NKBA Chicago Mid West Chapter

The mission of the NKBA Chicago Mid West chapter is to align with the NKBA to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices and to provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry.

Click here to visit the NKBA Chicago Mid West website.


2018 Chapter Officers

President

Dan McFadden
PB Kitchen Design
200 S Third St
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 208-1011 ext 105
danm@pastbasket.com

Prgrams Chair

John Yun, CMKBD
Mr. Floor, Kitchen & Bath
3828 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 674-7500
john@mrfloor.com

Communications Chair

Gladys Schanstra, CKBD
Schanstra Interior Design
2001 N. 17th Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(312) 962-4118
gladys@schanstradg.com

Membership Chair

Richard Charneske
Platinum Mechanical Services
9113 Ashland Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131-2801
(877) 800-1601
platinumcares@aol.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Kayte Becker
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 146
Chicago, IL  60654
(312) 590-1162
kayte.becker@parisceramicsusa.com


Chicago Mid West Chapter Events

Summertime BBQ at Sub-Zero Group Midwest

Wednesday,  July 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

Sub-Zero Group Midwest
196 Exchange Blvd.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Please join NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Wednesday, July 18th, at the Sub-Zero Group Midwest in Glendale Heights! Come see the new Cove dishwasher and enjoy an evening with BBQ on the patio. Stay for a chance to win a summer BBQ basket!

Registration is now open and early registration fees are until Friday, July 13th. Registration closes on Monday, July 16th, at 5pm.

2018 Wood Butcher Open – NKBA Annual Golf Outing and Dinner

Monday,  June 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am  – 8:30 pm

The Village Links
485 Winchell Way
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

2018 Wood Butcher Open

Dust off your clubs and join the NKBA Chicago MidwestChapter for our Annual Wood Butcher Golf Outing onMonday, June 18th, at the Village Links in Glen Ellyn.

This industry is built on personnel relationships-golf is an extremely effective networking tool. Invite your best clientsand those you want to get to know. You don’t have to be a  good golfer to make a good impression.

Registration & Practice Range 11:00 am
Shotgun Start 12:30 pm

Individuals Register Here

Foursome’s Registers Here

Cocktail Hour and Dinner Only

2018 Wood Butcher Open Golf Outing Sponsorship

Here’s your opportunity to put your company name in front of NKBA Chicago Midwest Members and Guests at The Village Links in Glen Ellyn, IL. Help fuel the renewed excitement in our industry by participating in this really fun outing. Even non-golfers can participate in our networking cocktail hour and dinner.

Event Sponsorships are on a “first come/first serve” basis – make sure to get your name in quickly for the sponsorship level that you want for your company!

For sponsorship questions contact Barbara Shor at barbara.shor@bluestarcooking.com or call 630-935-8454
Sponsorship Information

Chicago Mid West Chapter Event at The Tile Shop for their “Re-Grand Opening”

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Tile Shop
700 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148

Please join NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, May 22nd, at The Tile Shop in Lombard for their Re-Grand Opening! Our host will be providing food and drinks! Stay for a chance to win an Amazon Echo!! Registration is now open and early registration fees are until Thursday, May 17th. Registration closes on Sunday, May 20th, at 5pm.

SCHEDULE
5:00-6:30pm: REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
6:30-7:30pm: CEU PRESENTATION (.1 CEU)
7:45-8:15pm: ANNOUNCEMENTS AND DRAWING

FEATURE PRESENTATION BY FRED BERNS

CREATE A KILLER BIO: PROMOTE THE STAR THAT YOU ARE

You can’t get good clients with a bad bio. You can’t easily generate big projects and lucrative, long term relationships with an online personal profile that undersells you and fails to spell out all that you can do for your kitchen and bath clients. In these highly competitive times, it’s critical to have a powerful profile on your social media sites, your Houzz site and on your website. How to create a new bio – or tweak your current one – so that it spells out your specialness, builds a “buzz” and builds your business is what this powerful program is all about.

