NKBA Upcoming  
Chapter Meetings,
Events & More 

Board Meeting
December 2nd
November 18th
12 NOON to 6pm
Eating, Living & Building:
Designing the
Kitchen of Tomorrow
0.4 CEU Program 
Cost is $75 members;
$100 non-members

To register, go to:

December 10th
Holiday Party!
150 E 58th St, 7th floor
KBIS® 2016

JAN 19th-21st
The NKBA is the ONLY professional organization that solely supports kitchen, bath and hardware with over 60,000 members in North America!


Complimentary Manhattan Chapter Events

Complimentary Summer and Winter Socials
Complimentary Vendor Excursions
Complimentary Invitation To The
Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Breakfast
On-line education
Business Development Webinars
Opportunities to enter and win Design Contests
Advanced Registration for KBIS and Design & Construction Week
Professional Certification Courses
Legislative Support and Advocacy
Industry Job Boards
Consumer Access to your Company Information

Credibility of the NKBA Logo
Health Insurance Benefit Plan

Ad Templates & Business Forms
Member Discounts on Products and Services Including: Banking, Car Rentals and Office Supplies
and much more...

To find out more or apply online, please visit:


NKBA Manhattan
thanks it's sponsors


in the house!
From left: Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD, NKBA National President; Kent Brasloff, Manhattan Chapter President; Chef Tageré Southwell, Executive Chef of the Monogram Design Center NYC

Our Manhattan Chapter welcomed NKBA National President Maria Stapperfenne and CEO Bill Darcy to the October meeting held at the Monogram Design Center in the A&D Building on October 29th. Carlos Salguero, Monogram Sales Associate, greeted members and guests with wine and soft drinks while Tageré Southwell, Monogram Executive Chef, prepared a delicious and healthy meal that included salmon, salads, cheeses and an amazing gluten free bread prepared on the Monogram induction cooktop. After the meal and some networking, 2015 National President Maria Stapperfenne engaged members with an informative and interactive .2 CEU program on communication styles entitled, "Better Communication through LISTENING!" The audience was challenged with a test to determine their own style and had a few laughs as the results were reported. Attendees left the meeting with a greater understanding of how to identify and manage different personalities to improve the selling experience, as well as swag bags from Monogram.
For more photos from this event please visit our NKBAManhattan FB page

Industry Partners and Students this is a not to be missed event !! It offers unparalleled insight into how we will eat in, live in and build the Kitchens of Tomorrow! Two renowned Professors of Architecture, a Cookbook Author, & an NKBA Past President discuss the future. .4 NKBA CEUs. 2 AIA HSs 2 AIA LUs 4 NAHB CEUs. First 20 STUDENTS FREE! Details & registration here: 

                          Sneak Peek at 2016
Did you miss NKBA Manhattan Chapter President Kent Brasloff moderating the What's New What's Next, State of the Art Kitchens, panel discussion held at the Cliff Young showroom in the NYDC. Due to popular demand, the discussion will continue at the Miele showroom in the A&D Building on February 17th, with media sponsor Architectural Digest.


                         Happening Around Town


LG and Hearst Magazines DESIGN TO INSPIRE Event

will be held at The Kitchen At Union Square, 873 B'way on Thursday November 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. RSVP to

                    Local Employment Opportunity
Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a A&D Specification Sales Representative postion in the New York, New York area. This individual will act as a Territory Sales Representative who drives project specifications through interior designers, architects, and other specifiers, leading to product sales. 

About Legrand
"Legrand is a global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 
"Employing more than 2,600 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity - in people, products, innovation and technology - is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career."
To apply for this job visit




As the season for everything pumpkin crescendos, from pumpkin-spiced lattes to pumpkin tortilla chips, and yellow and red leaves billow out from the street corners, I can't help but review the closing year with a sense of satisfaction. NKBA Manhattan has provided a cornucopia of comradery, education, travel and fun to all who participated: from the latest design and technological finds at KBIS to our intensive weekend with Monogram in Louisville to learning about Kosher Kitchen design to partying under the summer stars with Grohe. Our Board harvested the best in kitchen, bath and hardware for our membership, and they have planted the seeds of future success by creating a leadership succession plan and carving out programs unique to our niche.
But 2015 isn't quite over yet...
I hope you've signed on for our November 18th blockbuster .4 CEU program: "Eating, Living & Building: Designing the Kitchen of Tomorrow." Hosted by Häfele, seats will be limited for this symposium featuring Ray Mann, Associate Professor at The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Architecture, and Joseph Wheeler, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design and mastermind of Lumenhaus, as well as journalist and cookbook author Leeann Lavin. The day will focus on the sociological and practical methods that will drive both food production and kitchen design in the 21st century, concluding with a panel discussion moderated by NKBA National Past President John Morgan. You won't want to miss this!
Our October program featured 2015 National President Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, who joined us in the Monogram Design Center for her presentation, Better Communication Through Listening. Members learned strategies for keeping the client on track and for clarifying their wants and needs. Susan Cozzi, MDC Showroom Manager and Executive Chef Tageré Southwell, along with sales associate Carlos Salguero, made sure we were comfortable and well fed. National CEO Bill Darcy also attended and even participated in the program!
Be sure to save December 10th for our annual holiday social sponsored by Thermador. See you there!!
Kent Brasloff
Chapter President

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