NKBA Ohio Valley Chapter

NKBA Ohio Valley is the local chapter that brings together local Ohio Valley 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 Ohio Valley Kitchen and Bath professionals.


2018 Current Chapter Officers

President

Margaret Montgomery
Lensing Home Consultants Center
4619 Lincoln Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
(812) 477-6142
margaretm@lensingonline.com

Programs Chair

Rochelle Fichter
Illuminating Expressions
5810 Vogel Rd
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 437-5483
illexp@illuminatingexpressions.com

Communications Chair

Tammy Arnold
ProSource of Evansville
5231 Oak Grove Road
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 962-2040
tammy@prosource.cc

Membership Chair

Jennifer Rhoutsong
Kentucky Indiana Building Materials
4010 Collins Lane
Louisville, KY 40245
(812) 459-9739
jrhoutsong@ki-lumber.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Christine Whitesell, CKD
Kight Home Center
2301 Windhaven Drive
Owensboro, KY 42302
(270) 685-5000
cwhitesell@kighthomecenter.com


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Margaret Montgomery
Lensing Home Consultants Center
4619 Lincoln Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
(812) 477-6142
margaretm@lensingonline.com

Programs Chair

Rochelle Fichter
Illuminating Expressions
5810 Vogel Rd
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 437-5483
illexp@illuminatingexpressions.com

Communications Chair

Tyler Deweese Chandler
Louisville Tile
1417 N Cullen Ave
Evansville, IN  47715
(812) 473-0137
tdeweese@louisville-tile.com

Membership Chair

Jennifer Rhoutsong
Kentucky Indiana Building Materials
4010 Collins Lane
Louisville, KY 40245
(812) 459-9739
jrhoutsong@ki-lumber.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Tammy Arnold
ProSource of Evansville
5231 Oak Grove Road
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 962-2040
tammy@prosource.cc


Ohio Valley Chapter Events

NKBA Ohio Valley Christmas Party

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Smitty’s Italian Steakkhouse
2109 W. Franklin Street
Evansville, IN 47712

As another busy year comes to an end, we invite you to join us for some Christmas cheer!
The one and only, Ray Vigurs will host us for a wine pairing at Smitty’s on Franklin Street. For those of you that have never met Ray before, believe us when we tell you that you’re in for a treat. The food will be delicious, the wine will be flowing and no one can entertain a crowd better than Ray!

The evening will cost $30.00 per person or $45.00 per couple. We do hope you will bring a guest as your date. There is limited space available, so please RSVP as soon as you can to reserve your seat.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP to cwhitesell@kighthomecenter.com

Induction Cooking In Today’s American Kitchen

Wednesday, October 8, 2018 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
6620 Interchange Road South
Evansville, IN 47715

Everyone has watched Kelly Ripa boil water on a cooktop in 90 seconds in a national ad campaign, but how was this done???

Jeramie “AJ” Maxwell will be sharing just that as he explains the science of induction technology and it’s culinary application. He’ll also share the advantages of induction cooking with regard to convenience as well as efficiency and safety. With over 20 years experience in training and entertainment, AJ’s presentation promises to be not only educational, but entertaining.

With Ferguson and Thermador sponsoring our evening, you can guarantee an enjoyable event. Please join us and bring a friend!

Hope to see you there!RSVP to cwhitesell@kighthomecenter.com

Lighting Trends 5 + 4 Presented by: Jeffrey R. Dross

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Illuminating Expressions
5810 Vogel Road
Evansville, IN 47715

Both design & technology are quickly changing in residential lighting. This session discusses five key aesthetic shifts along with four updates to LED technology that can enhance their viability as lighting solutions.

The nine changes are:
1. Taller
2. The retirement of Oil-Rubbed Bronze
3. Softening & Glamorizing
4. Alternate Placement
5. Grey, Beige and White
6. New LED Shapes
7. LED & Color
8. Using LED effectively
9. The inevitability of LED

The changes will be woven around images that help define the shift and bring clarity to the new trends.

Learning Objective: Understand five important aesthetic movements in residential lighting. Learn how regionalism impacts trend shifts. Learn about four LED updates that can enhance residential design.

Jeffrey R Dross
Kichler Lighting, Cleveland, Ohio
In 1974, while studying Architecture, Jeff started his career in residential lighting. Chiefly concerned with running Engineering for 25 years, he has since been involved in many other facets of the business including Product Management where he concentrated on Systems and Energy Efficient lighting, QA, Graphics, production trouble-shooting, International vendor communications and an ERP systems implementation. He is currently Corporate Director, Education and Industry Trends while continuing as their often-quoted media spokesperson. Jeff understands that the face of residential lighting is ever changing and has been involved in a number of industry roundtables that are working to plan for the future. Jeff has also authored a number of articles about lighting for trade publications, consumer magazines and web journalism. He is the recipient of the American Lighting Association’s 2015 Pillar of the Industry Award.

