SAVE THE DATE 
  
BOARD MEETING
Oct 8
 
CHAPTER MEETING
"The Artful Science of 'WINNING' More Business Using The Internet"
Oct 19
5:30pm-8:00pm
Hosted by
Fisher & Paykel
150 E 58th St.
NYC 
 
CHAPTER MEETING
November 15th - Arch Digest Event
Hosted by Miele
 
CHAPTER MEETING
December 12th - Holiday Social
Hosted by Grohe
 
INDUSTRY EVENT
KBIS
Jan 9-11 2018
 
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
 
The NKBA is the ONLY professional organization that solely supports kitchen, bath and hardware with over 60,000 members in North America!
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Complimentary Chapter Events including Summer and Winter Socials
 
Complimentary Vendor Excursions
 
Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Breakfast
 
On-line Education and Business  Development
Webinars
 
Advanced Registration for KBIS and Design & Construction Week
 
Professional Certification Courses
 
Legislative Support and Advocacy
 
Industry Job Boards
 
Consumer Access to Your Company Information

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MEMBERS:

If you have a job listing or piece of news that would interest our design community, please email Toni Sabatino, NKBA Manhattan VP Communications at toni@tonisabatinostyle.com
for posting in our newsletter.

 
NKBA Selects Manhattan's own
Briana Ryan
 to 30U30!

Briana Ryan, showroom manager of the Fisher & Paykel | DCS Experience Center, was selected to receive a Thirty Under 30 award at KBIS 2018. She has been a member of the kitchen and bath industry for the past six years, previously working in surfaces before joining the New Zealand-based appliance manufacturer. Ryan currently serves as Manhattan Chapter secretary, and will move into Communications Chair next year. "I am so excited to receive this award," said Ryan. "I am honored to represent New York City amongst my peers in this talented group of rising kitchen and bath professionals." Founded in 2013, the Thirty Under 30 award is designed to celebrate the future rock stars of the kitchen and bath industry. NKBA is adding a fun element to this year's proceedings. Prior to KBIS 2018, the newly inducted honorees will be assigned into six groups of five, with each team collaborating on a "Product of the Future." The teams will present their creations on the KBISNeXT stage on January 11. 
Julie Schuster talks Feng Shui at September Meeting hosted by Jenn-Air 
NKBA Manhattan was treated to a lively evening featuring wine, a lovely spread of hors d'oeuvres and a presentation by Julie Schuster on incorporating Feng Shui principles in your kitchen designs. Please see our NKBA Facebook page for more photos of this event!

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FROM THE PRESIDENT
 
We have been blessed with a comfortable summer and now the Fall fun begins! Manhattan Chapter kicked off the season with a bang this month at the Jenn-Air showroom, where we learned the art of creating the feng shui kitchen and home. Julie Schuster, certified feng shui master and principal of Julie Schuster Design Studio, gave us "food for thought" on how to direct energy and create positive flow that nourishes the soul in our designed spaces. A skill that goes beyond creating great design and décor and uses the elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood to bring in the "zen." Thank you, Julie, for the masterful tips we can implement even in New York's tiny kitchens.
Next month, October, as you know, is National Kitchen and Bath month. Mark your calendar for October 19th and join us as we honor our industry. To be held at the Fisher & Paykel showroom, we will share information on increasing your design business by utilizing the internet. A must-see and win-win event for all business owners. Also keep an eye out for Oktoberfest events that will be announced by kitchen and bath showrooms around the city. They never disappoint.
Have fun and be well!
 
 
 
 
RENEE RIDDICK
 
NKBA MANHATTAN PRESIDENT  
  CALLING
 ALL DESIGN
  STUDENTS!
and friends of students!
A note from the editor
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If you are a local design student we encourage you to come to our meetings to network and learn free of charge. If you are a member reading this newsletter, I encourage you to invite a student to join you at one of our meetings. Our business has a major impact on how we live and our group has so much to share. Celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month by bringing a student!-
Toni Sabatino