Eastern Carolinas

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LUNCH & LEARN: Marble Use in the KitchenLUNCH & LEARN: Marble Use in the KitchenThu, Jun 8, 2017 @ 11:30 AM to Thu, Jun 8, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

LUNCH & LEARN:  Marble Use in the Kitchen

For many years now, granite has been the go-to product for kitchen counters. We are pleased to welcome Rob Bacon of DalTile to teach us about another less-commonly used alternative: marble.

Marble has been used in kitchens for hundreds of years, especially in Europe, and is now on the rise in the U.S.

This one-hour class is designed for residential, hospitality, and facilities management design professionals. It will focus on the use of marble in the kitchen.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Learn more about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen.
  2. Obtain unique design elements of using marble for a countertop surface.
  3. Expand your ability to set the proper consumer expectation.

Attendees will also learn that the use of marble in a kitchen will require different protective treatments.

REGISTER TODAY!

This course is CEU-approved for the following architecture and design associations:

  • AIA Course Number: MIA03, 1.0 HSW/LU
  • IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-105875, Subject Code: 2.3, 0.1 General CEU
  • NKBA: MIA152R, 0.1 CEU

Be sure to follow NKBA Eastern Carolinas Chapter on Facebook!

Location:
ROCKin’teriors
230 Hampton Woods Lane
Raleigh, NC 27607

LED LIGHTING FUNDAMENTALS LED LIGHTING FUNDAMENTALS Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

For Registration information click here ((or copy and paste into your browser) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/led-lighting-fundamentals-tickets-34004714015

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Speaker: Koy Farthing

Program:

This is a course in lighting fundamentals that is focused on LED lighting. It covers the benefits and changes in LED lighting, the terms and definitions used in lighting design and light measurement. Information is conveyed through examples, contrasts and understandable definitions. Anyone taking this course will be more confident in their understanding of LEDs and the fundamentals of lighting design. This course is worth one CEU credit.

To register, click this link (or copy and paste into your browser): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/led-lighting-fundamentals-tickets-34004714015

CEU Info:

Course Title: Lighting Fundamentals

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the Benefits of LED Technology

2. Explain the Role of Light Color, Temperature and Intensity

3. Define Light Measurements

4. Comprehend the Power of Light Effects


A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:


CATERING: Supplied by Ferguson


CATERING DEADLINE: Monday, May 8th, 2017

*Approved for .1 CEUs

For NKBA-related questions, please contact Mary Kate Bedell at mkbedell@thekitchenspecialist.com.


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Cheers,
Eastern Carolinas Chapter of NKBA

Location:
Ferguson (Raleigh)
2700 Yonkers Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604

Professional Photographer: Be One (or Hire One) to Increase SalesProfessional Photographer: Be One (or Hire One) to Increase SalesThu, Mar 9, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Mar 9, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

MARCH Chapter Meeting - NKBA Eastern Carolinas Chapter

You put tons of effort into making great projects, but does your business employ photography that best represents its high quality? Do your images compare to those in national design magazines? In this two-for-one program you’ll learn what to look for when hiring a pro AND how to create striking architectural photographs on your own and increase your bottom line. Hiring a professional often nets the best results - but not always. Architectural photography is not like any other. Knowing what will draw the viewer’s eye to what you want them to see, namely, your work, is critical. You’ll see how some photographers get it wrong, and how to avoid those mistakes. Want to try it on your own? Learn from a designer who is also a professional photographer. With some investment you don’t need to be pro to use pro tricks. You’ll learn about good camera and lens combinations, simple lighting tricks, where to place your camera, what to focus on, post processing and compositing multiple images, and much more.

 

FREE PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOTS!

The NKBA Eastern Carolina Chapter has scheduled a professional photographer, Martha Manning of Martha Manning Photography, from 5:30-7:00.  Martha's photography has been featured in People Magazine, Oprah Magazine and Network, The Today Show, Huffington Post, Martha Stewart, Grace Ormonde, Southern Weddings, Weddings Magazine, and The Knot. http://www.marthamanning.com/main.php#galleries/portraits/kids&more/11

Please join us for the meeting and have your head shot taken by Martha.  The NKBA Eastern Carolina Chapter will distribute your photo within the next week via email.

