Jun
30
to Sep 30

Outstanding Citizen Award

Do you know a local professional who has made a significant contribution to the kitchen and bath industry, and has been a leader in their community.  We would like to honor those who have contributed in a significant way to the growth and professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry, industry organizations, and community outreach. These nominees will have made significant contributions, beyond just having successful businesses or careers, that have notably helped advance the interests and image of kitchen and bath design and the industry.

Download the Nomination Form - PDF
Download the Nomination Form - DOCX
Email Completed Form to: Jordan Tatosian vpmembership@sacnkba.org
Submission Deadline Sunday, September 30, 2017

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Selling to Design by Not Designing to Sell

Location: DR Design & Remodeling, 10461 Grant Line Rd #100, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Presentation:

Jan Neiges will share a selling strategy that can reduce the time it takes to convert a lead into a client.  She will share qualifying questions and provide hand-outs of documents she uses with her clients. Jan will also teach you how to earn a design fee before putting pencil to paper.

Objectives that will be met in this Presentation:

  • Qualify potential clients
  • Gain an edge over your competition
  • Maximize your time
  • How to use existing tools to close more sales
  • First impression tips/guidelines

Speaker:

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Jan Neiges, an NKBA Certified Award Winning Kitchen Designer and Past President with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NKBA is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges, home shows and at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

Jan has her own kitchen and bath design firm in Denver, Colorado.  Jan has been committed to helping her colleagues learn how to market themselves by not focusing on the selling product.  In utilizing her 34 years of sales experience and 18 years as a Kitchen & Bath Designer, Jan has developed a process specific to Kitchen/Bath designers that has been proven to shorten the lead to sale cycle, improve the closing ratio while also earning design fees before designing.

Host Company:

DR Design & Remodel is a full-service design center and remodeling contractor serving the Sacramento region. We supply complete services for kitchen remodeling, and remodeling from the first selection to the final nail. You get material selection, design services and your build team all under one roof. This provides an efficient and exciting experience that is simply not available elsewhere. This process saves dramatically on time and creates a more effective remodel for you. We believe in a personal approach where we get to know you and listen carefully to your needs in order to insure the most tailored experience for each and every client.

TO REGISTER, Click Here


This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.
This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

**Please Note: Design Competition Winners are encouraged to pick up their 2018 posters at this October meeting.**

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Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

The Chopped Challenge with NARI

Do You Like To Cook?

Are you interested in a cooking competition with NARI?
If so … we have the right Challenge for you!

We are looking for a Chef and Sous Chef for the “NARI & NKBA Chopped Challenge Event”.

The Challenge will be held
November 13, 2018
from
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monark Preminum Appliances
11340 White Rock Road, #150
Rancho Cordova, CA  95742

We will provide a few mystery ingredients for you to show off your genius and talents in creating a spectacular dish!

If you are an NKBA member and interested in facing off against NARI's chefs,
please contact Vivian Khoury, programs@sacnkba.org.

Please stay tuned for details!

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Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Design's Role in the Healthy Home Movement

Location: Bedrosians, 2995 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Date: August 8, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Hosted by:

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Presentation:

This course will focus on paint technologies you can specify to help improve the quality of your client's home with respect to indoor air quality, odors, mold and mildew and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. You will learn how to find paints and coatings that are 3rd party-certified so that you can recommend a product with confidence. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophillic design theory.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the evolution of the Healthy Home Movement.
2. Learn about breakthrough paint and coating technologies that can help improve indoor air quality throughout the home.
3. Understand how 3rd party certifications improve transparency and increase confidence in specifying products.
4. Discuss strategies for incorporating nature by applying biophillic design theory.

Speaker:

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Erica Dockery is the Designer Account Executive for Sherwin-Williams Northern California. Erica is responsible for supporting the residential interior designer market with color and paint specifications as well as ensuring they remain up-to-date with the latest color tools and trends. 

To REGISTER, Click Here.

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Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Water Saving Solutions for Spa-Like Showers

Location: Emser, 9819 Business Park Dr #1, Sacramento, CA 95827
Date: July 11, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Hosted by:

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Presented by: Premier Decorative Group - Cal Faucet

Presentation Details:

Have you ever wondered which shower systems are best suited for individual clients, while still considering water conservation?  In general, water conservation, especially in California, doesn’t have to affect a ‘spa-like’ experience in the shower.

