2012 Press Releases

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Jul 3, 2012

The NKBA Provides a New Option for Health Insurance

Hackettstown, NJ (April 3, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce the launch of a new health insurance affinity program. As an added benefit of membership, the new program will offer an alternative for major medical insurance coverage for members, their employees and families. With health insurance becoming increasingly cost-prohibitive particularly for the small to mid-sized business owner, the program offered through JLBG Health will provide a wide variety of choices.

Jun 12, 2012

NKBA Awards President’s Award to Ferguson

Hackettstown, NJ (June 12, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce the winner of the 2011 NKBA President’s Award. The winner, Ferguson, was recognized by NKBA Immediate Past President David Alderman, CMKBD at the State of the Industry Address held in Chicago during the NKBA’s 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

Jun 7, 2012

Q1 Figures Reflect Second Highest Mark in Two Years

Hackettstown, NJ (June 7, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released the Kitchen & Bath Market Report for the first quarter. Results conveyed that showroom traffic, which is traditionally up and down from quarter to quarter, rose 8% in the first quarter of the year to 24 consumers visiting the average kitchen and bath showroom in March. While this remains 13% down from a year ago, Q1 of 2011 was a particularly standout quarter. This quarter’s figure is the second-highest mark over the past two years.

Apr 25, 2012

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Reveals Top Trends from 2012 NKBA Design Competition

Hackettstown, NJ (April 25, 2012) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) reveals the prevailing trends seen in the 2012 NKBA Design Competition.

Apr 24, 2012

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces the 2012 Design Competition Winners

Hackettstown, NJ (April 24, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed for the first time, the winners of the 2012 NKBA Design Competition.

Apr 18, 2012

The NKBA Announces the 2011/2012 Student Design Competition

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (April 18, 2012) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association today announced the ten winners of the 2011/2012 NKBA Student Design Competition, which offers more than $10,000 in scholarships and prizes. The winners will be awarded at the NKBA Design Competition Awards event on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held at Chicago’s McCormick Place This prominent industry event will also recognize the professional designers who created the best kitchens and baths of the past year. The event is an exclusive event available only to the press, top designers, and select industry insiders.

Apr 10, 2012

2012 NKBA/GE Charette Competition Winners Announced

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ and SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 10, 2012) – For the seventh consecutive year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and GE Appliances are proud to announce the winners of the NKBA/GE Charette Competition, which awards students more than $20,000 in scholarships. The competition recognizes students who demonstrate advanced skill in kitchen design by planning a safe, functional kitchen within a three-hour period.

Mar 27, 2012

The NKBA Launches the Kitchen & Bath Career Center

Hackettstown, NJ (March 27, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is excited to announce the launch of the Kitchen & Bath Career Center. Found at KitchenAndBathCareerCenter.com, it serves as the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs.

Mar 20, 2012

The NKBA Announces Newest Kitchen & Bath Industry Hall of Fame Inductee

Hackettstown, NJ (March 20, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce the 2012 inductee into the Kitchen & Bath Industry Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the industry. This year, the NKBA is pleased to welcome Jean Mignault as the newest member of the Hall of Fame.

Mar 13, 2012

The NKBA Announces Bill Darcy as the New Chief Executive Officer

Hackettstown, NJ (March 13, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today announced the promotion of Bill Darcy to CEO. In his new role, he will continue the leadership he began in April 2011, as Executive Vice President, and as evidence of the positive impact his direction has provided, the organization has also officially announced today, an increase in the membership, bringing the total number of NKBA members from nearly 40,000 to more than 50,000.

Feb 16, 2012

NKBA Reveals Top Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2012

Hackettstown, NJ (February 16, 2012) - More than 350 National Kitchen & Bath Association member designers took part in the 2012 NKBA Design Trends Survey to cite the materials, product types, and styles that they’ve incorporated into their kitchen and bath designs over the final three months of 2011. While broad trends won’t be evident in every local market, the following are 10 overall trends for kitchens and baths across the United States and Canada.

Feb 9, 2012

National Kitchen & Bath Association Market Report Shows High Optimism for the Start of 2012

Hackettstown, N.J. (February 9, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released the Kitchen & Bath Market Report for the fourth quarter. Although results convey a slight drop-off from third quarter in number of remodels and budgets, showroom visits held steady from a year ago and with marked increases from 2009 and 2010, optimism for the first quarter of 2012 remains high.

Jan 24, 2012

HGTV Dream Home Meets NKBA Guidelines

Hackettstown, N.J. (January 24, 2012) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce that it has served as the professional resource for kitchen safety and planning in this year’s HGTV Dream Home 2012.

Jan 9, 2012

Mission Hills Remodeler and Business Owner Voted Secretary of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 10, 2012) – Clay Lyon, Certified Remodeler (CR) of Kansas City, MO has been named to the 2012 Executive Committee of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as the national secretary. The NKBA is an organization representing nearly 40,000 kitchen and bath professionals, and is the leading source of industry information for both professionals and consumers.

Jan 9, 2012

The NKBA Elects 2012 President & Executive Committee

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (January 10, 2012) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announces the election results for the 2012 NKBA Executive Committee, which will be led by 2012 President Alan W. Zielinski, CKD of Niles, IL. John K. Morgan of Glyndon, MD will serve as President-Elect, while John A. Petrie, CMKBD of Mechanicsburg, PA becomes Vice President. Carolyn F. Cheetham, CMKBD of Red Deer, AB, Canada was elected Treasurer and Clay Lyon, CR has been elected to serve as the 2012 NKBA Secretary. David Alderman, CMKBD will serve as Immediate Past President. See below for more information on each 2012 NKBA Executive Committee member.

Jan 9, 2012

Mechanicsburg Kitchen Dealer Voted Vice President of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

MECHANICSBURG, PA (January 10, 2012) – John Petrie, CMKBD, a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as the national vice president. The NKBA is an organization representing nearly 40,000 kitchen and bath professionals, and is the leading source of industry information for both professionals and consumers.

Jan 9, 2012

Chicagoland Designer Voted President of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

NILES, IL (January 10, 2012) – Alan Zielinski, CKD, a certified kitchen designer in Niles, Illinois, has been named 2012 president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), an organization representing nearly 40,000 members. The NKBA is the leading source of industry information for both consumers and professionals.

Jan 9, 2012

Designer Voted Treasurer of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

RED DEER, ALBERTA, CANADA (January 10, 2012) – Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD of Red Deer, Alberta, has been named to the 2012 Executive Committee of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as the national treasurer. The NKBA is an organization representing nearly 40,000 kitchen and bath professionals, and is the leading source of industry information for both professionals and consumers.

Jan 9, 2012

Baltimore-Area Businessman Named President-Elect of the National Kitchen & Bath Association

GLYNDON, MD (January 10, 2012) – John Morgan, a highly successful kitchen & bath industry consultant in Glyndon, Maryland, will serve as the 2012 president-elect of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), an organization representing nearly 40,000 members. The NKBA is the leading source of industry information for both consumers and professionals.

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