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    The KBIS Countdown Begins

    There are just under 90 days until registration for KBIS opens on Sept. 4!

    The best, brightest and most successful professionals in the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry are gathering at the industry’s leading showcase for product, exchanging ideas and career development — the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) — slated for Feb. 19-21, 2019, in Las Vegas.

    Each year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) strives to present an unparalleled show experience, with the latest in design, products and home technologies; informative industry insights, and learning opportunities for professionals to advance their businesses and career trajectory.

    Our co-location with the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show makes this the premiere event in North America in which to see what’s hot and what’s next across the entire design, building and remodeling sectors. It’s a great place to network and make valuable business connections.

    A journey of discovery awaits kitchen and bath pros throughout the three-day expo. See the newest smart-home technologies, the most advanced appliances, fixtures, cabinetry, surfaces, lighting, storage, design software and new ideas to take the most important spaces in the home into the future. The Voices from the Industry Conference presents 80 classes, all qualifying for CEU credits, taught by experts on topics like design, kitchen and bath specialty training, growing one’s business, marketing and more, while some of the 600-plus KBIS exhibitors conduct training sessions in their booths on the show floor. Two amazing NKBA-hosted parties — the Design Competition and Industry Awards at the Opening Night Party, and The Bash — are all part of the fun.

    Best of all: the show is free to attend — if you’re an NKBA member and register between Sept. 4 and 30!

    This is just one of many benefits of belonging to the Association. Besides a complimentary KBIS Show Pass, members are eligible for a free early-bird entry into the professional design competition, a free profile page on NKBA.org to promote your business and specialties, the opportunity to obtain NKBA’s highly regarded certifications in kitchen and bath design: Associated Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD); Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD), and Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD). Members stay connected through our insightful blog and newsletter, Innovation + Inspiration magazine, and included membership in one of our 70 local chapters across North America.

    Registration opens Tuesday, Sept. 4, with early-bird pricing ($50 for a three-day expo pass) in effect for the month of September. Discounts on VFTI conference passes and show hotels are available, too — check out www.kbis.com to take advantage of a limited number or reduced-rate hotel rooms and other specials.

    If you’re not already a member, now is the time to join. We urge you to consider and NKBA membership — the nominal feel pays for itself in complimentary opportunities throughout the year, not to mention valuable promotion of your business. For more information call 1-800-843-6522 or visit https://nkba.org/info/join.

    Don’t delay! Join today, and get ready to register for KBIS starting Sept. 4!

     

    Apply for 2019 NKBA Thirty Under 30

    Thirty Under 30

    The 2019 NKBA Thirty Under 30 nominations are NOW OPEN! 

    We’re searching for several outstanding young professionals who possess the passion, creativity and brilliance to be the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath experts.

    Our Thirty Under 30 Program is designed to celebrate the future rock stars of kitchen and bath. As an industry professional, you can nominate a colleague or enter directly with a few easy steps.

    Thirty Under 30 Nomination Form:

    Thirty Under 30 Self-Nomination Form:

    If selected, you’ll help identify significant trends, innovation and technology, sustainable business practices and emerging business models at KBIS 2019 in Las Vegas. You’ll meet amazing peers, network with important industry leaders, and otherwise shake the trees inside the kitchen and bath trades. The association will also honor you and your contributions during next year’s KBIS.

    This annual program has left a lasting impact on the lives and careers of our Thirty Under 30 alumni.

    The nominee for NKBA Thirty Under 30 recognition must:

    • Be born on or after February 19, 1989
    • Be outgoing, passionate, and excited to network with new colleagues
    • Work in the kitchen and bath industry
    • Be interested in furthering a career within the kitchen and bath industry
    • Be supported by their current employer to participate in this program

    Thirty Under 30

    Program Honors

    Thirty Under 30 recipients will receive:

    • A Free Trip to KBIS 2019 (airfare and lodging)
    • KBIS Show floor pass, conference pass and access to a keynote session
    • Media exposure and awareness among top design and trade professionals
    • Pre-event and post-event networking activities

    Past Winners:

    2013 Thirty Under 30 Biography Book
    2014 Thirty Under 30 Biography Book
    2015 Thirty Under 30 Biography Book
    2016 Thirty Under 30 Biography Book
    2017 Thirty Under 30 Biography Book

    How to Apply:

    Entrants can apply directly or be nominated by industry professional. How to apply:

    Complete the nomination or application form below by Friday, July 9, 2018

    Apply today! Your future is waiting for you…

    Click here to apply.

    Entry Recommendations

    Want to improve your chances of being selected? Here are some examples of information to include in your submission:

    • Awards and acknowledgements you have received for work in the kitchen and bath industry
    • Sales and marketing accomplishments, statistics, and sales figures
    • Certifications related to the kitchen and bath industry
    • Community service/charity involvement – industry related or other
    • NKBA Chapter officer positions held, or other industry related association memberships, etc.
    • Innovative solutions you have brought to your job, improvements in job processes, project involvement above and beyond your daily job requirements

    The NKBA Thirty Under 30 is an elite group of young professionals who are truly the best of the best—be sure to highlight any accomplishments that make your application stand out!

    Click here to apply.

     

    Stay Updated With Us!

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    Everyone wants to stay informed and the
    NKBA Baltimore/Washington Chapter Council is here to help!

    We've added a NEW section: Industry Events!

    Check this out periodically to see what else is going on in and around the Baltimore/Washington DC Metro Area.  

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    Are you an NKBA Member (must be in good standing) that has an event coming up?
    While we can't share our roster...
    as an added benefit we'll post your event here and
    on our social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram)

    Please reach out to info@nkbabaltowash.org or use our Contact Us Form

     

    Announcing the Biggest NKBA Member Benefit Ever!

    The new NKBA.org is a simple, easy-to-use, digital platform built to help members grow their businesses. The system is designed to generate the best possible search results (and generate leads) for each member, but there's a catch … to get the maximum benefits (and the most leads), YOU must complete your profile.

    The new NKBA website has been designed to show off your business, produce the best possible search engine results, and help you take your career to the next level. It all starts with your completed profile, so please log-on today.

    By completeing your member profile prior to KBIS*, the Baltimore/Washington Chapter will receive $15 for every one of our dues paying members.  The chapter will then, in turn, give that money back to the chapter through programming in 2018.  We have excited things planned for the coming year and hope you'll join us! 

     

    *Update from NKBA National: The deadline is December 30, 2017