NKBA Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter

The NKBA Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter represents more than 250 members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association; a trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for over 50 years.

Click here to visit the NKBA Missouri/Southern Illinois website.


2018 Current Chapter Officers

President

Adam Kuhn
Stone Fabricators, Inc.
4084 Bingham Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63116
(314) 744-0884
adam@sfistone.com

Programs Chair

Carolyn Chivetta
Roth Living
2260 Ball Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
(314) 991-0900
carolync@rothdistributing.com

Communications Chair

Ashley Smith, CKD
Draftsmith
1006 Brownell Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63122
(618) 604-2634
ashleysmith915@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Carolyn Beard
Callier & Thompson Kitchens & Baths
14180 Manchester Rd.
Manchester, MO 63011
(636) 391-9099
carolynb@callierkb.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Jake Spurgeon, AKBD, CAPS
Mosby Building Arts, Ltd.
645 Leffingwell Ave
St Louis, MO 63122
(314) 909-1800
jspurgeon@callmosby.com


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Adam Kuhn
Stone Fabricators, Inc.
4084 Bingham Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63116
(314) 744-0884
adam@sfistone.com

Programs Chair

Carolyn Chivetta
Roth Living
2260 Ball Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
(314) 991-0900
carolync@rothdistributing.com

Communications Chair

Ashley Smith, CKD
Draftsmith
1006 Brownell Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63122
(618) 604-2634
ashleysmith915@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Dan Haverstick
Authorized Builder Sales
1650 N Warson Rd
St Louis, MO  63132
(314) 429-0972
dan@authorizedstl.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Carolyn Beard
Callier and Thompson
14180 Manchester Rd
Ballwin, MO  63011
(636) 391-9099
carolynb@callierkb.com


Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter Events

NKBA Trivia Night

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ :30 pm – 8:30 pm

Global Granite & Marble
10800 Linpage Place
Saint Louis, MO 63132

The event of the year is here!! Register your table today.

Join us for our 4th annual NKBA Trivia Night, a CEU event that provides industry education and a competitive but fun time! Hosted by Global Granite & Marble, food and drinks will be provided but feel free to bring table snacks and decorations!! Cash prizes for the top three tables

Featuring new categories this year, we will have 8 rounds of 8 “industry related” trivia questions! Sponsor a table to receive 6 seats and your logo featured or sign up as an individual and we will save a seat for you!!

Registration 5:30 – 6:30 | Trivia Starts 6:30
This event qualifies for .1 ceu | Advance ticket required
$150 table of 6 | $25 Individual Registration

Technology & The Ideal Styling Space

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Premier Tile Corporation
2345 Chaffee Dr
Saint Louis, MO 63146

Join us in October for our fall Student Event and Kitchen and Bath Month ceu at Premier Tile Corporation – a Silver Sponsor Showroom

Whether in a home or hotel, the bathroom serves as both grooming station and refuge. The well-designed styling space saves us time and effort, as well as making the time we spend more enjoyable. This course discusses what users consider the ideal styling space experience and recent technological innovations that help achieve it.

Check – In 4:30pm | Presentation 5-6 pm | Networking/Food & Drink 6-7 pm | Event Price $20 professional FREE for students | This event qualifies for .1 ceu

Don’t forget each guest will receive a raffle ticket for the holiday raffle prize for each event they attend in 2018 and we will also give away attendance prizes at the event that night

COLOR NARRATIVES: DEFINING COLORFUL DESIGN 2019+

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Cheshire – Upstairs
6300 Clayton Rd,
Saint Louis, MO 63117

Join us for our September CEU Event | Hosted by our Gold Sponsor – Hallmark Building Supplies

COLOR NARRATIVES: DEFINING COLORFUL DESIGN 2019+ in The Upstairs of The Cheshire

Colors inspired, narratives revealed, directions determined. Join Mark Woodman, CMG to discover the “whats and whys” of emerging color, design and pattern, so you can introduce them into your design world. You’ll embark on a journey as he shares international influences filtered through his studied and discerning expertise.
• Engage in the forecasting processes
• Learn key directions in color and design
• Understand the drivers and inspirations to establish your directions
• Apply the narratives to your designs and client interactions

Networking/Food & Drink 5:30pm | Presentation 6:15 – 7:45pm | Event Price $20 professional & $10 students | This event qualifies for .15 ceu | RSVP by Sept. 4 | little bites & beverages will be served

Don’t forget each guest will receive a raffle ticket for the holiday raffle prize for each event they attend in 2018 and we will also give away attendance prizes at the event that night.

