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Title..."Mad for Mid-Century Holiday Party"Title..."Mad for Mid-Century Holiday Party"Thu, Dec 8, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Dec 8, 2016 @ 8:30 PM



Join us for a festive evening at Crossville Tile and Stone as we celebrate this Season of Giving.   Please bring your new or gently used coats and blankets as we join The Crisis Assistance Ministry in giving back to our local community. If you are not able to attend, Drop off any donation prior to the meeting at Crossville Tile and Stone, The Majestic Bath or Hughes Supply  and all Plaza Appliance locations through Nov. 15th through Dec.7th

 *For a financial contribution, all checks should be made payable to Crisis Assistance Ministry and mailed to: 500 A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206.  On-line donations at

Register for the event at below link



Crossville Tile and Stone
927 Pressley Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Crossville Tile Plant TourCrossville Tile Plant TourWed, Nov 2, 2016 @ 11:00 AM to Thu, Nov 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM


Join us for a two-day trip to Crossville, TN to tour one of the most technologically advanced tile factories in the world, Crossville Tile! Guests will travel via chartered bus for this modern porcelain plant tour where they will be given a brief history of the company, learn about raw materials and sustainability, manufacturing processes and testing to ensure quality of product. Attendees will earn .2 CEU's and hotel accommodations and meals will be provided. 

Attendees are to meet at Crossvile Tile & Stone at 927 Pressley Road, Charlotte for departure at 11:00 a.m. on Nov 2 and will return at approx. 7:00 p.m. Nov 3.  

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 24 PEOPLE - NKBA MEMBERS WILL BE GIVEN 1st PRIORITY FOR ATTENDANCE (non-members can add their name to the waiting list and will be notified if space allows). REGISTER ONLINE BY OCTOBER 24th AT 2:00 PM through


October Lunch and Learn CEUOctober Lunch and Learn CEUWed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Join us on Wed, October 26th at Green Apple House for this fabulous lunch and learn CEU, Living LARGE in Small Spaces. Amy Taylor, National Product Training Director for BSH Home Appliances, will be presenting this interesting course and referencing the Tiny House Community in Brevard. This educational and entertaining presentation studies and explains the "less is more" philosophy embraced by those who elect to streamline their living quarters. Who are they, what is their motivation and what options are available to those who elect this lifestyle? Attendees earn .1 CEU credit (NKBA, AIA, IDCEC certified).

Please register online by Monday, October 24th at 2 pm through

hosted by:

Sponsored by:

Green Apple House
156 South South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052

International Speaker, Liesbet Trappenburg, presents 2 CEU'sInternational Speaker, Liesbet Trappenburg, presents 2 CEU'sThu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Join us for a groundbreaking evening with International Speaker Liesbet Trappenburg. We have the fortunate opportunity to enjoy TWO engaging CEU topics that will enhance your personal and professional lives. Liesbet will present:

"You Are Not Your Job: Preventing Burn Out to Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance"; learn how to cultivate inspiration and manage time wisely with a healthy work/life balance based on core values and a visionary outlook. Through interactive lecture, small group discussion and worksheets, we will create a personal benchmark and action plan for defining success.


"Intuitive Leadership & Decision Making"; learn how to use, strengthen, and trust your intuitive skills to make fast and accurate decisions in your career and personal lives. Tackle information overload and be decisive, not overwhelmed! Attendees will create an inspired and effective action plan based on intuitive decisions that accurately reflect and support your highest goals. 

Speaker biography:

Dutch-born, Liesbet Trappenburg has corporate experience in sales and management positions in Fortune 500 companies such as Irving Trust and Eastman Kodak. She’s also experienced 3 recessions and several identity crises! Since 1995, she’s inspired real changes for professionals through her keynote speeches, seminars, and corporate retreats on work/life balance, intuitive leadership, and authentic branding.

A popular ASID Distinguished Speaker (2008-2013), Liesbet’s clients also include: IIDA, IFMA, NKBA, IIDEX Canada, Antron/Invista, Allsteel, BUILDEX Canada, Art Institute, Boeing Co., DuPont, Metropolis Magazine, and Gensler Architecture.

