LA/MS/AR

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Industry Finishing & Touch-UpIndustry Finishing & Touch-UpThu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM to Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Location:
Millwork Supply
1857 Government St., Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Letter To MembershipLetter To MembershipMon, Sep 11, 2017

To all La/Ms/Ark NKBA Chapter Members, 

Texas residents are suffering from the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and we want to help. Our members and their loved ones know all too intimately the financial and emotional pain flood waters can cause and how it effects buildings, businesses, and most importantly family members and friends’ daily lives.  We have experienced the “rush in” of those who only want to benefit from the suffering and hardship of others.  We also have experienced the best in humanity, with the “rush in” to provide support and help, as many of us have personally benefitted from during our recovery from the Great Flood in August 2016.

As professionals in the home building industry, we know that a home is not only four walls.  We help make dreams come true for homeowners every day.  We need to now help them get through the nightmare.  Many have completely lost their homes and those with homes have a long road ahead.

As Louisianians, we can definitely empathize with the suffering of these flood victims and as Louisianians, we care and are generous, so let us join in the rebuild efforts.  Our La/Ms/Ark chapter is committing $750.00 to the Southern Texas NKBA chapter. 

If you want to help more directly, please get in touch with the Southern Texas chapter at: https://texasgulfcoastnkba.starchapter.com/catalog.php?cat=5.  I have been in touch with their president, Patricia Brewer and she is overwhelmed with our desire to help their members and she thanks us for our support. 

There may be a need from our own Louisiana membership.  If you are one of those affected in Louisiana and are a member of the La/Ms/Ark NKBA chapter, please email us at: http://www.nkba-la-ms-ark.com/.  If you’d like to contribute to the national NKBA disaster relief effort to directly help NKBA members, go to info@nkba.org. or https://forms.nkba.org/harvey-relief/.

Thank you for your generosity and your ongoing prayers for the flood victims.  As our friends in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia brace for impact of Hurricane Irma, we watch the resilience and strength of our peers across the south and it should cause us to stop and count our many daily blessings.

Your chapter president, 

Vickie Mire


Meet and Greet @ BRQ!Meet and Greet @ BRQ!Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

Location:
BRQ
10423 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

NKBA June - Meet & GreetNKBA June - Meet & GreetThu, Jun 8, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

Location:
City Pork Brasserie & Bar
7327 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, La 70816

April WeekenderApril WeekenderFri, Apr 28, 2017 @ 5:00 PM to Sat, Apr 29, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

This is a weekend retreat in Biloxi at the Palace Casino and Resort. This retreat will start Friday evening, April 28th and continue through most of the day Saturday, April 29th. Meals will be provided along with each session. Saturday's sessions will end with a reception at the bar with horderves. See detailed schedule below.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND HERE!!! - $100

You can also purchase tickets separately at $25-$30 each. Click the link above and follow instructions for individual ticket purchases.

Friday, October 14

  • Meet and Greet 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Session #1 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Steven Strauss - Direct Kitchen Distributors (National Speaker)

Saturday, October 15

  • Breakfast 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Session #2 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Jason Duron with Vent-A-Hood
  • Snack Break 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Session #3 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Scott Kirkland with Notoco Lighting
  • Break for Lunch - No lunch provided
  • Session #4 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sheldon Linzy with Omicron
  • Reception 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room Rates: Friday Saturday

    • Single Occupancy $155.68 + $155.68 = $311.36 (*** Limited Room Availability)
    • Double Occupancy $155.68 + $155.68 = $311.36

MUST CALL MARY SMITH TO RESERVE YOUR ROOMS

Direct: (228) 386-2460

Or: 1-800-725-2239, #1

Tell them you are with group #688

Rooms rate will be held until April 14, 2017.

 

The Quality of Sink InnovationThe Quality of Sink InnovationThu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 11:30 AM to Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Location:
Coburn's of Baton Rouge
11930 Airline Hwy,
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

2016 DECEMBER SOCIAL2016 DECEMBER SOCIALSat, Dec 3, 2016 @ 7:00 PM to Sat, Dec 3, 2016 @ 10:00 PM

Join Us for our December Social!

