2013 Event Archive

NKBA-NNJ Program Meetings

Our next Chapter Meeting will be March 11, 2014, location and topic to be announced

Board meetings are usually held at 4:00 pm on the same day as the monthly chapter meeting. These meetings are public, and members are encouraged to participate. If you are considering attending a board meeting, please contact Victor Libman, President, at least one day prior to the board meeting.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Party

Atlas Marble and Granite
Springfield, NJ 

Join us to celebrate the season, meet with friends, eat drink and be cheery!

We will begin to meet and mingle at 5:30pm. A buffet of food and appetizers will be available as well as soft drinks, adult beverages and other festive libations!

This is also the evening when we say good-bye to those dedicated volunteers who are leaving their positions on the Board of Directors for NKBA-NNJ as well as swearing in our 2014 officers. All in all, it is an event not to be missed.

Please come and see this new and beautiful showroom with many vignettes and ideas for countertop solutions. Atlas Granite and Marble is a full service custom stone fabricator specializing in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry / vanity tops, tub surrounds as well as hearth and fireplace surrounds.


As we celebrate the season of hope and giving, we ask that attendees bring a new, unwrapped toy which will be donated to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

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» Register online today. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Motivational Skills: How to be self managed and prosper

Modiani Kitchens and Interiors
Englewood, NJ 

Presented byJoy Baldridge CPC, CSP
This one hour presentation will cover the following topics.

  • Self-Motivation
  • Self-Management
  • Asking the right question to make better decisions with your actions
  • Self-Praise and rewards
  • Making minor change for major impact
  • Setting new standards and goals for success

This program is filled with an abundance of techniques and practical tips designed to further your success in work and life. It is also filled with inspirational quotes, fun stories and audience participation.

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» Register online today. Register By November 4th and Save $10.00 on admission!!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Meet The Panel

Morris Museum
Morristown, NJ

A panel discussion that answers the question, what does it take to get your work out to the consumer, the steps that are necessary and what it takes to create beautiful finish photography. You will discover strategy for submitting a design project for competition, what judges look for in a design awards contest and how to use print and social media as a way to transport great design to consumers.  The panel includes:

  • Peter Albanese, CKD, CBD- Creative Kitchen and Bath
  • Steven Mandel- Publisher ASPIRE NJ Magazine
  • Ren Miller- Editor Design NJ Magazine
  • Peter Rymwid-Architectural Photographer- Peter Rymwid Photography
  • Russell Tepper- Associate Publisher, ASPIRE NJ Magazine

Please join us at the Morris Museum in Morristown for good food and drink, networking with our peers and a fantastic topic discussion provided by our panel of experts.

A full buffet dinner will be served through The Food Company. There will be a variety of food, butlered hors d’oeuvres, risotto bar, carving station, dessert and wine is included in the ticket price. Please note this will not be a seated dinner.

Evening Schedule:
5:30pm-6:30pm              Networking- hors d’oeuvres and Buffet dinner in the Museum Court.
6:45pm-8:15pm              Announcements and Program in the Bickford Theater
8:15pm-9:00pm              Coffee, Dessert and “one on one” chatting with panelists in the Museum Court

Please note that the format for this meeting has changed. Networking and dinner will begin from 5:30 and we will be serving coffee and dessert at 8:15 when our panel program ends.

NKBANNJ October Meeting Sponsors

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Understand Intellectual Property

Paramus, NJ

Presented by Peter J Lamont, Esq.

This seminar will provide a basic understanding of copyright law, trademarks and patents and how they apply to designers, builders and kitchen and bath participants. It will include practical advice concerning protecting your work, designs and proprietary information and will address preventing liability associated with infringing use. 

Come and join us at the newly renovated space at Porcelanosa in Paramus. Network with us in this 17,000 sq. ft. showroom and browse the beautiful new tile collections. 

To make this evening even more special, the NKBANNJ chapter will be awarding scholarships to high school seniors from local areas who will be seeking advanced studies in design. We raise monies through our golf outing in September each year to award these talented students who will be the next generation of Design Professionals. Come join us and applaud them and welcome their families.

Buffet dinner and stationary platters with light dinner fare will be offered, wine, soft drinks and a fantastic seminar are all included in the ticket price.

Thank you to our sponsor

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Transgenerational Shower Design: A Custom Shower Workshop

Ferguson Enterprises
Red Bank, NJ

Presented by Irvin Johnson, Grohe America Corporate Trainer

Multi-head shower environments have long been considered the ultimate in shower functionality and personalization of the shower experience, often a standard of the custom home. The Transgenerational Shower is a fresh look at multi-outlet shower design that expands the concept in terms of the tenets of universal design and aging-in-place housing trends. During this hour-long, interactive course, participants will learn how to:

  • determine the long-term needs of their clients
  • identify the function and number of shower outlets required to satisfy client needs
  • calculate water flow rates
  • select the proper valves to deliver the desired results for any shower design

Join us as we gather in Ferguson’s magnificent plumbing, lighting and appliance showroom, we will be treated to appetizers freshly prepared by a Thermador Chef in their “live” kitchen. Light dinner fare will be served. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included in the ticket price.

Thank you to our sponsors

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Design Trends: Fashion, Light and Color

The New Jersey Decorating Exchange, Rochelle Park

Presented by Hunter Douglas

This seminar is to refresh designers on the design and fashion trends through the years.  You will learn about how it affects the window coverings industry; an in depth look at windows through the ages and how they parallel fashion.

  • Lighting Concepts, from the floor plan to the three levels of light in a space.
  • The effect of different lighting techniques on the sense of space and color in the room.
  • How light affects window treatments and how to specify the treatment that will meet the requirements of each room.
  • What color trends are driving the market and how they can be incorporated into your clients current color palette.
  • How current fashion trends can influence your clients’ home furnishings and window treatments.
  • The forecast colors for both Europe and North America.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Design of the Sale

The Manor
West Orange 

Presented by Alan W. Zielinski, CKD, Immediate Past President

The ability to out-sell your competition is crucial to you and your business's success. Honing your sales skills will help you stand out from your competition. Selling is a skill than can be learned, and Alan W. Zielinski, CKD will present proven and practical techniques about how to be a better salesperson. Developing a rapport, establishing credibility and identifying a need, and then offering a solution are some clear-cut steps that will lead you to success in closing the sale.

Come and learn how sales relates to a transference of feelings, how to vercome client objections, and the importance of asking closed-ended questions.


Thank you to our sponsors

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Disaster Recovery for 
Small Business Owners

Park Avenue Club
Florham Park, NJ

The first in a series of Fireside Chats with speaker, Bernard A. Jones, Certified Business Continuity Professional at the beautiful Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.

Have we, as business owners and professionals, given any serious thought to the impact or response to our businesses after a Natural Disaster? With the devastation from Hurricane Sandy still fresh in our minds, what measurer must we take to prevent a loss of lapse of business the next time such a natural disaster occurs.

» Download the Program Flyer Here  

Thank you to our sponsors: Miele and Trueform Concrete