From the President


The Manhattan K&B Design community sure is social! If you missed the Gotham County Fair Summer Social graciously hosted by Häfele and TOTO on July 18, you missed an epic party!


I want to thank our hosts and all of the members of the Summer Social Committee for an amazing effort in making this summer’s celebration the best yet. We even attracted national attention, with Lorenzo Marquez, NKBA National Chairman of the Board, in attendance.


What do we have to celebrate? Trade organizations that give us the opportunity to learn, share, and enjoy the company of colleagues and peers in an industry that positively impacts how people live. Our community continues to thrive due to the efforts of our council and auxiliary members who bring entertaining education and great networking opportunities to our members.


This year, our July Council Dinner, held at TileBar, was attended by over 30 people who want to be involved in continuing these efforts. The focus of the evening was to keep the energy and refreshments flowing while we brainstormed programs, discussing the industry and how our community can impact relevant social causes.


Looking forward, we have KBIS, the national celebration of our industry, held on February 19 to 21, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mark your calendars and register early! Free registration is available for NKBA members from September 4 through September 30.


We will have NKBA Manhattan meetups at KBIS 2019, and a great time is always had by all.

In September, we are also pleased to support the “Top Designer’s Kitchen Challenge” during “What’s New, What’s Next” at the NYDC on September 13. This event, with sponsor money benefitting the winner’s charity, will be hosted by InHouse Kitchen Bath Home, and the top designers will include NKBA Insider Elle H-Millard. We hope to see you there!

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