Mountain States

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Historic Holiday Home TourHistoric Holiday Home TourThu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:00 PM to Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

We know it's been a busy year for all of us and Christmas goes by in a Black Friday rush.  For our last meeting of the year we wanted to slow it down and bring back the magic of Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park.  We will have a special guided tour of the historic homes that been been decorated for the holidays while enjoying hot chocolate and donuts.  Stop and breathe in an Old Fashioned Christmas with our NKBA peers!

THURSDAY DECEMBER 15, 2016  4:00pm-6:00pm


2601Sunnyside Ave.  Salt Lake City, UT  84108 -  We look to meet in parking lot area

Members $20, Students $10, Non Member guests $30

Please RSVP to Sherri Hall -  (prepay is encouraged).

BLOGGING 101 - TWO PEAS AND THEIR PODBLOGGING 101 - TWO PEAS AND THEIR PODThu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 4:00 PM to Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

The Mountain States NKBA is pleased to continue our education outreach for our members on Social Media and Technology to help our busy worlds. We will meet at the home of Maria and Josh of Two Peas and Their Pod October 27th at 4:00pm - 3113 Grace Street in SLC.

Maria blogs at Two Peas and Their Pod with her husband Josh. The topic is simple - the basics to successful business blogging in our Kitchen and Bath Industry; from tips, interaction, and more.  Their blog is full of simple, fresh, and family friendly recipes. Maria also blogs about travel and her everyday adventures with her two boys, Caleb and Maxwell. She's a cookie connoisseur, with over 200 cookie recipes on her blog, and has written a cookie e-book, Cookie Cravings. Maria has appeared on the TODAY show, and Two Peas and Their Pod has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Cooking Light Magazine, and Taste of Home Magazine. Maria's blog has also been featured on Saveur, BuzzFeed, Fine Cooking, Bon Apetit, LA Times, PBS Food, The Huffington Post, and The Kitchn. Make sure you visit their blog for sweet and savory recipes—their kitchen is always open!

Please RSVP for this fun event to:

Sheri Hall   801-403-1821

Students $10, Members $20, Guests $30


Join your local  NKBA - Mountain States Chapter for a tour of one of the amazing new Multi-Housing projects in Salt Lake City. Paragon Station, at 200 South and 300 West is Utah’s first LEED Gold Certified multifamily adaptive-reuse project. This means it has been updated from original historic building (built in 1921) with new plumbing, geothermal heating, energy efficient windows, liberal insulating and reduced water use. The renovation maintained the essential historical brick southern facade and the basic skeleton of the structure but modernized the east facade with decks and sliding doors for each unit.  New style elements are everywhere such as an added roof deck and atrium to maximize light and livability.  Come grow your knowledge of some of the amazing designs being used in Multi-Housing projects in our area - you may be surprised how it impacts our industry moving forward!  We expect this event to fill up quickly, so please RSVP as first come basis.

$20 Members  
$30 Non Members 
$10 Students
Guests are welcome!

Tour: Thursday September 8th, 2016  4:00pm start

Paragon Station main entrance - 200 S.  300 West  - Downtown Salt Lake City

RSVP to Sheri Hall or calling 801.403.1821


iPhoneography 2iPhoneography 2Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 4:00 PM to Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

iPhoneography 2


Our iPhoneography class, taught last March by Chari Pack, was one of our most popular events of 2015. We are happy to announce that Chari will be back for our May meeting! As kitchen & bath professionals we are in our client's homes daily......usually without our professional photographer or DSLR camera in tow.  We always have our smart phones with us though!  Job site photos are imperative to marketing our work as well as adding to our portfolios. Chari teaches that the best camera is the one that's with you. 

Chari Pack, owner of Persnickety Prints, will be here to teach us dozens of tips and tricks for taking better photos with the camera on our cell phones and the best way to use these photos in our Social Marketing! Chari has been featured in Utah Valley Magazine and named Utah's iPhoneography expert.  Her company, Persnickety Prints,was ranked #10 in UV 50 Fastest Growing Companies.  She has taught iPhoneography courses at the Pinners Conference, at Snap Conference, as well as private events.

This class in NOT just for iPhone users, it is valuable for Android users as well. 

$20 Members

$30 Non Members

$10 Students

Guests are welcome to visit and learn more about NKBA!

THURSDAY May 26th, 2016 – 4:00pm

Ferguson Kitchen & Bath Showroom

2565 S 300 W

Salt Lake City,UT 84115 

We expect this event to fill up fast! RSVP to Sheri Hall


HOT TOPICS AND DESIGN TRENDS HOT TOPICS AND DESIGN TRENDS Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 4:00 PM to Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Wasn’t able to attend KBIS this year? ….No worries!  Please join us for an evening with a panel of design experts talking about the latest Kitchen and Bath trends that were part of this year’s show.  You will leave feeling inspired and keyed in on the new products that will have you talking and wanting to use in your upcoming projects.  

