British Columbia

    Smart Kitchens, Designing with technology in mind!
    Smart Kitchens, Designing with technology in mind!
    Tuesday, 16-Jun-2015 @ 05:00:00 PM

    More details to follow...
    Location:
    Richelieu Hardware Ltd.
    12851 Rowan Pl
    Richmond
    V6V 1Y6
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    Marketing your business in the 21st Century
    Social Media, Home Shows, PR & More…!
    Saturday, 02-May-2015 @ 12:00:00 PM

    Taste of Life Luxury Home & Design Show
    Hosted by Taste of Life Magazine
    http://www.tasteoflifemag.com/

    More details to follow.
    Location:
    Vancouver Convention Centre
    1055 Canada Pl
    Vancouver
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    The Local Trend
    Exploring Local Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Buying Local
    Tuesday, 14-Apr-2015 @ 05:00:00 PM

    During this one-hour program you will learn about the trend of switching to local and the impact on your entrepreneurship and local economy. For the first 30 minutes you will hear Terry Beech present this trend and explain how it relates to your business strategy. Finally, you will rotate through stations to learn about the benefits of specifying, procuring, and installing local products from your metro area.

     

    Learning objectives:

    1. Exploring the local trend, understanding why people are buying local
    2. Understanding the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada, and measuring today’s economy as it relates to the kitchen and bath industry
    3. A look at locally made plumbing and lighting products and the value to specifying local for your jobs

    CEU: 0.1 for Chapter Meetings

    NKBA Hours: Not available

    Speaker & Host

    About Terry Beech

    Terry Beech became Canada’s youngest-ever elected public official and in 2013 Business in Vancouver recognized Terry as a Top Forty Under 40 community leader. Terry has helped inspire and empower thousands of youth to pursue their education and contribute to the community. As an alumnus of Capilano University, Simon Fraser University (BBA), and Oxford University (MBA), Terry understands the value of investing in Canadians through training, education, and positive experiences. Today, Terry is a leader in business and education who has gained tremendous experiences but still holds his vision to serve and make change. He has earned respect as an entrepreneur, university lecturer, speaker, and author. Terry believes that no matter where you start from, every Canadian should have the tools to pursue and achieve success through their own hard work.

    About Save More Plumbing & Lighting Supplies

    Established in 1989 Save More Plumbing & Lighting commenced the business from our first showroom on Kingsway, in the city of Vancouver, BC. Achieving and establishing the highest levels of excellence in the market and the essentials in the industry, is an ongoing process of our system. That has allowed Save More Plumbing & Lighting to open our second showroom in the city of Surrey. We are recognized by our customers as their number one choice. Since, we provide a diversified range of unique and quality products with new designs for our customer's. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is trained to help our customers find the best products that satisfy their needs and they follow a feed back process to increase our efficiency and meet our goals.

    We strive to provide the best inventory and the best prices for your dream bathroom and kitchen. Your satisfaction is our # 1 priority. We provide you with fast reliable personal service. Keeping building or renovations simple and easy for you.

    www.savemoreplumbing.com

     

     

    Location:
    Save More Plumbing & Lighting Supplies
    1790 Kingsway
    Vancouver
    V5N 2S6
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    The Luxury Bathroom
    Understanding the spa and luxury experiences in today's bathrooms
    Thursday, 11-Dec-2014 @ 12:00:00 AM



    Meeting Agenda

    5:00 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails & Networking
    6:00 PM - Dinner Served
    7:00 PM - Chapter Business
    7:30 PM - Chapter Program8:45 PM - Final Thank You's, Door Prizes, Etc.

    Program Overview
    Course: The Luxury Bathroom
    Sponsored by: DXV by American Standard and Kitchen & Bath Classics
    Presented by: Corey Klassen, CKD, CBD, B.C. Chapter Representative
    NKBA Hours/CEU: 0 NKBA Hours / 0.1 CEU for Chapter Meetings

    Course Description
    During a one-hour presentation, Corey S. Klassen, CKD, CBD will identify the key points to consider in designing bathrooms for the luxury market. The course will provide and understanding of the spa and luxury experiences of today's bathrooms. Designing with technology in the bathroom, whether it is lighting, sound, or home automation, has its design challenges and we will look at solutions to better integrate new multi-media in the bathroom. We will take a brief look at how space planning considerations and building code consideration need not be a challenge in beautiful spaces, while reviewing user engagement of "bathers" in the bathroom. Lastly, we will conclude with a gallery of some award-wining luxury bathrooms.

