NKBA Southwest Desert Chapter

NKBA Southwest Desert is the local chapter that brings together local Southwest Desert 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 Southwest Desert Kitchen and Bath professionals.

Click here to visit the NKBA Southwest Desert Facebook Page


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Troy Williams, AKBD
Artesia Kitchen & Bath
2972 S Rainbow Blvd, Ste B
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 297-6680
troy@artesiakb.com

Programs Chair

Shad D. Johnsen, CKD
Creative Kitchenz
40 North 300 East, Ste 103
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 574-9614
shad@creativekitchenz.com

Communications Chair

Betsy Miller, CKD
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(248) 310-5431
betsymillerckd@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Ravi Chatterjee
Central Cabinets Direct Inc
5180 Cameron St. Ste 2
Las Vegas, NV  89118
(702) 778-6828
info@centralcabinetsdirect.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Brett Primack
Las Vegas Remodel & Construction
1000 N Green Valley Pkwy, Suite #440-035
Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 508-9555
brett@lvremodel.com


2020 Chapter Officers

President

Troy Williams, AKBD
Artesia Kitchen & Bath
2972 S Rainbow Blvd, Ste B
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 297-6680
troy@artesiakb.com

Programs Chair

Shad D. Johnsen, CKD
Creative Kitchenz
40 North 300 East, Ste 103
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 574-9614
shad@creativekitchenz.com

Communications Chair

Betsy Miller, CKD
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(248) 310-5431
betsymillerckd@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Ravi Chatterjee
Central Cabinets Direct Inc
5180 Cameron St. Ste 2
Las Vegas, NV  89118
(702) 778-6828
info@centralcabinetsdirect.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Brett Primack
Las Vegas Remodel & Construction
1000 N Green Valley Pkwy, Suite #440-035
Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 508-9555
brett@lvremodel.com


Southwest Desert Chapter Events

Accent Lighting Demonstrations by Hafele

Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Pro Source
7350 Dean Martin Drive #303
Las Vegas, NV 89139

Built-in accent lighting goes into virtually every new custom kitchen, bath, and closet…and it can be tricky to know what parts to order and how all the pieces come together! Susan with Hafele will be demonstrating how everything comes together using real life examples here in the Pro Source showroom.

There will be drawings for door prizes!
(If your company would like to donate a door prize, please contact our programs chair Shad: shad@creativekitchenz.com)

Please RSVP by 8/6/19 via Event Brite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accent-lighting-demonstrations-by-hafele-tickets-65444376893

Join us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/nkbalasvegas/

KBIS 2019 Recap

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Element Cabinet Design
7140 Dean Martin Dr, Suite 700
Las Vegas, NV 89118

We will be hosting a social hour and panel discussion with our 5 chapter officers to recap and discuss everything KBIS 2019! Bring your questions and notes on the products and technology that got you excited this year for us to discuss together as industry professionals.

Topic examples:
*Products: New products that are emerging as standards vs those which are tried and true and will be here for a while.
*Technology: How connectivity and smart technology is developing in our industry.
*Education: Sessions and content that has the potential to improve and make an impact on your daily work.
*Industry Status: Growth, skilled labor shortage, preparing for next slow
down, etc.

Please RSVP by 4/15/19 via Event Brite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kbis-2019-recap-tickets-59548071886

There will be drawings for door prizes!
(If your company would like to donate a door prize, please contact our programs chair Shad: shad@creativekitchenz.com)

For 2019 we still have open slots for members to host meetings. If you’re interested in hosting a meeting at your showroom or sponsoring a meeting please notify Shad: shad@creativekitchenz.com

Southwest Desert (Las Vegas) Chapter Website:
https://www.facebook.com/nkbalasvegas/
(Like | Share | Stay in the Know)

Chapter Information:
https://nkba.org/info/chapters/southwest-desert

Save the Dates:
July 18 Chapter Meeting- (Topic, Location & Time TBA)
Sep 19 Chapter Meeting- (Topic, Location & Time TBA)
Nov 14 Chapter Meeting- (Topic, Location & Time TBA)

Speedy Roundtables – Share & Learn Topics With Industry Colleagues

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Arizona Tile
5830 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

Speedy Roundtables

Bring your best knowledge and experience to the tables and be ready to learn and collaborate with your colleagues. Rotate 4-5 tables every 15 minutes discussing industry topics to explore and grow from.

