NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Newsletter  
March 19, 2015 

Dear  ,

Our Membership Drive is ending next week and the AKBD Study Group Begins! Don't miss these opportunities and other networking events in Denver.


Melody Highman,

VP Communications, NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter 

March Chapter Meeting   
Design and Color Trends that Inspire!
Please join us for a special presentation of design and color trends that inspire interior design. You will gain insight on how colors influence how we feel emotionally and physically, and how colors excite the desire for products consumers purchase for their home environments. Presented by Kim Kiner, Vice President at Hunter Douglas Window Fashions.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Social Hour  5:30 -6:30   Presentation 6:30 pm
Blind Corners and Curves Showroom
8400 East Illiff Avenue, Denver, 80231

Networking by Design  

Presented by Colorado Homes & Lifestyles 

Thursday, April 16 , 5-7 pm
Birdsall & Co., 1540 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Join us for an evening of networking and celebrating
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Circle of Excellence Award winners. 20% off Birdsall merchandise for all attendees.Space is limited, reserve your spot today!  Hosted by Birdsall & Co. Food & Beverage provided by Coldwell Banker.

From National NKBA:
Applications to the Leadership Recruitment Committee are now being accepted!

Applications must be received by April 3rd by 5:00 PM ET 


As part of the new governance structure for the NKBA, the first body to be established is the Leadership Recruitment Committee (LRC). The LRC is one of the most important committees for the Association and is charged with identifying, soliciting, screening and recommending candidates throughout the year to serve on the Association's Board of Directors, Generative Counsel, and the other volunteer leadership positions. Five members will be appointed by the Board of Directors to serve a three-year term. The LRC is open to both members and non-members of the NKBA.

Click here for more information. 


The Membership Drive is Ending Soon!

Sign up by March 26 and receive FREE Activation Fee and one FREE Chapter meeting.
Membership in the National Kitchen & Bath Association is a strong investment in the success of your business. Join the NKBA at www.NKBA.org/join to increase your sales and profitability. You may also contact our local VP of Membership, Brenda Howard at 303-810-4247, bhoward@bccblinds.com.

Join your colleagues in the ACTIVE, INVOLVED and ENTHUSIASTIC Rocky Mountain Chapter of NKBA!


Last chance to register!
AKBD Exam Study Group -Starts March 25

Changes are in the air for the AKBD Exam
As of July 1, 2015, the exam will be based on the 2nd Edition volumes in the NKBA library.

The NKBA Certification Test Board and the Exam Development Subcommittee have re-written all AKBD exam questions to reflect the material in the revised and updated Second Editions of the Professional Resource Library, as well as including questions from the two brand new volumes, K & B Lighting and K & B Sustainable Design.

It's not too late to study for the exam based on those 1st edition books!

Classes run March 25th through June 3rd
Finishing with a practice AKBD exam

Call for Entries - Deadline April 27!   
Peak Awards Design Competition & Gala 

Even if you didn't meet the early registration deadline there is still time to enter! Final deadline April 27.

 Click here for forms and information

And SAVE THE DATE for the Peak Awards Gala
on Thursday, June 25
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2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule 

April 23 - Roth Distributing - Brats & Brews - Designing the Outdoor Kitchen/Karen Moyer in assoc. w/Designs by Sundown
May 28 - Francois & Co. - Designing to Disguise/John MacKenzie w/Xssentials

June 25 - Peak Awards Gala - Mile High Station

July 23 - Mountain High Appliance - Houzz : Technology for Storytelling: How to Reach New Clients and Engage a Global Community

August 27 - CAPCO - Vendor Resource Fair

September 24 - Specialty Appliance - Custom Luxury Kitchen/Karen Moyer

October 22 - Bell Home Solutions - Hardwood 101 - Tom Ruekert/Palo Duro

Thank you to our 2015 chapter sponsors for their support:


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