UPCOMING
EVENTS 
 
FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, February 12
 
FEBRUARY CHAPTER MEETING
Weds., February 21
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Topic: Blog Tour KBIS
Presenter: 
Veronika Miller, Founder of Modenus
Host: Sub-Zero Wolf 
A&D Building
150 E. 58th St. 
5 th Floor

Stay tuned for a fresh look for our Chapter newsletters, coming next month!


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STUDENT INFO
 
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 Membership Chair Benoit Laroche at blaroche@richelieu.com.  
  
We are interested in learning how we can better serve the NYC student design community, and we welcome your participation!


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KBIS 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

The KBIS Show Floor in Orlando!

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NKBA Manhattan Chapter was well represented at KBIS 2018, and participated in many events, including training for new council members, the Great Gatsby-themed Opening Night Party, the Wednesday night BASH at Mango, and of course lots and lots of fantastic product and booths at the show, which covered two buildings at the Orange Country Convention Center.  It was a special pleasure to visit the booths of chapter sponsors  Grohe Thermador Jenn-Air Richelieu , and  Monogram .

The new Manhattan Chapter President, Toni Sabatino, received the Star Award at the first day of the conference for Best Chapter Officer, Communications. 
Designer Doris Amsterdam Bachmann took home a design award for Best Small Bathroom. Briana Ryan also received her Thirty Under 30 award and presented her team's "product of the future" on the KBISNext Stage on the second show day. Congratulations to all!


Toni Sabatino receives her Best Chapter Officer award

WELCOME NEW MEMBER 
ROSE OTT
 
Rose Ott is principal and founder of Rose Ott Design, a full-¬≠service boutique design firm specializing in residential and commercial interiors. With a background in fine arts and fashion, coupled with her interior design education and love of travel, Rose incorporates an extensive range of sources to create fresh and current designs. Rose also rehabs homes with her contractor husband and is an Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College. 
Rose is a Board Member of IFDA, an Allied Member of ASID and now a proud member of NKBA. She has been featured on NBC's Open House, George to The Rescue, and in numerous publications.

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FROM THE PRESIDENT
 
Welcome to the New Year, a new NKBA governance, and our new 2018 Chapter Council.  It is with much joy and a dose of humility that I take over the presidency of the Manhattan Chapter. I am grateful for the work of those before me that led the chapter to be a relevant and FUN resource for its members and our industry.  NKBA training at KBIS in Orlando, Florida, this year included information on the new national website. Every member can now upload a personal profile. I encourage you to visit NKBA.org and take advantage of this new feature. The show was fantastic, and in addition to all the product, networking, and education, it was my pleasure to see some of our chapter members recognized for their achievements! Congrats to 30U30 honoree Briana Ryan, and to Doris Amsterdam Bachman for receiving a design award.  The continuing education, networking, and opportunity to "talk shop" and share ideas during our various chapter events and meetings have been very beneficial to me both professionally and personally. I think, for the most part, we love the work and are fortunate to make our living in an industry that sets trends and standards and affects how we live.  If you are a current chapter member, I thank you. If you are not, I encourage you to get involved. Our team is putting together a series of great events for professional growth and personal enrichment for the months ahead.
Upcoming, we have Veronika Miller Eagleson of MODENUS speaking about Blog Tour KBIS, industry trends, and opportunities for the design community. You will receive an announcement soon via email.  I hope to see you there!
   
 
TONI SABATINO
NKBA Manhattan President
INDUSTRY JOB POSTINGS 
 
Fisher & Paykel - Product Specialist
Fisher & Paykel Appliances seeks a product specialist to work at its New York Experience Center.  Click here for more information and to apply.

MONOGRAM - Design Manager
Monogram is looking to hire a leader with strong influencing skills with the trade. Showroom-based position in Norwalk, CT.  Click here for more information and to apply.

Lineadecor - K&B Design Salesperson
Full-time position for new Manhattan showroom. Contact  Arzu Ertas for more information.

Lineadecor - Handyman
To be trained as the in-house cabinetry installer, job site supervisor.  Contact  Arzu Ertas  for more information.