KBB - November/December 2012 - (Page 10)

SHOW DIRECTOR’S NOTE Information Sharing Recently, I was talking with an entrepreneur who has developed a number of technology-based businesses. His latest business idea is based on location technology, the satellite technology that allows you to locate a person in the same room or across the country. You might be walking past a retail store that sells products you have purchased in the past. Using location technology via your cell phone, that store could send you a personalized message to invite you into the store. You might ask: What does this have to do with me? Well, everything. Because there are changes taking place all around us that will impact our industry dramatically over the next few years. Are you ready to evolve? KBIS and the NKBA exist to enable and empower kitchen and bath dealers and designers. You are a professional and represent the leading edge of kitchen and bath design, the most innovative thinking in the industry. Our job is to bring the needs of manufacturers, dealers and designers together to discover solutions for the benefit of all. Today, this means building a year-round community upon information sharing. Starting with this issue of K+BB, KBIS will host a special supplement devoted to sharing information that can help dealers, designers and other professionals compete more successfully in this evolving market. In this and future issues, we will cover a range of topics from marketing and website design to finding new customers and the impact of health care changes on your business (see pages 14-15). KBIS and the NKBA enjoy a unique position representing more than 125,000 industry professionals, including past KBIS registrants, NKBA members and K+BB subscribers. We look forward to hosting conversations not only through the pages of K+BB but in other forums as well. Between now and the end of the year, KBIS will also launch a new blog site, regional events and renewed social media platforms open to experts across the industry. And we will continue to host those conversations live in New Orleans at KBIS 2013. KBIS, our annual industry event, is the one opportunity for all of us to meet and see the future together. We need each other. Everything is indeed evolving, including KBIS. n Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2013 April 19-21,2013 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA www.kbis.com CONTACT US 1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Ph: (770) 569-1540, (800) 241-9034 Fax: (770) 569-5105 Nielsen MANAGING DIRECTOR, KITCHEN AND BATH SHOW Jim Scott (630) 240-9326 jim.scott@nielsen.com SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Joe Randall joe.randall@nielsen.com VP KITCHEN AND BATH GROUP Brian Pagel (770) 291-5438 brian.pagel@nielsen.com SALES MANAGER April Hayslip (770) 291-5434 april.hayslip@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Maria Hill (770) 291-5419 maria.hill@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Diana Gallagher (770) 291-5436 diana.gallagher@nielsen.com MARKETING MANAGER Rebecca Corbett (770) 291-5459 rebecca.corbett@nielsen.com SENIOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Bruce Wilson (770) 291-5425 bruce.wilson@nielsen.com NKBA Jim Scott has more than 35 years of diverse experience as a senior executive and leader, retiring as president of the Plumbing Products Division at Elkay. With a focus on positive change and growth, Scott has helped develop organizations in North and South America, as well as in Asia. Always active, Scott and his wife Ann enjoy a large family with eight energetic grandchildren. He is an avid golfer, skier, chef, reader and photographer. With a lifelong interest in motorcycles, Scott has traveled from Chicago throughout the U.S. and Canada. President Alan Zielinski, CKD President-Elect John K. Morgan Vice President John A. Petrie, CMKBD Treasurer Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD Secretary Clay Lyon, CR Immediate Past President David Alderman, CMKBD Chief Executive Officer Bill Darcy Senior Director of Finance Stephen Graziano General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs Edward S. Nagorsky Director of Member Services Claudette Hoffmann Director of Marketing & Communications Timothy Captain Jim Scott Managing Director, KBIS jim.scott@nielsen.com 10 + K BB November/December 2012 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com Director of Learning Nancy Barnes http://www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - November/December 2012

KBB - November/December 2012
Contents
Online Contents
Editorial
Show Director’s Note
KBIS Special Section
Web Savvy
Trends
2012 K+BB Product Innovator Awards
Products
Design
Opinion
Ad Index
Favorites

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