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KBIS
January 19-21
LAS VEGAS
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CHAPTER EVENT
NKBA-Manhattan
January 27
5:30-8:30pm
0.1 CEU Program
"Ultracompact Surfacing"
COSENTINO CITY CENTER
150 East 58th St.
Suite 399
New York City
RSVP:
nkbamanhattan.org  


BOARD MEETING
February 1

NY NOW
January 30 -
February 3
Javits Center
New York City
nynow.com

CHAPTER EVENT 
February 17  

5:30-7:30 pm
0.1 CEU Program 
"Designing Dream Kitchens"
Hosted by
Architectural Digest
at the Miele Manhattan Experience Center 
150 East 58th St.
Suite 901
New York City
RSVP:
nkbamanhattan.org  
 
The NKBA is the ONLY professional organization that solely supports kitchen, bath and hardware with over 60,000 members in North America!
 
 
  

JOIN NKBA TODAY
EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS
 
 
Complimentary Manhattan Chapter Events
 
Complimentary Summer and Winter Socials
 
Complimentary Vendor Excursions
 
Complimentary Invitation To The
Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Breakfast
 
On-line Education
 
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

Credibility of the NKBA Logo
 
Health Insurance Benefit Plan

Ad Templates & Business Forms
Member Discounts on Products and Services Including: Banking, Car Rentals and Office Supplies
and much more...
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YOUR BOARD AT WORK FOR YOU! 

 

NKBA Manhattan Officers were trained by Dawn DeLuca, Region 1 Director and Chapter Representative of the Westchester Chapter, and hosted by Cosentino Center, Westchester
 
The Manhattan and Westchester Boards joined on Saturday, January 9, at the Cosentino Westchester showroom in Mt. Kisco for annual training. Each year in January, every NKBA board member must complete a day of education and skills sharpening, in preparation for planning and producing another great year of programming and events. Thank you, Dawn DeLuca for an energetic and inspiring training program, to Mark Rosenhaus for additional support, and to Wayne Tucker Cosentino Center Westchester for getting there early to turn on the heat and make the showroom available all day. Cosentino was once again a wonderful host and provided a beautiful, comfortable location for the meeting, and a delicious breakfast and lunch.

Members can visit the new Cosentino City Center in NYC  on January 27 for the presentation "Ultracompact Surfacing" and earn 0.1 CEU. Details and to register: nkbamanhattan.org

Are you curious about becoming a Board member? Express your interest at our next chapter meeting by speaking to Membership Chair Toni Sabatino, or email Toni at toni@tonisabatinostyle.com
       
LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 
Designing Dream Kitchens
 
You won't want to miss this special evening hosted by 
Architectural Digest magazine at the Miele Manhattan Experience Center! Members attending the
February 17
 Chapter Meeting will be treated to a discussion featuring two of our own: David Burcher of In House Kitchen Bath Home, who will be participating in "Designing Dream Kitchens," a panel discussion moderated by Immediate Past Chapter President Kent Brasloff.
Those attending will earn 0.1 CEU credit. 
Space is limited so please RSVP when your invitation arrives in early February.  
 
 

                
                           NEW BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
                       CHRIS NICOLE PRINCE, VP PROGRAMS
                                      
Chris Nicole Prince has always seen herself as a "design chameleon." Characterized by its ability to change color yet retain its shape, she epitomizes that definition by melding the best of traditional design with her singular vision of the future. She has used that vision as an interior designer, showroom owner, product developer, and now as a consultant.

As the former owner of Simon's Hardware & Bath, Chris metamorphosed and branded the decorative store into a showcase of couture home design. She created the bath and kitchen division and later a tile and lighting department.

With a flair for spotting trends, such as adapting commercial kitchen appliances for residential use, Chris redesigned the KWC Semi-Pro faucet, previously used only commercially in Europe, for the American home market .

Her work has been widely published and she has made numerous television appearances. A bathroom she designed for the Cancer Research Institute Design Show House appeared in several books and magazines, including BATHROOM distributed by Rizzoli through St. Martins Press, and graced the cover of Kitchen and Bath News. Her designs have appeared in Interior Design magazine, Metropolis, and The New York Times, to name a few.

Today, Chris consults with leading NYC showrooms and with manufacturers on merchandising, marketing and branding. She sat on the board of IFDA and now serves as 2016 VP of Programs for the Manhattan Chapter of NKBA, working hard to develop valuable, compelling programs and events.  "Serving on the Board is a way of giving back to an industry that has been very good to me and which I love," she says.
  NKBA Manhattan t hanks its sponsors

 
  

FROM OUR PRESIDENT  
 
Hello and welcome to a brand new year with the NKBA Manhattan Chapter! As your new President, I greet you with the spirit and good cheer of the holidays still fresh in my mind as we embark on another great year, planned for you, our valued membership.

We've just completed an exciting year under the leadership of our Immediate Past President, Kent Brasloff, and we will certainly carry on with our mission to bring you top-notch programs and education in the months ahead.
As I reflect on this past year, I recall two programs that really stood out: our Kitchen of Tomorrow symposium, where we hosted three exceptional speakers, each offering their own view on building, living in and designing the kitchens of tomorrow. We hung on their every word as they shared how they meet the needs of today's clientele.

As designers, we must be prepared to design interiors that will impact our client' lives in a positive way, both now and in the future. Anticipating any challenges they may face as they age in-place and as the world changes should be a pointed consideration.
And then we had the honor and pleasure of hosting the NKBA National President, Maria Stapperfenne, who came to our October Chapter Meeting. Maria led a fun and interactive discussion on "Listening" to your clients, and how to analyze different personalities so you can communicate with them in an effective way. It was an insightful and informative evening; thank you, Maria!
This year we have all kinds of goodies planned for you, so stay tuned. Your Board has already begun! Please save the date and join us at our first chapter event of the year on January 27th. "Surfaces" is the subject matter, 0.1 C.E.U., to be presented at the new Cosentino City Center at 150 East 58th Street. You'll find more details and a link to registration in this newsletter. This is an event not to be missed!
So, we look forward to a fantastic year with you. Please feel free to get involved, this is your chapter. Volunteer and serve on a committee. Become an auxiliary Board member. We welcome your support and engagement. We're always here working for you.
  RENEE RIDDICK

Manhattan Chapter President