NKBA Southern Ohio/Kentucky is the local chapter that brings together local Southern Ohio/Kentucky 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 Southern Ohio/Kentucky Kitchen and Bath professionals.
2020 Chapter Officers
6115 West Stoner Drive, Suite A
Greenfield, IN 46140
7177 Central Parke Blvd
Mason, OH 45040
The English Contractor
6017 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Hafele America Co
715 Thomson Park Dr
Cranberry, PA 16066
Dana Snyder, CKD
Designs on Madison
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Southern Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Events
At Home Webinar – Future Living
Thursday, May 6, 2020 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us for the At-Home CEU Webinar “Future Living” presented by Formica on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1PM.
The objectives of the CEU:
- Understand which Macro Trends will affect our lifestyles and how that will shape the future of homes
- Learn about new design concepts which are affecting kitchen and home layouts
Explore recent surface developments bringing versatility and new features to surfaces and materials
- Understand technological developments and drivers that are influencing the future of home
RSVP to email@example.com for Google Meet connection details. Self-submittal for 0.1 CEU credit.
Virtual Happy Hour with NKBA SOKY
Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 4:00pm
Virtual Happy Hour
Grab your favorite beverage and “Zoom” in for a Virtual Happy Hour with NKBA SOKY!
“Distance socializing”, networking, and fun games – all from the comfort of your home! Thursday, April 23 at 4PM. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for connection details.
CEU Blitz with NKBA Southern Ohio/Kentucky Chapter
Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 8:00am – 1:00pm
Ohio Valley Flooring
5555 Murray Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45227
THREE great design inspiration and product knowledge CEUs – ALL IN ONE DAY with NKBA SO/KY Chapter! All three courses are IIDEC-compliant. Hosted by Ohio Valley Flooring. CEU 1: “Biophilic Design” with Aspecta Flooring. CEU 2: “Choosing the Right Grout” with Custom Building Products. CEU 3: “History of Hardwood” with Mirage Floors. Breakfast and lunch to be served. (.3 CEU)
KBIS 2020 Recap
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30pm
1150 Tennessee Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229
What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas – it gets discussed at the KBIS 2020 RECAP with NKBA SO/KY!
Please join us at Keidel to discuss trends, innovative products, featured vendors, and other great information from KBIS 2020. Whether you were there or you couldn’t attend – there is something for everyone. Light bites and beverages provided.
Winter Holiday Carnival
Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30pm
11860 Mosteller Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Please join the NKBA Southern Ohio/Kentucky Chapter for a Winter Carnival hosted by Ferguson. Games, prizes, and fun! Food and drinks provided. Celebrate the holidays and support a great cause – Free Throws for Kids!
Admission is $25 per person. Please bring cash to purchase game tickets.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Free Throws for Kids in support of the Ronald McDonald House and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: http://www.freethrowsforkids.org
Mansion Hill Chapter Meeting with CEU
Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00pm
Mansion Hill Custom Floors
324 East 4th Street
Newport, KY 41071
The NKBA Southern Ohio and Kentucky chapter meeting will be hosted at Mansion Hill Custom Floors. Mansion Hill Custom Floors is a premier, Bona and NWFA certified hardwood flooring and wall treatment company located in the historic Mansion Hill district of Newport, Kentucky. Our primary focus as a company is quality partnered with unique design to create something truly special. We primarily work with Interior Designers, Architects, Builders and Remodelers to help create something one-of-a-kind for their clients.
Wood Flooring Trends 2019-Wide & Long Planks
This course assists architect and design professionals in understanding the trend toward wide and long plank wood flooring and the variables that should be considered when specifying it for their client projects. Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a General credit for IDCEC.
Founders, partners, and friends, Bill Walz and Jeff Rose created Mansion Hill Custom Floors to provide quality products, fair and consistent prices, and outstanding service. With a combined experience in the wood flooring business of nearly 50 years, Bill and Jeff have been involved in every aspect of the business from installation to finishing, selling, ordering, hiring and managing of two different, profitable wood floor companies. Jeff is certified by the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) to provide CEU trainings which are accredited by the AIA and IDCEC.
