News from NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter   
October 2016  
Dear Members & Industry Professionals:
October is National Kitchen & Bath Month!  

NKBA national is putting out media to support it.  This is a perfect time to send out an email to your database, put a banner on your website, plan an event to capitalize on this;  such as a lunch and learn on a Saturday.  Invite your vendors or contractors to join you for a mini class. Be creative in promoting yourself, your talent, as well as your products.....

Janel Davenport 
VP of Communications
Chapter Updates

October Chapter Meeting

Tried and True Water Improvement Solutions

Thursday, October 20, 2016 , 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Hosted by:  
kabi, 5450 Joliet St, Denver, CO 80239

Water quality issues are now in the news every day. This is a current and important topic for everyone to be informed about.   Your customers look to you as their trusted professional.  We will focus on the basics of water improvement, the different types of products, common contaminant verbiage and valid improvement solutions.

Speakers: Michele Gravina and Rick Tarantino, from Water, inc.
September Meeting:  Vendor Resource Fair 

When challenges present themselves we adapt...  The full schedule of industry events the previous week led to the decision to postpone the Vendor Resource Fair by one week. It was well attended, informative and of course fun. Thanks to all for your flexibility and especially to Sandra Madrid and the team for the volumes of work done to make this event successful!

Thank you to our hosts at Crossville Tile and Stone and all the participating vendors!

Thank you!

Special thanks to our dedicated NKBA members for volunteering at the NKBA booth for the Colorado Fall Home Show: 
Barbara Barton;  Michele Gravina; Trip Butler; John Buchanan; Colleen Johnson; Elizabeth Lord; Penny Morrow; Robin de Ruyter; Gary Kayser; Doug Walter; Holly Shaw & Kris Bromley.

Join NKBA and Forge Ahead !

Be recognized as a true industry professional.  Join by October 15, 2016 and receive a special gift!  

To join the NKBA or to renew your membership, contact NKBA Member Relations at 
(800) THE-NKBA (843-6522).

Or contact our local VP of Membership,
Holly Shaw,  (303) 552-6376

Ferguson Sponsors NKBA Student Membership Program

Students in a qualified design and building programs can now join the NKBA at no cost.

The NKBA will now offer a student membership at no cost to all those studying in the design and building fields thanks to a new, Platinum Sponsorship provided by Ferguson Enterprises (Ferguson), the largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies in the United States.

Education and CEU
AKBD Test Help

Doug Walter AIA, VP of Professional Development is planning for the next series of classes to prepare for the AKBD test to start in March.

If there are designers planning to take the test sooner that need coaching in a particular area please feel free to contact Doug and he will try to connect you will an NKBA Designer willing to assist you. -  303.880.9080
A day of CEU's with Ferguson
Thursday, October 6
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery invites you to a day of learning and growing with five certified CEU training classes!

Hilton Garden Inn, 16475 E 40th Circle Aurora, CO 800011 

Following the classes, enjoy happy hour and a tour of the showroom (Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 17655 E 25th Drive Aurora, CO 80011 to view our latest vendor displays.

Ventilation Class at 
Specialty Appliance
Wednesday, October 26, 4 pm

  Louisville showroom, 305 McCaslin Blvd #1

Specialty Appliance is hosting a CEU class on Ventilation 101 & Makeup Air.
This class is IDCEC approved for credit

The class will be followed by an after-hours networking event with members of the Colorado Green Building Guild.

Contact Janel Davenport to register:
Design Industry News, Events & Contests
Congratulations to CARE Award Winners!

Chapter members of NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter that received awards at the recent Denver Metro Homebuilders Care Awards are:
  • Doug Walter Architects - 5 awards
  • Colorado Kitchen Designs, LLC,  Jill Ellis & Christine Kosoff - 3 awards
  • Melton Design Build - 2 awards
  • Colorado Design Consortium,  John Buchanan
Congratulations to these winners and to every NKBA member that entered! 
Click here to see a full list of winners. 
If you have received accolades for your work as a designer or industry partner please let us know so we can share the good news with the entire chapter!

Dancing with Survivors is this Saturday!
October 8, 2016 at The Galleria of Stone

12655 East 42nd Ave. #60 Denver, CO 80239

Featuring emcees Denise Plante weekday morning radio host on KOSI 101.1 FM and of Colorado and Company at 9NEWS, and Murphy Huston, Anchor KOSI 101.1FM weekend programing.
Dancing With The Survivors┬« 2016 will be an evening of dancing, music, cocktails, and delicious food to celebrate a nationwide community of breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery, and make a difference in the lives of other cancer patients. This event will feature local breast cancer survivors paired with professional dancers from various dance studios across the country, performing ballroom style dances, while raising money for The Pink Fund's mission.

KBIS 2017 Innovative Showroom Award  Applications  Now Open - 
Deadline for applications is October 31, 2016

Enter your amazing showroom in the Innovative Showroom Awards for KBIS!
The Rocky Mountain Chapter has members with innovative and beautiful kitchen & bath showrooms. Enter this contest to get recognition from our industry for the showroom you have created.  

The annual KBIS Innovative Showroom Awards allow the kitchen and bath community to honor the retail showroom experience and bring recognition to the central role showrooms play within the industry. Showrooms can register by filling out the  Innovative Showroom Awards application  online. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016.

If you have received accolades for your work as a designer or industry partner please let us know so we can share the good news with the entire chapter!

Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsors!
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