 

Register online and save money! At-the-door Tickets cost more and require payment by cash or check.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-photographer-be-one-or-hire-one-to-increase-sales-tickets-31327881537

 

Agenda:

5:30-7:00pm - Registration/Social Hour/Head Shots

7:00-8:30pm - Dinner & CEU Presentation

 

Sponsored by: Reico Kitchen & Bath

*Approved for .1 CEUs

 

For NKBA-related questions, please contact Mary Kate Bedell at mkbedell@thekitchenspecialist.com.


We hope you can make it!


Cheers,
Eastern Carolinas Chapter of NKBA

Location:
Reico Kitchen & Bath
2728 Capital Boulevard, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27604
Attachments:

Steam Cooking in Today's American Kitchen with Optional Bosch Plant TourSteam Cooking in Today's American Kitchen with Optional Bosch Plant TourThu, Feb 9, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to Thu, Feb 9, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Health. Quality. Time. If we could get the healthiest, best tasting food results in a short amount of time, cooking would be a lot more fun, right? Please join us as Amy Taylor, BSH National Trainer, walks us through how we make this possible. Steam has become one of the largest trends spreading across America, and this course teaches us the why, what, and how of steam cooking.

Meeting attendees are invited to attend an optional tour of the Bosch plant before dinner and presentation!

 

Agenda:

3:00pm-5:00pm Optional Bosch Plant Tour

(Meeting conf # required on tour registration)

5:00-5:30pm Travel from Bosch Plant to Double Tree for Dinner & CEU Presentation (no transportation provided)

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner & CEU Presentation at Double Tree 
(Held in Hawk & Gaston Meeting Rooms)

Register online and save money! At-the-door Tickets cost more and require payment by cash or check.

Once you have registered and received your order confirmation for this event, register for the plant tour.

 

Sponsored by:

 

*Approved for .1 CEUs

 

For NKBA-related questions, please contact Mary Kate Bedell at mkbedell@thekitchenspecialist.com.

 

For questions about the Bosch Plant tour, please contact Gary Booth/BSH Home Appliances Corporation at gary.booth@bshg.com.

NOTE: Gary Booth has reserved 10 rooms at the Double Tree for any attendees who would like to spend the night (Rate @$119.00; contact hotel for actual rate)

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DATE: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

TIME/LOCATIONS:
3:00pm-5:00pm       Bosch Plant Tour

BSH Home Appliance Corporation 

100 Bosch Blvd

New Bern, NC 28562

 

5:00-5:30pm           Travel from Bosch Plant to Double Tree for

Dinner & CEU Presentation (no transportation provided)

 

5:30pm-7:00pm       Dinner & CEU Presentation:

Double Tree – New Bern River Front

100 Middles Street

New Bern, NC 28560

252-638-3585

Location:
Double Tree - New Bern River Front
100 Middles Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Eastern Carolinas 2017 Meeting DatesEastern Carolinas 2017 Meeting DatesThu, Feb 9, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

 

        2017 Meeting Dates

Save the date! Please mark your calendars and block off time for chapter meetings on the following dates:

  • February 9
  • March 9
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9

You will receive invitations and instructions on how to register before each meeting.


Progressive Holiday Bash and Luxury Kitchen Trends with Carolyn ThomasProgressive Holiday Bash and Luxury Kitchen Trends with Carolyn ThomasThu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Get a jump on celebrating the holidays with us!

We have a fun-filled evening planned with mouth-watering food and two venues!

We will begin the evening at Kitchen & Bath Galleries where a private chef will prepare dinner and side dishes.

​After dinner we head up to road to R. Jacobs Fine Plumbing & Hardware for dessert and wine.

Agenda

5:30 – 7: Dinner, sides, and presentation by Carolyn Thomas at Kitchen & Bath Galleries

7:00 – 8:30: Dessert and wine at R. Jacobs Fine Plumbing & Hardware

Please pre-register by Monday, November 14 to guarantee food.

