NKBA Upcoming  
Chapter Meetings,
Events & More 
Javits Center, NYC 
NKBA Voices of the Industry 
Submissions close on May 20

May 17
Kips Bay Breakfast
9:00-10:30 AM
Carlton House
19 E. 61st St., NYC
Registration closed

June 6

June 14

Michael Aram Collection by Artistic Tile
Launch Party

6:00-9:00 PM
Artistic Tile
38 W. 21st St., NYC
RSVP here

June 15
Summer Showcase

.2 CEU  
5:00-8:30 pm
Dinner served
Doubletree Tarrytown
RSVP here

 NKBA-Manhattan June 16
"Design Unleashed: Adapting Interiors for People and Their Pets"  .1 CEU 
 5:30-8:00 PM
Dinner served 
In House Kitchen Bath Home 
200 Lexington Ave.
Suite 1511, NYC 
NKBA-Manhattan July 20
Summer Social
"Brazilian Carnival" hosted by Thermador
5:30-8:00 PM
BSH Showroom
150 E. 58th St.,
Suite 700, NYC

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 Invitation To The
Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Breakfast
Complimentary Summer and Winter Socials
Complimentary Vendor Excursions
On-line Education
Business Development Webinars
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

Member Discounts on Products and Services Including: Banking, Car Rentals and Office Supplies
To find out more or apply online, visit:
at OBICA, Flatiron
Left to right: Hannah Reeves, Waterworks, was the gift certificate winner, with Austin Hogan, OBICA manager, and Renee Riddick, NKBA Manhattan Chapter President  
Chapter members and friends gathered at OBICA in Manhattan's uber-hot Flatiron District for an evening of fun and networking. Guests nibbled Italian antipasti while catching up with collagues. For more pictures, see our Facebook page!
Voices From the Industry
It's Not Too Late to Submit!
We want to hear from you at KBIS 2017 in Orlando! 

Do you have a topic you'd like to share, a subject you have researched already or one you are ready to explore and develop? We want to hear from you!

The 2016 Voices From The Industry Conference Series will consist of over 100 conference speakers who represent all industry segments and every level of professional. The NKBA is looking for industry-relevant topics to be presented by you. Who better to address the topics that are relevant to today's kitchen and bath professional, than the experts in the field?
  • All applications are due no later than Friday, May 20, 2016, at 12 noon ET.
  • Selected applicants will be notified by the beginning of August, 2016, and will be scheduled to speak at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), January 10-12, 2017 in Orlando, FL.
  • For Complete Policies, Criteria, Requirements, and Submission Form Click Here


* Project Manager at KBR Design & Build
- Fully conversant with NYC plumbing and electric codes
- With Min. 3 years of interior construction experience...
- Who can read through and understand a full-set of architectural plans...
- Able to draw up construction schedules...
- Preferably with hands on experience...
- Familiar with structural, HVAC, exteriors etc...
- Who takes project meeting notes and daily logs...
- Able to manage and oversee a crew of workers...
- With strong communication skills, including the ability to use technology as a tool...
- Who is easy-going, laid-back and can keep their cool under occasionally tense circumstances...
- Capable of solving problems regularly...
- Able to set & meet goals while leading others...
- With a valid drivers license...
Submit resume to 

* Interior Designer at KBR Design & Build
 - Someone who's not just aware of, but passionate about current and historic design trends and movements.  
- Someone who understands that technology is a necessary tool, and enjoys implementing emerging technologies in the workplace.  
- A confident and clear communicator, via email, face to face and on the phone. 
- Someone with a strong academic background, a masters or advanced degree in your field is preferred.
- Strong product and manufacturer knowledge. Understanding the pro's and con's of various materials and manufacturing techniques. 
- A strong understanding of production and scheduling issues. 
- AutoCad, 20/20 and Sketchup proficient. 
- Must be a leader among their peers. 
- Proven goal setting skills, and, a track record of reaching those goals. 
- A designer of upwards of 50-100 interior design / build projects, including kitchens, bathrooms and entire apartments.
- Experience with all kinds of clients, from laid-back but slow to make decisions, to psycho-pregnant-bridezilla-contract-lawyers.   
 Submit resume to  

  NKBA Manhattan Chapter thanks its sponsors for their support 


This month we honor the women who gave us life and we honor the fallen soldiers who protected the precious lives we live. NYC will also honor the design trade in a big and fabulous way with events planned throughout the month. Here's a brief rundown of events past and events still to come for the month of May:
On May 5th we celebrated the Grand Opening of the Fisher & Paykel Experience Center in the A&D Building. The showroom was packed with attendees excited about this new showcase of products. Everyone mixed and mingled, sipped cocktails and tested the appliances on display. Paula Smith, showroom manager, was the gracious host as she welcomed us all for the festivities. A really fun time.
NYCXDesign runs from May 5th - 17th. One of the featured events is the Design Showroom Cocktail Crawl on May 11th, which offers a chance to visit eleven kitchen and bath showrooms in the Flatiron District in one evening. Showrooms were elbow to elbow with designers and architects on a perfect spring night. Those who visited at least seven of the showrooms were entered to win a special AmEx prize!
Also be sure to note May 12th - June 9th as you won't want to miss The Kips Bay Decorator Show House. It promises to again delight the trade with its showcase of rooms designed by some of our industry's most talented designers. Every room is sure to contain a design element you've not seen before.
The Manhattan Chapter will host its highly anticipated, Kips Bay Breakfast, generously sponsored by MIELE at the decorator show house on May 17th. Attendees will have breakfast, then tour the house. If you have a ticket bravo! This event is Sold Out as of this writing with 100 registered attendees.
Another great event: The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) runs at the Jacob Javits Center from May 14th through May 17th. ICFF is the North American platform for global design. Architects, interior designers and developers looking for inspiration, new concepts and exciting product flock to ICFF to discover the best in contemporary interior design. This year there are more than 700 exhibitors. Be there! Also highly anticipated and again sold out: the opening party at the Museum of Modern Art on Saturday May 14th.  The Porcelanosa showroom will host its own ICFF reception May 16th.
This year's Dwell on Design teams up with Designjunction during
. From May 13th to 15th Designjunction + Dwell on Design will display 20 top design brands and host a
three-day exhibition and conference, comprised of one trade day and two consumer days. Visit Artbeam, 540 W. 21st St.
Finally, Pirch, the innovative retailer that specializes in fixtures and appliances for the kitchen, bath and outdoors is slated to open its SoHo showroom on May 21st. This award-winning retailer is a true experience center with 18 fully interactive kitchen vignettes and 15 bath vignettes.  Have fun!