NKBA Columbia River Chapter

One of seventy chapters across the Unites States and Canada, the NKBA Columbia River Chapter was founded in 1993 and became the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s 41st Chapter.

Beginning with only forty-two businesses, with the help of our members we have grown to nearly 300 designers, student members and industry partners serving the Oregon and Southwest Washington communities.

While our membership has grown, our basic tenets remain. We are your source of continuing education, professional standards and ethics, and directional leadership for the Kitchen and Bath industry worldwide.

Click here to visit the NKBA Columbia River website.


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Molly N. Switzer, AKBD
Molly N Switzer Designs
1130 NW 12th Ave #308
Portland, OR 97209
(425) 443-2339
molly@mollynswitzer.com

Programs Chair

Molly Littlejohn
Molly Littlejohn Design LLC
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 789-9037
molly@mollylittlejohndesign.com

Communications Chair

Molly Murphy
Z Collection
6650 N Basin Ave Suite 1
Portland, OR 97217
(971) 246-9017
molly@ztilestone.com

Membership Chair

McKaila Egan
Pacific NW Marble & Granite
2840 Industrial Ave
Hubbard, OR  97032
(503) 951-3316
mckaila@pacificnwgranite.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Megan McLaughlin
Ferguson
824 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 702-6859
megan.mcLaughlin@ferguson.com


2020 Chapter Officers

President

Molly N. Switzer, AKBD
Molly N Switzer Designs
1130 NW 12th Ave #308
Portland, OR 97209
(425) 443-2339
molly@mollynswitzer.com

Programs Chair

Courtney Glidden, AKBD
Craftsman Design & Renovation
837 SE 27th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-6200
courtney@craftsmandesign.com

Communications Chair

Jared Hermann
ProTech Solutions
1042 NW Overton
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-9333
jared@protechpdx.com

Membership Chair

McKaila Egan
Pacific NW Marble & Granite
2840 Industrial Ave
Hubbard, OR  97032
(503) 951-3316
mckaila@pacificnwgranite.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Megan McLaughlin
Ferguson
824 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 702-6859
megan.mcLaughlin@ferguson.com


Columbia River Chapter Events

Teamwork – Vendor & Contractor Relations

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Pratt & Larson Showroom
1201 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214

Let’s face it — a successful project is built on a successful team.
Join our roundtable discussions with Vendors and Contractors to learn more productive ways to work with contractors and improve processes.

.1 CEU

Quarter 2 Next Gen Lunch & Learn – Midday #pottytalk

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Eleanor: A Chown Event Space
1605 NW Everett St
Portland, Oregon 97209

Join the fun as Ben Rifkin takes us through a comprehensive look at the modern toilet in his presentation “Toilets 101”.

Ben is the training manager for Lixil Water Technology Americas and he brings a unique perspective, science and sense of humor to learning more about toilets.

Join us for a lunch and learn and some midday #Pottytalk

.1 CEU Credit

Designer Contracts: Making your Documents Clear and Safe so You are Protected

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Pental Surfaces
3551 NW Yeon Ave,
Portland, Oregon 97210

Speaker: Susan Ford
Attorney/Principal | RES NOVA LAW will be answering: Are your design contracts safeguarding you? She’ll explain how to protect your company with better contracts.

Host Pental Surfaces will show off their latest and best in tile, stone and quartz.

(.1 CEU)

KBIS 2019 Review Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Z Tile & Stone Showroom
6650 N. Basin Ave
Portland, Oregon 97217

Join us for a recap of KBIS 2019 at the amazing Z Tile & Stone showroom! We’ll hear from our panel-including our local “30 Under 30” award winner Courtney Glidden! We’ll recap the State of the Association and then we’ll hear from team Z Tile on what is new in tile and stone.

(.1 CEU)

Creating a Homeowner’s Dream Glass Shower

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

DT Glass
13665 Holcomb Blvd
Oregon City, OR 97045

DT Glass will provide the education and inspiration you need to navigate design challenges and create your homeowner’s dream shower. An exciting educational session followed by a tour of the facility will give you a better understanding of the versatility of glass.

(.1 CEU)

Introduction to Small Business Money Management

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Umpqua Bank  (Fox Tower)
750 SW Yamhill St.
Portland, Oregon 97205

We’ll dive into the financial side of running your small business. CPA Katye Maxson-Landis of Moxy Accounting will touch on important topics such as what business entity is right for your business, how to read your company financial statements, when to hire an employee versus hiring a contract worker, and more! With 2019 right around the corner, now is a terrific time to brush up on these matters in order to grow your business in the new year.

(.1 CEU)

What’s Behind the Cabinet Door?

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

National Builders Hardware Co.
1019 SE 10th Avenue.
Portland, Oregon 97214

Join us Thursday, July 19th 4:30-7pm at National Builders Hardware Co. for an exciting panel of experts who will be sharing the latest innovations from the world of cabinetry! Our expert panel includes: Kim Smith of Parr Cabinet Design Center, Brian Berg of Rockwood Cabinets and Victoria Jones of Pedini PDX Kitchen + Bath.

