NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Newsletter  
May 7th, 2015

Spring Greetings to All!  The excitement is building for our Annual Peak Awards Gala! A total of 18 Designers have submitted 37 Projects!! Can't wait to see winning photos in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles!

And...be sure to come early to May's Chapter Meeting to say hello to a very special guest ~ details below!

Warm Regards,
Melody Highman
VP of Communications

May Chapter Meeting   
Designing to Disguise:  The Art of Hiding Technology
Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home's design and d├ęcor. This presentation reviews the three-pronged approach to hiding technology-advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection-which are available for minimizing the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance. Presented by John MacKenzie from Xssentials

Our 2015 National NKBA president,  Maria Stapperfenne will be in attendance at this meeting as a guest.  This is a great opportunity to meet and chat with her!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Social Hour  5:30 -6:30   Presentation 6:30 pm
Francois & Co
601 So. Broadway , Suite C  Denver, CO 80209

Free Student Webinar
Thursday, May 21 at 12 pm (MST)


NKBA College and Student Engagement is excited to tell you about our second FREE Student Webinar offered as part of the NKBA Student Webinar Series.  This Webinar is open to all students, educators, and NKBA professional members.

Our presenter is Brandi Avery from NKBA Accredited Front Range Community College. She will be presenting: "Natural Stone: Is It Right For Your Client?" Her presentation will provide 0.1 CEU for all NKBA certified professionals who attend the live Webinar.  


To attend the live webinar, please visit

http://bit.ly/1GAbA7g  and add this Free webinar to your cart.

Social Media Workshop!
Presented by Colorado Homes and Lifestyles

Friday May 29th, 9-2 pm
Friday June 5th, 9-2 pm
at Galleria of Stone

2 day Training, breakfast, lunch and beverages. $40

Open to members of NKBA, ASID, HBA and AIA  
Register today! 
Spring Fling Networking Event
May 14, 2015 5-7 pm

Colorado Homes and Lifestyles would like to invite NKBA Members to their Spring Fling Networking Event!  Click here to register!

They would also like to introduce the new Editor for the magazine, Kate Meyers!  Click here to watch an introductory video!

2013/14 Sub-Zero Kitchen Design Contest top 4 winners in the Colorado region...

1st Place Regional Winner - Click here to see image
"Mountain Bliss," by Mikal Otten
Exquisite Kitchen Design, Denver,CO

2nd Place Regional Winner - Click here to see image
"From the Heart," by Mikal Otten
Exquisite Kitchen Design, Denver, CO

3rd Place Regional Winner - Click here to see image
"Mountain Vista," by Jed MacKenzie and William Landeros
Bulthaup by Kitchen Distributors, Denver, CO
with Jon Edelbaum of JFE Architects

4th Place Regional Winner - Click here to see image
"Stainless and Blue Perfection on Park Ave.,", by Robin Slattery
Modern Kitchen Center, Glenwood Springs, CO
Job Openings

Galleria of Stone has openings for a Front Desk Receptionist and an Inside Sales Person. Contact Julie Banker for more information julie@galleriaofstone.net.

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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

Thank you to our 2015 chapter sponsors for their support:


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