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CEU Event for JulyCEU Event for JulyThu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

July is here and so is a CEU event!!! Come and join us!

This event is being hosted at Mont Krest and their very own Franzi Mangold will be the speaker for the CEU: "The Art of Quartz". 

ProKitchen will also be attending and giving a presentation about their product. And surprise! We are giving away a pair of VR Goggles as a door prize!

Happy hour starts at 5pm! There will be small bites served!
Click on the link below to register or RSVP.
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Come see us July 27th!
Mont Krest Stone
6795 114th Ave
Largo, FL 33773

Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) Course OpportunityCertified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) Course OpportunitySun, Jan 8, 2017 @ 7:45 AM to Mon, Jan 9, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

The Florida NKBA Chapters invite you to 
earn 16 hours CEUs and become a...
Certified Living In  Place Professional 

This National Certification Course is hosted by:
DATE: January 8-9, 2017 (7:45 am - 5:30 pm)
LOCATION: Clarion Inn, Across the street from the Convention Center, Orlando
COSTS: see below
(Additional savings for All Florida NKBA Chapter members)
Invited - All Professionals:
National Kitchen & Bath Association
American Society of Interior Designers
International Interior Design Association
Interior Designers of Canada
National Association of the Remodeling Industry 
National Association of Home Builders
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Society of Home Inspectors
(Membership not required)

You will learn:
 - Why Living In Place
 - Creating Collaborative Teams
 - Trends and Statistics
 - Medical, Pharmaceutical and Cognitive Issues of Aging 
 - 8 Hours of Products & Design Ideas
 - Marketing & Selling Your Certification
 - Using an Electronic Safety Assessment  Checklist 
 - Prepare and Eat Your Lunch With a Temporary Disability
 - and much more!

Here is what the recent Certified Graduates are saying about the class and what they learned:
Solange Boice,  Owner at Design Is Everywhere:
"It is a great class to increase your market - Excellent to help clients. Opened my mind for learning safety at home. I learned how to perform assessments and market my certification"
Marjorie Kaplan -
Senior Kitchen Designer at Palm Beach Cabinet Company:
"It's Worth It! Safety in the house is paramount, we can improve home conditions with relatively simple assessments."
Maria Stapperfenne, 
2015 NKBA National 
"Honestly, I don't know how someone in my profession can do what we do what we do, without the knowledge that this class imparted."

Mary Jo Peterson,
 MJP Designs and Author of  MJP Designs and Author of "Universal Kitchen and Bathroom Planning" and "Gracious Spaces" says, "A pathway for professional teaming." 

Sabrena McCarley  MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP - Occupational Therapy Association of California Co-Chair Advocacy & Government Affairs says
"As occupational therapists we are a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting the health and well being of people through occupation. One of our primary goals is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life, and this begins in their home.The Certified Living In Place Profession certification course is an exciting certification. I was very impressed not only by the content and the resources that they offer, I am the most excited about the fact that they see the value of OT in home assessments!"

Click HERE  for more testimonials




CEU approved for 2017 -

pending -


New Year's Savings $100
Register before Dec 30 and automatically save $100

SAVE up to $200 
If you are a member of an *approved association, en ter code ASSOCIATION when registering before Dec 30th

SAVE up to $300
ALL NKBA Florida Chapter members Enter code NKBAFLORIDA when registering before Dec 30th.
See registration for special pricing for Students and Educators
*Approved Associations:
- National Kitchen and Bath Association
-  National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- American Society of Interior Designers
- Interior Designers of Canada
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- American Society of Home Inspectors  
Includes all training materials, light breakfast, lunch and snacks.

All homes should be
and safe!



 Space is limited
Register today 
On or before Dec 30th
After Dec 30th
Full Registration
*Approved Association
 Florida NKBA Members
$695 $895
Click  HERE to learn more or go to www.LivingInPlace.Institute to register.
Call us 888-467-3220 

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Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive
9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, FL 32819

2016 Fall Appliance Event2016 Fall Appliance EventThu, Nov 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to Thu, Nov 3, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

Monark Appliances proudly hosts our Fall networking event for 2016 in their new showroom in Downtown Winter Park!



Who doesn't love the smell of freshly baked cookies or of a great dinner party? Reserve your spot now to learn how these innovative and efficient appliances can make entertaining easier. Live product demonstrations from Bosch, Gaggenau, and Thermador representatives.



Hors d'oeuvres will be served.


There is parking available surrounding Monark Appliances, here is a helpful link to the Parking Guide of Downtown Winter Park:



In the spirit of the upcoming Holidays, our chapter will be collecting nonperishable food this evening to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. This Central Florida food bank goes above and beyond to help the community. With every 10 items of nonperishable food you bring, you will receive an extra raffle ticket!



Visit Second Harvest's website to see their most needed food items:



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Monark Appliances Winter Park
500 S Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Take Me Out To The BallgameTake Me Out To The BallgameThu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 10:00 PM

Join in on the fun as the NKBA Central Florida Chapter watches the Tampa Bay Yankees take on the Clearwater Threshers at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa!


Not only do you get to watch the game from the Multi Luxury Suites, but food is also included with each ticket.

Menu for the night:
Chicken Sandwiches
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
House chips
Baked Beans
2 Drink Tickets - Beer and Wine

George Steinbrenner Field
1 Steinbrenner Drive
Tampa, FL 33614

Technology for Today's DesignerTechnology for Today's DesignerThu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Come and join us in Orlando for our first event of 2016!

The night will be filled with technology, including a CEU Class! 

Presenter: Vanessa DeKoekkoek, Global Training Manager for 20/20


Presentation: These are a Few of My Favorite Things (in Technology)

In today's design world, our clients expect a lot from us. Their expectations are set by television shows and marketing that promise a quick turn-around from concept to completion. Are you taking advantage of all the technology and tools that are available to you? Are you using technology to save time and set the right expectations to reduce mistakes? This session will help you design efficiently and effectively from virtually anywhere.