    Learning Objectives
    During this course, we will:
    1. Present case study examples of home spas in plan view so that designers can apply their creativity in an organized way when challenged by a luxury bathroom
    2. Discuss what planning consideration must be evaluated when integrating steam showers, large soaking tubs, and technology into the bathroom
    3. Explain how engagement with user interfaces of sight and sound experiences can create the overall relaxation atmosphere in the luxury space
    4. Demonstrate with actual luxury bathroom photographs how materials, technology, and spa equipment can impact the overall design aestheic with pleasing results

    About the Speaker - Corey S. Klassen, CKD, CBD
    Corey is a Certified Kitchen Designer and a Certified Bathroom Designer. With specialty in kitchen and bathroom design, Corey finds himself address form and function with his honest attitude and broad depth of technical design expertise. In addition to his firm, he teaches the next generation of interior designers as an instructor in a NKBA Accredited interior design diploma program. Corey gives back to the design industry by volunteering his time on the NKBA's British Columbia Chapter as Chapter Representative, industry brand design panels, and various editorial boards.
    Location:
    Kitchen and Bath Classics
    2198 Yukon Street
    Vancouver
    V5Y 3P1
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    NKBA BC Holiday Party and Design Awards
    NKBA BC Holiday Party and Design Awards
    Friday, 05-Dec-2014 @ 12:00:00 AM

    Location:
    The Metro Hall
    759 Carnarvon Street
    New Westminster
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    Make your Business Fit
    with Viki Suiter
    Thursday, 23-Oct-2014 @ 12:00:00 AM

    Find out how you can generate a consistent profit in your business

    Can you serve your clients, stay competitive in pricing, AND still make a profit? In an effort to get more business, the first tactic is often to lower prices ─ but if enough volume doesn’t follow, this strategy can leave you broke.

    If you want to take control of your bottom line, boost sales, and consistently generate a profit, Vicki Suiter's energetic talk will show you how to do just that.

    For more than two decades, International Speaker, Business Consultant, and Coach Vicki Suiter has helped thousands of designers implement strategies and practices that result in stronger profits and cash flows.

     You'll learn how to...

    • Take control of your bottom line
    • Focus on critical areas in your business to create the biggest positive impact on profits.
    • Boost sales to meet revenue targets.
    • Take steps for making a consistent profit.
    • Create a bottom line that meets your goals. 

    You'll leave this breakthrough talk with...

    A greater understanding of what drives profits and cash flows ─ and you'll know how to take better control of both. Vicki doesn’t just give participants tips and techniques, she provides the thinking and practices that make the difference between a mediocre designer and a great one!



     

    Chapter Meeting Agenda

     

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration Opens
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner
    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Chapter Business
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Chapter Program
    9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Thank you Host! 50/50, door prizes

    Location:
    Colonial Countertops
    3841 Still Creek Avenue
    Burnaby
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    Cave to Cooktops with Judith Neary
    Cave to Cooktops with Judith Neary
    Thursday, 11-Sep-2014 @ 12:00:00 AM

    September 11, 2014

     
     Ever wonder why the sink is located under the window? Where (or what) was the first garbage disposal? What is Napoleon Bonaparte’s connection to the Mason jar? Why a stove is called a stove? Ten thousand years ago we were Locavores. Today, we have a new culture of “Foodies” and seven in every ten households now have some sort of garden. 

    This one and a half hour presentation is a brief journey through our human history examining how patterns in our culture have affected how we function in our homes today and how we will use them in the future. Key historical events have brought about technological advancements that changed how we live. Now the Foodavore movement is changing how we shop, prepare, cook and store food ultimately changing the function of the kitchen. In this presentation we will look at some fun and interesting facts about the evolution of appliances and the shape of the kitchen, how we evolved from the original “open plan” to the open plan concept we embrace today as a popular solution to contemporary living. 


    About the Sponsor

    Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite German engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency.