Attend this program and get everything you need to know to create a concise, compelling bio that will help you dramatically increase your sales and profits. Learn the “Million Dollar Word” you can use in your bio to make an instant impact and make yourself memorable. And discover the Dynamic Dozen: the 12 keys to a killer bio. If you’re like most design professionals, your current bio may be blocking rather than boosting you and disqualifying rather than qualifying you to get bigger projects from better clients. If you’re serious about taking your business and career to the next level, you need to get serious about upgrading your online promotion profile.

This enlightening and entertaining presentation will help you do that, and dramatically differentiate yourself, communicate your credibility and establish yourself as a uniquely-qualified, one-of-kind leader in your marketplace.

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $15)
NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
Non Member $20 (late registration $25)

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEU

REGISTER HERE

New Zealand Wine Night

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Grand Appliance and TV
1300 West North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Please join NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, April 17th, at Grand Appliance and TV, in Chicago, for New Zealand Wine Night. Our host will be providing food and drinks, and stick around for lots of raffle prizes!! Registration is now open and early registration fees are until Thursday, April 12th. Registration closes on Sunday, April 15th, at 5pm.

SCHEDULE
5:00-6:30pm: REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
6:30-7:30pm: CEU PRESENTATION (.1 CEU)
7:45-8:15pm: ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RAFFLE PRIZES

FEATURE PRESENTATION: SMALL KITCHEN DESIGN (.1 CEU)

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $15)
NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
Non Member $20 (late registration $25)

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs

Vendor Night

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cambria Distribution Center
1750 Birchwood Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Please join the NKBA Chicago Mid West Chapter on Tuesday, March 20th, at Cambria, for this year’s Vendor Night. Come see what’s new with products and services and hear Karlyn Johnson talk about color’s impact on the mind and body in interior environments. Our host, Cambria, will be providing food and drinks, and stick around for lots of raffle prizes!! Registration is now open and early registration fees are until Thursday, March 15th. Registration closes on Sunday, March 18th, at 5pm.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs

February 2018 Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 IL Route 53
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Kick off the year with NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, February 20th, at Abbington Distinctive Banquets, in Glen Ellyn, for a recap of KBIS 2018, updates on new initiatives, governance and the new NKBA website.

2017 Holiday Party

Novak and Parker Logo

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Novak & Parker Home Appliance
1016 East Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Come hungry and thirsty and join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, December 5th at Novak & Parker Home Appliance in Mount Prospect. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, coffee, and an ice cream bar. There will be a special guest appearance and lots of raffle prizes!

SCHEDULE
5:30-7:30 pm: Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres
7:30-8:00 pm: Announcements and Prizes

In the spirit of the season, registration fees will be donated to a local food pantry. There will be valet parking.

  • Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $20)
  • NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
  • Guest & Non Member $20 (late registration $40)

November 2017 Chapter Event

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
DeSitter Tile & Flooring Gallery
444 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, November 14th at DeSitter Tile and Flooring Gallery in Glen Ellyn. Enjoy learning about new products, networking, and a CEU (.1 NKBA CEU). Registration is now open and spacing is limited.

SCHEDULE
5:30-7:00 pm: COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES
7:00-7:15pm: ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:15pm-8:15pm: CEU PRESENTATION (.1 CEU) by Jonas Carnemark

FEATURE PRESENTATION
Join Jonas Carnemark, CR, CKD, for a practical nuts and bolts seminar on how to create award-winning designs without breaking the bank. You will learn how to guide your high-end clients into making the right choices with their money. Jonas will share his insights into how to build client trust using tested principles of value engineering to create outstanding kitchen and bath designs. Discover how to delight your clients while creating compelling marketing opportunities for you and your firm.

JONAS CARNEMARK, CR, CKD
In 1987, Jonas Carnemark founded a company to realize his creative goal: to bring home remodeling dreams to life—with both beauty and purpose. He grew a 17-person design + build firm where devotion to the clean lines of modern design flows easily alongside attention to comfort. Regularly honored as a top designer and builder, Carnemark’s appearances range from Good Morning America to the Food Network’s Ultimate Kitchens. Carnemark was born in Sweden and grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, in a family where art mattered-his grandfather owned a modernist gallery in Sweden. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, majoring in physics and engineering. With CARNEMARK, he chooses projects that challenge: whole-house renovations and additions as well as kitchens, baths, home offices, and media rooms.

