October 2023 Chapter Officer Update – NKBA

October 2023 Chapter Officer Update

October 2023
Chapter Officer Update

“What an outstanding October! We produced our annual Kitchen & Bath Month with featured content as well as initiated some amazing events – here’s to continuing our K&B focus through November…”

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Important Dates

October 31 – Last day to submit Star Awards Click Here to Enter Star Awards

November 1 – Q3 Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) report released here 

November 1-15 – NKBA Sustainability Study: Data collection period

November 15 – Deadline for 2024 Chapter Officers to register for KBIS, book travel

November 16 – NKBA Summit: Bath Trends Click Here to Register

November 20-24 -NKBA Offices are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday


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Last Call for Star Awards

NKBA looks forward to recognizing and celebrating our outstanding Chapters, Chapter Officers and Committee Members with our annual Star Awards, to be presented on February 26 at KBIS 2024. Star Awards Nominations are open through October 31, 2023. Click Here to Enter Star Awards

KBIS Registration for Chapter Officers

All 2024 Chapter Officers received a confirmation email on October 30. Be sure to register for KBIS today and connect with Travel Leaders on travel arrangements by November 15, 2023.

Thirty Under 30 – Class of 2024 Announced

Congratulations to the new NKBA Thirty Under 30, who will be announced in November and recognized at KBIS 2024. Here is the list, including Chapter affiliations: Sophia Amiano (Mid-Atlantic); Ruth Barnes, CKBD (Virginia State); Anna Blinova (Manhattan); Rachel Burger (Tennessee); Ashley de Boer (Vancouver); Jake Hohman (Ohio State); Valeriia Iushmanova; Kelsey Kinniry (Indiana State); Samantha Kunka; Victor Lebegue (Rocky Mountain); Kaitlyn Martel Isola; Olivia McMurtrie (Virginia State); Brittany McQueen (Prairie Provinces); Sydney Melnyk (Prairie Provinces); Isaac Musket (Columbia River); Chrystalla Neocleous (Metro New York); Danielle Noah (Metro New York); Alexis Novacek (Sierra Nevada); Kiersten Reed, CKBD (Northern New Jersey); Priscilla Saucedo (Southern California); Lyndsey Seddon, CKBD (Northern New England); Thomas Setnan (Sierra Nevada); Cortney Smith (Puget Sound); Katie Sneed; Abigail Stojke; Jamie Stoneking (Texas Hill Country); Luke Sweigart (Virginia State); Kristin Tabor (Central Florida); Abby Via (Missouri/Southern Illinois); Devorah Werner, CKBD (Metro New York). Thank you to our Thirty Under 30 Judges: Jennifer Hutton (Carolina); Paige Maurer, CKBD (Northern Michigan); Benjamin Ouellette (Ontario); Aly Thomas; Allyssa Warden (Baltimo

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October Updates

In addition to registering for KBIS 2024 and receiving content from October Kitchen & Bath month, we continue to celebrate 60 years of NKBA. Watch this space for photos from upcoming anniversary celebrations in Manhattan, San Francisco and Atlanta.

Please encourage your members to tune in to our NKBA’s Live programs every Thursday at 2 pm ET, and don’t miss our weekly Business + Design Webinars. See detailed NKBA dates and information below.

NKBA Live Schedule for November

November 2 @ 2 pm ET: Getting Personal: How Homeowners Are Customizing Kitchens to Reflect Their Individual Styles hosted by Pamela McNally. Join NKBA’s SVP, Marketing + Digital for a conversation with designer Joan Ravasy of Joan Ravasy Design. Sponsored by Liebherr.

November 9 @ 2 pm ET: North American Market Outlook 2023-2024 – Kitchen & Bath, presented by NKBA CEO Bill Darcy.

November 16 @ 1 pm ET: NKBA Bath Trends Summit sponsored by House of Rohl. Click Here to Register

November 30 @ 2 pm ET: A Changing World: Transforming the Current + Future State of Home Design presented by Kelly Buchsbaum, Sr Manager, Chapter Relations. Sponsored by Dacor.

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NKBA Virtual Summit: Bath Trends

November 16 @ 1pm ET – NKBA will debut the results of its 2024 Bath Trends research, including insights on the styles, colors, products, materials and finishes anticipated to be popular for the next few years. During the Summit, NKBA will address key topics such as environmental innovation for the design space, top research and trends, the role of sustainability in home salability, and what the future holds for eco-friendly builds. Click Here to Register.

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Sustainability Study

Check your inbox for a personal invitation to participate in NKBA’s first-ever Sustainability Study. Survey collection dates are Nov. 1-15, 2023. NKBA Chapter Officers’ voices and views are needed!