Food, Beer, and Wine

Live Music

Fun Games

** WEAR YOUR UGLIEST SWEATER! **

FREE

http://www.evite.com/event/022DWMRNJLWSJIZGMEPGTUUH6RN6GU/guestlist?gid=017E5FNT3C2JU4BTUEPGUXNM4XAVQU

  

 

 

Location:
Drusilla Seafood
3482 Drusilla Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Chapter MeetingChapter MeetingFri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM to Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Location:
Cosentino
5800 Jefferson Hwy
Elmwood, LA 70123

August Chapter MeetingAugust Chapter MeetingTue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

***IMPORTANT: BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

***IMPORTANT: BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

 

Location:
The Plumbing Warehouse - LCR
6232 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

July Chapter MeetingJuly Chapter MeetingTue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Location:
The Plumbing Warehouse - LCR
6232 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

June Chapter MeetingJune Chapter MeetingWed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Location:
Stone Interiors
191 West James Dr.
Saint Rose, LA 70087 70087

May Chapter MeetingMay Chapter MeetingWed, May 18, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM


Chapter Meeting: Member DriveChapter Meeting: Member DriveThu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:45 PM to Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM


Chapter Meeting RescheduledChapter Meeting RescheduledWed, Mar 2, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Mar 2, 2016 @ 8:00 PM


Chapter MeetingChapter MeetingWed, Mar 2, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Mar 2, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Location:
LCR/ The Plumbing Warehouse
6232 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Chapter MeetingChapter MeetingTue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

TO PURCHASE A TICKET CLICK HERE!!

 
 
 
Location:
LCR/ The Plumbing Warehouse
6232 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

LA/MS/AR 3rd Annual Jingle & MingleLA/MS/AR 3rd Annual Jingle & MingleFri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to Fri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

Location:
St. Ann's Courtyard at Bourbon Orleans Hotel
717 Orleans St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

LA/MS/AR 3rd Annual Jingle & MingleLA/MS/AR 3rd Annual Jingle & MingleFri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to Fri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

Location:
St. Ann's Courtyard at Bourbon Orleans Hotel
717 Orleans St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

Team BuildingTeam BuildingThu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Should Kitchen & Bath Design be a Team Sport?

By Wendy Hornung

It might sound far-fetched but if you don't know the strengths of your team, you could be underutilizing hidden assets. Teams that don't work with their teams talents, don't win.

Recognizing and developing talents in employees has been proven to increase productivity and profitability. Employees that use their talents use less sick days, and are much happier. All of these factors create a more successful business. Focusing on employee strengths and how each person contributes to the team has a morale building momentum. As individuals learn about their strengths, they value themselves more, and in turn see the differences in others as having value rather than a threat. Learning about strengths provides great communication tools that can be applied to problem solving, and more.

Even  if you don't like sports, a team mindset is the best way to cultivate productivity and a positive work environment. Both have a great impact on your business.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nkba-lamsark-team-building-should-kitchen-bath-design-be-a-team-sport-tickets-18442006538

Should Kitchen & Bath Design be a Team Sport? 

 

It might sound far fetched but if you don't know the strengths of your team, you could be under utilizing hidden assets. Teams that don't work with their teams talents, don't win.

Recognizing and developing talents in employees has been proven to increase productivity and profitability. Employees that use their talents use less sick days, and are much happier. All of these factors create a more successful business. Focusing on employee strengths and how each person contributes to the team has a morale building momentum. As individuals learn about their strengths, they value themselves more, and in turn see the differences in others as having value rather than a threat. Learning about strengths provides great communication tools that can be applied to problem solving, and more. 

 

Even  if you don't like sports, a team mindset is the best way to cultivate productivity and a positive work environment. Both have a great impact on your business.

