November 7

November 13-14
BDNY-Boutique Design New York
Jacob J.Javits Center

November 14
Cocktails with
MTI Baths
Booth 808
4:00-5:00 PM
Jacob J.Javits Center
RSVP here
and enter promo code 40312

December 5


December 13
6:00-8:00 pm
GROHE Live! Center
160 Fifth Avenue,
4th floor,
Registration details forthcoming 
The NKBA is the ONLY professional organization that solely supports kitchen, bath and hardware with over 60,000 members in North America!


Complimentary Chapter Events including Summer and Winter Socials

Complimentary Invitation to The Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Breakfast
Complimentary Vendor Excursions
On-line Education and Business Development
Advanced Registration for KBIS and Design & Construction Week
Professional Certification Courses
Legislative Support and Advocacy
Industry Job Boards
Consumer Access to Your Company Information
Health Insurance Benefit Plan

Member Discounts on Products and Services Including: Banking, Car Rentals and Office Supplies
To find out more or to apply for membership:
October 20 Chapter Event hosted by Fisher & Paykel
From left: Brian Quinn, Renée Riddick, Chef Tageré Southwell,
Paula Cecere Smith, Bronwen Smith, Jessica Cusick

For more, we invite you to "like" our Facebook page 
Getting into the holiday spirit with our Holiday Entertaining Bootcamp
event at the new Fisher & Paykel showroom, attendees were treated to a fun, interactive evening where they learned about creative trends in food, cocktails, tablescapes and floral arrangements.
   From b Floral,
Bronwen Smith, owner and lead designer, and Jessica Cusack, design manager, demonstrated how to set a holiday table using warm-toned flowers in seasonal colors. A nice tip was to put a printed menu at each place setting to add a classy flair to the evening.
   Next we turned to the mixologist, Brian Quinn, of Brian Quinn Events, who provided instruction on making a specialty cocktail, The Paper Plane, as well as cocktail basics, i.e., how to really "shake" your cocktail.
   Finally, Chef Tageré Southwell worked her culinary magic demonstrating how to prepare a tasty and easy salmon dish and tips on creating a festive holiday plate.
Attendees walked away with many great ideas for entertaining. Delicious! A great time was had by all.

Become a Corporate Sponsor of NKBA Manhattan Chapter
Manhattan Chapter welcomes your participation at your pace, at pricing tailored to your budget.  We offer cost-effective exposure to the architects, designers and tastemakers you want to do business with! 
-Reach up to 900 in-boxes monthly via our Chapter Newsletter (averaging a 35% click-through rate)
-Participate in our Social Media posts (averaging a 20% click-through)
-Be seen by up to 2,000 people on our Facebook page when you're photographed at our events
-Host Chapter Events, Excursions, and Socials
-Join 60,000 members across the U.S. and Canada
-Begin your sponsorship in any month YOU choose
-And so much more...
Please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Kent Brasloff, at to find out more about the benefits of a Manhattan Chapter sponsorship:
-Annual Silver-Level Sponsorship at $500
-Annual Gold-Level Sponsorship at $1,500 (limited to 6)
-Annual Platinum-Level Sponsorship at $3,000 (limited to 2)
DESIGN PROFESSIONALS: Stay competitive in your field and register now for this very important training


  NKBA Manhattan Chapter thanks its sponsors  


Happy National Kitchen and Bath month!  October is National Kitchen & Bath Month and the NKBA is celebrating with several activities to drive consumer awareness via social media. The activities include a social media contest, industry Twitter chat and a new NKBA hashtag to spark kitchen and bath conversations. Use #NationalKitchen&BathMonth to post on social media. Members can participate in the chat on Twitter, which aims to support and promote Kitchen & Bath Month by encouraging homeowners to hire a professional when planning a remodel. For more information visit
   The Manhattan chapter is also celebrating its second Membership Drive of the year. We welcome new members to the chapter and we're offering a special incentive-all new members who sign up in October will receive three months free! So that's 15 months for the price of a 12-month membership. Don't miss out on this great deal. Member benefits include vendor trips, networking events, professional certification maintenance, educational courses, consumer leads, member discounts, marketing tools, job listings and leadership opportunities. If you or someone you know has an interest in joining the NKBA, please direct them to our website, and click on membership application or contact Toni Sabatino, the VP Membership at  For student membership, see the Student section of this newsletter, below.
    We hope you enjoyed our Holiday Entertaining Bootcamp event at the Fisher & Paykel showroom (see article). Because we know how important networking is to our members, we are busy planning the annual Holiday Social for you in December. Look for details and registration information in the next newsletter. In the meantime, plan to join your design colleagues in November at the cocktail party sponsored by MTI Baths on November 14 at BDNY at the Jacob J. Javits Center. Registration details in the Calendar, left.
   We hope to see you there. Enjoy!


Our Membership Drive is in progress for the month of October. NKBA National now offers a free student membership to all those studying in the design and building fields, thanks to a scholarship offer provided by Ferguson Enterprises. Ferguson is the largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies in the United States.   
    Go to: to complete an application.
   Visit Ferguson's website at:
   Remember, this year student membership is
 free, if you qualify.