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Certification Program

Current CKBD and CMKBD candidates who complete and earn their new Certification by December 31, 2023 will be mentioned in a feature article and highlighted at KBIS 2024.

Certification Program Fall Promotion

Apply to earn your NKBA Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD) Certification and receive a $200 discount off the purchase price. To see if you qualify and to apply today click here.

Specialty Badge Program

Expand your industry toolkit and earn one of NKBA’s (8) credentials today. Learn more about the Specialty Badge Program and how to distinguish yourself from your peers.

Badge Program Fall Promotion – Purchase any of NKBA’s Specialty Badges at the promotional rate of just $99 and instantly save $100. NKBA members can purchase online.

Congratulations to the newest Specialty Badge Earners!

Mady Condie, Sales & Marketing, Cabinetry, Samsara Company DBA Ceramic Tile Sales, Pittsburgh Tri State

Emily Duffner, Sales & Marketing, Samsara Company DBA Ceramic Tile Sales, Pittsburgh Tri State

Amy Fregosi Salazar, Cabinetry, Northern California

Michael A. Wright, Color, Cleveland Tile & Cabinet Company, Ohio State

Mitchell Watson, Color, Home Depot #0680, San Diego

Kande Blair Iken, Floor Plans, Remodeling, Designed Interiors LLC, Rocky Mountain

Jenna Thomas, Lighting, Cabinetry, JLS Remodeling Services, Southwest Florida

Nadia Binns, Cabinetry, Lowe’s Companies Inc., Rocky Mountain

Marcy Semo, Color, Home Depot #4131, Susquehanna Valley

Melissa Chan, Cabinetry, LaSalle College Vancouver, British Columbia

Lee Khan, Remodeling, House To Home Solutions LLC, Baltimore/Washington

Chadwick Hunter, Remodeling, Hunter Kitchen & Bath, Mid Atlantic

Kimberly Schuster-Plunkett, Lighting, Sustainability, Remodeling, Lowe’s Companies Inc., Carolina

Jane Nares, Floor Plans, Lighting, Jane Nares Designs, British Columbia

Danielle Schroeder, Remodeling, Chief Architect Software, Palouse

Stephen Sheets, Cabinetry, Brilliant Improvements LLC, Northern New Jersey

Yusuf Atay, Remodeling, Dream Maker of Williamsburg, Virginia State

Dolly SeeKee Kang, Remodeling, Dolly Kang, Northern California

Dianne Marciano, Cabinetry, Foster Remodeling Solutions, Inc, Baltimore/Washington

Parker Lee, Remodeling, Kitchen Tune-Up, San Joaquin ValleySabrina Alonzo-Johnson, Remodeling, Nicholson Builders, Central Ohio

2023 NKBA Free Design & Business Webinars in November
  • Gain CEU credits in November as we dive into Outdoor Living and Design. Learn more about winning outdoor kitchen design, how to create impactful design solutions and more. In addition, the Business Webinar Series will dive into Technology + Innovation software solutions. Don’t miss out and register here today: https://nkba.org/webinars/

Are you interested in presenting a topic during the 2024 Design + Business Webinar Series? Submit your idea for consideration today: https://kb.nkba.org/initiatives/webinars-call-for-entries Please email webinars@nkba.org with any questions.

Please note, you must attend 80% of the webinar session to earn 0.1 CEU per webinar. 
The NKBA Design Webinars in November are generously sponsored by Perlick and the NKBA Business Webinars are sponsored by Verisk.

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New Membership

New Members are vital to the success of the NKBA and our Chapters. Please send prospective member inquiries to noelle@nkba.org and our team will send detailed information on member benefits, membership cost, certification, badges and more.

Membership Updates

Click NKBA 2023 Member Benefits for our Member Benefits Brochure. The NKBA recently updated our membership applications so that we can streamline the application process as well as gather valuable information. Please make sure you are providing potential NKBA members with the correct version of our member applications. 

Click NKBA Membership Signup. Please share this link, or if anyone needs a hard copy of the application, please email info@nkba.org.

Chapter Websites

NKBA’s Member Relations team is here to assist you with updating your Chapter websites. If you need assistance adding or modifying an event, image, sponsor logo, etc, please email info@nkba.org or call us at 800-843-6522.

Job Portal

Member Companies are invited to post job openings on NKBA.org job portal! This benefit is available to all active members and is included with your membership. Reach out to us for details (800- 843-6522) or info@nkba.org.

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Student Design Competition

The NKBA 2023-2024 Student Design Competition is live! Visit https://nkba.org/students/student-design-competition/ to view the new competition packet. Submissions for our next competition are due on June 3, 2024.

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