We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

Tickets will also be available at the door. 

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about this event, please send email to anne@freshkitchenandbathdesign.com or erin@hamptonkitchens.com .

Register Now!

 

Sponsored by: 

Locations:

Kitchen & Bath Galleries

8411 Glenwood Ave

Suite 107
Raleigh, NC 27612

R. Jacobs Fine Plumbing & Hardware

8613 Glenwood Avenue

Suite 103

Raleigh, NC 27612


Closet Design Beyond Measure and Hafele Factory TourCloset Design Beyond Measure and Hafele Factory TourThu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Closet Design Beyond Measure

We are pleased to welcome back Denise Butchko, who is going to “walk us through” the process of designing and selling a walk-in closet – because if you've already sold the bathroom renovation, why not do the easiest add-on ever and design the closet space?

But before Denise begins her presentation, Hafele has a special treat for attendees who are able to arrive early. At 4 pm, Hafele will conduct a tour of the factory for a minimum of 5 people.  

CLICK HERE to register for the tour.

Attendees will learn how to apply basic design principles when assessing a walk-in closet space, understand the differences between working with closet components versus kitchen cabinets, and discuss budgeting options intelligently.

Agenda:

4:00 – 5:00 Factory Tour

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:30 Formal Presentation

Please pre-register by Monday, October 10 in order to guarantee food. 

We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

We hope to see you there!

*Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

Sponsored by: 

Register now!

Location:
Häfele America Co.
3901 Cheyenne Drive
Archdale NC, 27263

The Art of Specifying Natural Stone The Art of Specifying Natural Stone Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

The Art of Specifying Natural Stone – REGISTER NOW!

Selecting natural stone for your clients involves more than just choosing the right color. We are pleased to welcome Robert Bacon of Daltile as shares with us: The Art of Specifying Natural Stone.

In this session, Robert will discuss the resources you need to help ensure the stone you choose meets the standards and design intent set for your application. What do you need to know about its species, color variations, and finish possibilities? Is the quarry able to produce the sizes and quantities you need? What factors affect the price of the stone you specify?

Learning objectives include:

  • Discuss the responsibilities and liabilities of each pillar in the typical construction project.
  • Review resources to find more information about natural stone standards.
  • Learn how to plan for the longevity of an installation by specifying appropriate materials.
  • Evaluate factors specific to the price of different materials, finishes and methods.

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:30 Formal Presentation

Please register by Monday, September 12 in order to guarantee food.  

We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

We hope to see you there!

*Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

Sponsored by DALTILE 

Location:
Daltile Stone & Slab Center
4801 Trademark Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610

Chapter Elections and Bowling For Kitchens Quiz BowlChapter Elections and Bowling For Kitchens Quiz BowlThu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Please join us at Frank Cinebowl & Grill, where you can do a little socializing, a little bowling, and demonstrate your kitchen and bath knowledge with our Quiz Bowl: Bowling for Kitchens.

We have four dedicated lanes behind curtains for privacy and exclusivity. It doesn't matter if you're a bowling superstar or a novice. 

This is also your opportunity to vote for incoming chapter board positions. 

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 pm: Arrival

6:00 - 8:00 pm: Bowl and nosh

6:30 pm: Vote for open board positions

Please register by Monday, August 8 in order to guarantee food.  

We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

We hope to see you there!

*Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

Register now!

Location:
Frank Cinebowl & Grill
1140 Parkside Main Street
Cary, NC 27519

A Chef’s Perspective with Vivian HowardA Chef’s Perspective with Vivian HowardThu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

EVENT IS SOLD OUT! To get on the waiting list, go to A Chef's Perspective and click GET TICKETS. From there, click JOIN WAITLIST. You have 3 hours to respond before the ticket is offered to the next person on the list.

No refunds will be issued due to venue/catering deposits.

We are beyond excited to feature Vivian Howard, award-winning chef and star of the PBS series, A Chef’s Life, as she welcomes us to Chef and the Farmer, the restaurant she and husband, Ben Knight lovingly own and operate. Vivian will share a professional chef’s viewpoint about her own preferences in her personal and commercial kitchens.

