NKBA Northern New England is the local chapter that brings together local Northern New England 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 Northern New England Kitchen and Bath professionals.


 

2020 Chapter Officers

President

Christina Fournier
Kohler Company
Coventry, RI 02816
(401) 338-2451
christina.fournier@kohler.com

Programs Chair

Rick Lopes
European Granite and Marble Group, Inc.
675 Canton Street
Norwood, CT 02062
(203) 366-8600
rickl@egmcorp.com

Communications Chair

Craig Couture
Cypress Design
15 Dexter Rd
East Providence, RI 02914
(401) 438-5105

craig@cypressdesignco.com

Membership Chair

Merry LeClerc
Great in Counters
5 Enterprise Lane
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 233-0666
merry@greatincounters.com

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Nance Marshall
Supply New England
PO Box 838
Attleboro, MA  02703
(508) 222-7054
nmarshall@supplyne.com

Northern New England Chapter Events

Conversations in Kitchen Design: Monogram Webinar

Tuesday, June 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15pm

VIRTUAL WEBINAR

Combining outdoor with both indoor and outdoor spaces is a key request from homeowners in today’s building market. As revealed in a recent survey of architects, rooms that have seen particularly strong growth in popularity over the past year include outdoor living areas and rooms. Almost 63 percent of residential architects surveyed report that interest in outdoor living areas/rooms are increasing, while fewer than 2 percent report interest to be declining.

The increased enthusiasm in outdoor living has pushed this special function room to the top of the most popular list. Architects and designers are being asked to specify outdoor spaces, in particular kitchen spaces, that are not only functional but aesthetically pleasing. With the renewed energy surrounding biophilic design concepts, architects and designers must understand best practices for outdoor kitchen design, as well as appliance considerations that are available. Overall, the form and function of the outdoor kitchen space must be well thought out and designed in a way that promotes safety and wellness for the homeowners who enjoy it.

Our Presenter today is Andrii Gavrylov, business developer from Clarke Corporation.

Agenda:
4-4:15 NKBA Maine & NKBA NNE chapter meeting
4:15 presentation with a time for questions following

This is a 1 hour NKBA, AIA, IDCEC, NARI, and LA CES – CEU

Special Stonewall Kitchens Grilling “Door” prizes for attendees
(registrants will have the online meeting link emailed the day before the event)

Conversations in Kitchen Design: Monogram Webinar

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00pm

VIRTUAL WEBINAR

Join NKBA NNE and Heather Dans, Monogram Sales Manager, for an overview of the new Monogram collections, key product features, and designer reward programs.

NKBA-NNE Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00pm

Boston Granite Exchange
1 Parkridge Road
Haverhill, MA 01835

It’s Crowded in this Kitchen. Why Marketing Matters.

Speaker: Mary Honan, Principal, for Marketing Matters

A quick search indicates I have 321 choices of kitchen and bath dealers near me. Come to the February NKBA chapter event to design and define your space. (.1 CEU)

Meeting Timeline:

3:30 pm: NKBA Board Meeting

5pm: Heavy appetizers, beer and wine, and networking

6pm: Announcements

6:15pm: It’s Crowded in this Kitchen / Why Marketing Matters

7:15pm: Dessert/Coffee

Tour of Boston Granite Exchange Before or After Presentation

NKBA-NNE Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00pm

Distefano Bros
433 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879

Our featured speaker will be Tamara Myers, CR, LEED AP presenting:

Creative Smallness: Thinking Big About Smaller Spaces

Embrace Creative Designing and Planning Kitchens and Baths for Small Spaces. This dynamic visual presentation is packed full of resources for the What, Why, and How of Designing Small Kitchens & Baths.
(.1 CEU)

NKBA-NNE Chapter Meeting at Clarke, Milford, MA

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00pm

Clarke
393 Fortune Blvd
Milford, MA 01757

Need some CEU credits? Come to Clarke on May 7, 2019 and enjoy a full day of programs.

A 20-year kitchen and bath veteran, John Morgan is well respected for his work helping kitchen and bath professionals evolve their businesses through the latest in technology. A manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer and speaker, he has served on advisory councils of many industry manufacturers, Virginia Tech and as 2013 NKBA National President.

