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How to Sell in a Tough MarketHow to Sell in a Tough MarketTue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Please join us for a great night of learning, networking and eating. Mick Frank director of business development at Cambria will bring us his program How to Sell in a Tough Market. CEU's will be available for this event. Please RSVP to 

Please Register by email to:

Bethany Crenshaw


BBC Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Loft
300 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

European Granite and Marble - Selling to Design by NOT Designing to SellEuropean Granite and Marble - Selling to Design by NOT Designing to SellMon, Mar 20, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, Mar 20, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Please join us for a night at European Granite and Marble where you'll be able to explore their showroom and venture out in their warehouse to see the latest in stone. Jan Neiges CKD will then present her program "Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell". Food, drinks and cocktails will be served. CEU's will be available for this event.


Topic Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell 
Speaker: Jan Neiges CKD
Track: Sales & Marketing 
Selling to Design is a process that Jan Neiges, Chapter Officer of the Rocky Mountain Chapter has developed over the years to improve her time on task in cultivating a lead to a sale.  She has utilized her 27 years of sales training to create a selling process that improved her closing ratio to 95% and earns her a design fee after spending only 2 hours with a lead.

Jan will explain her process and share documents she uses with her clients to help you improve your time on task and increase your closing ratio resulting in more income.

If you are spending 8-9 hours quoting/designing before a client commits to buy from you; OR
If your closing ratio is less than 75%: OR
If you are struggling to find ways to earn more income; OR
If you are working 40-60 hours and making less than $50K;  Then
You need to learn how to Sell to Design by NOT Designing to Sell


Please Register by email to:

Bethany Crenshaw


European Granite and Marble
10801 Plantside Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

Design Trends In The MarketplaceDesign Trends In The MarketplaceWed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Come join the NKBA Kentuckiana Chapter at Ferguson's new showroom to learn the latest appliance trends in a seminar given by Jay Williamson with Tisdel Distributing.
Ferguson Showroom
9409 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40067

Creating WOW! and Unleashing Creativity with Lyle Sussman.Creating WOW! and Unleashing Creativity with Lyle Sussman.Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Lyle Sussman, PhD. speaks, writes, consults, and coaches on Leadership, Motivation, Communication, Teamwork, and High-Performance Teams.

He is bringing his expertise to Louisville in this informative presentation that will unleash your creativity in ways that will dazzle your customers. You will leave this presentation with specific, concrete ideas for turning customers into life long partners who will walk away from encounters with you saying, “WOW”. If you’ve ever wondered how to deliver knock your socks off, dazzling, awe inspiring, breath taking, pupil dilating customer service, this is the speech for you.

About Lyle Sussman: He holds a B.S. and M.S. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a Professor of Management and former Chairman of the Department of Management at the University of Louisville. Aside from more than sixty scholarly articles, he has written sixteen books, which in aggregate have been translated into fifteen languages and total more than a million copies in print.

All attendees will receive a "FREE" written work by Dr. Sussman.

Register Now using this link!

Sullivan College of Technology and Design
3901 Atkinson Square Drive
Louisville, KY 40218

Houzz UniversityHouzz UniversityTue, Jun 7, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Jun 7, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

Houzz University is an interactive, hands-on workshop, where a Houzz marketing expert will work with you side-by-side in a classroom style setting to create a compelling professional profile on Houzz and provide insight on using your profile to maximize leads and increase profitability. 1 CEU credit

To create a profile all attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, their photo and pictures of five projects they have completed.
Special - Register and pay to attend this event and get the remaining 2016 NKBA events for FREE! Click on the link below to register now!  
2200 Stanley Gault Parkway
Louisville, KY 40223

Wine & Stone Wine & Stone Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

We have been invited to attend the Wine & Stone Presentation presented by Global Granite & Marble. At the event you will explore what make both wine and stone so unique! Entry is FREE to all who attend but RSVP is required.
Global Granite & Marble
10300 Bunsen Way
Louisville, KY 40299

Designing and Selling Using 3D SoftwareDesigning and Selling Using 3D SoftwareThu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Join us, Chief Architect to learn how to better communicate with your clients and sell the job with 3D presentations.  See how using different rendering techniques such as watercolor, technical illustration and photo realistic ray tracing can provide your clients with feedback that can focus on design concepts or the final look and feel of the completed project. Change designs, materials and colors on the fly in front of your clients and create a satisfying customer experience.
Monogram Hall - GE Appliance Part
4000 Buechel Bank Road
Louisville, KY 40218

Closet Design Beyond MeasureCloset Design Beyond MeasureWed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Closet Design Beyond Measure

Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Richelieu Hardware
2510 Stanley Gault Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40223


Join the NKBA and Richelieu with Registered Storage Designer, and judge for the closet industries' Top Shelf Design Awards, Denise Butchko on Wednesday the 30th.


In this presentation - you're going to "walk 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?


Denise is going to share the thought processes and action steps she goes through in order to effectively design a simple walk in closet space. She'll also highlight the questions she asks and information she shares that establishes her expertise and allows her to gain the client's trust, so you can do the same.


Incorporating closets into your business is the best add-on product EVER! It's fun and profitable and can be easy if you know what you're doing. Denise will teach you that.

Richelieu Hardware
2510 Stanley Gualt Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40223

Holiday PartyHoliday PartyTue, Dec 8, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Dec 8, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Come join us and our sponsor Blue River Cabinets for an evening of fun, food and friends as we celebrate the holiday and another wonderful year.   

Cost is free for members and their quests with registration.

The Exchange Pub + Kitchen - Upper Room
118 West Main Street
New Albany In 47150

Better Communication Through Listening!Better Communication Through Listening!Thu, Nov 5, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to Thu, Nov 5, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Better Communication Through Listening will be presented by 2015 NKBA President Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD.