Our Speaker: Mark Woodman CMG, a passionate designer, trend-spotter, writer and speaker, has designed interiors, consulted on diverse product lines, and contributed to the pages and airwaves of media, and the stages of international exhibitions.

Cooking in a Gluten Free Kitchen

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Schnucks Cooks – Cooking School
12332 Manchester Rd
St. Louis, MO 63131

Join us for a special hands-on learning experience where attendees will compete as three teams in a challenge to see who can make the tastiest gluten-free meal. Provided with ingredients and recipes created for our event, we will spend the evening learning about what the difference of gluten-free ingredients are and why they can be so important. It will be a fun way to learn and you’ll leave full of food & drink by the end of the night. Cooking education and instruction starts promptly at 6:00pm at the Schnucks Cooks Kitchen located in the Des Peres location of Schnucks Markets. During this three hour event we will actually be cooking and eating our dinner while enjoying some wine. Once the meals are prepared we will have a judge sample each team’s meal and the winner will leave with a prize.

This event qualifies for .1 ceu and is limited to 24 guests

Disclaimer: Schnucks Cooking School is not a 100% gluten-free kitchen

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs.

Designing Luxury Shower Systems

Thursday, July 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Immerse Plumbing Studio
836 Hanley Industrial Court
Saint Louis, MO 63144

Watermark-Designs President, Avi Abel will be giving a CEU on Designing Luxury Shower Systems in a 2 Session Lunch Event.

Course Description:

The presentation deals with the design of a luxury shower system. We will discuss the components necessary to create a multi- water outlet system. These include, shower heads, body sprays, rain bars, etc.

This event qualifies for .1 CEU

Pick the session that works for you!

Early Lunch Session: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Late Lunch Session: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you

The History & Architecture of Old North St. Louis

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St. Louis Ave
St. Louis, MO 63106

Chocolate malts, Flounder houses, and Gothic architecture, oh my! Join us on this journey through one of St. Louis’ best kept secrets: Old North St. Louis – as we continue our series of St. Louis Historical Architecture. North St. Louis has done it all and seen it all. Dive into history, politics, racial divides, more red bricks than you can imagine, and a bath house. A bath house, y’all. Meet us at Crown Candy Kitchen at 4:00pm on Tuesday May 29th

This event qualifies for .1 CEU | Event price is $25

Ignite Creativity

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

Unique Stone Concepts
1540 Fairview Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132

As a designer, how do you cultivate your creativity? Do you know if you are primarily right brain dominant or left brain dominant? How should you nurture and protect this precious resource of creativity? Join us this spring as we welcome in designer Paula Kennedy from Seattle, WA at our silver sponsor showroom – Unique Stone Concepts where we will review where creativity comes from, why it’s important, what blocks it and how to cultivate more in your life. You will walk away with tools to start practicing immediately.
Learning Objectives:

Understanding creativity, how the right brain works, and why creativity is important to our success
Recognizing what blocks creativity in our lives and professions
Understand how to re-ignite and cultivate creativity in your personal and professional lives.
Discover how to get unblocked and cultivate more creativity in your work and life
“Creativity is more than a career; it’s a way of life.” Paula Kennedy CMKBD Timeless Kitchen Design

Networking/Food & Drink 5:30pm | Presentation 6:30 – 7:30pm | Event Price $20 professional & $10 students – Use code UNIQUE to save $5 by 4/3 | This event qualifies for .1 ceu
Don’t forget each guest will receive a raffle ticket for the holiday raffle prize for each event they attend in 2018 and we will also give away attendance prizes at the event that night.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs.

