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THE BRAIN OF THE KITCHEN - Designing with Smart AppliancesTHE BRAIN OF THE KITCHEN - Designing with Smart AppliancesTue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Learn about connected technology in today's appliance offerings.  Connected appliances allows busy homeowners to program a meal preparation from the next room or the next town.  Check on the contents of their refrigerator.  Look up a recipe. Also learn how appliance manufacturers are marketing specific models to target a particular market of customer, primarily Millennials.

Earn .1 CEU

Presented by James Small, Whirlpool Corporation

5 PM Registration and Networking


6 PM Induction of 2017 Chapter Officers followed by educational presentation

7 PM Harvest Buffet with Grilled Chicken, Sliced Roast Beef, Vegetables, Caesar Salad

$40.00 for Members

$50.00 for Nonmembers

$15.00 for Students

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!!!!  Bring a nonmember guest at no charge and hear about the new member SPECIAL!

To Register contact or fax to 207 667-1762 

Pay by check, made out to NKBA Maine Chapter

Pay by credit card at the door, please register now!

Dunnett Appliance Showroom
Penobscot Plaza, 63 Washington Street
Bangor, ME. 04401

NKBA Maine Chapter EDUCATION ENCORENKBA Maine Chapter EDUCATION ENCORETue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

Session 1:  8:30 am to 10 am (2 ceu's)  "HEALTHY KITCHENS & BATHROOMS FOR THE HEALTH OF THE HOME AND FAMILY", presented by DeAnna Radaj

Session 2:  10:30 am to 12 noon (2 ceu's)  "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER - BE ONE (OR HIRE ONE) TO INCREASE SALES", presented by Adam Gibson, CMKBD

Lunch Break

Session 3:  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (2 ceu's)  "POLISH YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS TO SHINE", presented by DeAnna Radaj

Session 4:  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (1 ceu)  "TOTAL BATHROOM DESIGN", presented by Steven Grande, Northeast Regional Sales Manager for TOTO

FEES:  $115.00 All Sessions including Lunch,   Or $35.00 per Single Session plus $10.00 Lunch if desired





LUNCH SELECTION:  Chicken Sub___   Roast Beef Sub___   Salad___


Connie Dedam, Chapter Representative, Interiors By Details, 405 State Street, Ellsworth ME 04605

Contact:, P 207 669-8025, F 207 667-1762 

Credit Card Payment Available by contacting Gail Krusec at

Deadline for Registration:  September 15


F W Webb Classroom
150 Postal Service Way
South Portland, Maine 04106

DESIGNING with COLOR.DESIGNING with COLOR.Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 3:30 PM

Educational Event during the 14th ANNUAL LOBSTER CUP GOLF OUTING

8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet & Networking

9:30 AM Education Registration

Session 1:   ( 2 CEUs)

10 AM Color Theory with Professor Honour Mack, Maine College of Art

11 AM Color Application with Professor Mack

NOON  Lunch Break

Session 2:   ( 2 CEUs)

1 PM to 3 PM Color Practice, creative teamwork on conceptual kitchen projects


Both Sessions (4 NKBA CEUs), Breakfast, Box Lunch & Networking.............................$75/person

Morning Session 1 (2 NKBA CEUs), Breakfast & Networking.........................................$40/person

Afternoon Session 2 (2 NKBA CEUs), Box Lunch & Networking.....................................$40/person


Company Name:                                                         Contact Info:

Participant's Name:                                                                                       Lunch (if appropriate)( Please Circle)

1.                                                                                  Lobster Roll/ Teryaki Chicken / Cheeseburger / Cobb Salad

2.                                                                                   Lobster Roll/ Teryaki Chicken  /Cheeseburger /Cobb Salad

3.                                                                                   Lobster Roll/ Teryaki Chicken /Cheeseburger /Cobb Salad

4.                                                                                   Lobster Roll/Teryaki Chicken / Cheeseburger /Cobb Salad

Checks made out to NKBA Maine Chapter

Please email or mail forms to Connie Dedam, CMKBD, Interiors By Details, 405 State Street, Ellsworth ME 04605, 207 669-8025

                                                         RSVP by Friday, June 10th




Spring Meadows Golf Course & Event Center
59 Lewiston Rd.
Gray 04039



2 Hours of Continuing Education for the Price of 1!  Come for 1 or Come for 2!  Dinner included!  Cash Bar!


4:15 Practical Info about fabrication and installation of Solid Surface and Natural Stone Countertops

5:15 Registration and Networking, Appetizers and Cash Bar, Chapter Business

6:00 DESIGNING WITH SOLID SURFACE and QUARTZ SURFACING MATERIALS will be presented by Peter Pacheco, Territory Manager of LG Hausys America, Inc., Surfaces Division.  Peter has been in our industry for 18 years starting as a cabinetmaker/millworker for a high-end retail millwork company and continued onto solid surface fabrication.