Attendees who will experience an extraordinary meal prepared by the talented staff of Chef and the Farmer.

Schedule                     

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour 
6:30 – Buffet dinner begins
7:00 – Formal presentation, after which Vivian will open the floor for questions

Park and Ride

If you are interested in carpooling, send email to Ann Flowers at flowers.designs@gmail.com and she will connect you with one another. Carpoolers have permission to park their cars at:

Reico Kitchen & Bath, 2728 Capital Boulevard Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Sponsored by:

 

About Chef Vivian Howard

Born in Deep Run, NC, to tobacco and hog farming parents, Vivian Howard learned early on to appreciate the ebb and flow of eating with the seasons. Still, it took 23 years and a start in the advertising business to convince her a career in food was feasible. After college, Vivian moved to New York for work, but found the City’s food and restaurant scene far more intriguing. A server position at Greenwich Village’s, Voyage, made it possible for her to begin training under the restaurant’s Chef, Scott Barton. She later went on to learn from creative, cutting edge Chef’s, Wylie Dufresne and Sam Mason at WD-50 and later, was a member of the opening team at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s, Spice Market.

In 2005, Vivian, and her now husband, Ben Knight decided to return to Vivian’s roots to open a farm to fork restaurant in the small town of Kinston, NC. They opened Chef & the Farmer in the summer of 2006 serving local, seasonal, creative cuisine. Over the past eight years, Chef Howard has developed strong relationships with local farmers making it possible to source over 70% of the restaurant’s foodstuffs from within 60 miles . Chef and the Farmer has become beloved by locals and a destination for diners all over the state.

 

Approved for .1 CEU credits

Location:
Chef and the Farmer
120 West Gordon Street
Kinston, NC 28501

It's not Sci-Fi! Designing & Selling using Virtual RealityIt's not Sci-Fi! Designing & Selling using Virtual RealityThu, May 12, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Eastern Carolinas NKBA is excited to welcome back John Morgan one of our most popular speakers, to share his latest insights on using virtual reality technology in the kitchen and bath industry. 

2020presents

It’s Not Sci-F! Designing and Selling Using Virtual Reality

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.

This is also our first membership drive of 2016, offering special pricing and chance to attend a future meeting at no cost.

Member: $20
Guest: $30
Committee Member: $5
First-timer: Free
Student of NKBA-accredited program: $5

Bring a friend and register for your next 2016 at no cost*

*Friend must be a first-time attendee of an NKBA meeting. Not valid for June 16, 2016 event.

Don’t forget to bring cash for the 50/50 Raffle. Winner splits cash collected with the chapter! Ticket prices:

  • $1 for 1
  • $5 for 7
  • $10 for 15
  • $20 for 30

Kindly Register by May 6, 2016 in order to guarantee food. We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

Send questions about this event to anne@freshkitchenandbathdesign.com.

Location:
Reico Kitchen & Bath
2728 Capital Boulevard Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27604

Style and Design Trends for Home HardwareStyle and Design Trends for Home HardwareThu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Please join Eastern Carolinas NKBA for an exciting meeting hosted by Liberty Hardware.

 

Our hosts will take us on a tour of the Distribution Center, then Jose Dos Santos presents: 

 


 

Following the presentation, attendees have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on new product designs and finishes. 

 

We hope to see you there! 

 

Agenda

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:30 Tour and Formal Presentation

 

Sign up early to save money on your ticket!

 

·      At the Door: $40.00  

 

Kindly Register by March 7, 2016 in order to guarantee food. We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

 

Sponsored by: 

 

     

 

Approved for .1 CEU credits. 

 

Direct any questions to anne@freshkitchenandbathdesign.com.

Location:
Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation
140 Business Park Drive , Union Cross Business Park (Located off of Highway 311)
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

SPECIFYING GLASSTILE WITH CONFIDENCESPECIFYING GLASSTILE WITH CONFIDENCEThu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Come to the first 2016 meeting of the Eastern Carolinas chapter and learn about glass tile so you can confidently specify the right products for the right applications. 

