NKBA’s Brave New Business is a new LIVE interactive digital forum designed to connect, share and inform. Created with our industry partners at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) magazine, the initiative is grounded by a weekly live video conference, providing information and resources on timely topics associated with the work of all industry professionals.¬†Hosted each Thursday at 2:00PM ET, each live forum will feature special guest subject matter experts. Each forum will be recorded and made available for viewing here.

Upcoming Events

August 6, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Webinar

Tap into Wellness to Drive Business Growth

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, will be joined by Laurence Carr, CEO & Founder of Laurence Carr Design and Shannon Ggem, Owner of Gem Design Co. as they discuss wellness and driving business growth.

Past Events

July 23, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Consumer Confidence and the Discretionary Dollar

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, who will be joined by J. Walker Smith and Pam Danziger as they discuss the luxury market, discretionary vs elective spending, and how to maximize the sale of high-end/luxury remodeling projects.


July 9, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Design Solutions for Living in Place

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Kerrie Kelly, Creative Director of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab will be joined by Jonas Carnemark, CKD, CLIPP of Carnemark design + build and Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD, CLIPP of Jennifer Bertrand Design as they discuss design solutions for Living in Place.


June 25, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Getting Back On The Job

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NKBA CEO Bill Darcy will be joined by Charlie Silva, President of Silva Brothers Construction, Designer/Developer John Colaneri and Angie Hicks, Chief Customer Officer of ANGI Homeservices Inc. and Co-Founder of Angie's List as they discuss getting back on the job after Covid-19.


June 18, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

The Global Marketplace: Less or More Important than Ever?

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NKBA's Executive Vice President Suzie Williford will be joined by Veronika Miller, Founder & CEO of Modenus, Volker Irle, CEO of the Association of Modern Kitchen (AMK) and Jeremy Parcels, AKBD, Designer at Christopher's Kitchen & Bath as they discuss the importance of the Global Marketplace.


June 11, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Leadership in Times of Disruption

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, will be joined by Jean Brownhill, Founder & CEO of Sweeten and Alex Capecelatro, Co-Founder & CEO of Josh.ai as they discuss leadership in the times of disruption.


June 4, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Measuring the Impact: How Will Home Design Change?

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, will be joined by Paul Keskeys, Content Director at Architizer, Lloyd Alter, Design Editor of TreeHugger.com and Theresa Casey, Principal at Casey Design I Planning Group Inc., as they discuss the impact and changes on home design.


May 28, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Grabbing Market Share and Creating Opportunity

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, will be joined by Adam Sandow, Chairman and CEO of Sandow Media, Andreas Hansen, President of Plum and Marty Davis, CEO of Cambria as they discuss market share and creating opportunities for your business.


May 21, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Webinar

Where Are We Today? The Latest Market Outlook

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, will be joined by Todd Tomalak, Principal & Senior Vice President of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Steve Basten, Senior Manager of Building Product Research of John Burns Real Estate Consulting and Elizabeth La Jeunesse, Manager of Building Product Research of John Burns Real Estate Consulting as they discuss updates on the housing market and the 2020 Quarter 1 results of the Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI).


May 14, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

The Future of Trade Shows and Events

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, will be joined by Bob Priest-Heck, Chief Executive Officer of Freeman, Brian Pagel, Executive Vice President of Emerald X and Mark Tester, Executive Director of Orange County Convention Center as they discuss the future of trade shows and events.


May 7, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Keeping Connected: Moving Projects Forward in All Stages of the Process

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy will be joined by Debbie Schaeffer, Chief Customer Officer of Mrs. G Appliances, Kevin Dexter, President and COO of Fisher & Paykel North America and John Petrie, CMKBD CAPS of Mother Hubbard Design/Build as they discuss the ways too move projects forward in all stages of the process.


April 30, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Open for Business: Working with Showrooms in a Virtual Environment

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy will be joined by Annette Reeves of Pirch, Sam Rose of Ferguson and Chas Daniels of Acero Bella as they discuss working with showrooms in a virtual environment.


April 23, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Harnessing the Potential of E-Design

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy will be joined by Principal Designers Jason Clifton and Jeremy Bauer of Bauer/Clifton Interiors and Jenna Gaidusek Founder & CEO of eDesign Tribe, Inc. and Jenna Gaidusek Designs, as they discuss the potential of harnessing E-Design.


April 16, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Weathering the Storm: Navigating the Stimulus Package

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Join Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO, and financial experts David P. Murphy, The Murphy Wealth Management Group, and James Jack, UBS Wealth Management, to learn how to utilize the Stimulus Package for your business.


April 9, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

What We Know So Far: The Impact to Housing, Remodeling and Supply Chains

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Join NKBA CEO Bill Darcy as he hosts John Burns Real Estate Consulting CEO John Burns to discuss how Covid-19 is impacting the housing, remodeling and supply chains.


April 2, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET | Zoom Conference

Brave New Business: Forward Thinking

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NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy, will be joined by NKBA members Kerrie Kelly, creative director of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, Nar Bustamente, principal of Nar Design Group and Chip Wade, owner and lead designer of Wade Works Creative.