News from NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter   
June 2016  
Dear Members & Friends,

I am completing the term of Melody Highman, VP of Communications, starting with this newsletter.  Our best wishes to her as she moves on to adventures as a world traveler.  Thanks for your service Melody! 
I retired as a Kitchen & Bath business owner exactly 4 years ago.  This capped a 28 year career in our industry.  I learned the business from my father, Paul Burkhart, who started attending meetings when the organization was AIKD.  We drove up from Pueblo monthly to attend the newly minted NKBA meetings when I joined his company in 1985.  I took every seminar and class that was offered in Colorado by NKBA.  During the years I was a project manager, designer, and business owner in Evergreen, I had no time to serve on the board.  I always attended the meetings since they were an important source of information and inspiration.  Now I have an opportunity to give back to NKBA, an organization that been an integral part of my well-loved career.
Please let me know about events and classes being held by industry partners as well as about design related contests and events.  I am really looking forward to finishing this term on the NKBA Executive committee and getting up to speed as your VP.

Janel Davenport
VP of Communications

You're Invited to the 2016 Peak Awards Gala! 
Thursday, June 23, 6 pm - Get your tickets today!

The NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter honors our members as they unveil projects that exemplify the quality of Colorado's leading designers in the Kitchen and Bath Industry.

We are please to announce that Lisa Hidalgo of 7 News Denver will be our presenter!

View photos from the May Chapter Meeting!

Thank you to Ultra Design Center for hosting our May Chapter Meeting, and to Katie from Thermasol for presenting the CEU on Steam Showers and Creating Personal Spas.

Announcing the 2016 NKBA Outstanding Student Award Scholarship Winners!

NKBA has announced the 2016 NKBA Outstanding Student Award scholarship winners from the Colorado Accredited Program schools. The award is designed to bring greater awareness of the industry by recognizing students that excel in the NKBA Accredited Program.

This year's winner from Arapahoe Community College is Lori Platte and from Front Range Community College, Suzy Morris is the recipient. Sub-Zero Wolf is the generous sponsor for the scholarship program for the second year. Each winner receives a $200 scholarship check and an award certificate. Congratulations Lori and Suzy!
You are Invited to " Innovation of Stone through Art Night" at Galleria of Stone- Wednesday, June 15, 5:30 pm
Join Galleria of Stone for the rare opportunity to see an Antolini Representative in here in Denver while they present "All Light"- an innovative new product from Antolini.  Also LUXE will present local artists sharing their art throughout the Galleria.

This elegant night combines music, art, food, drinks and new innovations...

Click here for more information

Tell us about your social media usage and mark your calendar.

Are you effectively utilizing social media to advance your business?  Do you understand the differences in platforms, how each one operates and how they benefit you professionally?  And what really IS a hashtag anyway?

After you've taken the survey  mark your calendars-- we're pleased to announce a new educational opportunity exclusively for industry designers: Social Media by Design 2016 Summit, coming August 2-3, 2016. Produced by NKBA, ASID and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, this informative event will not only improve your social media skills but provide you with actionable ideas to support your business success.

Registration opens next month; this event will likely sell-out quickly. Registration is open to all NKBA, ASID, AIA and HBA members.

The NKBA Seeks Leaders Like You!  

The National Kitchen & Bath Association is focused on meeting the needs of kitchen and bath professionals within all marketplaces. We encourage you to serve as an officer in your local NKBA chapter as you'll be uniquely positioned to network with other kitchen and bath professionals in your area, enhancing your business and your career.

KBDN Presents Client Engagement Strategies Seminar
September 21, 2016

Kitchen & Bath Design News magazine, has a great program coming to the Denver area on September 21st called Client Engagement Strategies for Today's Evolving Market. The seminar is created by Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS and led by Jennifer Gilmer, CKD and Eric Schimelpfenig, AKB.

The seminar is complementary to all NKBA Members. There are 0.6 NKBA CEU credits applicable as well.

Shout out to our Chapter President, Tracy Lewis

NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter, President Tracy Lewis shared her knowledge of current Granite trends with Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazine.

As the VP of Operations of Granite Imports, she knows her stuff!

Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsors!
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