NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter

NKBA Mid Atlantic is the local chapter that brings together local Mid Atlantic Kitchen & Bath distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals – and provides a resource for local consumers to research, educate and connect with Mid Atlantic Kitchen and Bath professionals.

Click here to visit the NKBA Mid Atlantic website.

2019 Chapter Officers

President

Jennifer Kell, AKBD
Skippack Kitchen & Bath
1042 Bridge Road
Skippack, PA 19474
(610) 409-7998
Jen@SkippackKitchens.com

Programs Chair

Katy Retzbach
Village Handcrafted Cabinetry
200 West 8th Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 393-3040
kpellegrino@villagehandcrafted.com

Communications Chair

Tamara Myers
Myers Constructs, Inc.
702 North 3rd St, #734
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 438-8082
tmyers@myersconstructs.com

Membership Chair

Brianna Weiler
Kitchens by Charles Weiler
PO Box 414
Philadelphia, PA 18931
(215) 794-8200
brianna@kbcw.net

Secretary/Treasurer

Johanna Bornemann
Kohler Signature Store
140 Allendale Rd
(484) 584-0098
Johanna.Bornemann@KSSkop.com

2020 Chapter Officers

President

Tamara Myers
Myers Constructs, Inc.
702 North 3rd St, #734
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 438-8082
tmyers@myersconstructs.com

Programs Chair

Katy Retzbach
Village Handcrafted Cabinetry
200 West 8th Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 393-3040
kpellegrino@villagehandcrafted.com

Communications Chair

Michael Kaestner
Kaestner Designs
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 366-4662
kaestnerdesigns@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Brianna Weiler
Kitchens by Charles Weiler
PO Box 414
Philadelphia, PA 18931
(215) 794-8200
brianna@kbcw.net

Secretary/Treasurer

Johanna Bornemann
Kohler Signature Store
140 Allendale Rd
(484) 584-0098
Johanna.Bornemann@KSSkop.com

Mid Atlantic Chapter Events

Christopher Grubb Presents at June Event at Stone Tech

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 8:30 pm

Stone Tech Marble and Granite
930 New York Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638

NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter invites you and your guests to join us on Tuesday, June 18th at Stone Tech Marble and Granite in Trenton, NJ.

CEU presentation by Christopher Grubb
“Beyond the Surface”:
Which Surfacing Materials Add Texture, Drama, and Luxury to Design Projects, Inside and Out?

(.1 CEU)

5:00 PM: Cocktails & Hors d’ Ouerves
6:00 PM:  Speaker Presentation
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM:  Networking

Event Fee is $45, Early Bird Registration is $35 through June 11th

Event Sponsored by Stonetech and Caesarstone

Interested in the NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter?
If you have not attended NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter event before we invite you to attend your first meeting for free.
Please pre-register by emailing programs@midatlanticnkba.org
Include your full contact info name, address, email, and phone, name of company and position, and connection to the Kitchen & Bath industry

Students Attend for Free
If you are a Student and would like to attend at no charge, then email programs@midatlanticnkba.org your full contact info name, address, email, and phone, name of school and program, and interest in the Kitchen & Bath industry.

Save the Dates:
June 27th – Steam Oven Lunch & Learn Kieffers in Lansdale, PA (Limited to 20 seats, all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity)
August 13th – Chapter Council Planning
(Location and details TBD, all members welcome)
Sept 10th – Craftmaid in Reading, PA
Oct 8th – The Tile Shop in Wilmington, DE
Nov 12th – Kitchens by Charles Weiler in Lahaska, PA
Dec 12th – Holiday Party at Flow in Glenside, PA with NARI

Council Elections
Officers Self Nominations are open for our NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter. Be sure to submit your nominations by June 14th.
Open positions are: President, Communications, Programs

Volunteer with Our Chapter
Interested in being active in your NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter?
All chapter members are welcome to attend our council meeting typically held at 3:30pm before each event. Send us an email and we can fill you in on the details info@midatlanticnkba.org

May Event Hosted by Village Handcrafted Cabinetry with Speaker Doug Walter

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 8:30 pm

Village Handcrafted Cabinetry
258 West 8th St.
Lansdale, PA 19446

NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter invites you and your guests to join us for our May Membership Meeting

Hosted and Sponsored by:
Village Handcrafted Cabinetry

Enjoy Networking, Tour the Shop, Meet with Vendor Sponsors, and hear CEU presentation by
Architect Doug Walter AKBD
Rewriting the Rules on Kitchen Lighting

5:00pm Food Trucks, Cocktails, & Hors d’Ouerves
6:30 pm CEU Presentation
7pm-8:30pm Networking & Tours of Village Shop

Early Bird Registration is $35 through May 7th
$45 after May 7th and at the door

Membership Drive:
Bring someone to this Membership Meeting who joins our NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter then you can attend the next 2 meetings for free!

