NKBA Kentuckiana Chapter

The NKBA Kentuckiana Chapter is part of Region 3 (NKBA Mid Atlantic Central). It is based primarily in Kentucky, but also includes parts of southern Indiana. The NKBA Kentuckiana Chapter has a history of over 18 years and is recognized as one of the most active chapters within the region.

Click here to visit the NKBA Kentuckiana website.


2018 Current Chapter Officers

President

Henry A. Schmidt, CKBD
Barber Cabinet Company, Inc.
215 Progress Avenue
Springfield, KY 40069
(502) 533-3888 cell
hankckdcbd@gmail.com

Programs Chair

Mary C. Culbertson, AKBD
Centered
1502 Highland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
(503) 490-9394
mary.culbertson@gmail.com

Communications Chair

Gregory T Walters, CKD
Walters Cabinets, Inc.
4405 Old Elizabethtown Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-4746
tod@walterscabinets.com

Membership Chair

Mary K. Holz, CMKBD, CAPS
PC Building Materials
123 Cherry St.
New Albany, IN 47150
(502) 445-8285
mholz@rev-a-shelf.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer S. Lee
Heritage Cabinetry and Fine Woodworking, Inc.
PO Box 1288
Prospect, KY 40059
(502) 759-6594 (cell)
jennifer@heritagecabinetry.net


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Henry A. Schmidt, CKBD
Barber Cabinet Company, Inc.
215 Progress Avenue
Springfield, KY 40069
(502) 533-3888 cell
hankckdcbd@gmail.com

Programs Chair

Mary C. Culbertson, AKBD
Centered
1502 Highland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
(503) 490-9394
mary.culbertson@gmail.com

Communications Chair

Gregory T Walters, CKD
Walters Cabinets, Inc.
4405 Old Elizabethtown Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-4746
tod@walterscabinets.com

Membership Chair

Lonna Heshelman
Mont Granite
4601 Allmond Ave
Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 375-1234
lonnah@montgranite.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Shari McPeek
Rev-A-Shelf
12400 Earl Jones Way
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 499-5835
smcpeek@rev-a-shelf.com


Kentuckiana Chapter Events

Kentuckiana NKBA Christmas Party

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Signature Countertops
1611 Fabricon Blvd.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Fun filled night with plenty of food, drinks, and door prizes. Signature Countertops has a beautiful showroom with lots of great stone to look at. Look forward to seeing everyone.

Sustainable Innovations for the Kitchen and Bath

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Richelieu
2510 Stanley Gualt Parkway
Louisville, KY 40223

Robin R. Fisher is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). She is a speaker and educator with the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and her award-winning designs have been featured in multiple local, national trade and consumer magazines. In Robin’s 30 plus years in the industry, she has been a founding partner of both a Portland design/build remodeling firm and an independent residential design firm. Her true love is creating designs that fit the way you live today and tomorrow and lives by the mantra that “bad design should be illegal.”

A passion and dedication to the industry has lead Robin to dedicate much of her time to educating current and future designers. As an advocate of sustainable design, Robin has co-authored “Sustainable Design for the Kitchen and Bath Designer”, a textbook which is an integral part of the Professional Resource Library for the NKBA. She was selected as a TOP 50 INNOVATOR by KBDN in 2017. Since 2003, Robin has taught the cornerstone classes in kitchen and bath design at Portland Community College

Passionate about everything she does, Robin loves to cook and entertain, planning elaborate multi course meals for special occasions. She is an avid cyclist, often riding her bike to work and doing multiple 100 mile rides each summer. Robin lives with her amazing 17 year old son, her patient husband, 1 cat and 2 dogs

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rrfdesign
Facebook – business: https://www.facebook.com/robinrigbyfisher
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/rrfdesignstudio/
Instagram – https://instagram.com/robinrigbyfisher/
Google + – https://plus.google.com/b/105935422401991690245/105935422401991690245/posts

.1 CEU

Storytelling for Authentic Consumer Engagement

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Rev-A-Shelf
12400 Earl Jones Way
Louisville, KY 40299

Brianna Ellis, finalist of NKBA’s 30 under 30 for 2018, shares how you can craft and share content that speaks to your audience and provides return on investment for business(without breaking the bank or straying from your brand identity).

.1 CEU

2nd Annual Churchill Downs Night

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208

Please join us for a night of fun and networking on Millionaire’s Row at the famous Churchill Downs. Gate open at 4:oo but you can get there anytime you want. Just don’t miss the 7th race because it’s the NKBA Kentuckiana Classic. Please get signed up soon as space is limited.