Registration is now open and early registration fees are until Friday, November 10th. Registration closes on Sunday, November 12th at 5:00pm.

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $20)
NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
Guest & Non Member $20 (late registration $40)

October 2017 NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter Event

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Banner Plumbing Supply
1020 E. Lake Cook Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

AN EVENING OF LUXURY, FUN, AND FASHION IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, October 17th for “An Evening of Luxury, Fun, and Fashion” at Banner Plumbing Supply in Buffalo Grove. Enjoy delicious cuisine, networking, and a CEU (.1 NKBA CEU). Registration is now open and spacing is limited.

BANNER PLUMBING SUPPLY WILL DONATE $10 TO BREAST CANCER RESEARCH ON YOUR BEHALF FOR ATTENDING!!

SCHEDULE
5:30-6:30 pm: COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES
6:30-7:00pm: RUNWAY FASHION SHOW Featuring Designer Couture from Francess Heffernan of Winnetka
7:15pm-8:15pm: CEU PRESENTATION (.1 CEU) by Jai Robinson of Brizo

FEATURED PRESENTATION
DESIGNING FOR THE LUXURY CLIENT

JAI ROBINSON
SENIOR CHANNEL MARKETING MANAGER, BRIZO BRAND
With over 20 years of experience in marketing and product development in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Israel, Jai currently leads the Brizo brand’s channel marketing strategies including showroom, hospitality and builder outreach, event marketing, and sponsorship of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dream Home Giveaway program. She was also selected to serve on the Advisory Board for the Indiana Design Center in Carmel, Indiana. Fluent in French, Jai lived in Paris for two years.

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $20)
NKBA Student Members $0 (late registration $0)
Guest & Non Member $20 (late registration $40)

September 2017 NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter Event

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:45pm
Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago/IL 60654

September 2017 Chapter Event
Progressive Dinner and Poker Run

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Wednesday September 20th for our third annual Progressive Dinner at the Merchandise Mart. This event will be held at four different showrooms through the evening and include two different CEU presentations (.05 NKBA CEU for Monogram and .1 NKBA CEU for Wood-Mode) along with a fun poker run with prizes. Registration is now open and spacing is limited.

SCHEDULE
5:00-6:00 pm: BRIZO SHOWROOM – REGISTRATION (Only at Brizo)
Appetizers, Drinks and first stop for Poker Run

6:00-8:00pm: MONOGRAM AND WOOD-MODE SHOWROOMS
CEUs, live cooking demo (with Chef Jon at Monogram at both 6-7pm and 7-8pm sessions), food, drinks and Poker Run stops 2 and 3

8:00pm-8:45pm: PORCELANOSA SHOWROOM
Dessert and final stop for Poker Run. Winners Announced.

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS:
Inclusive “Living In Place” Design by Sheri Gold (.05 CEU)

Sheri Gold has been in the kitchen and bath industry since 1984, with experience in cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, lighting, wall and floor coverings, and appliances. Her favorite focus areas have been Universal Design and Living in Place Design. She is the Monogram Appliances National Showroom & Design Manager, and lives in Chicago, where she oversees all the national Monogram Design Centers, leading the Monogram showroom expansion project into additional markets in 2017 and forward. In her role, she manages the showroom strategies and operations, leads all the designer training sessions, works with the local sales teams to build relationships with key partners, and assists designers, architects, developers, realtors, and consumers who are specifying Monogram appliances for single and multi-family projects. Sheri regularly leads tours and presentations in the showrooms, and enjoys educating others for CEU classes and design challenges. She is active in NKBA, ASID, AIA, NARI, and is an NKBA certified kitchen designer (CKD), ASID Industry member, a LEED Associate, and has recently become CLIPP certified, and is now on the Living in Place Institute Advisory Board.