RSVP to cwhitesell@kighthomecenter.com

Everything Old Is New Again

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:00pm – 8:30pm

fHg Architectural Salvage
825 E. Franklin Street
Evansville, IN 47711

Do you get excited by finding treasures from generations past?

Do you love the look of old doors or the sight of aged brass and copper?

Then this event is for you! fHg is an architectural salvage and “deconstruction” company that showcases affordable, local, historic pieces to help with your renovation, restoration or repurposing project.

Dinner will follow at Smitty’s Italian Steakhouse. 2109 W. Franklin Street, Evansville, Indiana. As a welcome back gesture, the chapter is offering this experience at NO CHARGE!

Please plan on joining us for an exciting evening of exploring, socializing and great food!

RSVP to cwhitesell@kighthomecenter.com

NKBA Ohio Valley Christmas Party

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Ford Center
1 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47708

Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time for the holiday parties to begin! Since everyone had so much fun a few years ago at the hockey game, we thought we’d do it again. We have reserved the party deck and have a strict limit of 40 people, so make sure you get your reservations in early!

Gates open at 6:00. We will gather in the Hospitality Room, straight back and slightly to the right of the entrance doors. At 6:45 we will be escorted to the Party Deck, where there will be a buffet. There is a cash bar one floor below the deck.

Tickets are $15.00 per person and couples are encouraged. It’s a party after all!

We hope to see you there!

“You Are Not Your Job! & Intuitive Leadership and Decision-Making”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Tropicana Hotel-The Walnut Room
421 NW Riverside Drive
Evansville, IN 47708

This is the meeting we’ve all been waiting for! Don’t miss this opportunity to attend two fascinating seminars with our guest speaker Liesbet Trappenburg. Liesbet is a seasoned presenter with vast experience throughout the industry. She will address two topics that are important to us all. 1. “You Are Not Your Job! Preventing Burn Out To Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance” and 2. “Intuitive Leadership & Decision Making”.

The seminars will be prior to the monthly SIBA meeting and all attendees are encouraged to stay for the social hour and dinner that follows. The dinner is included in the cost of the registration fee and is a great time to network with your fellow attendees.

Registration Fee: $25.00 (No Charge for Students)

2-CEU’s are available to NKBA members well as local Home Builders.

We hope to see you there!

Designing with LED Lighting in Today’s Kitchen & Bath

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Illuminating Expressions Lighting Showroom
5810 Vogel Road
Evansville, IN 47715

The latest in trends in LED lighting, from architectural changes to technological trends, our speaker will cover the biggest developments in 2017 and beyond.

John Dalton, DLS Sales for Kichler Lighting has 25+ years in the lighting industry. As our guest speaker, John will cover three reasons designers and homebuilders are now choosing LED’s: for energy-efficiency, to take advantage of size and direction of light source and for color selection.
The presentation will cover the ‘What, Why and How’ of lamps, voltage drop, designing and laying out of a low voltage system, installation and maintenance tips, extensive technical information, troubleshooting and actual hands on installation.

You don’t want to miss this informative meeting. INFORMATION IS POWER!
Registration begins at 4:30 and the meeting is FREE!

The Mgic of Color

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Lensing Home Showroom
4619 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714

Are color trends moving in a new direction? Are the grays here to stay or has it finally hit it’s peak? Join us as Louie Stallings from Sherwin Williams, shares with us her color trend forecast. She will also be discussing what products to use where and new products being introduced into the market place.

We will also have a short business meeting then enjoy “Taco Tuesday” with a festive taco bar prepared by Touch of Home Catering.

Registration: 5:30-6:00 Meeting/Dinner: 6:00-8:00

Take Back Your Cabinets – Interior Fittings Maximize Space

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Kitchen Interiors
5800 E. Virginia Street
Evansville, IN 47715

Hello Everyone!

We are so very excited to invite you to our first meeting of the year! We are planning several exciting and informative events this year, that we’re sure you’ll find interesting and we’re kicking it off with Rev-A-Shelf!

The Regional Manager for Rev-A-Shelf, Pat Carrico will join us at Kitchen Interiors to share all of the amazing products that they offer. You’ll get hands on experience with many of the “must haves” in organization.
We’ve got a few surprises lined up, so don’t miss the fun. And, you can win a prize!

Registration begins at 5:30. We’ll have a short business meeting at 6:00 with dinner beginning at 6:15.

Members/Non-Members-$20.00

Luxury Appointments Elevate Bath Projects into Lucrative Profit Center

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Tropicana Evansville
421 NW Riverside Drive
Evansville, IN 47708

Hello Ohio Valley Chapter!!! We are so excited to be sponsoring this event in conjunction with the Southern Indiana Builders Association’s monthly meeting. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear this influential designer and trendsetter speak on the gold mine that is Luxury Bath Projects. NKBA members & builders alike will earn 1 CEU credit for attending, so mark your calendars!

All attendees are invited to join the builders association social hour and dinner immediately following the presentation at no additional cost.

Members & Non-Members-$24.00. Students-FREE