RSVP Now

Designing With Tile

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Clover and The Bee
100 West Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Welcome back! Join us for our first ceu of 2018 at the amazing new fast-casual cafe in Webster Groves – The Clover and The Bee, for an exclusive event where we will discuss Designing with Tile. Area tile designer Jennifer Steward of Premier Tile, will set the record straight on common misconceptions of the tile world and address how to put value into tile design to help the inevitable sticker shock seem less shocking to the end user. She will also be sharing hot trends, classic looks and how to help us stretch the trends farther, so they feel less dated over time. This program qualifies for .1 ceu

Networking/Food & Drink 5:30pm | Presentation 6:30 – 7:30pm | Event Price $25 professional & $10 students – Use code CLOVER to save $5 before 2/13

This year will also be full of giveaways!!! Prizes will include items like gift cards, tickets to upcoming events, vendor/product giveaways & sometimes even cash for those that RSVP using Eventbrite. We are also excited to be launching our first Annual Attendance Prize Drawing!!! Receive an entry to the drawing at every event you attend throughout the year (receive an extra entry when you bring a non-member guest). Drawing will be held at our 2018 Holiday Party and the prize will be awesome!!!

NKBA Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In the Twilight Room at Moonrise Hotel
6177 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63112

NKBA Holiday Party!!! Located in The Twilight Room at Moonrise Hotel.

Join us for a festive night with food and drink to celebrate the holiday season and the end of a great year! Live Entertainment provided by Falling Fences.

$30 advance RSVP – Purchase tickets through the Eventbrite link below. Sale ends 12.5.17 – $40 @ the door.

NKBA Trivia Night

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Global Granite and Marble
10800 Linpage Place
Saint Louis, MO 63132

The event of the year is here!! Join us for our 3rd annual NKBA Trivia Night, a CEU event that provides industry education and a competitive but fun time! Hosted by Global Granite & Marble, food and drinks will be provided but feel free to bring table snacks and decorations!! Cash prizes for the top three tables | Featuring new categories this year, we will have 8 rounds of 8 industry related trivia questions! Sponsor a table to receive 6 seats and your logo featured in promotion or sign up as an individual and we will save a seat for you!!

Registration 5:30 – 6:30
Trivia Starts 6:30

This event qualifies for .1 CEU | Advance ticket required

Kichler Lighting Series | NKBA Student Event

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 4:30pm – 8:00pm
The Gallery at ISC Surfaces
9215 Dielman Industrial Drive
Saint Louis 63132

October is Kitchen & Bath Month! We will be acknowledging this with a multiple ceu and student event at The Gallery at ISC Surfaces and our annual Membership Drive! This special event will feature Jeffery Dross from Kichler Lighting offering two CEU presentations for students and professionals. Interested in becoming a member? Now is a great time to join! Starting in 2018, only NKBA member companies are allowed to host our events which is another great reason to join us and gain exposure to the industry.

For our student event we will welcome the students from Southeast Missouri State University and St. Louis Community College at Meramec to our presentation and hold a Speed Networking event between presentations to give the students a chance to ask questions and explore the elements of our industry.

4:30-5:30 Presentation 1- Let’s Talk About the Color of Light!

Course Description: With the emergence of new lighting technologies and the expected dominance of LED in the next decade, the color of light has and will continue to become increasingly important. To appropriately use and specify light in this new era, it is crucial that an understanding of the color of light becomes as familiar as all other elements of good design.

5:30 – 6:30 Networking

6:30-7:30 Presentation 2 – LED – Ten Myths Busted!

Course Description: LED lighting is no longer new, but common misconceptions remain. This session will review ten of the most popular misunderstanding of LED Lighting, explain the flaw in though and then share how a user can turn them from a negative to a positive aspect of lighting design. FCC and warranties related to LED will also be discussed.

$15 online ticket price – $20 at the door – FREE for students

Living LARGE in Small Spaces

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Presented by BSH Thermador and Bosch Representative Janne Mahan, this educational and entertaining presentation studies and explains the “less is more” philosophy embraced by those who elect to streamline their living quarters. Who are they, what is their motivation and what options are available to those who elect this lifestyle? Sponsored and Hosted by Hallmark Building Supplies at Third Degree Glass Factory, complete with a glass blowing demonstration after the presentation!