With this presentation, we will discuss the importance of water conservation and its benefits.  We will discuss the methods that can be employed to reduce residential water use for sustainable projects based on codes, standards and guidelines, while meeting the clients’ needs for a ‘spa-like’ experience.

We will also learn about specifying showerheads, the various types of shower head water-delivering technologies and the different types of shower system valves and how they help with water conservation.

Presenter: Tony Doumitt

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Tony is a CEU Instruction and sales representative for Premier Decorative Group – a manufacturers’ rep agency in California, representing some of the best manufacturers of high-end decorative plumbing.

About Emser:

Emser is the fashion leader in porcelain tile, glazed ceramic, glass, metal and natural stone products.

We offer exclusive programs that help dealers, homebuilders, commercial builders, contractors, architects, and designers exceed their customers’ expectations while keeping projects on schedule and within budget. Our experienced team assists with the entire process from materials specification and selection through scheduling and delivery.

To REGISTER, Click Here.

This Presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.
This is an NKBA CA Capital Event.

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Jun
30
to Sep 17

2019 NKBA California Capital Chapter Design Competition

Calling All NKBA California Capital Chapter Designers!!

We are excited to announce the 2019 NKBA California Capital Chapter Design Competition. This competition is an excellent way to be recognized professionally and to showcase your talents and skills. It is also a wonderful marketing tool for establishing credibility with new clients and for building your portfolio. The results will be announced at our Holiday Awards Gala in November 2018. Winners are featured on our website and in our Annual Membership Directory.

For more information or to enter the Competition, visit our Design Competition page.
Entry Fees are due by Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 11:59 PM
Completed Binders are due by 5:00 PM - Monday, September 17, 2018

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Countertops and the Questions You Did Not Know to Ask

Location: America’s Dream Home Works
               
7115 Watt Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sponsor:

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Presentation Details:

You may know countertop basics and the primary surfaces options. But, do you know the specific differences between them and how to gain client confidence by helping them decide the best option for their lifestyle, preferences, and long-time (if not LIFE-time) happiness? Go beyond the initial “color and price” factors and become a more insightful, effective, and competent specifier. Do the harder work early and avoid unhappy callbacks. Find out what you did not know that you did not know and learn to ask the right questions.

BONUS: Many (if not all) of the goals and topics reach beyond countertops and can be applied to many other products and design and building categories.

Presenter: Neneh Biffinger - Market Representative, Cambria USA

To REGISTER, Click Here

This presentation is eligible for 0.1 NKBA CEU, 1.00 NAHB CE hour and 1.0 NARI CEU.
This is an NKBA CA Capital Event.

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May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Chief Building Official During Building Safety Month

Location: 300 Richards Blvd. 2nd Floor, Room 221
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

May is Building Safety Month and to celebrate we will be sharing information about how the City's Building Division keeps development safe through various inspections, programs and innovation. Join us WednesdayMay 23, for a Meet the Chief Building Official open house. This is a great opportunity to meet the staff behind the scenes of the Community Development Department’s Building Division.  

Building Safety Month (BSM) is a public awareness campaign celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May for the past 38 years to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign, presented by the International Code Council, reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

Other building division staff will be present and light refreshments will be served. We hope you can stop by!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we share safety tips throughout the month:
Twitter: @CityofSacCDD
Facebook: /CityofSacCDD

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May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Design Competition Clinic

Get Ready to Enter
NKBA California Capital Chapter’s Design Competition!

Join us for our ‘Design Competition Clinic
May 8, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
4525 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA

Going beyond just a beautiful design, learn what is involved in entering a Kitchen and Bath design competition. Winning entries need to include functionality, meeting client needs, life safety, kitchen and bath drawing standards and elements and principals of design.

In this clinic, you will be introduced to the entry process, learning what the judges are looking for and what is needed in your entry package. You will also learn about the presentation of floor plans and elevations, NKBA drawing standards, dimensioning, presenting photographs, design statements, the judging process and common mistakes.

Cost is $15.00 per person. Clinic starts at 11:00am and includes lunch. Bring a set of plans that you may want to enter in the Design Competition and we’ll evaluate and give you feed back.