    We ensure that our products surpass ENERGY STAR® ratings and are RoHS compliant (Reduction of certain Hazardous Substances). All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources. They consume minimal amounts of water and energy while producing superior cooking and cleaning results.
     

    Euro-Line Appliances are proud distributors of products from AEG, LIEBHERR, PORTER&CHARLES, and FRANKE in Canada.
     

    About the Speaker

    Neary is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD). She began her career in commercial and hospitality design and continued to develop her skills and style designing and building custom cabinetry, case goods and furniture. After twelve years of merchandising, design and training for a national retailer, she began working in the manufacturing segment of the industry. Her responsibilities included development and implementation of business processes, installation programs, showroom space planning and design. Neary is one of the professional instructors for the National Kitchen and Bath Association, offering her comprehensive experience in various applications of design to students and designers nationwide. Her design studio is located in the heart of downtown Vashon Island in Washington state. 

      

    Chapter Meeting Agenda

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails and Networking
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner
    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Chapter Business
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Chapter Program
    9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Thank you Host! 50/50, door prizes



    Location:
    Euro-Line Appliances West
    2912 West 12th
    Vancouver
    V6K 4A9
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    Luxury Outdoor Kitchens
    with Bryon Wilson hosted by Bradlee Distributors Inc.
    Thursday, 26-Jun-2014 @ 12:00:00 AM


    Overview

    Luxury Outdoor Kitchens with Bryon Wilson

    Learn about luxury outdoor kitchens from construction and planning considerations, built-in barbecues, outdoor refrigerators and beverage storage, plumbing and more for the ultimate entertainment centres - all lived outside.

    Meeting Agenda

    5:00 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails & Networking
    6:30 PM - Dinner Served
    7:30 PM - Chapter Business
    8:00 PM - Chapter Program
    9:00 PM - Final Thank You's, Door Prizes, Etc.

    About the Speaker

    Byron Wilson Founder and President of – Azuro Concepts Inc

    Azuro Concepts is fully engaged in the Business of creating legacy outdoor Living Areas. Byron was also Founder and Past President of Arcon Waterscapes Inc  - 1990 - 2010. Acron became the undisputed leader in commercial and residential water features and construction in British Columbia with Landmark Installations at Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver Aquarium, as well as West Vancouver Recreation Center.

    About the Sponsor

    Bradlee Distributors Inc.

    www.bradlee.net

    Bradlee was founded in 1982 with a vision to establish a pre-eminent luxury home appliance distributor. Over the past three decades, we have procured the very finest in kitchen and laundry appliances, showcased in our three regional training and education centers. Brands represented are Sub-Zero, Wolf, Franke, Best, Abbaka and ASKO.

    Active in both national and local trade associations, we maintain business relationships with area architects, designers, kitchen specialists, and builders. We offer product and specification information, as well as consumer product cooking presentations and exclusive use of our Appointment Only Trade Showrooms.


    Location:
    Bradlee Distributors Inc.
    13780 Bridgeport Rd.
    Richmond
    V6V 1V3
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    The Gold Star Standard of Cabinet Making
    Chapter Meeting with NKBA Member, Troico Home Solutions & Manufacturing
    Wednesday, 21-May-2014 @ 12:00:00 AM





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    A fun an interactive evening with a team of Red Seal(TM) Cabinet Makers. We will be taken back to how cabinetry has been crafted from over 100 years with BC’s best. We will follow the process and have a hand’s on opportunity to create a finished product, understand the techniques used and enjoy educational evening from BC best in the craft of cabinet making.





    Meeting Agenda



    5:00 PM - Registration Opens, Cocktails & Networking

    6:30 PM - Dinner Served

    7:30 PM - Chapter Business

    8:00 PM - Chapter Program

    9:00 PM - Final Thank You's, Door Prizes, Etc.



    About the Sponsor



    www.troico.ca



    Troico team offers more than 35 years of experience in custom cabinetry and millwork. Everything they build is created from scratch using modern technology and a little bit of old-fashioned hand-crafted artistry. Servicing clients across the Lower Mainland, Co-Founders, Mike Richter and Vanessa Pinelli continue to raise the bar in Vancouver home renovation, providing a superior product and quality installation.
    Location:
    Troico Industries
    1308 Ketch Court
    Coquitlam
    V3K 6W1
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