Education: B.A. Political Science-cum laude; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.


Pre-register online through Monday, September 12th at


11435 Granite Street
Charlotte, NC 28273

2016 Vendor Olympics2016 Vendor OlympicsThu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Join us at the new Ferguson Enterprises showroom for the first annual NKBA Carolina Chapter Vendor Night! Enjoy delicious food prepared by top appliance vendors, visit with key product manufacturers and representatives from tile, countertops, cabinets, plumbing and lighting to name a few. Rub elbows with your professional network and meet new people.

This is sure to be a fun, festive themed evening with music, food and beverages to get us pumped up for the Olympics in Rio.

There will be several raffles with a GRAND PRIZE of $500 toward your trip to the 2017 KBIS show in Orlando!! (Existing members and new members who join by the end of August are eligible to win). Other great prizes include Gift Certificates to Ballantyne Country Club and Spa.

Invite your colleagues, professional network and friends. Please register online by Tuesday, August 9th through

Location Sponsor:

Beverage Sponsor:

Ferguson Enterprises
129 West Summit Avenue
Charlotte 28270

Annual Derby Days Progressive DinnerAnnual Derby Days Progressive DinnerThu, May 12, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

At 5:30, meet At The Gate at Walker Zanger, who will be providing delectable appetizers and beverages. We will board a party bus, kindly sponsored by Bostik, for games and prizes! Round the first curve to The Shade Store for our “Filly” main course. Boarding the bus a second time we will race toward Magnolia Emporium, who is on the board with delicious desserts, beverages and coffee, then back on the bus for the wire of the race and our return to Walker Zanger for our winning post to our carriages for your personal home stretch.


Address of Events: (REMEMBER A BUS IS PROVIDED):

Walker Zanger --- 2116 Hawkins Street, Suite 500 Charlotte NC

The Shade Store --- 4310 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

Magnolia Emporium ---307 Lincoln St., Charlotte, NC 28203

Walker Zanger
2116 Hawkins Street
Charlotte, NC

Spa Inspired Shower Solutions CEUSpa Inspired Shower Solutions CEUWed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM


Kohler Co., will be presenting the CEU Spa-Inspired Shower Solutions and will discuss key trends in today's shower market, the health benefits of hydrotherapy and leading technologies in shower solutions that are designed to replicate a spa-like experience. Earn 0.1 CEU.

Guiseppe (“Pino”) Mantovani, owner of Dolce Casa Tile Boutique in Ballantyne, is a master craftsman in tile and stone. His unique showroom offers the most innovative tile collections and features a large selection of quality products, trends and styles. Pino will be discussing the difference between ceramic and porcelain tile and will be showing our guests several beautiful and unique options in tile design.

Pre-registration will be open online through Monday, April 11. Click to register:


Dolce Casa Tile Boutique
16631 Lancaster Highway #105
Charlotte, NC 28277

Queen City Appliances is "Putting on the Ritz" with a Vendor Night!Queen City Appliances is "Putting on the Ritz" with a Vendor Night!Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Do not miss this exciting night with live cooking demonstrations! State of the art appliances will be highlighted and demonstrated. You will be dazzled to learn all the new ways appliances will work for you while you earn .1 CEU from the masters in the kitchen. There will be several exciting prizes given away! You will not want to miss this event as Queen City rolls out the red carpet just for you!

Pre-registration available online through Tuesday, March 8.

To register, go to or

What's In Your Closet?!What's In Your Closet?!Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Please join Barefoot and Company along with ClosetMaid for this informative presentation on creating the closet of your dreams. John Hicks, ClosetMaid’s Regional Sales Manager for the Carolinas, will begin the program by presenting their accredited continuing education video and follow with a demonstration of ClosetMaid’s design software. A question and answer session moderated by John Hicks and Laura Barefoot will complete the afternoon. Bring along your personal closet dimensions and ClosetMaid will design your closet. Closet design suggestions will be returned to you via email. See how easy it is to start a conversation about remodeling your closet!

Earn .1 CEU credit.