There are many types of glass on the market. Melissa Reynolds of Oceanside Glasstile will cover the history and ingredients of glass tile, quality standards in place to help protect the consumers, as well as manufacturing, mounting, sustainability and installation methods. 

Location:

Traditions in Tile at Brier Creek
9311 Focal Point
Raleigh, NC 27617

We hope to see you there! 

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:30 Formal Presentation

Kindly register by February 8, 2016 in order to guarantee food. 

We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

Sponsored by:

 

 

Approved for .1 CEU credits.

If you need additional info, email our Communications VP: anne@freshkitchenandbathdesign.com

Register here. 

Location:
Traditions in Tile at Brier Creek
9311 Focal Point
Raleigh, NC 27617

Eastern Carolinas 2016 Meeting ScheduleEastern Carolinas 2016 Meeting ScheduleTue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

We are planning an exciting year of meetings for you. We are still finalizing topics, but the dates are firm. Please mark your calendars!

February 11, 2016 – Specifying Glass Tile with Confidence

Traditions in Tile
9311 Focal Point
Raleigh, NC 27617

March 10, 2016 – Trends in Decorative Hardware

Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
Union Cross Business Park (Located off of Highway 311)
140 Business Park Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

May 12, 2016 – It's not Sci-Fi! Designing & Selling using Virtual Reality 

Speaker: John Morgan

Reico Kitchen & Bath
2728 Capital Boulevard, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27604

June 16, 2016 – Pro Chef Perspective

Speaker: Vivian Howard

The Chef and the Farmer
Gordon Street
Kinston, NC 28501

August 11, 2016 – Fun day at Cinabowl-cary socializing with your colleagues

Speaker: No program, just fun!

CineBowl & Grille at Parkside Town Commons
1140 Parkside Main Street
Cary, NC 27519

September 15, 2016  – The Art of Specifying Natural Stone

Speaker: Robert Bacon

Daltile
4801 Trademark Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610

October 13, 2016 – Closet Design Beyond Measure

Speaker: Denise Butchko

Häfele America Co. 
3901 Cheyenne Drive 
Archdale, N.C. 27263

November 17, 2016 – Progressive Holiday Dinner

 


The 2015 Holiday Party featuring a presentation by Denise ButchkoThe 2015 Holiday Party featuring a presentation by Denise ButchkoThu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

You’ve worked hard all year. Reward yourself with a delicious dinner and informative presentation by Denise Butchko at Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern in downtown Raleigh.

After dinner, we will present awards to the winners of our Student Design Competition!

Space is limited to 50 guests

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

We are excited to welcome Denise Butchko, certified closet designer and marketer at Butchko and Company, as she shares techniques for leveraging pictures and videos to increase business.

Ticket Prices              

Member:

$40.00 until 5pm November 3, 2015
$50.00 from 5:01 pm November 3 until sold out

Guest:        

$50.00 until 5pm November 3, 2015
$60.00 from 5:01 pm November 3 until sold out

Student*:

$10.00

* Due to space limitations, student attendance is limited to those entered in the Eastern Carolinas NKBA Student Design Competition.

Register today to save money on your ticket and reserve your spot! A wait list will be started when all 50 tickets have been sold.

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour
6:30 – 8:30 Formal Presentation and Awards 

Kindly register by November 16, 2015 in order to guarantee food.

We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits.  

Parking is available on the surrounding streets and in the rear of the Restaurant. Additional parking is also located behind the Restaurant at 316 W. Edenton Street in the Reynolds Building lot. A public parking lot is located across the road on Hillsborough Street.

** Presentation approved for .1 NKBA CEUs.

Email questions to anne@freshkitchenandbathdesign.com.

Location:
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
330 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh 27603
Attachments:

Making Money with Outdoor KitchensMaking Money with Outdoor KitchensThu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Join us as Mitch Slater, president and founder of Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, shares his expertise and discusses how to sell outdoor kitchens and living spaces. 

The Outdoor Kitchen, Living, and Entertainment Center Industry is growing at 15 – 17% per year. With North Carolina's mild climate, it's not uncommon to experience 60- or 70-degree weather in the dead of winter, enabling homeowners to extend the outdoor season.  

