NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Newsletter  
March 9, 2015 

Dear  ,

This month we congratulate interning students, support AKBD Certification through guided study, and promote our Annual Membership Drive with FREE activation and a FREE Chapter Meeting. In addition, we are pleased to announce our Chapter's recognition by National NKBA of last year's highest percentage recruitment of new members! Wow!


Membership in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the NKBA means being part of a group of 60,000 professionals seeking career growth through product and trend awareness, industry networking and just having fun meeting like-minded individuals. There is no better time to join than now!


Melody Highman,

VP Communications, NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter 

March Chapter Meeting   
Design and Color Trends that Inspire!
Please join us for a special presentation of design and color trends that inspire interior design. You will gain insight on how colors influence how we feel emotionally and physically, and how colors excite the desire for products consumers purchase for their home environments. Presented by Kim Kiner, Vice President at Hunter Douglas Window Fashions.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Social Hour  5:30 -6:30   Presentation 6:30 pm
Blind Corners and Curves Showroom
8400 East Illiff Avenue, Denver, 80231

See the sidebar for the upcoming meeting schedule!

Call for Entries!  
2015 Peak Awards Design Competition

Early Registration Forms Due March 9th
(binder & payment due April 27th).

Save $10.00 on each entry by registering early. 
Send your early registration form to:
Tanya Otten  (303-800-3724)
Francois & Co  /  attn: Tanya
601 S. Broadway, Suite C.
Denver, CO 80209

Special thanks to the following students and design companies for participating in the Designer Alliance Program!


Brandy Avery is a graduating student who interned and worked FT at Capco Tile and Stone and just recently accepted a FT position and is pursuing the completion of her internship at Advanced Interiors in Fort Collins, Colorado. 


Megan Luckow is a graduating student interning with Doll Construction and Ide Construction in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Courtney Seavall is a graduating student interning with Keira Ritter Design Company in Boulder, Colorado. 


Taylor Fowler is a graduating student interning with Everitt and Schilling in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Thank you hosts for the partnership with our future kitchen and bath designers graduating from an NKBA accredited program!


Nowell Allayla Vincent, M.S.

Vice President, Academic Relations


Membership Drive - Sign up by March 26 and receive FREE Activation Fee and one FREE Chapter meeting.
Membership in the National Kitchen & Bath Association is a strong investment in the success of your business. Join the NKBA at www.NKBA.org/join to increase your sales and profitability. You may also contact our local VP of Membership, Brenda Howard at 303-810-4247, bhoward@bccblinds.com.

Other Membership News
The Rocky Mountain chapter received a $500 check from National for recruiting the highest percentage of new members from Oct 2013-Sept 2014!

Join your colleagues in the ACTIVE, INVOLVED and ENTHUSIASTIC Rocky Mountain Chapter of NKBA!


AKBD Exam Study Group Starts March 25

Changes are in the air for the AKBD Exam
As of July 1, 2015, the exam will be based on the 2nd Edition volumes in the NKBA library.

The NKBA Certification Test Board and the Exam Development Subcommittee have re-written all AKBD exam questions to reflect the material in the revised and updated Second Editions of the Professional Resource Library, as well as including questions from the two brand new volumes, K & B Lighting and K & B Sustainable Design.

It's not too late to study for the exam based on those 1st edition books!

Classes run March 25th through June 3rd
Finishing with a practice AKBD exam
Thanks for the use of the Photos!

As we build out the new Chapter website we will be refreshing the images using photos of winning designs from the 2014 Peak Awards and will keep refreshed with the newest winning design each year. Thank you to everyone who allowed us to use images of your work in the past for us to brighten up the NKBA website! We love showcasing our members and will let you know if there are more opportunities to submit work in the future.  
  • Maureen McGuire, Interiors LLC
  • Bev Adams, CMKBD, Interior Intuitions, Inc.
  • Angie Lawrence CMKBD and Dennis Leczinski, First Class Interiors Inc and Leczinski Design Associates
  • Andy Smith, JM Kitchen and Bath
  • Mary Jo Hren, AKBD, John Murphy Millworks, LLC
  • Scottish Group Companies, Scottish Group Companies
  • Penny Morrow, CKD, A Better Design
  • Erica Kalkofen, ek kitchens & design
  • Pamela S. Fischer, Design � la Carte, Inc
  • Donna McMahon, Kitchen Evolutions
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2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule 

April 23 - Roth Distributing - Brats & Brews - Designing the Outdoor Kitchen/Karen Moyer in assoc. w/Designs by Sundown
May 28 - Francois & Co. - Designing to Disguise/John MacKenzie w/Xssentials

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

Thank you to our 2015 chapter sponsors for their support:


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June 25, 2015
Peak Awards Gala

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