TO REGISTER, Click Here

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Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Royal Plywood Co. Open House & CEU Courses

LOCATION: Royal Plywood Co., 6003 88th Street Sacramento, CA 95828
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

See CEU Course Schedule below...

 
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
RICHLITE: Paper Composite Panels
PRESENTED BY: Rick Johnson, Royal Plywood

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Class TBD
PRESENTED BY: Formica

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
ACETYLATED WOOD: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding
PRESENTED BY: Lisa Ayala, Accoya

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 PM -  2:00 PM
Thermally Fused Laminate & Decorative Panels
PRESENTED BY: Cathy Hummer, Arauco

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
The Design Advantages of Lightweight Wood Panels
PRESENTED BY: Glen Hall, Hub Marketing West

Attend one or attend them all! Potentially earn 5 course credits in one day!
Network with top industry vendors and experienced Architectural & Design Consultants.

RSVP IS APPRECIATED
EMAIL: info@royalplywood.com
CALL US! 916-426-3292

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

An Introduction to a Kitchen Workstation

Location: Premier Bath & Kitchen, 2690 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Hosted By:

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Sponsored by:

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Presentation Details:

This one-hour course will give a new understanding to the kitchen workstation - a culinary system, where one can prepare, cook, serve, entertain and clean all in one central and convenient place. The kitchen is even more functional and ergonomic with a cooktop next to the workstation. This new linear cooking concept is much more efficient than the traditional kitchen work triangle layout.

This presentation will encourage the audience to think of a whole new, exciting way to layout the kitchen with a workstation as the central focal point of all function. This consideration will present the idea that all other items in the kitchen should be positioned around the workstation being the core of all activity taking place in the kitchen.

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Presenter: Ben Trook - Director of Sales - The Gallery

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Ben has over 14 years of professional experience across multiple industries which include Kitchen & Bath, Telecommunications and Wine & Beverage.  He is currently a part of The Galley Team, focused on growing their North American distribution of their Ideal Workstation solutions for residential kitchens.  Ben has been with Galley for 4 years in their offices in The Galley World Headquarters located in Bixby, OK, but spends much of his time in the Mid and Western US performing CEU trainings and introducing as many people as possible to the idea of what a kitchen workstation can do to improve everything about the functional layout of a kitchen.

To REGISTER, Click Here

This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.
This is a CA Captial Event Event.

 

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Mar
20
12:30 PM12:30

Taco Tuesday - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: March 20, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

3/20/18 - Taco Tuesday, 12:30-1:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

St. Patrick's Day BASH - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: March 15, 2018
Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

3/15/18 - St. Patrick's Day BASH, 6-8pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design

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NKBA March Chapter Meeting
Location: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
4525 Madison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841
Date: March 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Host & Sponsor: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

 
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Sponsors:

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Presentation:
This CEU program will focus on lighting, lighting controls and systems and home integration.  The presentation begins with the effects of lighting on design and it’s impact on the home.  Questions about lighting itself and a focus on the different emerging technologies will be answered.  There will also be a discussion on controls and their impact on efficiency in buildings and homes as well as the ability to control the lighting and other systems in the home. 

Speaker: Tim Vislay, Director of Sales for Legrand
Tim Vislay has over 30 years of experience in lighting.  Beginning as a store manager in a lighting showroom, he moved to manufacturing as a product manager for a decorative lighting company.  Tim has spent the past 10 years as a sales manager for lighting manufacturers including Minka Lighting, WAC and Legrand, the world wide leader of wiring devices and controls.  He has been with Legrand since 2013.

TO REGISTER, Click Here

This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.
This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Mar
6
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch N Learn - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: March 6, 2018
Times: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

3/6/18 - Lunch and learn, Quartz CEU, 12:30-1:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Mar
1
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch N Learn - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: March 1, 2018
Times: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

3/1/18 - Lunch and learn, Dekton flooring/facades, 12:30-1:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Cocktail Hour & Networking - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: February 22, 2018
Times: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

2/22/18 - Cocktail hour and networking, 5:30-7:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

"Design Your Life" Zumbathon - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Atrium Stage Area at the San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: February 21, 2018
Times: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

2/21/18 - "Design your life" Zumbathon, 5:30-6:30pm

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If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Strawberries & Champagne Dessert Workshop - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Dates: February 13, 2018
Times: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

2/13/18 - Strawberries and champagne dessert workshop, 5:30-7:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Feb
8
3:30 PM15:30

Wine & Cheese - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Dates: February 8, 2018
Times: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

2/8/18 - Wine and cheese, Dekton demos, 3:30-5:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

Wine & Cheese - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Dates: February 7, 2018
Times: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

2/7/18 - Wine and cheese, Dekton demos, 3:30-5:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Tell Me, What Do You Have in the House? Life Resourcing for Designers.