.1 CEU

Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Ferguson Showroom
9409 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40222

Please join us as Tony Panepinto and Meredith Furgeson from Cosentino will be speaking on Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces.

.1 CEU

Creative Smallness: Thinking Big About Smaller Spaces

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Monogram Experience Center Building 35
4000 Buechel Bank Road
Louisville, KY 40225

Creative Smallness: Thinking Big About Smaller Spaces

Have you ever had the challenge of designing for a small space? Have you wondered how you will make everything fit? Or have you turned down a job thinking it was impossible to make a beautiful and effective kitchen in a small footprint? With the new focus on simplifying our lives, deaccessioning, decluttering, and living more sustainably more clients are choosing to renovate smaller spaces while still wanting all the amenities of full functioning kitchen and bath. Our challenge is to be ready to create real world solutions, paying attention to the right mix of design and function that allow our clients to live large in their small spaces. And, because our clients are real sized people we need to create real sized kitchens and baths! In this session we’ll review some examples of successful projects and some that are not so much, with guidelines for creative strategies for smaller kitchens and baths that guide you through embracing designing for smaller projects in a large way. All of these lessons are universal and can be drawn upon to bring creativity to all of our projects

Tamara Myers, CR, LEED AP, is a design & construction expert with over 35 years’ experience in design driven renovation and building. She is President & Founder of Myers Constructs, Inc., an award winning Philadelphia based Design-To-Build ™ general contracting firm that provides customized solutions for residential, light commercial, and institutional clients, and Myers Made, a private label cabinetry line providing custom solutions for kitchens and more. Myers Constructs, Inc. works on buildings of every type and age, from newly constructed properties to 18th and 19th century buildings. It is frequently engaged for its design and construction expertise in whole house remodeling and renovation, adaptive reuse, historic restoration, kitchen and bath renovation, and small space solutions. Tamara speaks on these topics and has appeared on television and radio. A graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Tamara combines a background in the fine arts with hands on experience in construction as a carpenter and a deep knowledge of both old-world building practices and cutting-edge technologies. Tamara is holds the position of Communication Chair for the NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter and is active in leadership in the industry. Tamara is a CEU presenter, recent presentation venues include KBIS VFTI, Local NKBA Chapters, and Dwell on Design in LA.

.1 CEU

5:30-6:30 Social Hour
6:30-7:30 Presentation

Click here for more info. 

Metal in Design

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Century Entertainment and Furnishings
4310 Shelbyville Road
Lousiville, KY 40207

Please join us Thursday March 22nd to learn about Metal in Design from Builder, and former DIY Channel Construction Manager Jed Hadley. Jed is the design consultant and marketing manager for Metalcraft who is well know for their custom metal vent hoods, counter tops, wall treatments, furniture and more. You will also be able to tour Century’s beautiful showroom.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs.

Aging In Place – Living In Place

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Louisville Tile
1201 Herr Lane Suite 120
Louisville, KY 40222

Aging in Place / Living in Place

Home is where life happens and where memories are made. What happens when the home presents barriers and challenges or when the home doesn’t work for the homeowner? Simple things that were once taken for granted have now become a daily struggle. Perhaps this challenge occurs because of family member who has a disability, or maybe it came about gradually.

This presentation explores ways to assist homeowners and designers in locating resources, identifying strategies & developing solutions to make home accessible, efficient, safe, and visually pleasing. It will look at common challenges people may face as they age in their home or as a family member/ friend encounters a disability.

Social Media: Learn How to Grow Your Business the Digital Way

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Monogram Experience Center – Building 35
4000 Buechel Bank Road (GE Appliance Park)
Louisville,KY 40225

Please join us for our October meeting “Social Media: Learn to grow your business the digital way”. Christina Dragota, lead product specialist for Monogram GE Appliances will be our speaker.

Agenda:
5:30 – 6:30 CEU Class
6:30 – 7:30 Reception

NKBA Kentuckiana Membership Night

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208

Come join us for an exciting night at Churchill Downs Millionaires row. Ticket price includes admission to the track, racing program, chef’s table buffet, coffee, tea or soft drinks (cash bar). You will even be able to witness the first ever “NKBA Kentuckiana Classic” race (7th Race).

We are celebrating membership to the NKBA at this event. Anyone who invites a potential new member and that person attends will be reimbursed the ticket price. Potential new member will attend at no cost. Only one guest per potential new membership will be admitted at no cost. Please have the potential member bring a business card and RSVP.

Gates open at 4:00 pm, first race at 5:00pm. The cost for this event is 36.00 per person and space is limited. Please RSVP by September 7th.