Please park on the streets surrounding our showroom. Please ignore residential parking only signs. Mansion Hill will be providing light appetizers and drinks.
Trivia Night, Member Appreciation Event
Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Green Diamond Gallery
9366 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
The Southern Ohio/Kentucky NKBA chapter is excited to announce 2019’s member appreciation night. This is a free event for MEMBERS ONLY to attend. There will be trivia and raffle prizes for all who are in attendance. This event including dinner and drinks are sponsored by Cambria a Green Diamond Gallery Member.
How to Deal with a Difficult Client or 2… By Paul Bauscher
Thursday, April 4 2019 @ 9:00am – 11:00am
7813 Ted Gregory Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Morning presentation with local professional at a local design studio. (.1 CEU)
Panel Discussion at V Collective
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
V Collective, Innerwood
21 Whitney Dr.
Milford, OH 45150
One-hour panel discussion, lead by three panelists from the local chapter. Food and drinks will be provided. On site parking is available.
Topics will include design trends, business strategy and words of advice for professionals entering the industry. Student attendance is strongly encouraged for this meeting. The panel discussion will be interactive, so feel free to send topics prior to the meeting to be addressed, or feel free to ask during.
Qualifying Clients with Paul Bauscher at The Tile Shop
Tuesday, June 14, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Tile Shop
3095 Disney Street
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Are They Worth It? How to tell your customers from the tire kickers. Join in on an engaging conversation with Paul Bauscher of EMyth Certified Business Coach and your local National Kitchen and Bath Association. The Tile Shop in Oakley is hosting us this month. Explore The Tile Shop’s extensive selection from Natural Stone to Glass Mosaics.
Please note there is a Parking lot at the Tile Shop in Oakley. There will be dinner and drinks provided by The Tile Shop.
This event will be .01 CEU for NKBA, you must self report.
Please take note Students may attend at no charge by using Promo code: Student.
Thank you for your time, we are excited to see you at another event!
Member Appreciation Night
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Tisdel Distributing Inc.
7177 Central Parke Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45040
This night is filled with trivia questions from a handful of categories. Attendees will be divided up in teams and prizes will be given out for each round of trivia! This event is structured as a fun membership appreciation night.
Tisdel is a staple of our Tri-state market and always willing to support our chapter and all of our members. If you haven’t attended an event at Tisdel, this is the perfect night! There is a parking lot on site so no worries there. Appetizers and Beverages will be provided by the Tisdel team.
Caribbean Cruzin at Custom Distributors
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
9190 Seward Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45014
Being in the industry for 30+ years, Custom Distributors has refined the buying experience to meet the needs of the end user. With our knowledgeable sales & support staff and factory trained, in-house installation crew, we are prepared to work in tandem with you and your specifier to ensure your dream kitchen can become a reality.
There will have six vendors (Subzero/Wolf, BSH (Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau), Miele, GE, Samsung, & LG) setup throughout the showroom. Each will give a 10-15-minute presentation on their latest “smart” technology.
This event will be “Caribbean Cruise” themed, with a focus on smart home technology. The food served will be from a Caribbean menu and members will need to attend each manufacturer to be eligible to win door prizes. Social hour/networking will go from 5-6:00pm, interactive vendor presentations will begin at 6:00pm and door prizes will be drawn at 7:30pm. Must be present to win the door prizes.
*Parking lot available on-site. Overflow parking will be directed next door to business called Ship Paq.
3 Take Aways –
Participants will know how to specify Smart Appliances for their clients
Participants will know how to use Smart Appliances through apps and voice commands.
Participants will understand the Smart Appliance trends and what is coming soon in the world of Smart Appliances.
Early registration is $25.
$35 at the door.
This event is worth .1 NKBA CEUs.
Get a Free Professional Head Shot While Supporting Toys for Tots
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Lumberman’s Cambria Slab Gallery
2816 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Please join us for a fun evening with your friends in the Southern Ohio and Kentucky NKBA Chapter with a charitable and professional twist! The social event will be held at Lumberman’s Slab Gallery sponsored by Cambria.
