November News and Updates from NKBA Rocky Mountain

November News and Updates 
Dear members and friends,
One of my goals as President was to use this position as a platform to advocate and give back to abused children in our community. I have been an advocate and volunteer for Kempe Children's Center for over 16 years. As a survivor of child abuse and neglect, and as a parent who is currently raising two children who came from abuse and trauma, I feel it is my moral and spiritual responsibility to be the voice for these children.
Kempe specializes in clinical care, advocacy, research and education. Getting a child away from the abuse is only the first step. Kempe is dedicated to giving these children the therapy and tools to go on and live emotionally healthy successful lives!
There is a significant increase in child abuse and domestic violence during the holidays! Please help me give back to an organization that I know will make a difference. No donation is too small!
I am lucky to work for a company that supports my efforts in our community. Granite Imports has graciously made our fist donation of $500! See below for a link to donate directly or register for our holiday party and make a contribution in person to one of their reps. 
Tracy Lewis
NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter President 

Celebrate the season with industry colleagues!

Join your NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter to unwind and network while raising money and awareness for The Kempe Foundation!
November 16, 2017 5:30-8:30
This event is FREE to attend and donations to Kempe 
will be accepted at the door.  Please REGISTER to ATTEND

 Specialty Appliance/Monogram Center 
Greenwood Village location 8775 E. Orchard Rd. Set 805 

Specialty will be featuring a new pizza oven and Granite Imports will be providing wine!

We will also have representatives from Kempe at the meeting! 

AKBD Prep Class - Kitchen & Bath
Presentation Standards

Join us on 
Wednesday, November 15th at 11:30 am
for a lunch and learn at Christophers' Kitchen & Bath!
$10 - Includes Lunch 

Will be taught by kitchen designers Jeremy Parcels and Amber Howard with help of old-school Architect, Doug Walter (I hear he still uses pencils!). See how others render their projects on different software and by hand per NKBA standards.

CLIPP Certification Class

We are very excited to announce that the Living in Place Institute has partnered with Monogram for a very special Certified Living in Place (CLIPP) certification class. 

This  class will take place in Orlando, Florida on January 7th & 8th just prior to KBIS 2018. Because of the support from Monogram this course will be offered for only $495 (Regular Pricing is $995)! Please visit this link to register  for this event as space is limited and we highly expect for this program to fill up quickly. 

Five industry leaders selected to judge Best of KBIS Awards 2018-
Including our own Jeremy Parcels!

The 2018  Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) the  destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced its group of esteemed judges ready to hit the show floor this January and select the recipients of the  2018 Best of KBIS Awards .

Congratulations to our Colorado Student Designers!

Two Colorado women earned top prizes in The National Kitchen & Bath Association's annual Student Design Competition, which was themed around Universal Design and incorporated the landscapes, colors and vistas around Chattanooga, Tenn., in creating plans for a local kitchen and bath renovation.
Deseray Mann, who graduated in May from Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colo., took home top honors for her kitchen design, while Joan Marks, who earned her kitchen and bath certificate this summer from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo., won first place in the bath competition.
The assignment was "Smart Design for Active Seniors," a remodel of a kitchen with a dining nook and master bathroom for King and Selina Duncan, a retired couple in their 70s, who recently downsized and moved into the single-story home. While still active, the couple wanted the space to be one in which they could "age in place," so the aspiring designers followed the principles of universal design to accommodate current and future needs, regardless of physical abilities.
More than 200 students from 26 colleges submitted entries for the competition, which was sponsored by Waypoint Living Spaces, a custom cabinet brand and division of American Woodmark.   Read more...
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