Modern Materials for Contemporary Design

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Mosby Building Arts
645 Leffingwell Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Welcome Back! Hope your summer was great! Join us as we start our fall education series with Modern Materials for Contemporary Design. A ceu presentation at Mosby Building Arts. At this presentation we are going to look at three contemporary high-end materials: aluminum, glass, and high gloss acrylic.

We will review the inherent qualities of each, look at how each might be incorporated into your designs, and review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials into your projects.
We will also discuss the variety of building typologies in which these materials can be utilized and look at a few case studies that have incorporated these materials in a comprehensive manner to achieve a truly dramatic contemporary design.

5:30 – Registration and Networking
6:30 – Presentation

Downtown History and Architecture Extravaganza

Tuesday, May 16, 2016 @ 4:30pm
Citygarden
801 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63101

Join us this spring as we continue our exploration of St. Louis! This event gives a sweeping, entertaining overview of the city’s intricate history and beautiful architecture–and we’ll find it all within the core of Downtown. Together, we will time travel through St. Louis, moving through Downtown when it was a colonial fur trading village, through the booming Gilded Age, and on to the misguided urban planning choices of the mid 20th century. Oh, and the Arch! Don’t forget about the Arch! Meet at the center of Citygarden (801 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63101) at 4:30 on Tuesday May 16 and join us afterwards around 6:30 for networking at Baileys Range 920 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101

This event qualifies for .1 ceu | Event price is $25

Increase Sale with Professional Photography

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
O’Fallon Brewery
45 Progress Pkwy
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Professional Photographer – Be One (or Hire One) to Increase Sales

You put tons of effort into making great projects, but does your business employ photography that best represents its high quality? Do your images compare to those in national design magazines? In this two-for-one program you’ll learn what to look for when hiring a pro AND how to create striking architectural photographs on your own and increase your bottom line. Hiring a professional often nets the best results – but not always. Architectural photography is not like any other. Knowing what will draw the viewer’s eye to what you want them to see, namely, your work, is critical. You’ll see how some photographers get it wrong, and how to avoid those mistakes. Want to try it on your own? Learn from a designer who is also a professional photographer. With some investment you don’t need to be pro to use pro tricks. You’ll learn about good camera and lens combinations, simple lighting tricks, where to place your camera, what to focus on, post processing and compositing multiple images, and much more. See examples at www.adamgibson.com.

We live in the internet age of visual stimulation and along with project photos, a professional headshot is often your first impression. The use of photo profiles has become as prevelant as email addresses, and your best clients want to deal with people, not companies. Our chapter has teamed up with Adam Gibson, to provide the opportunity for you to have a professional headshot taken at this event. Sign up with Eventbrite to reserve your spot! This event qualifies for .1 ceu

Referral Power of Strategic Appreciation

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Wilson Lighting
909 S Brentwood Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105

Kitchen and bath companies, designers, and dealers have endless to-do lists. Client gifting is generally toward the bottom of that list. This session will show you the benefits of gifting, an easy system for implementing appreciation, and tools successful dealers have used to attract and retain loyal customers who refer their network again and again. Join us at the Wilson Lighting showroom for this ceu presentation by Katie Heaney from Cutco Closing Gifts.

5:30pm – Registration
6:30 – Presentation

Cost: $10 Members $15 Non- Members $10 Students

This event qualifies for .1ceu

Networking Night | Membership Drive

Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Callier & Thompson Kitchen and Bath
14180 Manchester Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011

Join us March 2 at Callier & Thompson Kitchen and Bath for our first networking night of 2017 and our annual Membership Drive. Application fee is waived for anyone signing up for NKBA Membership March 1-31. A great perk for new members and past members that need to renew! We will also be introducing our new options for NKBA Annual Sponsorship Opportunities! Join us for more information and the first opportunity to sign up! $5 entry for members and non-members. Attendance prizes! Food and drinks provided!