For free entry to the event bring a toy or donation for “Toys for Tots”. Once inside you will have the opportunity get your professional head-shot taken for free!
Register early as we will have a limit to the number of head shots available! “Toys for Tots” does not post a list of recommended toys for the younger tots, but if you would like a few suggestions for pre-teens and teens, here are a few ideas; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Brewery Event: Membership Drive and Vendor Night
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
3387 Cincinnati Dayton Road
Middletown, OH 45044
Come enjoy all that FigLeaf Brewery and NKBA Southern Ohio and Kentucky Chapter has to offer! Be sure to invite your industry friends! Enjoy delicious brews and food while connecting with your favorite vendors and checking out what is new in the K&B design world!
Vendors include: Cambria, Custom Distributors, Blum, Level-Ease, Hamilton Parker, Unique Stone Concepts, Hafele, Pro Kitchens, Formica and Sims-Lohman.
Local Beer and Wine made by FigLeaf! Soda and water as well!
4 food bars including a Mac & Cheese Bar, Burger Bar, Cincy Bar and Dessert Bar for you to create the perfect meal by Central Connections Catering!
Members pay only $35 and their industry guests are only $10.
February Meeting @ Florida Tile of Erlanger
Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Florida Tile of Erlanger
1325 Donaldson Hwy Ste 2B
Erlanger, KY 41018
Come Join us for a CEU (.1) Presentation:
New Trend in Tile: Thin Tile
Presented by Florida Tile of Erlanger
Registration and cocktails will begin at 5 PM, followed by dinner and the presentation.
CEU Overview: Ceramic tile is a well-known building material that has been used for interior and exterior walls and floors for centuries. While ceramic is a proven material, porcelain tile has gained in popularity because it is an improved product with superior performance characteristics such as strength, resistance to stains, and durability. This course will explore large-format, thin porcelain panels.
October Chapter Meeting
Monday, October 10, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
9190 Seward Rd
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Please join us for our October Chapter meeting. Our host this month will be Custom Distributors. Our Guest Speaker will be Fred Reikowsky. The topic of the program will be “Managing Growth for Profitability & Sanity”.
Fred is a professional business coach and leadership trainer and speaker licensed with the Professional Business Coaches Alliance. He founded Legacy Business Leaders LLC, a business coaching & leadership training firm in January 2012 after a 33 year career as a building contractor and 5 years of non profit leadership in the Middle East. His work overseas focused on developing a micro- business initiative in the Nile River Valley region of Egypt. Legacy Business leaders now works nationwide to help business owners in the construction industry re-chart their goals, learn key business principles & capitalize on the Legacy Process for success and long term profitability. Fred presents regularly at leadership and business development conferences and speaking events throughout the year.
Cost is $25 per person and will include food and drinks.
Member Social & Vendor Showcase
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
1910 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Please join us for a special Member Social & Vendor Product Showcase. Current members are encouraged to bring a non-member friend that is in the k&b industry. Dinner & Drinks will be provided. Some of the confirmed vendors so far include: Cambria, Hamilton Parker, Kohler, Tisdel Distributing, & others to be added. Cost is $25 for members, $10 for industry guest.
May 12 Chapter Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Please join us for our May Chapter Meeting. Our host this month is Mont Surfaces by Mont Granite. This month’s presentation will be “Understanding Stone: The truths about natural stone properties and applications” presented by Daniel Konrad Link one of the purchasers for Mont Granite. Food & Drinks will be provided. Cost is $25 in advance/ $30 at door (note: cash or check only for door payments) Registration starts at 5:30pm, meeting will begin at 6pm. Please register via the constant contact email link that was emailed to all members.
April 20 Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 @ 5:30pm
Please join us for our April Chapter Meeting. Our host this month is Cosentino. The presentation will be “Designing & Selling Using 3D Software”, and will be presented by Derek Pedersen of Chief Architect. Food & drinks will be provided. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Please note: door payments can be cash or check only. Registration starts at 5:30, meeting will begin at 6pm Registration can be made via the Constant Contact link that was emailed.