SAVE THE DATE 
    
INDUSTRY EVENT
KBIS
January 9-11, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL 
 
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
 
COMMITTEE SUMMIT DINNER
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All members interested in joining a committee are invited!
See how you can get more involved and meet our council.
January 29th, 6 pm
Fisher & Paykel Experience Center
150 E 58th St. NYC
RSVP: briana.ryan@fisherpaykel.com
 
Stay tuned for our 2018 dates for fun networking and relevant content!
 
FEBRUARY CHAPTER MEETING
The February Chapter Meeting will be hosted by Sub-Zero & Wolf, date to be announced.

And the calendar of events for 2018 keeps building!
 

The NKBA is the ONLY professional organization that solely supports kitchen, bath and hardware with over 60,000 members in North America!

JOIN THE NKBA TODAY

EXPERIENCE ALL THE BENEFITS OF AN NKBA MEMBERSHIP

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

Member Discounts on Products  and Services Including: Banking, Car Rentals, Office Supplies
To find out more or to apply for membership: nkba.org
 

***** STUDENTS*****
 
NKBA Manhattan is looking to add students to our chapter council. If you are interested in joining and helping us shape the future of our chapter, please reach out to VP Membership Charlotte Barnard, charbarnard@yahoo.com 
  
We are interested in learning how we can better serve the NYC student design community, and we welcome your participation!


Be sure to check out News from National 
at the new NKBA.ORG

GROHE shines with "Magic of the Holidays" Social BASH!

GROHE Live! Center Manager
Maureen Howard, center, surrounded by her team, hosted an inter-association social to be remembered!

For more pictures, visit and "like" our Facebook page!
 
NKBA Manhattan Chapter sponsor GROHE hosted an inter-association social that was a magical evening indeed! Our chapter members and guests, along with the NYC Chapter of the Interior Design Society and Designers Lighting Forum of New York, were treated to holiday cheer, food, and drink and a magician adding to the festivities!
We thank GROHE for this incredible evening and their sponsorship of our chapter. If you're in the Flatiron District, do stop by the GROHE Live! Center to see what's new!
2018 BRINGS A NEW GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE AND NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS TO NKBA MANHATTAN

OUR 2018 COUNCIL:

President Toni Sabatino
Programs Chair Dawn Deluca
Communications Chair Briana Ryan
Membership Chair Benoit Laroche
Secretary/Treasurer Felitas Oefelein

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Kent Brasloff
Charlotte Barnard
Dave Burcher
Beata Galdi
Geri Gerard
Marsha Kahn

We are looking to add committee members and welcome all who wish to participate.
We hope to see you at our first Committee Summit Dinner on
Jan 29 at the Fisher & Paykel Experience Center.
         NKBA Manhattan
            thanks its sponsors 
 
              PLATINUM LEVEL

                 GOLD LEVEL





                               SILVER LEVEL
                  
FROM THE PRESIDENT
 
Season's Greetings! Our Winter Social at the GROHE Live!  Center was a magical night of fun. We were so happy to see you, our good friends, brand ambassadors, designers, and members, enjoying yourself, in the spirit of the season. Thank you for braving the cold to toast our final event of the year. And thank you, Interior Design Society, New York City Chapter, and Designers Lighting Forum of New York, for continuing our joint party tradition. We all had a ball!  
So, another great year for NKBA Manhattan passes and the winds of change are upon us. In January, a new Council (formerly, the Board) will begin its term. During my two-year term as President, I have been honored to work with the dedicated men and women of the Board. I sincerely thank each of you for your fellowship and service to the membership. I am proud that during my tenure our chapter won three awards at KBIS 2017, one of which was the Best Chapter Program Award (for our pet-centered "Design Unleashed" program in 2016). Also in 2017, we began to lay the groundwork for a Student Outreach Program, and in  sponsorship, we attracted new sponsors over the last two years who are excited to be a part of NKBA Manhattan.
Taking the reins to lead this great chapter as President next year is our Communications VP and top-notch designer, Toni Sabatino. Toni and the Council will continue the chapter's work, with gusto!
Finally, a hearty "thank you" to our sponsors! And thank you, members and designers, for being with us; we do this all for you. Cheers to you and yours for a happy holiday season. See you in the new year!
   
 
RENEE RIDDICK
NKBA MANHATTAN PRESIDENT 
*SOCIAL MEDIA* KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN DISCUSSIONS  
 
takes place on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 3pm EST. 
The kitchen and bath design topics vary weekly, offering a perfect opportunity to share your expertise.   

Follow the #kbtribechat at KBIS: live tweeting Tues. Jan. 9th at 1:30 pm EST from Wilsonart, Rev-A-Shelf, and Wellborn Cabinetry
and Wed. Jan 10th at 2 pm EST from Thermador.

Upcoming chats: 
NKBA Manhattan's Toni Sabatino will host #kbtribechat Jan. 31st 2 pm EST on "Designing for Distribution."
Please JOIN US!
Use hashtag: #kbtribechat