Location:
Top's Appliances
5826 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503

Period Detailing: Lunch & LearnPeriod Detailing: Lunch & LearnFri, Jul 31, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to Fri, Jul 31, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

DVX & American Standard CEU Course

Presented by:

Seth Darouse, Managing Director

Sean Raymond, Account Manager- Louisiana & Mississippi

Meghan Mayer, Account Manager- Louisiana

CEU's:  .1 CEU

Event is Free, but we encourage our guests to RSVP.

Follow this link to RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nkba-lamsark-periord-detailing-lunch-learn-tickets-17512508384

 

Location:
Coburn's of Baton Rouge
11930 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

NKBA LA/MS/ARK PRESENTS "BUILDING CUSTOMER AWARENESS"NKBA LA/MS/ARK PRESENTS "BUILDING CUSTOMER AWARENESS"Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

 

Please purchase your tickets here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nkba-lamsark-presents-building-customer-awareness-tickets-17031788538

ONLINE TICKETS ONLY.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Location:
Drusilla Seafood
3482 Drusilla Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Jingle & MingleJingle & MingleFri, Nov 14, 2014 to Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Location:
Hartley/Vey Studio at Manship Theatre
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge 70801

Houzz: The future of your online portfolioHouzz: The future of your online portfolioThu, Sep 4, 2014 to Thu, Sep 4, 2014

Location:
Coburns Supply Co.
3215 28th Street
Metairie 70002

Selling & Staying ProfitableSelling & Staying ProfitableThu, Jun 26, 2014 to Thu, Jun 26, 2014

 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET!

Speaker: Dennis J Harrison, CKD since 1997 and with Todd Haley & Associates since March of 2012. Todd Haley & Associates represent MasterBrand Cabinet Lines only. Dennis has 20 + years kitchen experience, as well has having 10 + years training kitchen designers including 20/20 CAD for a large retail company. Dennis has successfully managed several large kitchen showrooms during a 7 year span. Dennis is responsible for servicing and growing MBCI’s customer base in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and The Panhandle of Florida.

Topic: Gross Margin Versus Mark-Up

About: Calculating the selling price for a project can be done several ways – though the most important point is to fully understand the true profit for the project.

CEUs: .1

Menu:

Butler Passed Appetizers

  • Fried Shrimp
  • Fried Catfish
  • Spicy Meat Pies
  • Summer Salad

Dinner

  • Crawfish Bisque
  • Chicken Florentine served over Pasta
  • Fresh Green Beans with Roasted Peppers
  • Iced Tea

Dessert

  • Bananas Foster served over Cheesecake

Cash Bar

Location:
Top's Appliances & Cabinetry
5826 Johnston Street
Lafayette 70503

KBIS 2014: The Hottest Kitchen & Bath Trends and Plumbing Products Contribution to Water Conservation KBIS 2014: The Hottest Kitchen & Bath Trends and Plumbing Products Contribution to Water Conservation Thu, May 1, 2014 to Thu, May 1, 2014

$20.00 per person

AIA - KWC103 HSW 1.0
NARI – 1.0
IDCEC – HSW Subject 2.12 0.1 NKBA – #1511 0.1 
GCBI – 0.1 

Learning Objective:
Be part of the big picture. Whether you are specifying plumbing products that meet the criteria of LEED initiatives, reduce facility operating costs or accommodate the preferences of home owners, environmentally conscious fixtures and faucets can help you address the challenging demands of your customers. 

This course was developed for building and design professionals; specifically for those who specify plumbing products. After this course you will: 
• Explain water supply & demand and how they affect water conservation to clients 
• Apply various “green” plumbing codes and programs to sustainable building projects 
• Specify plumbing products to accomplish water conservation goals 
• Calculate water savings from plumbing products in green buildings

Menu:
Dinner from Portobello's Grill 
Meatballs and Spaghetti
Sensation Salad
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Location:
Acadian House Kitchen & Bath Studio
6971 Exchequer
Baton Rouge 70809

Chapter Website

www.nkba-la-ms-ark.com/
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