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Kickoff 2017Kickoff 2017Thu, Feb 2, 2017 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Feb 2, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Wear your favorite team jersey and start the New Year off with the NKBA Palouse Chapter! You don't want to miss our annual KBIS trend report or the fun and exciting things we have planned for 2017! 
Flo Form
5320 E Sprague Ave #400
Spokane WA 99212

End of Year Bash!End of Year Bash!Fri, Dec 2, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Fri, Dec 2, 2016 @ 10:00 PM

Dress to impress for the NKBA Palouse Chapter's finale of 2016 at the top of Spokane in the Historic Paulsen Penthouse.  Festivities will include an Award Ceremony for our members, introduction of the 2017 Palouse Chapter Officers and raffle prizes to benefit the NKBA Student Scholarship fund.  Cocktails, appetizers and mingling begin at 5pm, followed by a formal dinner and presentations at 6:30pm.
Penthouse at the Paulsen
421 Riverside Ave, #700
Spokane WA 99201

You are not your JobYou are not your JobTue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Sustainable design is not just a trend in the built environment, but a lifestyle maximizing talents and personal fulfillment.  The NKBA Palouse Chapter welcomesLiesbet Trappenburg to discuss the direct correlation between sustainable design concepts, creativity and the work-life balance, and teach us the tools to create an action plan to define "success".
Monet Floors
4057 N. Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Summer Family SocialSummer Family SocialThu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Gather your family & significant others for the NKBA's annual Summer Social at Big Barn Brewery up on Greenbluff.  Events include dinner by A Couple of Chefs Food Truck,  Beer Tasting by Big Barn Brewery, Yard Games, Live Music, Photo Booth and Tree-Ripened Peach Picking.  You won't want to miss this quintessential summer evening!
Big Barn Brewery
16004 N. Applewood Lane
Mead, WA 99021

A Few of My Favorite ThingsA Few of My Favorite ThingsWed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

My favorite things in Technology!  Today's client has high expectations for a quick turn around from concept to completion.  Do you have the technology and tools to save time and set the right expectation?  Join the NKBA Palouse Chapter for an evening of learning & networking with guest speaker Vanessa DeKoekkoek.  Mix & Mingle at 5pm, presentation at 5:45pm.
The Fixture Gallery
621 N. Kellogg St.
Kennewick, WA

20/20: It's not Sci-Fi!20/20: It's not Sci-Fi!Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Virtual Reality is no longer science fiction.  It is the selling tool for today!  Watch the demonstration and hands on use of virtual reality design and presentation software your clients expect.  Join the NKBA Palouse Chapter for a lunch and learn presentation featuring guest speaker Vanessa DeKoekkoek.  Presentation with light lunch begins at noon.
5320 E. Sprague
Spokane, WA

Full Steam Ahead Full Steam Ahead Thu, Jun 9, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Jun 9, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Watch live cooking demos and eat delicious food while getting your questions answered about steam cooking in the American kitchen with guest speaker Janne Mahan.
Ferguson Showroom
2304 N Dollar Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

2016 Student Design Competition2016 Student Design CompetitionFri, Apr 1, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Fri, Apr 1, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Spokane's First Friday Art Walk in April will include SFCC Interior Design Student kitchen and bath projects.  Come down to Kimberlee Kristine's 164 S. Browne St. and cast your vote for the People's Choice award!  Support the future of our industry!
Kimberlee Kristine's
164 S. Browne St
Spokane, WA 99202

Deep Energy RetrofitDeep Energy RetrofitTue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Albert Rooks of Small Planet Supply Inc. will discuss the Deep Energy Retrofit of a 1977 wood framed residence in Olympia, WA.  Strategies of airtightness, thermal bridge construction, triple glazing, heat recovery ventilation and COMBI space conditioning will be discussed in this case study.
Spokane Hardware
2001 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202

Title...Super Year KickoffTitle...Super Year KickoffThu, Feb 4, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Feb 4, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Enter your chapter news/event here...Join the Nkba for a Pre-Game Funk as we kickoff the New Year with a trend report from KBIS.  We have some exciting plans for 2016 to share with you!!!  Wear your favorite team jersey and enjoy some tailgate style goodies!
Great Floors Spokane Valley
13708 Indiana Ave.
Spokane, WA 99216

Test Your Luck - End of Year BashTest Your Luck - End of Year BashFri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to Fri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

Join the NKBA Palouse Chapter for our End of Year Bash. Test your luck at the Casino Night, Hear Keynote Speaker: Richard Landon, CMKBD discuss "What Does Your Home Think About You?" & get your last chance tickets for the KBIS 2016 Trip Give-A-WAY (must be present to win)

Thank you to our Host: FloForm Countertops for providing a beautiful venue & wonderful libations!

Visit with our sponsors at the event: Cambria & Tierra Sol.