Modern Innovations In LED Lighting for Custom Cabinetry and Case Goods
by Cynthia MacLeod (.1 CEU)

With over two decades of construction and design experience, Cynthia MacLeod became the Manager of the Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center in December 2014. Cynthia’s background in development, architecture, and residential and commercial design allows her the strengths and know-how that Wood-Mode prides itself on. Her position is crucial to the success of our Lifestyle Design Center.

Feed My Starving Children, July 25th 2017 – NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter Event

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Feed My Starving Children
1072 National Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Every day, at least 6,200 children die of starvation but you can make a difference by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. In 2014, nearly 900,000 volunteers joined to package more than 229 million meals for malnourish children around the world.

The NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter is looking for volunteers again this year to help pack food for Feed My Starving Children on Tuesday, July 25th, from 6-7:30pm in Schaumburg, IL. The NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter would like to give back and we are encouraging our members to bring a friends, family and their children to help make a difference. The min. age to pack food is 5 years old and we are encouraging all of our members and guest to bring family and friends this year.

In 2016, the NKBA Chapter helped pack 123 boxes of food, which feeds 73 children for an entire year (topping our 2015 stats of 113 boxes feeding 67 children). Such a difference we can make in 1-1/2 hours time!!!
We are also headed to Granite City (801 N. Plaza Dr. Schaumburg, IL 8:00-9:30pm) after packing at FMSC for food and soft drinks provided by NKBA Chicago Chapter. There will be a cash bar.

Spacing is limited so please register now!! (Please indicate if you are joining us for food and drinks at Granite City. You must be registered for FMSC to sign up for this portion of the evening.)

Registration for all volunteers is $10.00 and 100% of the registration fees will be donated back to Feed My Starving Children.

2017 Wood Butcher Golf Open

Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 11:00am – 8:30pm

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest for our Third Annual Wood Butcher Open. The NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter is proud to go it alone after our huge success the past two years.

Even non-golfers can participate in our networking cocktail hour and dinner. Please support one of our most popular events of the year. Register now to reserve your spot!

2017 Wood Butcher Open-The Village Links of Glen Ellyn

Join us on Monday, June 19, 2017 for the Wood Butcher Open with the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn.

Registration & Practice Range 11:00am
Shotgun Start 12:30pm

Golfer Registration
INDIVIDUAL GOLFER 18 hole Best Ball Scramble with cart, practice range, lunch, sponsored drinks on the course and 19th Hole Cocktail Hour and Dinner. CLICK HERE

FOURSOME 18 hole Best Ball Scramble with card, practice range, lunch, sponsored drinks on the course and 19th Hole Cocktail Hour and Dinner for four. CLICK HERE

COCKTAIL HOUR AND BANQUET GUEST If you cannot golf we would still like you to join us for Dinner & Cocktails after the outing. Starts at 5:30pm.
CLICK HERE

Golf Outing Sponsorship
Here’s your opportunity to put your company name in front of NKBA Chicago Midwest members and guests at The Village Links in Glen Ellyn.

Help fuel the renewed excitement in our industry by participating in this really fun outing. Even non-golfers can participate in our networking cocktail hour and dinner.

Event Sponsorships are on a “first come/first serve” basis – make sure to get your name in quickly for the sponsorship level that you want for your company! For sponsorship questions contact Barbara Shor at barbara.shor@bluestarcooking.com or call 630-935-8454

Click Here to Register for Sponsorships

EVENT SPONSOR: Platinum Level Event Sponsor $3,500 – 1 available
EVENT SPONSOR: Gold Level Event Sponsor $2,500 – 2 available
EVENT SPONSOR: Silver Level Event Sponsor $1,500 – SOLD OUT
19th Hole/Happy Hour Sponsor: $1,200 – SOLD OUT
Hole in One Sponsor: $1,000 – 1 available
Beverage Cart Sponsor: $750 each (SOLD OUT)
Lunch Sponsor: $750 each (1 SPOT LEFT!!)
Contest/Game Hole Sponsor: $350 (6 contest holes)
Non-Event Tee/Hole Sponsor: $250 (Max. 3 per hole)
Raffle Prize Donations – minimum value $100

NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter Event

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Ultimate Stone
820 Greenleaf Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, May 16th at 5:30pm, at Ultimate Stone in Elk Grove Village. Explore their facility as they showcase their products and services and come hear Jim Nowakowski of Interline Creative Group speak about “How to Target and Hit the Right Customers”.