Maria's career in kitchens and baths started in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006. She is the Manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trenton State College. Maria has been active in the Northern NJ Chapter, serving as President, Secretary, VP of Technology & Communications, and Chapter Representative. She has served as a Region Director, member of the Board of Directors, Certification Test Validation Committee, Nominating Committee, Industry Segment Task Force, Development Task Force, Governance Task Force, and a judge for the NKBA Design Competition.

Make note, this presentation will be eligible for CEU credits. Please ask your chapter representatives if you have any questions regarding submission of CEU's.

Monogram Hall - GE Appliance Part
4000 Buechel Bank Road
Louisville, KY 40218

Luxury for Kitchen and Bath Luxury for Kitchen and Bath Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 3:00 PM to Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Join Kohler and Plumber's Supply as they provide inspiration overview of kitchen and bath products that will meet the demands of the luxury consumer. 

Course is NKBA and IDCEC (IIDA/ASID/IDC) certified for 0.1 CEU ,AIA certified for 1.0 Learning Unit and NARI certified.


Learning Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how luxury is defined by the consumer and why the business of luxury supports the economy.
  • Discuss differentiators of the luxury market including history, uniqueness, craftsmanship, and personalization.
  • Review what manufacturers are producing for the luxury market to meet demands of unique style and functionality with new technologies.
  • List examples of how using these products can meet and exceed the expectation of holistic luxury living environments for the kitchen and bath, in projects both large and small.


Plumber's Supply
1000 E Main Street
Louisville, KY 40206

LED's - Lighting The Way to ProfitsLED's - Lighting The Way to ProfitsThu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Learn about LED technology and how adding them to your design can increase profits and electrify your customers. Brad Noe from Tresco Lighting By Rev-A-Shelf will present a CEU approved seminar taking you through the basics of LED's to the benefits of adding them to your design.

Program Overview -
Lighting products and their applications.
How to specify a kitchen with LED lighting.
Dollars & Cents (cost estimates, comparing to “big box” retailers, etc.)
Latest innovations in LED lighting

Contact Samantha D. Harris for additional details and to register today!
502/472-1209 (cell)

Rev-A-Shelf LLC
12400 Earl Jones Way
Louisville, KY 40299

All There Is To Know About NKBA AccreditationAll There Is To Know About NKBA AccreditationThu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 12:00 PM to Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

You're invited to a lunch and learn this Thursday at noon. 

Led by R.B. Davis, CKD, CBD of R. B. Davis' Signature Kitchens this seminar will teach you everything there is know about obtaining and using your NKBA Accreditation.

Members $20.00
Non-Members $30.00

Contact Samantha Harris today to register@ sharris31211@gmail.

Sullivan College Of Technology & Design
3901 Atkinson Square Drive
Louisville, KY 40218

Picnic In The ParkPicnic In The ParkSat, Jun 6, 2015 @ 11:30 AM to Sat, Jun 6, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

Join us for NKBA Kentuckiana's first annual picnic at Tom Sawyer Park. In addition to fun activities and games, we're providing hot dogs, brats, sides and drinks.

June 6, 2015
11:30am - 4:00pm
Food will be served at 12:00pm

E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park - Shelter #1
3000 Freys Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40241

Contact Samantha D. Harris for additional details and to register today!
502/472-1209 (cell)
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The Art Of OrganizationThe Art Of OrganizationTue, May 19, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 8:15 PM

Come and tour the new Rev-A-Shelf facility and learn about the "Art Of Organization" with Rob Jenkins, Rev-A-Shelf's Marketing Director. The 1 CEU program will walk you through a multitude of homes outlining the various organization needs of consumers ranging from single bachelor to the downsizing retiree.

- 5:30
Tour will begin at 5:45
Cocktails & Refreshments - 6:00
Call to order - 6:30
Seminar - 7:00
Meeting Close - 8:15

Contact Samantha D. Harris for additional details and to register today!
502/472-1209 (cell)
12400 Earl Jones Way
Louisville, KY 40299

ART+ SCIENCEART+ SCIENCEThu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 7:30 AM to Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 5:00 PM


From:   Ellen Cheever 

I will be presenting the Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine seminar entitled Art + Science: How Contemporary Design and Cutting-edge Technology Can Result in Better Sales and Increased Profits for Designers Working with Today’s New Clients in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, April 16th at the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel.  This is an all-day (full luncheon included) 0.4 NKBA and NARI CEU-approved program provided at no cost to our sponsors’ customers.  receive CEU credit, it is important that everyone pre-register. 

Transportation will not be provided, but several people will be carpooling.
Several attendees will be going the day before and staying over.

If interested in attending please call or email Samantha Harris for more info:







Join us for our Annual Holiday Party
Old 502 Winery
20 S 10th St
Louisville, KY
(502) 540-5650

Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres 
Door prizes
20 S 10th St
Louisville 40202

TBATBAThu, Nov 13, 2014 to Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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Kentuckiana October Chapter Meeting with EXCO SpeakerKentuckiana October Chapter Meeting with EXCO SpeakerTue, Oct 14, 2014 to Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Our Speaker will be Debra Robinson, CMKBD - CHANGE: AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFORM: This program provides a fresh perspective on what it takes to lead and implement change and communications in a complex environment.  Attendees will be aware of the steps to successfully lead themselves, their employees, or their colleagues through changes that occur in their day-to-day business or even life changes!
GE Monogram Hall
Buechel Bank Rd
Louisville 40218

MIA Marble for KitchensMIA Marble for KitchensTue, Sep 16, 2014 to Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Please join us at Global Granite to learn more about marble!
Global Granite
10300 Bunsen Way
Louisville 40299

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