We hope to see you there!

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour
6:30 – 8:30 Formal Presentation

Register early to save money on your ticket! Detailed price information is available at Making Money with Outdoor Kitchens: 

  • At the Door: $40.00  

Please pre-register by October 11, 2015 in order to guarantee food. 

We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. 

This event is sponsored by:

 

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

Location:
Southern Evergreen
5415 Old Lake Jeanette Road
Greensboro, NC 27455

“Entrepreneur or Employee? Career Options in Kitchen and Bath Design”“Entrepreneur or Employee? Career Options in Kitchen and Bath Design”Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Please join us as the Eastern Carolinas chapter presents:

“Entrepreneur or Employee? Career Options in Kitchen and Bath Design”

The following panel of designers will discuss different paths to success in the industry. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, novice designer, or student, we invite you to come hear about their experiences as you blaze your own path to success.

REGISTER NOW!

Brandy Bridges

Designer employed at a large kitchen and bath retail/wholesale firm selling to commercial and residential clients, with locations in multiple states.

Max Isley, CMKBD

Owner & Principal Designer at a small kitchen design firm offering turn-key service to residential and commercial clients.

Ruth Ann Taylor Long, CMKBD

Owner of an independent kitchen & bath design studio selling cabinets, countertops, hardware, accessories, and lighting.

Caroline Shillito, AKBD

Owner & Principal Designer at an independent kitchen & bath │design & consultation firm.

 

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:00 Formal Presentation

Please pre-register by September 13, 2015 in order to guarantee food.

We cannot issue refunds due to venue/catering deposits.

Approved for .1 CEU credits.

This meeting kicks off our annual membership drive. Please invite your colleagues and associates!

September Meeting Incentive for Students and Professors:

All students can register for just $5.00.

Professors who bring 3 or more registered students may register at no charge*

* In order for professors to receive complimentary tickets, students must register and purchase their tickets prior to the professor’s registration. The professors may then order First-Time Attendee tickets for themselves and the registered students, filling out a separate ticket for each attendee.

REGISTER NOW!

Location:
The Kitchen Specialist
3407 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Selling to Multi-Generational BuyersSelling to Multi-Generational BuyersThu, Aug 20, 2015 to Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Please join us as award-winning designer, Leslie Cohen, CKD, CID, AID, ASID, shares her insights about Selling to Multi-Generational Buyers. This interactive workshop will help you understand how your buyers make decisions:

  • How do you sell to them?

  • Should you use the same strategies when selling to Generations X and Y as you do with baby boomers? 

  • Are they as different as we may have been lead to believe?

REGISTER NOW

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:00 Formal Presentation

Please pre-register for the meeting by August 16, 2015 to guarantee food.

We cannot issue refunds due to venue/catering deposits.

Approved for .1 CEU credits.

Sponsored by Jenn-Air


Leslie Cohen is a nationally recognized expert in the field of interior design. She is a Certified Kitchen Designer, California State-Certified Interior Designer, local Alliance of Interior Designers member, and professional-level member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Over the span of her 26-year career, Leslie has won numerous design awards and been published in over 70 magazines, books, and newspapers such as Better Homes and GardensThis Old House, and Luxury Living Magazine. Most recently Leslie was featured in the May issue of Kitchen and Bath Design News magazine.

An accomplished guest speaker, Leslie enjoys educating homeowners and professionals on subjects as diverse as Title 24 Lighting Codes (California) to Kitchen Design to Designing Spaces for Personal Wellness to Designing Outdoor Living Spaces.

REGISTER NOW

 

Location:
Kitchen & Bath Galleries
1201-J Raleigh Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Incorporating music, TV, Internet, security, lighting and theater into your designs with Home Automation productsIncorporating music, TV, Internet, security, lighting and theater into your designs with Home Automation productsThu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, Jun 1, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Please join us as Scott Salzman, Regional Sales Manager at Control4, demonstrates a variety of home automation products and discusses what it takes from a designer's standpoint to bring automation into the home.

One of the biggest issues with putting automation products in your home today is how to make everything work together.  That is where Control4 comes in. It’s an easy-to-use, single system that has the ability to control almost anything in your home.