5:30-6:45pm Registration, Cocktails, Food, Networking
6:45pm-7:00pm Chapter Announcements
7:00-8:00pm CEU Presentation (0.1 CEU)

Designed especially for today’s professionals in a difficult economy, this course brings together proven tactics that will help increase sales. Specifically, it will empower you by “taking control” of finding new customers and nurturing them. It all begins with control and understanding of how customers and prospects consume, create and distribute information. Then, it shows you your role in that three-part dance, and how to find, attract and nurture new business.

During this course, participants will learn how information is created, consumed and distributed in this digital disruptive environment, discover techniques to find new prospects, as well as tactics to nurture them, recognize how to gain knowledge from existing data and allocate time to increase sales through the creation of relevant content, and examine how to effectively build a strategy that will ultimately increase business.

Registration is now open and early registration fees are until Friday, May 12th. Registration closes on Sunday, May 14that 5:00pm.

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $15)
NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
Guest & Non Member $20 (late registration $25)

NKBA Chicago Midwest April 2017 Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, April 18th at 5:30pm, at Abt Electronics in Glenview, in their new Inspiration Studio. Come see the new state-of-the art vignettes while we focus on “Technology in the Smart Home Today” with our panel of Speakers.

5:30-6:45pm Registration, Cocktails, Food, Networking
6:45pm-7:00pm Chapter Announcements/ Golf Outing Info
7:00-8:00pm Panel Discussion/Q&A

Join us for this exciting event where industry experts collaborate to discuss emerging residential technologies. You will hear information that will increase your knowledge, identify resources, and assist you in better serving your clients. While defining the “smart home” concept, the panel will also show you the value of professional collaboration.

The panel will be moderated by Patrick O’Toole, Owner and Editorial Director for several trade publications including Kitchen & Bath Design News and Qualified Remodeler. Panelists include Lighting Control expert, Paul Mallizzio from Archibald and Meeks, Danny Carroll, Technology Consultant at Abt Electronics and Michael Menn, Architect and 2016 NAHB Remodeler of the Year.

This session is specifically designed to assist you in establishing the familiarity needed to address and accommodate today’s “smart home” requests.

Registration is now open and early registration fees are until Friday, April 14th. Registration closes on Sunday, April 16that 5:00pm.

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $15)
NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
Guest & Non Member $20 (late registration $25)

Vendor Night 2017 – NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Global Granite & Marble
5600 W. Jarvis Ave
Niles 60714

NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter’s Vendor Night 2017 table registration is now open. Vendor Night will be held at Global Granite & Marble in Niles. Table set up starts at 3:00, Vendor Night Show 5:00pm to 8:30pm. Spots are limited. Last year, we had 40 vendors display and we had over 125 attend.

NO WALK-INS ALLOWED – ALL VENDORS MUST PRE-REGISTER

NKBA Members $200* / NON NKBA Members $400**if paid in advance by check, 5% surcharge for credit card payment

Includes 30″ x 72″ Skirted Tables with Two Chairs
Admission for two associates (additional associates welcome but they must purchase tickets separately)
Electric Hook Up available on first come, first serve basis
Vendors are encouraged to donate a raffle prize
Vendor Table set up starts at 3:00pm
Vendor Night Show is from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Vendor Night 2017 – NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Global Granite & Marble
5600 W. Jarvis Ave.
Niles, IL 60714

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, March 21st at Global Granite & Marble in Niles for this year’s Vendor Night. Once again, the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter has partnered with the Home Builders of Greater Chicagoland for over 30 vendors in one place on one night. Registration is now open and early registration fees are till Thursday, March 16th. Registration closes on Sunday, March 19th at 5pm.