March 10, 2016  4:00pm  - European Marble & Stone

Please RSVP in advance to Sheri Hall - 801-295-9413 

Cost - $20 Members  $30 Non Members 

Guests are welcome to visit and learn more about NKBA 

2575 S. 600 WEST

Design Licensing and How It Could Impact The Design CommunityDesign Licensing and How It Could Impact The Design CommunityWed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:00 PM to Wed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

The topic of the presentation is Design Licensing and How It Could Impact The Design Community. Ed will discuss a general overview on the types of design regulation that has been enacted or proposed throughout the country, the differences between self-certification, title and practice laws, the proposed legislation in Utah and the requirements for licensing and why these laws are a concern.

RSVP to Stephanie at 801-664-3052 with payment via credit card in advance encouraged

Cost: $20/Member $10/Students $30/Non Member

Location: Salt Lake Culinary Center 

 2233 South 300 East (Just north of SugarHouse Trax Line, building on East side of road)

 Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Bio of Edward S. Nagorsky, Esq.

For over 32 years, Ed Nagorsky has represented the National Kitchen & Bath Association as its key legal advisor on all corporate and major business transactions, governance and member standards matters.  Nagorsky, who is a member of the New Jersey, New York and Florida Bar Associations, has served as an Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and on the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. He has also served as a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District 13 Ethics Committee, a member of the Board of the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey, President of the Hackettstown Area Chamber of Commerce and Hackettstown Foundation for Educational Excellence, and Chair of the Warren County Community College Foundation. In addition, for 10 years Ed was an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Centenary College and has been a guest lecturer for the New Jersey State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program.

Prior to joining the NKBA on a full-time basis, he was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey as outside General Counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority during which time he represented the State in all of its contract negotiations with the New Jersey Devils, Nets, Giants and Jets, as well as the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City and Woman’s World Cup.

Ed is a frequent speaker on behalf of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, both at the Chapter level and its industry trade show, and has testified before numerous state legislative bodies regarding design legislation.

A TOUR OF SALT LAKE CITY - TROLLEY STYLE!A TOUR OF SALT LAKE CITY - TROLLEY STYLE!Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 1:00 PM to Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 3:15 PM

See the top attractions of Salt Lake City aboard a historic replica trolley while learning about kitchen and bath concepts from years past.  We travel a 20-mile loop around the city to see the most interesting sights downtown while a trolley conductor entertains us with fascinating stories and fun history about everything around you.  In a fast pace world, this opportunity to look back at how our downtown evolved can help us with fundamentals of design from earlier times.  Whether learning about the Governors Mansion kitchen components from earlier years, or how the Hotel Utah started a unique design style that still is represented today - everyone can have fun in learning how Salt Lake City grew to what it is today!

Important information to help you:

    -We will meet near the Red Lion Hotel downtown (161 West/600 South) as parking available

    -The trolley will be parked for loading 15 minutes to start of event promptly at 1:00pm

    -This event is open to the first 28 reservations

    -R​SVP to Stephanie at 801-664-3052 with payment via credit     card in advance encouraged

    -Cost of $20/member  $10/students   $30/non member

    -Bring your camera and enjoy a fun afternoon with your fellow members


Trolley Tour SLC - Meeting outside Red Lion Hotel
161West 600South
Salt Lake City 84101


The Mountain States Chapter of the NKBA will join with the ASID 2015 Design Conference "The Business of Design"Visit us at our booth at the Vendor Fair at Mountainland from to get more information about NKBA membership & learn more about the benefits of being a member. 

Contact Marianne Sax, Communications Director 435-655-5200 or

Below is the link with the CEU blitz information:;jsessionid=D51EF98830BAE289298A35C764166FDC.worker_registrant?llr=bzndmgcab&oeidk=a07eau6x0y602a9c296<>

GREAT TOOLS MAKE GREAT FOODGREAT TOOLS MAKE GREAT FOODTue, May 5, 2015 @ 4:00 PM to Tue, May 5, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Great Tools Make Great Food! 

Date: Tuesday, May 5th
Location: Roth Concept Center 1400 S. Foothill Drive Suite 212
Salt Lake City, UT 84108  
Time: 4:00pm

Everyone can relate to taking up a new hobby and going out and buying the most expensive, top of the line kitchen equipment & tools, only to find it shoved in the back of a closet collecting dust just a few short months later. The same is true with cooking and cooking equipment. As fun as it can be to stock up on the infinite styles, shapes, and colors of specialized kitchen equipment, most are superfluous and not required for a well-functioning kitchen. Join us for a night featuring Chef Christian Kubak and learn how to use his favorite tools as well as time savers for your kitchen cooking.

 We all work in the kitchen design industry and  many of us are home cooks, you’ll take home some tips and techniques to create your own signature cuisine, recipes as well as enjoying some delicious food provided by Roth Concept Center. 