Presenter Bio: John Hicks has been with ClosetMaid since 1989, working in the Southeast and Northeast regions. He has been involved with numerous aspects of the shelving and storage business including installation training, closet design, new product research and development and generally meeting his customers’ needs.

Pre-register by Friday, Feb 5th at 5 p.m.

Registration Link:

Baby, It's Cold Outside!Baby, It's Cold Outside!Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Don’t miss this fun event and networking opportunity! With four great sponsors, this is a night not to be missed. We will be looking at the benefits of STEAM showers, the installation requirements and considerations when specifying them. We will also look at the uses of WARMERS in the bathroom as well as many other rooms in the home. Join us as we end up with something STEAMING in the kitchen. (Wear your winter clothes and fake fur for photos if you like). .1 CEU.  

Pre-registration open until Monday, Jan 11 at 3:00 p.m.

To Register, click here:

Can't wait to see you there!

NKBA Carolinas Chapter

Hughes Kitchen and Bath Collection
16235 Northcross Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078

NKBA Annual Holiday Party NKBA Annual Holiday Party Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 8:30 PM



Join us for a festive evening of Holiday Merriment!

Crossville Tile and Stone will be filled with Holiday décor, music, delicious food and beverages. Please bring your new or gently used coats and blankets as we join The Crisis Assistance Ministry in giving back to our local community. Drop off prior to the meeting at The Majestic Bath or any Hughes Supply locations Nov. 19th through Dec. 8th. 

*For a financial contribution, all checks should be made payable to Crisis Assistance Ministry and mailed to: 500 A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. On-line donations at

Please RSVP at   ​​by Dec. 7 at 3:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Crossville Tile & Stone
927 Pressley Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Universal Design Concepts for the Luxury Kitchen - CEUUniversal Design Concepts for the Luxury Kitchen - CEUThu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Presented by Carolyn Thomas of Sub-Zero Group Southeast, Inc., “Universal Design for the Luxury Kitchen” is an exciting CEU addressing forward thinking options for the mature client. This course describes general design considerations to make a luxury kitchen suitable for all users and indicates which features in cooking and refrigeration appliances are safe and accessible. Come enjoy Sub-Zero and Wolf’s newly remodeled showroom!

Carolyn Thomas is the Marketing Representative for Subzero Group Southeast, Inc. Her degree in Interior Design from Western Carolina has been an integral part as a Kitchen and Bath Designer in the Charlotte market for the past 10 years. She has brought her expertise in design to her new position with Sub-Zero/Wolf. Carolyn’s focus is educating designers, builders, architects and cabinetmakers on the features/benefits and design flexibility of her brands. She has made an impact on the design community with her ability to help with various design challenges met in new construction or remodeling.

Pre-registration open through Monday, October 12th at 1:00 pm! Click here to register:
We hope you can make it!


Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom
127 West Worthington Avenue #180
Charlotte, NC 28203

Designing with Technology Designing with Technology Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Vision to Reality - Concealing tomorrow's technology today

This course will focus on hiding technology in plain sight. Join us to learn how to complement and maintain the integrity of the design while using all of the technology your clients desire. Earn 1 CEU credit.

As the Director of Residential Sales for Carolina Controls Group, our presenter Jason Feus has focused on the residential new construction and renoation market for over seven years. Jason's experience and degree in hospitality management allow him to fully grasp the importance of concealing tomorrow's technology in the home of today. Jason is certified in several different residential lighting control platforms. As a certified teacher, he thoroughly enjoys leading courses on LED control technology as well as residential networking best practices.

Pre-registration will be open until Tuesday, August 18th at 1:00 p.m.

Register Today for this great event!

Audio Advice
11409 Carolina Place Parkway
Pineville, NC 28134

Annual Derby Days Progressive DinnerAnnual Derby Days Progressive DinnerThu, May 21, 2015 @ 5:30 AM to Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 8:30 AM

At the Gate Walker Zanger, providing delectable appetizers and beverages! We will board a “party bus” and race to the Head of the Stretch to MasterCraft Creations for our “Filly” main course. Boarding the bus a second time, breezing towards Lighting & Bulbs Unlimited for On the Board delicious desserts and coffee, back on the bus for The Wire of the race …and our return to Walker Zanger for our Winning Post to our carriages for our PERSONAL WINNING Home Stretches!

