak Award winners are included and much, much more.  If you are a member and want an event or opportunity published in the newsletter, an email blast or put on facebook, we now have a form on the website for you to use to enter all the details.

Janel Davenport
VP of Communications
July Chapter Meeting
Thursday, July 28, 2016
, 5:30 pm
Universal Design that Adapts to People

Accessible Systems , 3025 W. Jefferson Ave, Englewood, CO 80110

Speakers:  Nathan Colburn and  John Bixenman Co-Owners of Accessible Systems

The 50+ population of home owners represents the largest and best group for home design and home improvement . Universal design and accessibility are an important part of the planning process. Presented in an adapted home showroom with interactive exhibits, you will see and try home and bathroom designs that add function, beauty and lasting value to a home. From walk in tubs, to elevators, lifts and the latest in home automation,this presentation will equip you to make a life changing impact on your clients.  

2016 Peak Awards Results!
Congrats to all of the winning designers. Thank you to everyone who attended the Peak Awards Gala!  Visit our website to view the winning designs
and party pics from the gala. 

1st Place & Premier Award
Small Kitchen, John Buchanan, John Buchanan Design  Associates, Colleen Johnson, Co-Designer, In-Site Design Group, Project: Yun Kitchen

Medium Kitchen
1st Place - Most Dramatic Makeover, Anne Grice, Anne Grice Interiors, Project: Snowmass Kitchen
2nd Place - Debra Toney, Three Week Kitchens, Cherstin Toney Co-Designer, Three Week Kitchens, Project: Mediterranean Kitchen
3rd Place - Megan Daughtry, Second Nature Interiors, Project:Lindenmeyer Kitchen

Large Kitchen
1st Place & Sponsor Best Choice Kitchen - Emily Cathcart,CKD,CBD, NCIDQ, Emily Cathcart Designs, Project: Highlight of the Home
Honorable Mention Kitchen - Lynne Vickerstaff, The Kitchen Design Studio, Project: East Meets West

Small Bath
1st Place - Courtney Seavall, CJ Seavall Design, Project: Falbo Bathroom

Large/Master Bath
1st Place & Sponsor Best Choice bathroom - Anne Grice, Anne Grice Interiors, Project: Snowmass Master Bathroom
2nd Place - Emily Cathcart,CKD,CBD,NCIDQ, Emily Cathcart Designs, Project: A Refueling Refuge
3rd Place - Tennille Wood, Beautiful Habitat Interior Design, Project: Westminster Master Bathroom
Honorable Mention Bath
- Master Bathroom, Jan Neiges, CKD

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, NKBA & ASID presents the 2016 Social Media by Design Summit in Vail, August 2-3, 2016
Are you effectively utilizing social media to advance your business? Do you understand the differences in platforms, how each one operates and how they benefit you professionally?  And what really IS a hashtag anyway?

We're pleased to announce a new educational opportunity exclusively for industry designers: Social Media by Design 2016 Summit, coming August 2-3, 2016. Produced by NKBA, ASID and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, this informative event will not only improve your social media skills but provide you with actionable ideas to support your business success.

CKD, AKBD prep classes resume in July!

If you who have been thinking of pursuing certification to call Doug Walter at 303-880-9080 or and we'll get your signed up. It's not too late!

Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP)
g - August 3-4, 2016 
Hosted by:   
Roth Living, 17801 East 40th Ave
Aurora, Colorado

Join other designers, remodelers, builders, architects, realtors, home inspectors, occupational and physical therapists, senior care specialists, product manufacturers, etc.      

$100 Scholarships Available for
NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Members in Good Standing 
Help all of your clients live with independence and dignity.  
Reciprocal Design Judging for the San Diego Chapter

The San Diego chapter members did the judging for our design competition this year. Thank you San Diego judges! We are doing the same for them. The following designers from the Rocky Mountain chapter will be judging the design contest for the San Diego Chapter.

Kudos to all of the designers for taking time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge and have some fun!

1.  Amber Howard, CKD, CBD, Showplace Kitchens      
2.  Bev Adams, CMKBD, Interior Intuitions, INC 
3.  Darcy Mullally, CKD, White Hall Kitchen Studio 
4.  Donna McMahon, AKBD, KE Interior Solutions, LLC                        
5.  Jan Neiges, CKD,  Jan Neiges, CKD, LLC 
6.  Mary Jo Hren, CKD, Essential Interiors, LTD 
7.  Penny Morrow, CKD, A Better Design 
8.  Lenny Higgins, CKD, Design Build Dwellings  
Enter HBA's CARE (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) Awards! Deadline: Aug 8th
This year, two of the four judges are NKBA members: Jeni Russell of Home Solutions and Barbara Barton, CMKBD!  There are three kitchen categories, and three bathroom categories, as well as other possibilities for specialty rooms and details to consider.

Entrants need NOT be members of HBA to enter; it is open to all in the industry.  Doug Walter has been a member of the CARE committee for 18 years, and would be happy to coach you on how best to present your binder for this year's CARE.  So, if you prepared a binder for this year's Peak Awards, or previous ones (CARE allows projects to be up to 5 years old), you're 90% done!

Job Openings!
IRG Seeks Cabinet Design Professionals

An interior finish company supplying cabinets and installation is seeking cabinet design professionals to complete designs for local and national builders. Designer will work in a fun fast paced environment producing cabinet drawings and orders per selections made in builders design centers. Other duties include composing custom designs, quoting options upon design center requests, and assisting sales on bids for new business.

Thermador Star Rewards Program

The Star Partner Rewards Program is a program offered by Thermador that is exclusive to Designers. It is a reward, or commission, for specifying Thermador in their customer's homes.

Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsors!
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