Japanese Design

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Crescent Plumbing Supply
640 Rosedale Ave
St. Louis, MO 63122

Join us as we kick off our 2017 year of events with Kiki Jordan presenting Japanese Design, A program centered around how evolving largely in isolation, Japan is a 2,000-year-olde civilization that epitomizes the concepts of aesthetic beauty, simplicity, modularity, and attention to detail. Activities of daily life and established rituals define its design character, which also emphasizes its relationships to nature. We will learn how elements of Japanese architecture, interiors, furnishings and decorative arts, have influenced design in Western countries from the 17th to 21st centuries.

Members and Students $10 | Non-Members $15

5:30 Registration | 6:30 Presentation

NKBA Holiday Party!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Southtown Pub
3707 S Kingshighway
St Louis MO 63109

Join us for fun, food, games and live music from Grass Fed Mule! Upstairs in Southtown Pubs Barrel Room, 6-9 pm!

Second Annual NKBA Trivia Night!

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

NKBA Trivia Night at the Gallery!

The Missouri Southern Illinois Chapter of the NKBA will be hosting our second trivia night at The Gallery at ISC on Thursday, November 17th. Bring a team of your friends and co workers or come alone and compete for cash prizes! All questions will be kitchen and bath industry related so this will be a fun, CEU event. Please help us and ISC make this a fun and memorable event by registering prior to Monday, November 7th.

CA$H PRIZE$

  • FIRST PRIZE $125 PER PLAYER
  • SECOND PRIZE $50 PER PLAYER
  • THIRD PRIZE $25 PER PLAYER

History & Architectural Review of the Heart of St. Louis’ Beautiful Central West End

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Starbucks
4656 Maryland Ave
St Louis MO 63108

This spring, we will focus on an architecturally beautiful and mostly residential St. Louis neighborhood, which evolved in the years leading up to, during, and just after the 1904 World’s Fair in Forest Park when wealthy landowners began to subdivide their property for exclusive residential development and where many of St. Louis’ most successful business tycoons commissioned elegant homes in gated places. We’ll take a look at some of these, window shop along Euclid Avenue, and hear the haunted history of Hortense Place pausing at the CWE’s literary corner – Euclid & McPherson – where St. Louis authors, T.S. Eliot, Sara Teasdale and Tennessee Williams are commemorated.

A stop at Jenni’s Splendid Ice Creams is optional.

Join us afterwards, for food and drink at Gamlin Whiskey House!

Rain out Date for this event will be 5/26.

2016 Global Color And Design Trends

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Global Granite & Marble
10800 Linpage Place
St Louis MO 63132

The Global Color & Design Trends reflect a refreshing focus on changes, newness, adaption and discovery. The Odyssey theme envelopes all of these ideals to create a unique color palette for 2016. Don’t miss this exciting event!

Missouri Southern Illinois Chapter Event

Networking Event/Membership Drive

Thursday, APril 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Thompson Price Kitchen and Bath
12101 Manchester Road
St Louis MO 63131

Thompson Price is hosting a networking happy hour event at their beautiful showroom in Des Peres! Join us for food, drinks and fun!

Bring a potential NKBA member and you and the potential member will get free admission into one of our upcoming NKBA .ceu events! Don’t miss out!

Designing, Selling and Profiting from the Latest Kitchen and Bath Trends

Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Schlafly Bottleworks Crown Room
7260 Southwest Ave
Maplewood MO 63143

Join us for dinner and drinks at Schlaflys Bottleworks. 2020 will present “Designing, Selling and Profiting from the Latest Kitchen and Bath Trends”

From TV to the news stand to the internet, there is no shortage of kitchen & bath trend information 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 for leveraging this knowledge to design, sell and improve 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!

Enviornmental Modern

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Global Granite and Marble
10800 Linpage Place
St Louis, MO 63132

Join us as Kiki Jordan presents Environmental Modern at Global Granite.

Throughout the late 19th and early 20th century many movements evolved into a comprehensive design scheme for modern solutions to age old conservation
problems while addressing the human needs and safeguarding the earth its climate, and ecological resources. Environmental Modern architecture, interiors and furnishings responds to design by encompassing not only the building, site, and interiors in a logical and balanced way, but by blending sustainability with responsible green design.