RSVP to: Stephanie Southwick @ European Marble & Granite Cell # 801-664-3052 Work # 801-974-0333
Cost: $20.00 for Members$30.00 for Non-Members$10.00 for Design Students
Credit Cards Accepted-members encouraged to pay at time of RSVP
Roth Concept Center
1400 S. Foothill Drive, Suite 212
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

iPhoneographyiPhoneographyWed, Mar 18, 2015 to Wed, Mar 18, 2015


As kitchen & bath professionals, we are in our client’s homes daily……usually without our professional photographer or DSLR camera in tow.  We always have our smart phones with us though!  Job site photos are imperative to marketing our work, as well as, adding to our portfolios.   

Chari Pack, owner of Persnickety Prints, will be here to teach us dozens of tips and tricks for taking better photos with your mobile-phone camera.  Chari has been featured in Utah Valley Magazine and named Utah’s iPhoneography expert.  She has taught iPhoneography courses at Pinners Conference in 2013/2014, at Snap Conference, plus numerous private events throughout our Mountain States region.

Just because it’s a camera phone doesn’t mean you can’t take compelling, artistic, creative photos with strong composition and amazing color.  Chari teaches that the best camera is the one that’s with you.  This class in NOT just for iPhone users, it is valuable for Android users as well.

rsvp to -

$20 for Members

$30 for non-Members

$10 for Students

Credit Cards Accepted






Mountain Land Design
2345 S. Main Street
Salt Lake City 84115

Profiles of Contemporary Design in Utah Profiles of Contemporary Design in Utah Wed, Mar 19, 2014 to Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Please join us for an evening with our guest speakers from LMK Interior design and other contemporary design guests. We will be exploring contemporary design in Utah and the different styles and really trying to answer the big question we all hear… “what is contemporary design?”

 Cost:    $20.00-- Members


(Credit cards now accepted at door for payment)

**Light Dinner will be provided

Panel of Experts including: LMK Interior Design

Sponsored by: Poliform SLC: the exclusive provider of Poliform products in Utah. Italian Kitchens, Closets & Furniture. We work with the trade and the public - offering a full range of products and design services. 

RSVP by Monday, March 17th

Poliform Showroom
1625 Foothiil Drive
Salt Lake City 84108

Natural History Museum of Utah TourNatural History Museum of Utah TourWed, Jul 17, 2013 to Wed, Jul 17, 2013


Natural History Museum of Utah Tour

Tour the Museum with John Branson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Principal with GSBS Architects

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 – Tour will begin promptly @ 4:30 PM

The Natural History Museum of Utah is open in it's new home, the Rio Tinto Center, to serve as the state's new natural history museum building.  Located in the foothills above Salt Lake City, the building is an accomplishment of the community and will serve to further the Museum's mission; to illuminate the natural world and humans place within it. 

Explore the Rio Tinto Center's unique design, materials, green features and public art on a guided architecture tour, led by Project Manager, John Branson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARDB.

**Boxed Meals will be provided after the tour**

Cost: $20.00 – Members

          $30.00- Non-Members

          $15.00- Students

RSVP to Carly by Friday, July 12th

 (801) 974-0333

Natural History Museum of Utah 
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah

Carly by Friday, July 12th 
Ph: 801-974-0333

Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City 84105

How To Identify The Various Client Personality Buying Styles with Dan NewboldHow To Identify The Various Client Personality Buying Styles with Dan NewboldWed, May 8, 2013 to Wed, May 8, 2013

Do not miss the opportunity to join us for a very special NKBA meeting on May 8th.

DateMay 8, 2013
Location: Swirl Woodcraft
1549 South 300 West SLC
Speaker: Dan Newbold
             Please RSVP by Monday, May 6th
             Carli @ European Marble & Granite 801-974-0333 or
            Cost $30.00- Non Members
            Cost $20.00- NKBA Members 
            Cost $15.00- Students 

While each opportunity to get together is special, allowing us to network and be motivated in some way, we believe that our next gathering will be among the most valued ever! We have arranged for a guest speaker that is rich in skill and ability. He speaks to national and international organizations on some very productive topics.
He will be sharing skills on How To Identify The Various Client Personality Buying Styles in a Presentation titled - It's A Jungle Out There !

Dan Newbold is the Founder of The Arkad Institute. And, as you will immediately recognize, he is qualified and capable to give us a boost with the skills that will allow us to close more business today and to even gain more referral business for the days ahead!
This will be a date worth blocking out now on your calendar. It will be an event that you can benefit from with your very next client! With that kind of dividend potential - how can miss this chance to add valuable residual skills and abilities to your daily routine? Bring your entire team and see what a difference this event will make in your business!
Do not delay - REGISTER NOW so we can order sufficient materials that will be given out at this event to each participant.
Swirl Woodcraft
1549 South 300 West
SLC 84115

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