7:00 Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar

$45.00 meeting fee, payable by check or cash (credit card not available for this meeting)

Contact Connie Dedam, to RSVP, , 207 669-8025, 405 State Street, Ellsworth ME 04605

May Meeting is hosted by Bangor Wholesale Laminates




Bangor Wholesale Laminates
355 Target Industrial Cir,
Bangor, ME 04401

Helping Maine's Small Businesses SucceedHelping Maine's Small Businesses SucceedTue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Topic:  Helping Maine’s Small Businesses Succeed “

Our Speaker:  William Bradshaw Swanson is a Maine’s Small Business development Master Certified Business Counselor. Brad is also the Founder of Waters Over Stone, a personal and professional leadership development company.


Cross Insurance Center
515 Main St.
Bangor, ME.

Education EventEducation EventFri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 7:30 AM to Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 5:30 PM

The September meeting will be an all day Education Event. We have three presentations lined up which you can tailor based on your needs and schedule, come for one or come for all. We will have a continental breakfast before the first presentation, the Chapter meeting will be held during the luncheon presentation and we will have a happy hour after the final presentation. Please see the attached flyer and registration form.

Hilton Garden Inn ( Old Town Building )
5 Park St.
Freeport, ME. 04032

Lobster Cup Golf OutingLobster Cup Golf OutingTue, Jun 9, 2015 @ 8:30 AM to Tue, Jun 9, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Our Annual Lobster Cup will be held on June 9th this year at Spring Meadows Golf Course in Gray, Maine. Last year we implemented many changes and plan to keep the same format with a few more subtle changes. We will be continuing the CEU courses for the designers and have a few new surprises for the Golfers. Please stay tuned for more info to come.
Spring Meadows Golf Course
59 Lewiston Rd.
Gray 04039

Better Communication Through ListeningBetter Communication Through ListeningTue, May 12, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

This meeting will be in the midst of Judging the 2015 Design Competition. Maria will be here to be one of the Judges as well as our Guest speaker for the meeting. There will be more info coming as we get closer to the meeting.

Five Homeowner Buying Personas & How to Most Effectively Sell to Each Five Homeowner Buying Personas & How to Most Effectively Sell to Each Tue, Mar 24, 2015 to Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Our first meeting of 2015 will be at the Governor Hill Mansion. Built for Maine's 45th Governor John Fremont Hill, this executive home was designed by Maine's most prominent architect, John Calvin Stevens.   Our speaker will be Todd Bairstow. The topic will be:

Profiting From Homeowners’ Online Buying Habits:  Five Homeowner Buying Personas and How to Most Effectively Sell to Each

Today’s homeowners are a finicky bunch when they sit down at their computers.  How they learn about kitchen and bath businesses online is distinctly different from how they respond to offline advertising.  Companies who ignore the differences do so at their own peril.


The fact is that many homeowners get their first exposure to a company through offline advertising. TV, radio, print, events, canvassing and direct mail still drive leads, but they also drive homeowners to investigate businesses and their products and services further on the Web.  But what exactly are homeowners doing once they get there?


In this presentation, Todd will review the online habits of today’s homeowner and discuss five distinct homeowner buying personas and what companies need to do to most effectively sell to each of these targets, including:


·         The Straight Arrow

·         The Reputation Detective

·         The Product Geek

·         The Price Monster

·         The Wired Homeowner

Govenor Hill Mansion
136 State St.
Augusta 04330

25th Anniversary ( Maine Chapter )25th Anniversary ( Maine Chapter )Fri, Dec 5, 2014 @ 6:00 PM to Fri, Dec 5, 2014

2014 is the 25th Anniversary for our chapter and we would like to celebrate it with you this December at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport Maine. Come celebrate with us. It is going to be held December 5th which coincides with Freeports Parade of lights. We are planning a fun evening with contests and great food. There will be more details posted as we get closer, Please stay tuned.
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park St.

Intro to StoneTue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 2:00 AM to Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 4:00 AM

The October meeting will be held at the Hollywood Casino in Bangor. We are pleased to have Jonathan Verrengia from Marble and Granite as our guest speaker. He will be discussing the differences between the different stone options as well as quarrying and fabrication techniques.
Hollywood Casino
500 Main St.
Bangor ME.

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