Learn how to make your designs stand out from the rest with home automation!

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:00 Formal Presentation

Please register for the meeting by June 12, 2015 in order to guarantee food.

We cannot give refunds due to catering/venue deposits.

.1 CEU credits are approved for this session.

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter!

Sponsored by:

 


We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

Eastern Carolinas Chapter of NKBA

Location:
NeuWave Systems
2800 Highwoods Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604

Giving Customers a Great Showroom Experience—the Key to SuccessGiving Customers a Great Showroom Experience—the Key to SuccessThu, May 14, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Please join us as Kirk Heiner, author, speaker and sales trainer, shares insights about:  

  • What today's customers really want—from products to interactive technology, from showrooms to design presentations, today’s customers have high expectations.
     
  • How to avoid price traps and “me too” comparisons in an era where buyers can get six quotes (or even more).
     
  • Discovering how to differentiate yourself and your company from the herd.

Kirk Heiner is an author, speaker and sales consultant with over 30 years in the kitchen, bath and remodeling industries. He's taught and trained for some of America's largest companies and many small to mid-sized kitchen and bath firms. Kirk has also conducted seminars and training for Lowe's, DuPont, the NKBA, KBIS, Realtors Associations, the Small Business Administration and many more. 

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:00 Formal Presentation

Please register for the meeting by May 11, 2015 in order to guarantee food.

We cannot give refunds due to catering/venue deposits

.1 CEU credits are approved for this session.

This event is sponsored by:

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Location:
Bird Decorative Plumbing and Hardware
1505 Capital Boulevard, Bay 14C
Raleigh, NC 27603

Trend Forecasting with Sarah ReepTrend Forecasting with Sarah ReepThu, Mar 19, 2015 to Thu, Mar 19, 2015

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Reep, CMKBD, ASID, CMG, CAPS, IIDA, and nationally recognized leader in the kitchen and bath industry, to share her expertise in trend forecasting. In her presentation, Sarah reveals how to do it and why it’s important.

Sarah is widely known for predicting design, home and product needs and how to apply them to product design, now and 5 years out.

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour

6:30 – 8:00 Formal Presentation

Please register for the meeting by March 15 in order to guarantee food.

We cannot give refunds due to catering/venue deposits

.1 CEU credits are approved for this session.

Location:
Reico Kitchen & Bath
2728 Capital Boulevard, Suite 100
Raleigh 27604

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Making Money with Outdoor KitchensPOSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Making Money with Outdoor KitchensThu, Feb 19, 2015 to Thu, Feb 19, 2015

This event will be rescheduled later in the year.


The Outdoor Kitchen, Living, and Entertainment Center Industry is growing at 1517% per year. With North Carolina's mild climate, it's not uncommon to experience 60- or 70-degree weather in the dead of winter. 

Please join us as Mitch Slater, president and founder of Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, shares his expertise by teaching how to sell an outdoor kitchen/living space.

5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour
6:30 – 8:30 Formal Presentation

Deposits required by catering/venue prevent us from offering refunds.

All chapter meetings where formal programs are presented are approved for CEU through NKBA.


This event is sponsored by:

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Location:
Southern Evergreen
5415 Old Lake Jeanette Road
Greensboro 27455

Holiday PartyHoliday PartyFri, Nov 14, 2014 to Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Celebrate the holidays with the Eastern Carolinas Chapter of NKBA!

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We have a fun-filled evening planned with mouth-watering food and opportunities to share your kitchen and bath knowledge.

Attendees will receive a $10 gift certificate from Maggiano's.  

5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour 

6:30 – 7:15 Dinner 

7:15 – 8:30 Entertainment & Program

Due to the advanced guarantees required by the caterer/venue, we cannot offer refunds.

We hope to see you there!

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Location:
Maggiano's Little Italy
8030 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham 27713

The Science of Selling - .4 CEU'sThe Science of Selling - .4 CEU'sThu, Oct 30, 2014 to Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Selling has often been described as an art. Did you know it's also a science?

