2013 Press Releases

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Dec 17, 2013

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2014 President and Executive Committee

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (DECEMBER 17, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the premier association for kitchen and bath professionals, announced the 2014 Executive Committee, which will be led by 2014 President John A. Petrie, CMKBD, of Mechanicsburg, PA. Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD, of Whitehouse Station, NJ, will serve as 2014 President-Elect, while Ric Coggins, CGP, CAPS, NCT, of Mesa, AZ, will assume the Vice President position. Denise Dick, CMKBD, of Carrollton, TX, was named Treasurer, and Debra Robinson, CMKBD, of Sheffield, AL, will hold the position of 2014 Secretary. John K. Morgan of Reisterstown, MD, will serve as Immediate Past President.

Nov 20, 2013

The NKBA Announces 2014 30 Under 30 Award Recipients

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (NOVEMBER 20, 2013) — The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) will recognize the 2014 30 Under 30 group at the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held Feb. 4 – 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. The NKBA will not only acknowledge these talented young individuals, but also help them immerse and apply themselves to new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry.

Oct 30, 2013

The National Kitchen and Bath Association Unveils Expanded Learning Program with CEU Credits for KBIS 2014

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (October 30, 2013) — Presenting more than 100 programs over four days in early February, NKBA University at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®) 2014 promises to deliver a wealth of learning opportunities that will enable attendees to sharpen their skills, broaden their outlooks, and advance their careers. For the first time ever, KBIS will co-locate with the International Builders’ Show, with both events staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 4-6, under the banner of Design and Construction Week in that city.

Jul 18, 2013

The National Kitchen and Bath Association Welcomes Member Submissions to 2014 Design Competition

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JULY 18, 2013) — The 2014 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition is now open for entries. Exclusive to NKBA members only, the annual competition offers an excellent opportunity to submit kitchen and bath projects that were installed between November 28, 2012, and August 30, 2013.

Jun 27, 2013

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Launches 30 Under 30 Programs for KBIS 2014

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (June 27, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is looking for qualified candidates for its 30 Under 30 Program for the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2014 (KBIS®), to be held February 4-6 in Las Vegas.

Jun 17, 2013

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Launches Comprehensive 24/7 Learning for Industry Professionals

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (June 17, 2013) — Vital career skills for everyone in the kitchen and bath industry are now available on-demand through the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

May 22, 2013

Post New Orleans Tour, KBIS Marks a New Direction

New Orleans, LA – KBIS, the largest U.S. event devoted to kitchen and bath products and industry trade professionals, recently wrapped up an exciting event at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Attracting more than 20,000 professional registrations, 400 exhibitors and over 250 media, the event reflected the overall improvement in the housing and remodeling markets.

Apr 16, 2013

The NKBA Launches a Comprehensive New Learning Paths Program

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 16, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association is launching its most visionary and comprehensive learning program ever, offering career paths in eight competency areas at all levels from introductory to experienced. While design is as important as always, the NKBA has expanded its Learning and Development programs to encompass an entire set of career skills, such as Communication, Leadership, Business Management and more.

Apr 10, 2013

The NKBA Celebrates 50 Years of Leadership through Learning

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (APRIL 10, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association, the premier association for kitchen and bath professionals with nearly 60,000 members, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, marking a half century of leadership through learning.

Mar 19, 2013

30 Under 30: Exceptional Young K&B Professionals To Take “Center Stage” at KBIS 2013 in New Orleans

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (March 19, 2013) — The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) will launch its first ever 30 Under 30 program at the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®) in New Orleans. The NKBA is helping these young individuals – carefully selected from hundreds of nominees – discover new opportunities for personal growth and development, while enhancing the future of the overall kitchen and bath industry.

Mar 14, 2013

The NKBA Releases Updated Editions of its Bath Planning and Kitchen Planning Books

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (MARCH 14, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the release of the newly updated second editions of its authoritative Kitchen Planning and Bath Planning textbooks, first published in 2006.

Mar 6, 2013

KBIS 2013 Offers Attendees CEU's for Featured Speakers

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (March 6, 2013) — The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has announced that the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®) in New Orleans will feature CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits for this year’s lineup of featured speakers. The 2013 Conference at KBIS will introduce four eminent business leaders: David Bromstad of HGTV, David Lingafelter of Moen Incorporated, Gail Warrior of Warrior Group, and Tammy Erickson of Tammy Erickson Associates.

Mar 5, 2013

Gary Vaynerchuk to Keynote KBIS 2013

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (March, 5, 2013) — The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), to be held in New Orleans on April 18-21, will bring to the forefront a wide variety of opportunities for leadership and learning, beginning with the keynote address by Gary Vaynerchuk, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, as well as a self-trained wine and social media expert. Titled "The Thank You Economy," Vaynerchuk’s presentation will be held the first morning of KBIS 2013: Friday, April 19, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Feb 14, 2013

The NKBA Reveals Top 10 Industry Trends for 2013

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (FEBRUARY 14, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released the top 10 kitchen and bath design trends to watch for in 2013. The NKBA's annual design trends survey witnessed participation from over 300 member-designers from the United States and Canada, who reported the materials, product types, and design styles they specified over the final three months of 2012.

Feb 6, 2013

KBIS 2013 Sets the Stage for Learning and Leadership

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (FEBRUARY 6, 2013) — The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is happy to announce that this year the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans will feature extensive opportunities for leadership and learning through brand new course offerings, programs and conference sessions.

Jan 22, 2013

International Builders’ Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show to Co-Locate in Las Vegas Beginning in 2014

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today announced an agreement to co-locate the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014.

Jan 10, 2013

NKBA Names Agency Collaborative to Head its Internal Marketing Department

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JANUARY 10, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals, today announced that an external agency collaborative has been appointed to head its marketing department serving 50,000 members in the United States and Canada.

Jan 8, 2013

NKBA Elects 2013 President and Executive Committee

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JANUARY 8, 2013) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals, with more than 50,000 members, today announced the election of its 2013 Executive Board. This board will preside over a milestone year, as the NKBA celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

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