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.
Sponsorship Opportunities are still avaiable. Contact Debbie Kerr, CKD at 908-626-1047 or DebbieK@JaegerLumber.com to become a sponsor.
» NKBA Certification Exam Prep Flashcards now a mobile app!
Like the boxed set of over 1,000 flashcards, the NKBA Certification Exam Prep app is based on the NKBA Professional Resource Library and is a valuable study tool for students and those studying for an NKBA certification exam (AKBD, CKD, CBD, & CKBP). Flashcards can be sorted by exam type, by NKBA Professional Resource Library volume, or by using the Shuffle option. Students and exam candidates alike can now easily study, on the go, from their smartphone or tablet. The app can be ordered on iTunes, GooglePlay, and Amazon, and is compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android phones and tablets, as well as Kindle and Kindle Fire. Affordably priced at $9.99.
Feeling lucky? You could win a "free admission" to one of our next meetings if you connect with us through one of our social media sites.
Any current member of our chapter can enter! How?
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Try it now and register for our next Chapter Meeting. Prior to each monthly meeting, one winner of a free admission will be chosen from a random drawing of current members who also connect with us through Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Questions? Click here to contact Board Members.
» IBS and KBIS to Co-Locate in Las Vegas Beginning in 2014
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today announced an agreement to co-locate the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014.
The two events will remain separate and distinct shows held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016, creating Design and Construction Week, one of the world's largest gatherings focused on new ideas, products and technologies to design, build and remodel homes.
I am very pleased and excited to be your elected president for 2013. I am looking forward to a challenging and rewarding year for our organization and our state.
Hurricane Sandy devastated our land, our homes and the people of the tri-state area beyond anything we have seen in our lifetime. If the kitchen is indeed the "heart of the home", then it is our duty as an organization and as professionals to help mend as many broken hearts as possible. With our expertise as kitchen designers and industry suppliers, we must commit ourselves to providing our clients, many of whom have had their lives torn apart, with professional, caring treatment.
The economic outlook for the coming year looks to be improving and now is the time to develop an aggressive business plan to move your business forward. The new board is making plans to provide our members with exciting, thought provoking monthly meetings. Great speakers, new venues, new programs, and new formats to help our members network, earn CEU credits, and gain knowledge in design, marketing, technology, business practices and products.
Our goal for 2013 is to encourage our over 500 members to attend our monthly meetings. We ask our dealer and supplier principals to not only send their experienced people, but newer designers and salespeople as well.
I have been a proud member of NKBA for over thirty five years and have gained immeasurable knowledge about our industry from participating. More importantly, I have made lifelong friends and customers. Please feel free to communicate with me via cell phone, email or at our chapter meetings to discus ideas, issues or concerns.
On behalf of your 2013 Board, I extend to our members and families, best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
2013 President NKBANNJ
» NEW FOR 2013 - No More Postcards to Announce Chapter Events
If you are one of our many of our members who only receive meeting notices via postcard, you will need to modify your Member Profile with the NKBA so that you can start receiving meeting notices via email. Or, you can always check here for meeting announcements.
Contact NKBA Customer Service by calling them at 800-843-6522 or emailing them at Feedback@NKBA.org. Ask them to review your current profile and then find out if you have "opted out" of emails.
» Take a look at the new NKBA Television Commercial
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