Interested in the NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter?
Please join us at no charge if you have not attended an event or meeting of the NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter
Pre-register to hold your place email programs@midatlanticnkba.org with full contact info name, address, email, and phone, name of company and position, and connection to the Kitchen & Bath industry

Students:
If you are a Student and would like to attend at no charge, then Email programs@midatlanticnkba.org your full contact info name, address, email, and phone, name of school and program, and interest in the Kit & Bath industry before meeting.

April NKBA Mid Atlantic Event: KBIS Recap

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 8:00 pm

Kohler Signature Store by Hajoca
140 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Join the NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter on Tuesday, April 9th for our April Meeting: KBIS Recap

Hosted and Sponsored by Kohler Signature Store at King of Prussia

Enjoy Networking and Tour the showroom with a chance to talk with reps from a wide range of plumbing fixture suppliers.

5pm Showroom Tour with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
6pm KBIS Presentation and Discussion
7pm Networking

Early Bird Registration :  $35 through April 2nd
$45 after April 2nd and at the door

Interested in the NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter?
Please join us at no charge if you have not attended an event or meeting of the NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter.
We invite you to pre-register to hold your place. Send full contact info name, address, email, and phone, name of company and position, and connection to the Kitchen & Bath industry to programs@midatlanticnkba.org before meeting.

If you are a Student and would like to attend at no charge, then Email programs@midatlanticnkba.org your full contact info name, address, email, and phone, name of school and program, and interest in the Kitchen & Bath industry before meeting.

Mrs G’s hosts NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter with Chef Bridget Bueche

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 8:00 pm

Mrs G Appliances
2720 US 1 Business
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Join the NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter on March 12th for our March Meeting hosted and sponsored by Mrs G’s Appliances.

Enjoy Networking and Tour the showroom with a chance to talk with reps from a wide range of appliance groups. Join us for a CEU presentation from Chef Bridget Bueche: Finding Your Clients Individual Cook’s Perspective Through Food & Design (.1 CEU)

5pm Showroom Tour with Cocktails & Hors d’Ouerves
6pm Speaker Chef Bridget Bueche Presentation
7pm Networking

Early Bird Registration is $35 until March 5th
$45 after March 5th and at the door

Networking and Tours Lutron Electronics Lighting Control Institute

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

Lutron Lighting Control Institute
7200 Suter Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036-1299

NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter & NARI BucksMont Chapter present a joint evening of Networking and Tours at the Lutron Electronics Lighting Control Institute

The Lutron Pennsylvania Experience and Training Center delivers residential lighting control and electronic shading systems in a beautiful, 2,000 ft2 (186 m2) showroom. Every space in the center features elegant seeTouch keypads, which can change the ambiance of a room with a touch of a button. The center also features a stunning hospitality suite customised with Lutron controls to create a beautiful, comfortable, and personalized experience. Your tour ends in Lutron Design Center where you can view samples of our products and begin designing your own system.

6:00 PM Networking & Cocktails, Hors d’ Ouerves
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Guided Tours

Frank Lloyd Wright Evening: Special Tour of Beth Sholom and Lecture by Mariya Reva

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Beth Sholom Synagogue
8231 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Join the NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter for a special event A Private Tour of a National Landmark Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright sunset and stories about Wright at Beth Sholom Lecture by Mariya Reva, M.Arch, BFA

sunset and stories about Wright at Beth Sholom

Join Mariya to explore the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright and his impact on today’s kitchen and bath industry. From the connection with the surrounding nature to the organic flow between kitchen and living spaces, Frank Lloyd Wright placed his stamp on American design and culture. In this presentation, Mariya discusses his influence on today’s design and architecture… and what it could mean for the future.
6:30-7:45PM Networking, Pre-Sunset Tour & Cocktails
8:00-9:00PM sunset and stories about Wright

Click on the link below to take advantage of our early registration by May 31st

NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter May Event at Daltile’s New Slab Yard


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

Daltile Slab Yard
3250- South 76th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19153

NKBA Mid-Atlantic Chapter May Event will be hosted by Daltile at their new slab yard in Philadelphia. You’ll have a chance to Tour the new slab yard, Learn about working with the Large format Porcelain Tiles, and Hear speaker DeAnna Radaj’s presentation about Successful Networking.