Chapter Meeting
Location:
Arizona Tile - 10576 Industrial Avenue, Roseville CA 95678
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SPONSOR:

 
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Presentation:

Victoria will share resourcing tools for life and design. These include discovering your magic word, learning to inhabit liminal spaces, resourcing from your own history, and asking the right (though sometimes tough) questions. This tool kit will help you develop meaningful connections with your clients and your vendors, as well as create a brand that reflects your most authentic self.

This talk will help designers and people in the design industry use self-development tools to approach their work relationships as well as design spaces. The goal of the talk is empowerment by recognizing that everything we need is "inside us" already.

Speaker: Victoria Price

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This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.
This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Jan
26
to Jan 28

Gary Brown Home Show

Location: Cal Expo
Dates:
Friday January 26, 12 PM to 7 PM
Saturday January 27, 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday January 28, 10 AM to 5 PM

NKBA will present a Workshop on Saturday, 1-26-18 at 3:00 PM - A Panel Discussion about the NKBA and the advantages of working with an NKBA design professional.

DESIGNER HOUR - Feb. 3rd, 10 AM - 2 PM at Premier Bath and Kitchen

  • Sign ups for “Designer Hour” will be at our NKBA booth.
  • Potential clients will sign up at the Home Show for a 1-hour consultation with a designer.
  • 20 slots available - (Fee to be determined)

We are still looking for volunteers to work the NKBA booth:
Currently, we have openings on Friday 4pm-7pm, Saturday 10am-12pm as well as Sunday 10am-12pm and help with Tear-down at 5pm.

To sign up or for more information, please contact:
VP Communications, Carrie Boesch, CID #6531, CKD, CBD, CGBP at 650.387.8878 or vpcommunications@sacnkba.org

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Jan
25
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch N Learn - Cosentino City San Francisco

Location: Cosentino City San Francisco, 101 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 130, San Francisco, CA 94103
Dates: January 25, 2018
Times: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

You are cordially invited to attend the following Cosentino educational and social events at Cosentino City San Francisco.

1/25/18 - Lunch and learn, Cosentino products, 12:30-1:30pm

If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact victorh@cosentino.com and indicate which event you are interested in.

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Jan
9
to Jan 11

Kitchen Bath Industry Show (KBIS)

  • Orange County Convention Center (map)
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KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.

HUNDREDS OF LEADING BRANDS;
THOUSANDS OF NEW PRODUCTS

KBIS will host 600+ leading brands in the kitchen and bath industry, including over 100 NEW companies, spanning across two halls. Source the latest industry designs, products and technology. No other event offers an interactive look at the top brands, the ability to compare products side-by-side and get answers straight from the manufacturers.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

The NKBA Learning program applies to all segments of the industry and is designed to foster professional growth. The Voices from the Industry series allows you to hear the best presentations from your fellow colleagues in the kitchen and bath industry.

SPECIAL EVENTS

With a variety of special events, parties, and receptions taking place on and off the show floor, there are many opportunities to connect with fellow kitchen and bath industry professionals and forge new business relationships. Back by popular demand, don’t miss The Bash on Wednesday night!

UNLIMITED NETWORKING

KBIS is full of ways for you to engage with your peers and immerse yourself in the kitchen and bath industry. Network with other kitchen and bath industry professionals who understand the value of building relationships, exchanging relevant ideas and gaining valuable knowledge.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION WEEK®

KBIS will once again co-locate with the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) for the fifth annual Design & Construction Week® giving you access to two shows in one!

Show Floor Hours

Tuesday, Jan. 9 - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 10 - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, Jan. 11 - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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