Get your questions ready!

(.1 CEU)

The Heat Is On! If You Can’t Stand The Heat…Take Your Kitchen Outdoors!

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Eastbank Contractor Appliances
800 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

Tyler Walsh with Luwa Luxury Products Presents:

‘The Heat is On: If You Can’t Stand the Heat…Take Your Kitchen Outdoors!’

Hosted by the amazing Eastbank Contractor Appliances! Please join us Thursday, June 21st from 4:30-7pm to learn all about the latest and greatest in outdoor kitchen innovations.

(.1 CEU)

Stay Alert – Zones and Codes

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contract Furnishings Mart of Tigard
14160 SW 72nd Ave. #110
Tigard, Oregon 97224

Presentation by the City of Portland to open up conversations about new and updated codes and zoning that affects the kitchen and bath industry in our own backyard. Plus see the latest projects from local design students and check out the newest surfaces at CFM.

This event qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

LIGHT IT UP! LIGHTING DONE RIGHT

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

North Coast Lighting
15230 SW Sequoia Pkwy #100
Portland, Oregon 97224

Brighten your day early with Al Thomas, CLC,  from North Coast Lighting &  Chuck McClaugherty from Bear Electric.

Stay Alert – Zones and Codes

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contract Furnishings Mart of Tigard
14160 SW 72nd Ave. #110
Tigard, Oregon 97224

Presentation by the City of Portland to open up conversations about new and updated codes and zoning that affects the kitchen and bath industry in our own backyard. Plus see the latest projects from local design students and check out the newest surfaces at CFM.

This event qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Digital Marketing for Kitchen and Bath Professionals

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Arcadia Floors & Home
10795 SW Cascade Ave.
Tigard, OR 97223

This month we are tackling the art of Digital Marketing for Kitchen and Bath Professionals. David Mihm founder of Tidings will school us on how to harness the power of digital marketing to bring in the maximum number of customers for the least amount of time and money.

This event qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

February Chapter Meeting: Kitchen Connectivity & Girls Build Introduction

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

BASCO Appliances
1411 NW Davis St.
Portland, Oregon 98209

Presentation from Regional Sales Manager for Subzero/Wolf – Jim Auer
“The Move Toward Connected Kitchen Technology, and what you need to know”

Also…

Introduction of Katie Hughes from Girls Build our 2018 Local Charity Outreach Committee – learning what’s new and upcoming for Girls Build.

This event qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Hot Trends in the Kitchen & Bath Industry

Hawthorne Tile

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Hawthorne Tile
3819 SE 21st Ave
Portland, Oregon 97217

Presentation by KBIS Review Panel

Three professionals reveal what they saw, liked and couldn’t get enough of!

“Hot Trends” a talk by Molly Switzer, AKBD

This event qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

August Chapter Meeting

Thursday, August 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Gary’s VACUFLO
9015 SE Flavel St
Portland, OR 97266

Fantastic Raffle Prize: Vroom by VACUFLO!!!

Presentation: “Success in the Changing Landscape”
Presenter: Tim Reed, Fireside Home Solutions

Apps and technology can help with time management.

Pratt & Larson July Meeting

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Pratt & Larson Tile
1201 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

June 2017 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 5:30pm

Chapter Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 5:30pm

Columbia River Chapter Event

April 20 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 5:30pm

“First Impressions: How to Stand Out in a Crowd”

Speaker: Phil Bride, Executive Business Coach

See New Products and Tour the Facility at Oregon Tile & Marble

Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 5:30pm
The Fixture Gallery
7337 SW Kable Lane
Tigard, OR 97224

Bring your St. Paddy’s Day Hat!

Chapter Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 5:30pm

Columbia River Chapter Event

Holiday Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Columbia River Chapter Event

Willamette Valley Meeting in Eugene

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Ferguson – Eugene Showroom
Ferguson, 3282 W 1st Ave
Eugene, OR 97402

2016 Willamette Valley Meeting in Eugene

Speaker: Dan Studt with Bradlee Distributing

Ignite Creativity

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Stockpot Broiler Restaurant
8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Beaverton, Oregon 97008

Speaker” Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CAPS, CACC

“Courting Creativity” Workshop, 2-5pm, $50 Space is limited!

‘Ignite Creativity” Dinner Presentation. 5:30-8pm, $35.00 No tickets will be available at the door. Both Workshop and Dinner Presentation, $75.00

Increase Your Bottom Line

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Parker Furniture
10375 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Portland, OR 97005

June 16 Chapter Meeting

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
CFM Beaverton
6050 SW Arctic Dr
Beaverton, OR

May Chapter Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

March 17th Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
North Coast Lighting
15230 SW Sequoia Pkwy #100
Portland, OR 97224

February 18th Chapter Meeting

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
National Builders Hardware
1019 SE Tenth Ave
Portland