About Vanessa DeKoekkoek:

"As an active NKBA member from West Michigan, Vanessa fell in love with the details of kitchen design over 15 years ago. Her passion for technology has grown after teaching commercial and residential software courses at both the corporate and collegiate level."


Our Sponsors:

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The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

Attend Last NKBA Central Florida Event of 2015Attend Last NKBA Central Florida Event of 2015Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

We have confirmed that current NKBA President Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD will be our featured speaker for this November event!

Mrs. Stapperfenne will be our EXCO visit for the year and she will be presenting a .1CEU course on Communication Styles.




Come visit the beautifully newly renovated showroom at Cabinets Extraordinaire, the premier Kitchen and Bath plumbing showroom at The Plumbing Place, and the premium appliance showroom of Monark Premium Appliance Company all at the same event.

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Cabinets Extraordinaire
5686 Fruitville Road
Sarasota/FL 34232

SAVE THE DATE!!! Sept 17 Culinary Competition SAVE THE DATE!!! Sept 17 Culinary Competition Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

September 17 at Aggressive Appliances in Orlando promises to be a night to remember!


Plan to enjoy live Culinary Experience, along with sampling delicious Chef Creations AND learn what's new and different with appliance design and function.


This event will be to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. We will be touring their facilities and learning about their mission.

Register Now!



Aggressive Appliances
617 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL 32805

LIGHT It Up!LIGHT It Up!Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Are you ready to "Light It Up" NKBA Friends?!

 The timing to learn about LIGHTING is perfect in the midst of Tampa Bay Lightning seeking the Stanley Cup and the thunder and lighting in these June days!!!

Thank you to our friends at Ferguson Tampa, who will be hosting this Thursday, June 18th (5:30pm) LIGHTING educational and festive event.

Lighting representatives will be showing us the latest in under cabinet and recessed LED lighting to assist you in designing excellent projects.

 Plan to enjoy a catered meal.....AND.....be ready to walk away a winner with some great door prizes!

The BIG prize is a $ 500 Ferguson gift card for your shopping pleasure!

ONLY $ 2.00 for you AND a friend/guest (IF you register by Tuesday 6/16/15)

Register Now!

Ferguson Tampa
302 N Willow Ave
Tampa, FL 33606

That "ONE" Design Element - March 19th - Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom in OrlandoThat "ONE" Design Element - March 19th - Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom in OrlandoThu, Mar 19, 2015 to Thu, Mar 19, 2015

The NKBA Central Florida Chapter invites YOU to join us Thursday, March 19th in Orlando at Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom! The event is filled with excellent design elements, a delicious meal from a fantastic chef, and the opportunity to learn about new products!
That "ONE" design element:

Learn from industry professionals about that "one" design element from our Chapter's designers that can make a difference in your kitchen or bath project. You'll vote for your favorite, as they win prizes from the sponsors!

New Products:

Learn about Sub-Zero's "New Generation" products and EnGRAIN Wood countertops and how they can be that one design element in your kitchen design.

Delicious Fair:

Cooked on Wolf luxury appliances, Chef Samad Benzari of EPCOT's Morocco Pavilion will wow our taste buds!

As with every Chapter Event, there is a chance to create a new Professional relationship by networking with people in your industry, all while having fun!

Register Here

Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom
9777 Satellite Blvd, Suite 200
Orlando 32837

NKBA, 4Rivers Test Kitchen, Kohler & Sub-Zero/Wolf - Join Us October 9NKBA, 4Rivers Test Kitchen, Kohler & Sub-Zero/Wolf - Join Us October 9Thu, Oct 9, 2014 to Thu, Oct 9, 2014

You are cordially invited to join us Thursday, October 9 at 5:30pm at 4Rivers Test Kitchen/ Corporate office.  SPACE IS LIMITED to the first responders for this very special evening! RSVP now for an evening of delicious food catered by 4Rivers & The Coop (spectacular comfort southern food).


  • Guest Speaker Troy Beasley of Beasley & Henley Interior Design

  • Sponsor Kohler, who will show new product innovations including the new Touch-less toilet technolog
  • Sponsor Sub-Zero & Wolf products in 4Rivers Test Kitchen




    $20.00 & a RSVP today assures your attendance to this event! 


    ****ADDED BONUS:  If you are a Kitchen or Bath Designer and are one of the first TEN to register, you will be gifted John Rivers of 4Rivers "Southern Cowboy" cookbook ($40 value).  Thank you to S&W Kitchens for sponsoring the gift of book!

    Please click on the link below to register


    Get more information

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4Rivers Smokehouse Test Kitchen and Corporate Office
210 N. Park Avenue
Winter Park 32792

Special Event with John MorganSpecial Event with John MorganThu, Jul 17, 2014 to Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Join us for an exciting event with special Guest Speaker: John Morgan the immediate past president of the NKBA! 
"Staying ahead of the Competition through improved Selling": This presentation reveals successful selling techniques currently used by kitchen and bath professionals across North America. You’ll learn the best ways to close sales in today’s challenging market, how to maximize referrals, and more.

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And it gets better...

We'll be dining at the lovely Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch! Tuna Tartar Wonton Tacos, Handcrafted Gourmet Pizzas, Churrascos De Argentina and more are on the menu accompanied with great beverages and smiling faces!

This wonderful evening is sponsored by our friends at Parksite and DuPont. Who will feature the latest colors from Corian and Zodiac. Plus Corian's latest inovation Deep Color Technology and Wireless Charging!

Register Here!!


Fete Catering and Ballroom at Polo Grill and Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch 34202

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