FloForm Countertops
5320 East Sprague Avenue, Suite 400
Spokane, WA 99212

Better Communication Through ListeningBetter Communication Through ListeningWed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

The Palouse Chapter is proud to feature the current NKBA President, Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD as she presents:


Take a moment to listen, I mean REALLY listen: to yourself, your customers, your co-workers, your vendors, etc. Would you like to avoid future misunderstandings?

How about hear what others are actually trying to tell you? Discover your own communication style, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as

how to identify others styles for more effective communication from now on! A skill you can really take to the bank! Added bonus – an emergency toolkit

of phrases to help you in stressful situations!


Register early of $5 more at the door!

Members $10/Non-Members $15

Free for Student Members


NKBA Members are entered to win a FREE TRIP TO KBIS just for attending.  Bring a 1st time prospective member and get a 2nd contest entry.


Education BenderEducation BenderFri, Sep 18, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to Sat, Sep 19, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

Join the Palouse Chapter of the NKBA for a weekend so packed full of industry knowledge, it will make your head spin.

Friday Night Mix & Mingle at t.h.e. Interior

  • “Where do Clients Come From” – Sean Davis, Zipline Interactive

Saturday Morning Breakfast at Carpet One

  • “Total Bathroom Design” – Eileen Maxey of Hollabaugh Brothers Representing TOTO

Saturday Lunch & Learn – location TBD

  • “Rent My Brain, Reduce the Pain” – Judith Neary CMKBD, Roadside Attraction Studio

Saturday Wine Dinner – CAVU Winery

  • “Technology for Storytelling” – Lindsey Thudin,

Please visit the event webpage for more details at

Various Locations - see website for more details

Walla Walla, Washtington

Bathroom RevolutionBathroom RevolutionWed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

Please join the Palouse Chapter for lunch and welcome Kim Kilgore of the Rain Company as she presents "How Bathroom Design Has Changed Since the Industrial Revolution." NKBA Members are entered to win a FREE TRIP TO KBIS just for attending.  Bring a prospective new member and get a 2nd contest entry.
Ferguson Showroom
2304 N. Dollar Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Cabinet Construction - From Wood to WOW!Cabinet Construction - From Wood to WOW!Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 4:00 PM to Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Join Affordable Custom Cabinet’s Maureen Basinger, CKD, for a presentation on the cabinet construction process. Picnic dinner and beverages provided.
Affordable Custom Cabinets - Production Facility
5421 North Corrigan
Otis Orchards, WA 99027

Family Summer SocialFamily Summer SocialThu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Bring your family or significant other out to enjoy some summer fun in beautiful Coeur d'Alene.  The NKBA and NIBCA will be hosting a summer barbecue with games and fun for everyone.  Come out and reacquaint with old friends and meet some new ones too.

 Oregon Tile and Marble will be sponsoring a Face-Painting booth. Pro-Source of Spokane will have games for young and old to play, and Carpet One and Elkay will be bringing the cold ice cream!


North Idaho Builders Association
1928 N. 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

2nd Annual Student Design Competition2nd Annual Student Design CompetitionFri, Mar 6, 2015 to Fri, Mar 6, 2015


Organization through InnovationOrganization through InnovationThu, Feb 12, 2015 to Thu, Feb 12, 2015


Media, Marketing and MasqueradeMedia, Marketing and MasqueradeWed, Dec 3, 2014 to Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Cabinetry, Sinterized Particles & Compact Surfaces Cabinetry, Sinterized Particles & Compact Surfaces Tue, Oct 28, 2014 to Mon, Oct 13, 2014

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Walla Walla Wine TourWalla Walla Wine TourFri, Sep 26, 2014 to Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Your weekend getaway to the Walla Walla Valley wine region is easier than you think.  The NKBA Palouse Chapter has put together this affordable package just for you. Your package includes the following; hotel for friday and saturday night, appetizers friday, breakfast & lunch saturday, a luxury chartered wine tour to 4 Walla Walla valley wineries with all tasting fees included and admittance to both CEU events. All for $295.00 with the option of adding 1 additional  occupant for only $45.00 such as a friend or a spouse. Want to arrange your own accommodations, or looking for a day trip? Purchase the
Locals Package for $60 and receive all of the above 
accommodations without hotel.

Walla Walla

Berries and Brews, A Family Social Berries and Brews, A Family Social Wed, Jul 23, 2014 to Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Bodacious Berries
16004 N. Applewood Ln.

Outdoor Kitchen EventOutdoor Kitchen EventThu, Jun 12, 2014 to Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Challenges & Solutions for Tile & Stone InstallationsChallenges & Solutions for Tile & Stone InstallationsThu, May 1, 2014 to Thu, May 1, 2014

Thompson Tile
3900 E. Alki
Spokane 99208

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