Topics Include:
1. Subcontracting Versus Hiring For Specialty Services
2. Getting higher deposits on larger projects
3. Selling quality over cost
4. Best apps to save time for estimating, designing and project management
5. Mystery topic (submit requests)

6:00- Meet & Greet
6:30- Chapter Business
7:00- Round Table Discussions
8:00- Door Prizes

Refreshments/Finger Food will be served

Cost:
Pre-Register (Through 1/28/19): $10 Members | $15 Guests
At Door Registration: $20 Members | $25 Guests
Attire- Business Casual

There will be drawings for door prizes, including 2019 KBIS Bash Party Passes
(If your company would like to donate a door prize, please contact a chapter council member)

SAVE THE DATES- 2019
February 19-21- KBIS (Las Vegas Convention Center)
April 18 Chapter Meeting- KBIS Review (Location & Time TBA)
July 18 Chapter Meeting- (Topic, Location & Time TBA)
Sep 19 Chapter Meeting- (Topic, Location & Time TBA)
Nov 14 Chapter Meeting- (Topic, Location & Time TBA)

Facebook Page- @NKBALasVegas (Like | Share | Stay in the Know)

For 2019 we are looking for more members to host meetings. If you are interested in hosting or sponsoring a meeting, please notify us asap, as we are scheduling now.

NKBA Las Vegas – Dine & Discover (Includes CEU’s)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Embassy Suites Hotel
4315 Swenson Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Come Dine & Discover at the last chapter meeting of 2018!

6:00- Meet & Greet
7:00- Dinner
7:30- Chapter Business
8:00- Presentation

Enjoy Dinner Buffet- Taste of Italy
Caesar Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Garlic Croutons and Served with Caesar Dressing
Lasagna Bolognese
Chicken Picatta in Lemon Caper Butter
Pasta Primavera with Vegatables Topped with Parmesan Cheese
Haricots Verts with Sliced Almonds
Toasted Garlic Bread
Tiramisu

SPEAKER/PRESENTATION
Design for Independence and Dignity Without Talking About It
Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD

This presentation concentrates on the elements of Aging, Developmental and Cognitive issues that we should be taking into account as we continue to design spaces for humans of varying degrees that will occupy these spaces. What considerations should we, as design professionals, take into account to create Safe, Comfortable, and Accessible spaces for everyone….and when to collaborate with a team of professionals to take it to the next level including contractor, Occupational Therapist, or other medical professional. The end includes “next steps” for people that wish to explore further or pursue more education. (.1 CEU)

Cost: $25 Members | $35 Not-Yet Members
Attire- Business Casual

There will be drawings for door prizes, including 2019 KBIS Bash Party Passes
(If your company would like to donate a door prize, please contact a chapter council member)

PLEASE RSVP to shad@creativekitchenz.com by Nov 12th & pay at the door.
(Limited Space)

Facebook Page- @NKBALasVegas (Like | Share | Stay in the Know)

SAVE THE DATES
January 24th- Chapter Meeting @ Arizona Tile

February 19-21- KBIS (Las Vegas Convention Center)

For 2019 we are looking for more members to host meetings. If you are interested in hosting or sponsoring a meeting, please notify us asap, as we are scheduling now.

Family BBQ & Win

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Central Cabinets Direct
5180 Cameron Street Suite 2
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Come have a great end of summer social activity. Families welcome. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and plenty of other great food.

Come meet other members of the kitchen and bath industry here in Las Vegas and hear about other great plans leading up to KBIS 2019.

Enter to win a drawing for a 10×10 Kitchen of cabinets in light gray. You will also be entered to win free passes to the NKBA Bash Party at KBIS (must be 21 to attendBash)  to be held on February 20th from 8:30pm-1:30am in the Encore XS Nightclub.

This event is FREE of charge compliments of our host Central Cabinets Direct and the Southwest Desert “Las Vegas” Chapter of the NKBA!

Invite other industry members that you affiliate with.

SAVE THE DATES!
October 4th– Hands On Skills- Learn Something New- TBA

November 15th– Designing for Independence and Dignity Without Talking About it by Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD. Learn great tips on how to discuss living in place (aka aging in place) with those that don’t want to admit they need it.

RSVP to Angela.Ganschow@MONARKHOME.COM

Improving Project Efficiency- Contractor Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Artesia Kitchen & Bath
2972 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Are you looking for ways to improve how well your projects are completed? Love to design dream kitchens & baths, but efficiency is lacking on the jobsite? This event may just be the next tool to help your dream projects not end up as nightmares. Come join the SW Desert Chapter “Vegas Chapter” of the NKBA for an evening of a great panel discussion featuring local contractors, project managers and installers. Bring your notebooks or tablets to take great notes. This could mean a lot of saved time, frustration and money to your operation. Meet new industry professionals and enjoy refreshments! There will also be door prizes, so don’t be late! Respond to Troy Williams below.

RSVP HERE

Summer Kickoff Mixer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Marazzi Tile
6975 S Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Please join us for a Mix & Mingle event!