VENDOR NIGHT, MARCH 21st AT GLOBAL GRANITE & MARBLE

5:00pm to 8:30p Registration, Vendor Tables, Food, Drinks and Networking
7:00pm Chapter Announcements & Raffle Drawings
7:30pm Marble Institute of America CEU Presentation: “Marble Use in the Kitchen” by Interior Designer, Theresa Martorana, of Global Granite & Marble, .1 NKBA CEU

Welcome to our special guests from Powerhouse

All registration signs up are final-no cancellations or refunds.

February Chapter Meeting – NKBA Chicago Midwest

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cafe Le Cave
2777 S. Mannheim Rd.
Des Plaines 60018

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday February 21st for a presentation by John Morgan on: DESIGN, SELLING AND PROFITING FROM THE LATEST K&B TRENDS.

From TV to the newsstand to the internet there is no shortage to the Kitchen & Bath trend knowledge readily available to our clients. It’s almost information overload and we as their professional partners are always ready and prepared to help them navigate this ocean of information and successfully guide them to the project of their dreams.

This session will focus on cross comparing the most up-to-date reputable and accessible design trend surveys to improve our professional knowledge. But more importantly it will take this one step beyond by providing best practices as to leveraging this knowledge to design, sell and improve the profitability for kitchen and bath professionals. Guiding your clients, satisfying their dreams and improving your business at the same time… this is a can’t miss event. (.1 CEU)

John Morgan

A 20-year kitchen and bath veteran, John Morgan is well respected for his work helping kitchen and bath professionals evolve their businesses through the latest in technology. A manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer and speaker, he has served on advisory councils of many industry manufacturers, Virginia Tech and as 2013 NKBA National President. Morgan authored the popular “Rep’s View” column in Kitchen & Bath Design News for nearly a decade and currently represents nationally-known cabinet and technology companies through his Baltimore/Washington-based agency, Morgan Pinnacle.

SPONSORED BY: 2020

5:30-6:30 PM – REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, COCKTAIL HOUR
6:30 PM – DINNER
7:15 PM – FEATURED PRESENTATION (.1 CEU)

Holiday Party 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Grand Appliance and TV
1356 N Route 59
Naperville, IL 60563

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter, at
Grand Appliance and TV, on Tuesday, December 6th, starting at 5:30pm.

Everyone is welcome and we ask all guest and members to please bring a non-perishable food item or a $10 cash donation for the Naperville Food Bank. Please make sure to RSVP.

Food, Entertainment and Raffle Prizes!

2nd Annual Progressive Dinner

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Progressive Dinner @ Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 136
Chicago, IL 60654

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday November 15th for our second annual Progressive Dinner at the Merchandise Mart. This event will be held at three different showrooms through the evening and include two different CEU presentations (.1 NKBA CEU each). Registration is now open and spacing is limited.

Featured Presentations:

Pillars of Building a Design Business (Architectural Digest’s 2016 One’s to Watch)

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Professional Photographer: Be One (or Hire One) to Increase Sales
Presented by Adam Gibson, CMKBD, Indiana State Chapter

Feed My Starving Children

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Feed My Starving Children
1072 National Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Every day, at least 6,200 children die of starvation but you can make a difference by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. In 2014, nearly 900,000 volunteers joined to package more than 229 million meals for malnourish children around the world.

The NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter is looking for volunteers again this year to help pack food for Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, November 9th from 6-7:30pm in Schaumburg, IL. The NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter would like to give back and we are encouraging our members to bring a friends, family and their children to help make a difference. The min. age to pack food is 5 years old and we are encouraging all of our members and guest to bring family and friends this year.

In 2015, the NKBA Chapter helped pack 113 boxes of food, which feeds 67 children for entire year. Such a difference we can make in 1-1/2 hours time!

Spacing is limited so please register now.

Registration for all volunteers is $10.00 and 100% of the registration fees will be donated back

2016 DESIGN VISION AWARDS GALA

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Cafe la Cave
2777 Mannheim Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Chicago Mid West Chapter Event

Anatomy of Kitchen Ventilation

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Subzero Wolf Showroom
196 Exchange Blvd
Glendale Heights 60139

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30pm, for “Anatomy of Kitchen Ventilation”, hosted by SubZero Wolf, in Glendale Heights.