5:30pm Cocktails Hors d’ Ouerves
6:00pm Speaker Presentations
7:00 to 8:30pm Networking

Trade Guests who have not attended a NKBA MidAtlantic Chapter Meeting before can attend for free. 1st Time guests must register by sending your contact info to programs@midatlanticnkba.org

Students with valid Student ID can attend this event for free, To attend you must send your contact info, school and program info to programs@midatlanticnkba.org

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEU.

April Event at Miele Princeton with Designer Peter Salerno, CMKBD

Tuesday, April 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Miele Princeton Experience Center
9 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540

Please join NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter at Miele Princeton Experience Center for our April Event featuring Designer Peter Salerno’s presentation: Where Does Inspiration Come From? (.1 CEU)

5:30 pm Tour the Showroom, Enjoy Cocktails and Hors d’Ouerves
6:00 pm Speaker CEU Presentation
7:00 pm to 8:30pm Networking

Special Thanks to our Sponsor Miele

Students Attend for Free!!
Are you a student? If you’d like to attend you must register via email. Please send an email to info@midatlanticnkba.org Include your name, email, phone, school, program that you are enrolled, and tell us what program that you’d like to attend. We’ll confirm and put your name on the attendee list.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEU.

Click Here to Register Now!

Study Group for NKBA Certification Starts soon, Join us for the Orientation

Monday, March 12, 2018  @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Village Hand Crafted Cabinetry
200 West 8th street
Lansdale, PA 19446

NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter Certification Study Group starts March 12th!
Don’t miss this great opportunity to prepare for the exam and get to know fellow Chapter members.

Study Group will meet on Mondays, starting on March 12th for our Orientation and run through May 21st. All members are welcome to attend and learn more about the study group but we do ask everyone to register.

Locations will vary and start time will finalized with final registrants.
For Orientation, arrive at 4:30am to tour showroom, meet fellow members, and grab a snack. We will provide light supper. Presentation begins at 5pm

There will be a one time fee of $100 to help defer the cost of materials and food collected at the orientation. If for some reason you cannot attend, we will not offer refunds for this study group.

If you have missed the orientation and would still like participate, then please reach out to our Programs Chair Katy Pellegrino Retzbach at programs@midatlanticnkba.org.

The first level of NKBA certification is: Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD).
Becoming an Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer® (AKBD) is more than just a certification. It’s a sign of your commitment. And it’s not only a commitment to building your expertise in product selection, space planning, materials and finishes, but also to the kitchen and bath industry as a whole.

NKBA Certification enables you to validate and showcase your professional skills, be recognized as a leader in the industry, and gain access to the benefits of a certified professional. The Chapter is conducting an Eleven Week-session Study Group.
The premier distinction for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA Certification includes:
• Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD)
• Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD)
• Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD)

More information about certification is available at: https://nkba.org/info/certification

Click Here to Register Now!

Fashion Forward Thinking February Event at Flow Bath & Kitchen Studio

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Flow Bath + Kitchen Design Studio
127 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Join the NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter for our exciting February event at Flow Bath + Kitchen Design Studio in Glenside, PA.

Designer Richard T. Anuszkiewicz will present his talk: Fashion Forward Thinking – Becoming a Savvy Designer

5pm Tour the Showroom, Cocktails, Hors d’Ouerves
6pm CEU Speaker Presentation
7pm to 8:30pm Networking

NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter 2017 Holiday Party

NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter 2017 Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lambertville Station Inn
11 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Join the NKBA Mid Atlantic Chapter at the Lambertville Station Inn, a beautiful location along the Delaware River to Honor our Dedicated Legacy Board Members and Celebrate our Year together with drink, dinner, and dancing.