News from NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter   
September 2016  
Dear Members & Industry Professionals:

This edition of the NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter newsletter is being sent to both current and potential members. We want everyone to see the numerous activities our chapter is involved in!  This month it is the Vendor Resource Fair, our own Trade Show. In June, we had the NKBA Peak Design Awards Gala showcasing outstanding design professionals. We are involved in two Business-Building Home Shows where you have an opportunity to meet and promote your business or services to a large attendance of interested homeowners. Build your professional knowledge through the Monthly Chapter Meetings that offer knowledgeable industry professionals sharing their category of expertise with you.  Continuing Education opportunities as well as Study Groups continue to raise the knowledge and professionalism of our membership. We nurture Emerging Professionals through our association with design-focused college programs and a discounted student rate for all activities.
Join us and expand your world! 

Janel Davenport 
VP of Communications
Chapter Updates

Annual Vendor Resource Fair  ! 
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Visit with 30 Vendors in one Location!

This is an opportunity to s ee the newest industry products, meet multiple local industry vendors, network with a cross section of design industry professionals, all while enjoying refreshments and prizes.

Crossville Tile & Stone  (formerly CAPCO Tile)
5800 E Jewell Ave,   Denver,  CO 80224
August Chapter Meeting Recap

Lighting the Kitchen & Bath
presented by Doug Walter, AIA 

Thank you to our September hosts,  Lighthouse Natural Stone.

Attend the Colorado Fall Home Show and visit the NKBA booth!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
September 9, 10, 11, 2016
at the Colorado Convention Center

Seeking Programs Committee Assistance

The Programs Committee is seeking members to plan the annual calendar of meeting topics and locations. This is an opportunity to have an impact on the chapter with your fresh ideas and industry connections.  

Contact the VP of Programs,  Robin De Ruyter for more information at 720-425-0991 or

2017 Peak Awards Design Competition Committee 

Rocky Mountain NKBA is seeking a Design Competition Chairperson and Committee Members for the 2017 Peak Awards, Monthly one hour meetings with other enthusiastic committee members provides an opportunity to be a part of this great signature event. You can participate, have fun, be creative, all while sharing ideas and an adult beverage or two. 

Contact the VP of Programs, Robin De Ruyter for more information at  
720-425-0991  or
Now is a great time to join the NKBA!

Join between September 15 and 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, Sarah Kotal 720-237-7709,

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
S eminar: Client Engagement Strategies for Today's Evolving Market -  September 21, 2016

This in-depth program is aimed at enhancing the client-engagement skills of kitchen/bath dealers, designers and related professionals. In addition to the class presentations by Jennifer Gilmer, CKD and Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD, you can meet leading product manufacturers who sponsor this event for their customers. You also receive an elegant workbook that includes all the details of the material presented.

Design Industry News, Events & Contests
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Kitchens Issue!

Check out the September issue of our industry partner magazine, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. The issue is on Kitchens and features a full page NKBA ad!

Sub-Zero and Wolf Announce 2015-2016 Kitchen Design Contest - Deadline Jan 31, 2017 

For over 20 years, Sub-Zero and Wolf have celebrated inspiring, innovative kitchen designs-and their talented creators-through the Kitchen Design Contest. Our online Kitchen Gallery hosts dozens of spectacular winning projects that will undoubtedly spark ideas for dream kitchens of the future.
Participating in the Kitchen Design Contest is one of the best ways to build your business. Your entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of designers and architects. Finalists will attend the Best of the Best Summit and Gala-a rare opportunity to network and share ideas with your talented peers and the esteemed judges. And the recognition you'll receive may create exciting new business opportunities, elevating your career.

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

An evening of breast cancer survivors dancing to make a difference in the lives of other breast cancer patients.

Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsors!
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