From the President

Hello and happy new year to all. We thank you again for your continued support of the NKBA Manhattan chapter. We're looking forward to another exciting year. This past January, several Board members attended the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and we were delighted with this fabulous showcase of all things kitchen and bath. We hope you were there in Orlando to experience it all. We are also pleased to report that the Manhattan chapter was again an award-winning chapter at KBIS. Out of 60 chapters nationwide we received the Chapter Star Award for Best Chapter Program for our hugely successful "Design Unleashed" program. Many thanks to former VP Programs Chris Prince and VP Profe

CALLING STUDENTS.  You're Invited!

Each year U.S. homeowners remodel 10.2 million kitchens and 14.2 million bathrooms. That is a lot of design projects for a design student to potentially get involved in. The outlook for 2017 is that this number will grow. In the kitchen and bath industry you can have successful work as a designer, of course, or a role in research and development or as a product rep for any of the suppliers to this $134 billion industry. In addition to design firms, this industry includes manufacturers of hardware, lighting, stone, fixtures, and appliances, to name a few of the hundreds of products to be specified. Joining the NKBA can open your horizons to job positions you might never have known existed. Wh

News from KBIS 2017

NKBA members from all over the United States gathered in Orlando this January for KBIS 2017. Board members arrived early for all-day training on Monday, which began with a series of addresses from the National Board announcing many exciting developments for the new year, including a dramatically revamped website to better serve its members. Awards were bestowed and Manhattan Chapter members captured three: Best Chapter Program for "Design Unleashed" produced by VP Professional Development Dave Burcher (pictured left) and former VP Programs Chris Prince; Best Chapter Officer-Chapter Rep for VP Programs Dawn DeLuca (pictured below); and an Ambassador Club Award to VP Membership Toni Sabatino.

Chapter Meeting Fees to be Reinstated 2017

Beginning February 2017, all NKBA-Manhattan chapter events will maintain free, open registration for members who wish to attend; however, all non-members will be charged $35 admission. Our Summer and Winter Socials, as well as our annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Breakfast, remain open to the design community at large, free of charge. Please consider joining us either as an individual member or as member firm and enjoy all the benefits of NKBA membership. For additional information, contact VP Membership at charbarnard@yahoo.com. *Some special events and excursions may incur charges.

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