NKBA Nebraska/Kansas Chapter

We are the NKBA Nebraska/Kansas Chapter. We’re in the business of “creating solutions” – go out and make it a better day in the design world!

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2020 Chapter Officers


Marian Holden
Designer’s Touch
2085 N. 120th St., #D9
Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 932-5040

Programs Chair

Stacie Muhle
19858 Davenport St
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 650-6526

Communications Chair

Jennifer Pierce
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 538-7036

Membership Chair

Amy Bodell-Hersch, CKD
Evolved Design Concepts, Kitchen & Bath Consultants
9612 West 97th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
(706) 910-7802


Kristin M. Pfannenstiel
Home Depot #2221
1310 E. 41st. Street
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 625-0044 ext 129

Nebraska/Kansas Chapter Events

“Save the Dates “

Quarterly Calendar.

December Coffee Talk

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Parkville Coffee
103 Main St
Parkville, MO, 64152


Native Trail

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kitchens & Baths by Briggs
13827 Industrial Rd.
Omaha, NE 68197


CEU Learning about sustainable materials and designing spa like showers.



Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Virginia Tile
9801 Commerce Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66219


The value of Instagram



Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Archethype Coffee
3926 Farnam
Omaha, NE 68131

Kitchens and Coffee


Sip, Snack & CEU

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

10325 J Street
Omaha, NE 68127

A fabulous tour of the shop and CEU discussing fabrication techniques


Meet Industry Experts

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Premier Surfaces
4525 NW 41st Suite #400
Riverside, MO 64150

A fabulous tour of the shop and CEU discussing fabrication techniques


Coffee Talk – LENEXA

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BlackDog CoffeeHouse
12815 W 87th St PKWY
Lenexa, KS 66215

COFFEE TALK. Come join us in a discussion on industry topics.


Coffee Talk – OMAHA

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

15105 Industrial Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68007

COFFEE TALK. Come and join us in a discussion on industry topics.


Bringing Design to the Surface

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Virginia Tile
9801 Commerce Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66219

Join Virginia Tile form 4-7:30pm. with our Supplier and Industry Partners for Conversation and Camaraderie. WE will discussing NeoCon.


CEU-Presented by Kohler

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kohler Showroom
5025 W 119th St.
Overland Park, KS 66062

You are invited to join us at the showroom for refreshments, great company and a CEU. We will be discussing the strategies for incorporating organization, ergonomics, personalization, and technology to create a streamlined stylish space.  (.1 CEU)


Savor Summertime

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

15403 W 100th Terrace
Lenexa, KS 66219

Hosted by Cosentino, learning about Eternal Noir, K&B Program and Dekton.


All Day CEU Event

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Metropolitan Community College
5370 N 30th
Omaha, NE 68111

All day event – 5 CEU and Lunch!


June Coffee Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am-10:00 am

Designer’s Touch
2085 N 120th Street
Suite D9
Omaha, NE. 68164

Join us for coffee time at Designers Touch!


June Coffee Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am-10:00 am

Classic Kitchens Studio
7956 Lee Boulevard
Leawood, KS 66206

Join us for coffee and pastries as well as a good conversation about cabinets.


Grow Your Lighting IQ

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Rensen House of Lights
9212 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, KS 66215

Rensen House of Lights Spring Designer Event!

CEU – Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design


NKBA Nebraska/Kansas Chapter Presents:

Omaha and Kansas City

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am-10:00 am

Karma Koffee
587 N 155th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68454

Coffee Talk- topic: ideas for future CEU’s


Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO 64111


Wine & Design

Omaha and Kansas City

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Corky Canvas
3157 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 66062

Fun night with Wine  and painting.


Gold Leaf Painting
6052 NW 63 Terr
Kansas City, MO 64151


Coffee Talk – KBIS Recap

Lenexa and Omaha

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am-10:00 am

1540 W 100th Terrace
Lenexa, KS 66219

Coffee Talk- KBIS RECAP with a slide show.


10325 J St
Omaha, NE Omaha



The Minimalist Luxury Kitchen

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Roth Living
601 W 47th
Kansas City, MO 64112

The Minimalist Luxury Kitchen
Presented by Kathie Rogers, the director of the Sub-Zero showroom.

(.1 CEU)


Champions of Design

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
14105 Marshall Dr
Lenexa, KS 66215


Champions of Design discuss the innovation, ideas and inspirations of some of the top designers/architects worldwide. This interactive session promotes discussion around the preofessionals presented and the ideas and inspirations for some of the most innovative products and architecture in the world. Learn what inspires these designers and what their influences are around some of their most successful product and architectural creations.

Cost: $10 per person

(.1 CEU)

Respond below to staci@artisticodesign.net


June 2nd Chapter Event

Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 8:30pm – 2:30pm

Metropolitan Community College – Fort Campus
CEC Building (Construction Education Center) 5300 N 30th St, Bldg 25
Omaha, Nebraska 68111


8:30 – 9:00 Check-In
9:00 – 10:00 Kevin Tullberg (.1 CEU)
10:00 – 11:00 Tour
11:00 – 12:00 Fred Berns(.1 CEU)
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Fred Reikowsky (.1 CEU)
1:30 – 2:30 Fred Reikowsky  (.1 CEU)

Speaker Information:

-Kevin Tullberg:

“What is Quartz – The Solution for Commercial & Residential Surfaces” Quartz surfacing is a man-made material, consisting of over 90% natural quartz crystal. In this course, we will discover the other components behind the beauty, durability and flexibility of this surfacing material. We will explore the composition, production and quality assurance processes that go into making the material. Finally we will study the resultant attributes and capabilities, and the installation basics of quartz surfacing materials.

-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.

-Fred Reikowsky: “Help – I’m too busy; overcoming the tyranny of busyness” When it comes to resources, our most precious commodity is time. We all get the same number of hours every day, week and year. So, how to make the most of it? Learn the “1% solution” to time management and see what a remarkable difference it will make in your life and business. Let’s face it, cash is an important currency, but without time to enjoy it what do you really have?

-Fred Reikowsky: “Creating a winning company culture; fostering organizational excellence” People need direction, goals and clear parameters. When one or more of these is lacking things begin to break down. Most leaders tend to want to be heard instead of first seeking to hear and understand others. But our people need to know they’re valued and significant. Learning how to listen and give positive feedback, as well as how to hold people accountable in a constructive way builds a winning team and gives people the chance to contribute at higher levels and take personal ownership.

Naughty and Nice

Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Roth Living
601 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Hosted by Roth Living.

We ask that you bring a cash donation to Heart to Heart International.

Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Free – .1 CEU

Specifying for the Minimalist Luxury Kitchen
From 1:00 – 2:00 PM

A Day in the Life of a Designer

Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm
Johnson County Community College – Regnier Center
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210

Chapter symposium hosted by Johnson County Community College.

NKBA members: $75
Students: $35

Kitchen Whispering: Successfully Resolving Problem Jobs – Presenter: John K. Morgan – .1 CEU

Ignite Creativity – Presenter: Paula Kennedy, CMKBD – .1 CEU

Bridging Passions – Presenter: Susan Prestia, Allied ASID – .1 CEU

Design Life: Interactive problem solving hour with vendors, designers and students solving real-life design dilemmas. – .1 CEU

All Aboard!

Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 9:30am – 4:00pm
Millard Lumber
12900 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137

All aboard! Progressive dinner and CEU program.

Speakers – Roger Roe, Howard Bolton and Bill Sauter

Join us as we take Ollie the Trollie for a day of fun, food, and learning.

$40 for all attendees – .4 CEU