5:30-7:00pm Registration, Networking, Cocktails and Hors d’œuvres
7:00 pm Chapter Announcements
7:10 pm Featured CEU Presentation

“Anatomy of Kitchen Ventilation” Presented by Molly Madsen
Topics that will be covered are ventilation basics, proper ventilation in the kitchen, ventilation ducting solutions, make up air solutions, how to properly size the blower and installation solutions and how to specify for the best performance and quietest operation.

Members and guest will learn the need for proper ventilation, how to properly size the blower and how to specify for better performance and quiet operation. Tips on how to address the make up air code issues will be learned as well.1NKBA CEU

Molly Madsen, Featured Presenter

Molly Madsen is the Global Marketing Communication Manager for Broan-NuTone LLC. She is responsible for global advertising and public relations. Prior to working at Broan-NuTone, Ms. Madsen owned a design-build firm for 15 years and has received over 50 Regional & National awards for kitchen and bath designs. She has been professionally involved with various industry associations including NKBA and NARI.

Registration is now open and early registration fees are till Thursday, September 15th. Registration closes on Friday September 16th at 5:00pm

2016 WOOD BUTCHER GOLF OUTING

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:00am – 8:00pm

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest for our Second Annual Wood Butcher Open. The NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter is proud to go it alone after our huge success in 2015. Even non-golfers can participate in our networking cocktail hour and dinner. Please support one of our most popular events of the year.

Register now to reserve your spot! 2016 Wood Butcher Open-The Village Links of Glen Ellyn Join us on Monday, June 20, 2016 for the Wood Butcher Open with the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn. Registration & Practice Range 11:00am Shotgun Start 12:30pm

Individual Golfer 18 hole Best Ball Scramble with cart, practice range, lunch, sponsored drinks on the course and 19th Hole Cocktail Hour and Dinner.

Foursome 18 hole Best Ball Scramble with card, practice range, lunch, sponsored drinks on the course and 19th Hole Cocktail Hour and Dinner for four.

Cocktail Hour and Banquet Only If you cannot golf we would still like you to join us for Dinner & Cocktails after the outing. Starts at 5:30pm.

2016 SPONSORSHIPS WOOD BUTCHER GOLF OUTING

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:00am – 8:00pm

Here’s your opportunity to put your company name in front of NKBA Chicago Midwest members and guests at The Village Links in Glen Ellyn. Help fuel the renewed excitement in our industry by participating in this really fun outing. Even non-golfers can participate in our networking cocktail hour and dinner. All sponsors are recognized with signage and at dinner! Platinum & Gold Event sponsors receive greater benefits.

Platinum Level Event Sponsor $3,500 – 1 available
Gold Level Event Sponsor $2,500 – 2 available
Silver Level Event Sponsor $1,500 -1 available
19th Hole/Happy Hour Sponsor: $1,200 – 1 available
Hole in One Sponsor: $1,000 – 1 available
Beverage Cart Sponsor: SOLD OUT
Lunch Sponsor: SOLD OUT
Contest/Game Hole Sponsor: $350 (1 per hole)
Non-Event Tee/Hole Sponsor: $250 (Max. 3 per hole)
Raffle Prize Donations – minimum value $100

Event Sponsorships are on a “first come/first serve” basis – make sure to get your name in quickly for the sponsorship level that you want for your company! For sponsorship questions contact Kathy St Joseph at kathy@swartzassoc.net or call 773-849-7294.

Platinum Level Sponsor: Includes Exclusive Event Banner at registration; Tabletop to display literature and sales material on first tee and in Banquet Hall; (1) Foursome plays for free; dinner is included for that foursome. Logo on event marketing materials.

Gold Level Sponsor: Includes shared Event Banner, Includes golf and dinner for 2 players. Logo on event marketing materials.

Silver Level Sponsor: Includes shared Event Banner and dinner for two. Logo on event marketing materials.

