Happy New Year! All projections suggest another great year for the kitchen and bath industry and we are here to help you keep your finger on the pulse with entertaining education and quality networking. As times change we all must adapt to new conditions and circumstances in our industry and ever changing global world. The NKBA is a great place to bounce ideas off of peers, get recommendations for subs, see new product and learn new standards. It is a great place to talk shop with colleagues and build meaningful relationships with brands and vendors. The NKBA National crew has been busy updating education for certification and keeping a finger on the global pulse to keep us informed and inspired by what is happening across the globe. If you are an active member, I thank you. If you are reading this and not an active member, please consider coming to some events and getting more involved. The more involved you become, the more opportunities open up for vendor excursions and other great industry experiences. Our January meeting at Lineadecor will have tips from a chef to the stars on the impact of lifestyle and food trends on kitchen design as well as some great small plates, adult beverages and networking all in a beautiful showroom on Broadway. We hope to see you there!