We are excited to welcome Robb Best, CKD, back to North Carolina as Elkay sponsors his seminar: Concepts from the Science of Selling.

Robb's seminar focuses on the sales techniques that will change your behavior, improve your performance, and get results.

Discover how  you can use the latest brain science research to set you apart from your competition and take you to a higher level of salesmanship. 

Registration & Open Networking:  8:30 am – 9:00 am 

Presentation:  9:00 am -2:00 pm

Seating is limited and Robb's events sell out quickly! Register TODAY to ensure you don't miss out on this opportunity!

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

.4 CEU credits are available! 

  • Course# E143- Concept from the Science of Selling .4 CEUs
     

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Location:
North Carolina Biotechnology Center - Hamner Conference Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham 27709

Designing for Small SpacesDesigning for Small SpacesTue, Sep 23, 2014 to Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Designing for small spaces presents challenges that differ from those encountered with larger spaces. Join us for an insightful meeting with Charlie Tull of Victoria and Albert to learn what goes into the process of minimal space design.

 CEU credits are available:

 IDCEC:  CC-102773 (.1 CEU  HSW)    AIA:  VA40107265MSD (1.0 LU/HSW)

 "Minimal Space Design" is a course designed to help learners understand the unique and growing challenges of design within limited interior spaces. Learners will gain insights that will lead to strategies of efficient design.

Learning objectives: 

  • Describe circumstances contributing to the need for minimal space design.
  • Identify how human factors affect the design world.
  • Understand code considerations prior to design.
  • Develop strategies to beautifully design within minimal space.

 

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Location:
Wilkinson Supply
2724 Edmund Street
Durham 27705

JOINT MEETING! Marketing Tools for SUCCESS in today's Kitchen & Bath World!JOINT MEETING! Marketing Tools for SUCCESS in today's Kitchen & Bath World!Thu, Aug 21, 2014 to Thu, Aug 21, 2014

 Receive .6 CEU credits during this full day of fun and excitement in the heart of Historic Old Salem!

Join us for the Carolinas and Eastern Carolinas joint meeting to learn about marketing tools, techniques and strategies in this ever evolving techno world. Hear presentations from 3 different, industry professionals! Breakfast and Lunch are provided.

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Line Up for Times during the Day

    • 8:00 -  8:30 – Sign in and Breakfast 
    • 8:30 - 12:30 – Technology & Tools in Today's Market - Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD (.4 CEU)

From Eric's perspective as a kitchen designer he will show you ways you can use technology day to day to make yourself faster and more efficient. From taking notes in the field, designing in 3D, to using social media to market your business, Eric will show you how it all works. His presentation style is energetic, informative, fun, and at times includes a few jokes. At the end, he'll even give you a glimpse into our industry's exciting future.

 

    • 12:30 - 1:15 – Lunch –  Sponsored by Carolina Custom Surfaces 
    • 1:15 – 2:30  - The Truth Behind Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Philip Zaleon (.1 CEU)

Everyone wants to be among the first listed when the Google, Bing or Yahoo! results are returned.  Although there are truly no guarantees, there are things you can do to increase your chances of a page-one ranking.  This presentation looks at how the photos, text and the “guts” of your website effect search engine placement. 

    • 3:00 – 5:00 pmHOUZZ (.1 CEU)

For home professionals, technology tools extend far beyond space planning and drafting. Today, technology is used to communicate more effectively with clients, tell engaging stories about you and your portfolio of work and market your business with scale and efficiency, in the office or on the go. During this session, discover how you can harness Houzz and integrated technologies to do just this - improve business efficiency, reach new prospective clients and streamline communications.

Location:
Old Salem - Visitor Center
900 Old Salem Rd
Winston Salem 27101

You Light Up My Life!You Light Up My Life!Thu, Jun 26, 2014 to Thu, Jun 26, 2014




 Let's talk about Lights!!!

LED Lighting to be exact. This will be a fun and informative

Lunch-N-Learn sponsored by Tresco & Rev a Shelf.

Register Here


 

Location:
R. Jacobs Fine Plumbing & Hardware
6321 Angus Drive
Raleigh 27617

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