Hole in One Sponsor: Sponsor representative and tabletop on the Hole in One major prize hole. Raffle Prize Donations – minimum value $100

MAY 17, 2016 CHAPTER MEETING

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
PIRCH
642 OAKBROOK CENTER
OAK BROOK IL 60523

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, May 17th at 5:30pm, for a “Full Steam Ahead in the American Kitchen”, hosted by PIRCH in Oak Brook, IL.

5:30-7:00pm Registration, Networking, Cocktails and Hors d’œuvres
6:30 pm Chapter Announcements
6:40 pm Featured CEU Presentation
Dessert by Thermador after CEU Presentation

CEU Presentation “Full Steam Ahead in the American Kitchen” Presented by Janne Mahan, a National Product Specialist for BSH and is a seasoned culinary professional. During this presentation, Janne will identify the benefits of steam cooking, discuss the design and cooking options available in steam appliances, compare the features of various steam appliances available and describe accessories and special applications of steam assisted food preparation. .1NKBA CEU

Registration is now open and early registration fees are till Thursday, May 12th. Registration closes on Friday May 13th at 5:00pm

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $15)
NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
Guest & Non Member $20 (late registration $25)

April 2016 Chapter Event

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, April 19th 2016 at 5:30pm for Delta Faucet’s Company’s Beth Kraus, presenting “ADA Compliant Plumbing Products for Accessible Kitchens and Baths,” hosted by Crawford Plumbing Supply.

5:30-7:00 pm Registration, Networking,Cocktails and Hors d’œuvres
7:00pm Featured CEU Presentation

CEU Presentation “ADA Compliant Plumbing Products for Accessible Kitchens and Baths” .1NKBA CEU

During this program you will learn about how the ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to plumbing products, explore how universal design principals make kitchens and baths more accessible for all people to use, and learn about new plumbing technologies that improve accessibility.

Registration is now open and early registration fees are till Thursday, April 14th. Registration closes on Friday April 15th at 5:00pm

Current NKBA Members $10 (late registration $15)
NKBA Student Members $5 (late registration $10)
Guest & Non Member $10 (late registration $25)

March 2016 Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, March 15th at Levantina Stone in Bensenville for this year’s Vendor Night. Once again the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter has partnered with the Home Builders Association of Great Chicago, with over 30+ vendors in one place on one night.

Registration is now open and early registration fees are till Thursday, March 10th. Registration closes on Sunday, March 13th at 5:00pm.

5:00pm to 8:30pm Registration, Vendor Tables, Food, Drinks, and Networking
7:00pm Chapter Announcements & Raffle Drawings
7:30pm Hafele CEU Presentation, “Innovative Sliding Door Solutions”

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February 2016 Chapter Meeting -NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Please join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter for our February 2016 Chapter Event on Tuesday, February 16th, at Venuti’s in Addison. International Speaker, Liesbet Trappenburg, will be presenting, “You Are Not Your JOB! Preventing Burn Out To Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance.” Cocktail Hour starts at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30, and our featured presentation starting at 7:00pm. Registration is now open and ends on Friday February 12th.

You are not your JOB!!! Preventing Burn out to Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance

Presented by Liesbet Trappenburg

The most important “product” is your creativity. Clients and employers expect innovation and creative solutions to their complex design problems and depend upon you to deliver results.

It’s critical, therefore, to be good stewards of your most precious resource: your time, creativity, and energy. Learn how to cultivate inspiration and manage your time wisely with a healthy work/life balance based on core values and a visionary outlook.

Without it, you quickly burn out and produce mediocre results.

Here’s what clients are saying about Liesbet’s program: “Thank you for introducing me to… to me!”

Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine: “… you certainly exceeded by expectations! Your program engaged us and gave us a good framework for thinking about goals for our careers and lives.” Judy Pesek, IIDA, VP & Managing Director Gensler Architecture

About, Liesbet Trappenburg , International Speaker

Dutch-born, Liesbet Trappenburg has corporate experience in sales and management position in Fortune 500 Companies. Since 1995, she’s inspired real changes for professionals through her keynote speeches, seminars, and corporate retreats on work/life balance, intuitive leadership, and authentic branding.