2012 Event Archive

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Annual Holiday Party

Sub-Zero Wolf East
Pine Brook, NJ

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Please join us for a fabulous holiday party full of food, drinks and relaxed conversation at Sub-Zero Wolf East in Pine Brook. Explore the showroom and learn about the proper preservation of wine, key differences in wine storage systems, effective long term storage requirements of different varietals, and design options for these storage units.

Your new 2013 Chapter Officers will be installed at this meeting.

Thank you to our sponsors: Sub-Zero & Wolf


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

That Will Change Your Life!

Mayfair Farms
West Orange, NJ

Presented by Danny Wood of the Sandler Sales Institute

Come and join us for this fast paced, interactive presentation that gives you the opportunity to investigate the pitfalls that are preventing you from reaching the heights and the means to overcome selling obstacles.

Danny Wood will discuss how to take your business development and client management strategies from GOOD to GREAT!


Thank you to our sponsors: ThermaSol, 
Trueform Concrete, and VIgo Industries


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Green About Going Green

The Brownstone
Paterson, NJ

Presented by Glen Kross

We have all heard about using green products in our world to waste less and reuse more.  Do we really understand what we should be doing to make our businesses go towards more green?

This course will better inform business owners, custom cabinetry providers as well as designers about recycled content surfacing materials and the recycled materials that go into the development of this product. This course also compares and contrasts properties of other surfacing materials to recycled content solid surface and their applications as well as describing how these materials fit into sustainable design and associated rating systems.

You must register by 5 PM on Friday, October 5. Register Online.

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Thank you to our sponsors: Cosentino


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Field Trip!

American Standard
Piscataway, NJ

Come join us and take a tour of the American Standard Product R&D Facility.  Prepare to be shocked as they show you the secrets of their product development!

Join & network with other NKBA members, while you experience this amazing facility in Piscataway NJ on Tuesday Afternoon, July 31, 2012. We plan on meeting at 3:00 pm for an introduction, followed by a tour of the facility, and then a light dinner. 

Location: American Standard, 865 Centennial Ave. Piscataway, NJ

Seating is limited so sign up early. Please email Pete if you plan to attend: creativekandb@aol.com
Include your name, email address and phone number.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Universal Design

Bottagra Restaurant
Hawthorne, NJ

Presented by Mary Jo Peterson, CKD, CBD, CAPS, CAASH

Over a lifetime, many people will live in environments that are no longer capable of being comfortable and supportive to our physical status. As we age things like vision, senses, dexterity, mobility, agility and cognition will change. Perhaps someone in the family has suffered a traumatic event, preventing them from performing tasks that were once simple and intuitive. Perhaps we are simply left handed.

With more multi-generational families living under the same roof, “Universal Design” or designing for all ages and abilities, becomes monumental to the layout of any successful space.

You must register by 5 PM on Friday, June 8. Register Online.

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Thank you to our sponsors: American Standard; 
Cort Design & Marketing Group; Electrolux; Marvic Corporation; 
Outwater Plastics; Renovation Angel (a division of Green Demolition)



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Designing a Better Practice

Eastern Marketing Designer Showroom
Roseland, NJ

Presented by Peter Laont, Esq.

The economy is slow to recover; the internet yields an abundance of information, giving clients access to information that only business owners knew at one time. As business owners, industry suppliers and designers, how can we protect ourselves against entering into a relationship that can possibly bring our businesses to a close. 
Come meet and hear Peter Lamont speak on topics of business litigation that affect any business owner. His topics of discussion will include:

  • What creates Liability?
  • The NJ Consumer Fraud Act
  • The Top 10 Preventative Measures and Their Application for increasing profits and decreasing liability
  • The Benefits of Prevention
  • A Review of a Recent Case Law followed by a question and answer period.

This is a program not to be missed. It will apply to us all and answer questions that we need to know on how to protect us in our practices and businesses.

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Thank you to our sponsor: Eastern Marketing


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Introduction to Stone Design I

OHM International Marble & Granite
Monroe Twp, NJ

Presented by Jay Burcher and Saket Hans

A Marble Institute of America Continuing Education Course. This one-hour class is designed for architects, landscape architects, and interior designers desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material. Learn more about the various natural stones (limestone, travertine, onyx, marble, serpentine, sandstone, slate, quartzite, and granite). Obtain information about common quarrying techniques, fabrication, and finishing methods. With this understanding, you'll enhance your ability to select the right stone, fabrication technique, and finish for your project.

Learning objectives include:

  • Obtain a better understanding of the various types of natural stone.
  • Learn about common quarrying techniques.
  • Gain knowledge about stone fabrication and finishing methods.

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Thank you to our sponsor: OHM International Marble & Granite

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Staying Ahead of the Competition Through Technology

The Landmark
East Rutherford, NJ

Presented by John Morgan, NKBA President Elect

John is a twenty year kitchen and bath industry veteran, serving as a manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer and speaker. He has served on an advisory council of industry manufacturers and chaired the NKBA certification task force. For nearly a decade, John authored the popular “Representative’s View” column for the Kitchen and Bath Design News.

John currently represents several national cabinet manufacturers and technology companies in the Baltimore/Washington area. (0.1 CEU)

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Thank you to our sponsor: Stone Surfaces and Mielle

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Let the Sun Shine In: 
Residential Shading

Outwater Plastics Industries
Bogota, NJ

Social hour begins at 5:30

This course will give participants a strong understanding of the effects of daylight on a residential space. With this knowledge, course attendees will leave able to specify the window treatments needed to meet overall aesthetic goals.

Participants will also leave able to advise clients on window coverings that optimize the overall Functionality of each application.  (0.1 CEU)

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Thank you to our sponsor: Outwater Plastics Industries