How to Sell in a Tough Market

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
BBC Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Loft
300 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Please join us for a great night of learning, networking and eating. Mick Frank director of business development at Cambria will bring us his program How to Sell in a Tough Market. CEU’s will be available for this event.

European Granite and Marble – Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
European Granite and Marble
10801 Plantside Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

Please join us for a night at European Granite and Marble where you’ll be able to explore their showroom and venture out in their warehouse to see the latest in stone. Jan Neiges CKD will then present her program “Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell”. Food, drinks and cocktails will be served. CEU’s will be available for this event.

Topic: Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell
Speaker: Jan Neiges CKD
Track: Sales & Marketing

Selling to Design is a process that Jan Neiges, Chapter Officer of the Rocky Mountain Chapter has developed over the years to improve her time on task in cultivating a lead to a sale. She has utilized her 27 years of sales training to create a selling process that improved her closing ratio to 95% and earns her a design fee after spending only 2 hours with a lead.

Jan will explain her process and share documents she uses with her clients to help you improve your time on task and increase your closing ratio resulting in more income.

— If you are spending 8-9 hours quoting/designing before a client commits to buy from you; OR
— If your closing ratio is less than 75%: OR
— If you are struggling to find ways to earn more income; OR
— If you are working 40-60 hours and making less than $50K; Then
— You need to learn how to Sell to Design by NOT Designing to Sell

Design Trends In The Marketplace

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Ferguson Showroom
9409 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40067

Come join the NKBA Kentuckiana Chapter at Ferguson’s new showroom to learn the latest appliance trends in a seminar given by Jay Williamson with Tisdel Distributing.

Creating WOW! and Unleashing Creativity with Lyle Sussman

Monday, October 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Sullivan College of Technology and Design
3901 Atkinson Square Drive
Louisville, KY 40218

Lyle Sussman, PhD. speaks, writes, consults, and coaches on Leadership, Motivation, Communication, Teamwork, and High-Performance Teams.

He is bringing his expertise to Louisville in this informative presentation that will unleash your creativity in ways that will dazzle your customers. You will leave this presentation with specific, concrete ideas for turning customers into life long partners who will walk away from encounters with you saying, “WOW”. If you’ve ever wondered how to deliver knock your socks off, dazzling, awe inspiring, breath taking, pupil dilating customer service, this is the speech for you.

About Lyle Sussman: He holds a B.S. and M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a Professor of Management and former Chairman of the Department of Management at the University of Louisville. Aside from more than sixty scholarly articles, he has written sixteen books, which in aggregate have been translated into fifteen languages and total more than a million copies in print.

All attendees will receive a “FREE” written work by Dr. Sussman.

Houzz University

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9:00pm
LINAK U.S. Inc.
2200 Stanley Gault Parkway
Louisville, KY 40223

Houzz University is an interactive, hands-on workshop, where a Houzz marketing expert will work with you side-by-side in a classroom style setting to create a compelling professional profile on Houzz and provide insight on using your profile to maximize leads and increase profitability. 1 CEU credit

To create a profile all attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, their photo and pictures of five projects they have completed.

Wine & Stone

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Global Granite & Marble
10300 Bunsen Way
Louisville, KY 40299

We have been invited to attend the Wine & Stone Presentation presented by Global Granite & Marble. At the event you will explore what make both wine and stone so unique! Entry is FREE to all who attend but RSVP is required.

Designing and Selling Using 3D Software

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Monogram Hall – GE Appliance Part
4000 Buechel Bank Road
Louisville, KY 40218

Join us, Chief Architect to learn how to better communicate with your clients and sell the job with 3D presentations. See how using different rendering techniques such as watercolor, technical illustration and photo realistic ray tracing can provide your clients with feedback that can focus on design concepts or the final look and feel of the completed project. Change designs, materials and colors on the fly in front of your clients and create a satisfying customer experience.

Closet Design Beyond Measure

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Richelieu Hardware
2510 Stanley Gualt Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40223

Join the NKBA and Richelieu with Registered Storage Designer, and judge for the closet industries’ Top Shelf Design Awards, Denise Butchko on Wednesday the 30th.

In this presentation – you’re going to “walk through” the process of designing and selling a walk in closet – because if you’ve already sold the bathroom renovation, why not do the easiest add-on ever and design the closet space?

Denise is going to share the thought processes and action steps she goes through in order to effectively design a simple walk in closet space. She’ll also highlight the questions she asks and information she shares that establishes her expertise and allows her to gain the client’s trust, so you can do the same.

Incorporating closets into your business is the best add-on product EVER! It’s fun and profitable and can be easy if you know what you’re doing. Denise will teach you that.