Meeting Timeline:

1:30pm: NKBA Board Meeting

3pm: Kitchen Whispering: Successfully Resolving Problem Jobs

4:15pm: 20/20 Design Tips and Tricks

5pm: Heavy appetizers and networking

6pm: Announcements

6:15pm: Knock the Socks Off Your Clients: Rendering and Presentation Techniques

7:15pm: Dessert/Coffee & Music

(.3 CEU)

NKBA-NNE Member Meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00pm

European Granite Marble and Stone
675 Canton Street
Norwood, MA 02062

Celebrate Boston Design Week with us at European Granite Marble and Stone. We will have a guest speaker Thad Whittenburg, President of Kitchen & Bath Global Partners, discussing, “The Customer Service Revolution.” (.1 CEU)

NKBA-NNE Member Meeting at Splash Newton

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

Splash
244 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464

  • Board meeting 3-5
  • Meeting at Splash showroom
  • 1 hour CEU by Kohler
  • Raffle for scholarship

NKBA-NNE Member Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00pm

The Tile Shop
1290 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760

*We will be holding a food drive in lieu of a member fee. All food will be donated to Open Table servicing Maynard and Concord. Please bring non-perishable items to gain entrance to the event.*
www.opentable.org/

We would prefer that everyone registers so our host can prepare for the event properly. Thank you

NKBA-NNE Design Awards at MSI Norwood, MA

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00pm

MS International
1080 University Ave.
Norwood, MA 02062

MS International invites you to their showroom for the NKBA-NNE Chapter Design Awards ceremony.
It will be a great night to see the latest kitchen and bath designs being recognized in our region.
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We will also be recognizing a long time member of the NKBA- NNE chapter Phil Rothschild.

Meeting Timeline:
• 3-5pm Board meeting
• 5-6pm Networking, Heavy Appetizers and Cocktails
• 6-6:15pm Council Announcements
• 6:15-7:15pm Awards and special presentation
• 7:15 Dessert

NKBA-NNE member meeting at Boston Interiors Dedham, MA

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00pm

Boston Interiors
458 Legacy Place
Dedham, MA 02026

Come to Boston Interiors to see a CEU presentation by Maria Stapperfenne on Communication Bling!
In this fun and lively session, Maria will introduce a variety of communication styles to help you determine which is yours, and how to modify it to meet the needs of others. You’ll practice using real world examples. As an added bonus everyone will take away an “emergency toolkit” of phrases to help in stressful situations.
We hope to see you there! (.1 CEU)

NKBA-NNE Membership Drive at European Granite Norwood, MA

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00pm

European Granite Marble and Surfaces
675 Canton Street
Norwood, MA 02062

We invite you to a fun filled night at European Granite, Marble, Surfaces during Boston Design Week.

You have the opportunity to receive .2 CEU credits

Our first speaker is Alison Mullens from Antolini Luigi and C. Spa, presenting on Technology and Design in Natural Stone.

Our second speaker is Christopher Grubb from Arch-Interiors Design Group, presenting on Designers, Contractors, and Architects: Creating Relationships and Partnerships for Referrals and Business Success.

2-4pm Board meeting
4-5pm 1st CEU
5-6pm Networking
6-6:15pm Council updates
6:15-7:15pm 2nd CEU
7:15 Heavy Appetizers and cocktails
The board meeting is from 2-4pm at European Granite before the member meeting. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. We are in need of people to join our committees and task force teams. This is a great way to stay involved in the industry with minimal time committment.

We hope to see you there!

This event qualifies for .02 NKBA CEUs


NKBA-NNE Member Meeting at Divine Stoneworks

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

60 Pleasant Street
Suite 121
Ashland, MA 01721

Board (Council) Meeting: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Attend our next member meeting and learn about “How Star Wars Socks, a Bathtub, and a Cellphone Revolutionized Our Business”

Join Dakota Lotz with Divine Stoneworks at his beautiful showroom in Ashland, MA and learn how he stands out in today’s saturated social media world. (.1 CEU)

Learn some new tips on how to properly advertise on Facebook and why most people fail with a social media budget.

Our board meeting will be from 3-5 pm at Divine Stoneworks before the meeting. We encourage you to attend and join some of the committees and task forces we will be creating. Some of the needs are:

  • Communications photo task force
  • Programs Sponsorship task force
  • Design Competition Committee
  • This is a great way to stay involved in the industry while taking up a minimal time commitment.

We hope to see you there!

018 meeting schedule:

  • 4/10/2018 – Membership Drive/Boston Design Week European Granite Marble Surfaces, Norwood, MA 5:30pm – 8pm
  • 5/14/2018 – Boston Interiors, Legacy Place, Norwood, MA
  • Possible summer golf outing – TBD
  • 10/9/2018 Plymouth Plantation/Design Competition winners, Plymouth, MA