Address of Events: (REMEMBER, A BUS IS PROVIDED)

Walker Zanger---2116 Hawkins Street, Suite 500 Charlotte NC

MasterCraft Creations---2517 Distribution Place, Charlotte NC

Lighting & Bulbs Unlimited--1300 South Tryon St., Charlotte NC

Thank you to our Wonderful Sponsors:
Walker Zanger
MasterCraft Creations
Lighting & Bulbs Unlimited


Walker Zanger (The Starting Gate!)
2116 Hawkins Street, Suite 500
Charlotte 28203

Beauty and The Beast! Taking a Closer Look at the Beauty and the Strength of Countertop SurfacesBeauty and The Beast! Taking a Closer Look at the Beauty and the Strength of Countertop SurfacesWed, Apr 8, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to Wed, Apr 8, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

Come learn about trends in Quartz and why it's becoming more popular every day. Also learn how Quartz is made and what makes it a great choice for today's more modern kitchens.

Presented by Emily Holle, MS International

Trend & Design Specialist for MS International, Emily Holle is an expert tile designer and studied trend spotter. Recognized for her keen ability to hone in on key trends and designs for the North American market, Emily is noted for her real world approach to design. She has a passion for bringing affordable products to the marketplace that have high design and mass appeal. Bringing a background of textile design and a love for ancient handmade techniques, Emily finds much of her inspiration from travel and fashion. Emily has developed product lines for the largest home improvement retailer and has a distinct attention to detail that helps guide clients to developing an assortment with high perceived value. She also writes a design blog, is heavily involved in social media campaigns, and spends much of her time musing on her next design while creating product collages and mood boards.



MS International, Inc.
1108 Continental Blvd, Suite F

Hot Trends from KBIS! CEU Lunch & LearnHot Trends from KBIS! CEU Lunch & LearnWed, Feb 11, 2015 to Wed, Feb 11, 2015

What did you miss at Design & Construction Week? Learn about hot trends introduced at KBIS, presented by designer MaryJo Camp, CKD, CBD, CID, CAPS, CGP. You will not want to miss such an informative presentation by this knowledgeable and exciting industry speaker!


Driven by a philosophy that thoughtful, practical and architecturally driven design improves lives, MaryJo is an award-winning designer who has built a career on providing expertise for clients to live and work well.  For over 30 years, she has practiced her skill in a variety of positions including Principal of Great Kitchens in Menlo Park, CA., Vice President of Marketing and Lead Designer for Standards of Excellence’s State of the Industry appliance showrooms and Adjunct Professor at Canada College.

MaryJo is currently Partner in DesignCamp, RLLP, a Kitchen and Bath Design Experience in Denver, NC, consulting with residential and industry clients.  Her kitchens are featured in the Bosch Kitchen Design Guide App and she is the author of Kitchens with Confidence, a training program designed for Lowe’s.  MaryJo is an active member of NKBA and NAHB and the designer of record for kitchens and baths at all price levels in locations across the country.

Federal Brace
53 Ervin Street
Belmont 28012

2014 NKBA Carolina Chapter Annual Holiday Party2014 NKBA Carolina Chapter Annual Holiday PartyThu, Dec 11, 2014 to Thu, Dec 11, 2014


Members - $15.00

Non-Members - $25.00

Students - $15.00

For More Information and Registration Visit:

Electrolux North America
621 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte 28262

“It’s Scary What You’ve Been Missing!” – “Inspired by Color in the Kitchen and Bath”“It’s Scary What You’ve Been Missing!” – “Inspired by Color in the Kitchen and Bath”Thu, Oct 16, 2014 to Thu, Oct 16, 2014

October Membership Meeting & CEU Presentation October 16th @ The Majestic Bath in Charlotte, NC REGISTRATION  - ENDS 10-14-14

Members - $15.00

Non-Members - $25.00

At The Door Registration - $30.00

For More Information and Registration Visit:

The Majestic Bath
621 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte 28211

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