October 14: Professional Photography

Join us on October 14th as professional photographer Mike Gullon of Phoenix Photographic discusses why you should use a professional photographer, the importance of staging and lighting, creating and presenting your portfolio, and getting published. Trevarrow Inc. 1295 North Opdyke Road Auburn Hills, MI 48326 5:30-9:00 $35 for Members and Nonmembers $15 for Students

September 9 ‘Features and Benefits of Cork’

Learn about cork, where it comes from, how it’s harvested, and its structure. Hear about the environmental benefits of cork, the misconceptions about the durability of cork, the benefits of using cork. Get recommendations on who cork should be presented to and where it should be used. Presented by Paul Tarrant Midwest Sales Manager for Amorium/Wicanders Esquire Interiors 5863 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 5:30-9:00 Go to Registration to sign up: PLEASE NOTE WE’RE HAVING ISSUES WITH PAYPAL. PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND BRING Read More +

‘Universal Design & Aging in Place’ November 12, 2013

Universal Design & Aging in Place: Designing kitchen and bath environments for clients with special limitations requires a particularly sensitive approach and a close client relationship as well as an awareness of the ever-changing product market. As the largest demographic group of society ages, aging-in-place will have a profound impact on the expectations of kitchen and bath environments. Universal Design codes are not client specific but broad in definition. Carolyn F. Cheetham, CMKBD will introduce you to scenarios that convey a broad range of needs Read More +

‘Staying Ahead of the Competition Through Technology’

October 8, 2013 Meeting John K. Morgan, 2013 NKBA President John Morgan is a 20-year kitchen and bath veteran. A manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer and speaker, he has served on advisory councils of industry manufacturers, as well as Virginia Tech. He authored the popular “Rep’s View” column in Kitchen & Bath Design News for nearly a decade, and currently represents nationally-known cabinet and technology companies through his Baltimore/Washington-based agency, Morgan Pinnacle. For the NKBA, he has chaired the Certification Task Force, Council of Manufacturers’ Representatives, Read More +

SOLD OUT!!! Our Next Meeting: September 10, 2013 ‘Wine Storage’

Join us for a fun evening of wine tasting, Italian food, and learn about wine storage. We will begin at Filipo Marc Winery for wine tasting and then go next door to Luciano’s Italian Restaurant for dinner and a presentation about wine storage. We’ll hear from the owner of Filipo Marc Winery, Richelieu Hardware will talk about their collection of wine cellar racks, and a Sub Zero rep will talk about their wine refrigeration. September 10, 2013 6:00-7:00 Wine Tasting at Filipo Marc Winery 7:00-9:00 Read More +

Student Design Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our chapter’s Student Design Competition! 1st Place: Cynthia Hernandez – Baker College, Clinton Township 2nd Place: Andrew Zoldos – Baker College, Clinton Township 3rd Place: Andres Saavedra – Henry Ford Community College 4th Place: Mark J. Lawson – Baker College, Clinton Township

Looking for Chapter Officers

It’s that time of year again. We’re looking for officers for the 2015 year. We need members for the following positions: VP of Academic Relations VP of Communication and Technology                 Secretary – Meeting Minutes VP of Government Relations – Keep Members Informed of Federal, State, or Local Legislation Related to the Kitchen and Bath Industry          

‘Outdoor Living Trends’ & ‘The Edible Landscape’ June 4th

Our next meeting will be June 4th at Distinctive Appliances Distributing. Register now! Shawn Moir from Distinctive Appliance will be giving a presentation about outdoor appliances Janet Macunovich will speak about the ‘edible landscape’. Janet is a professional gardener, designer, author, and educator.