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BETTER BUSINESS

Be Pro-Active!

Adding professional
credentials gives you an
edge over the competition

By DIANNE M.
POGODA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS ONE OF THE CRITICAL MISSIONS of the
NKBA.The association endeavors to help our members advance their careers
and augment their personal and professional knowledge through several initiatives.This important pillar shows the NKBA community - and the world
beyond - the value of holding NKBA certifications and other credentials by
emphasizing the elevated professional knowledge of our certified designers.
There are four main avenues to professional development for NKBA
members:
Š Certification: Associate, Certified and Certified Master Kitchen and Bath
Designer (AKBD, CKBD, CMKBD)
Š Specialty Badges
Š Voices from the Industry (VFTI) Conference sessions at KBIS, offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Š Free Monthly Webinars offering CEUs, which are required to maintain
certification status

Unlike NKBA's professional certifications, which are available only to
designers and show competency across the full spectrum of kitchen and bath
design, Specialty Badges are available to all members and are a great way for
members to communicate that they have focused knowledge in a specific area
of the kitchen and bath field, such as cabinetry or remodeling, for example.
Dozens of members have earned Specialty Badges this year already,
since the program was launched at KBIS in late February. Five badges were
launched at KBIS 2019, and more will be rolled out this year and next.
Among NKBA members who have recently earned badges are the following:
Š Julianna Dykstra, Living In Place Specialist, Ottawa Chapter
Š Randal Winter, Remodeling Specialist, Central Coast and Valleys Chapter
Š Aaron Gould, AKBD, Living In Place Specialist, Central New York Chapter
Š Chadwick Hunter, Cabinetry Specialist, Mid Atlantic Chapter
Š David Bernardino, Sales & Marketing Specialist, Northern New Jersey Chapter
Š Lizzy Paluszek, Floorplans & Specifications Specialist, Remodeling Specialist,
Virginia State Chapter

Š Len Marcu, Sales & Marketing Specialist, Northern New Jersey Chapter
Š Jonathan Rowland, Sales & Marketing Specialist, Mid Atlantic Chapter
Š Cari Bolte, Cabinetry Specialist, Southern Ohio/Kentucky Chapter
Š Tim Snow, Remodeling Specialist, Prairie Provinces Chapter.
Visit nkba.org/info/certification or nkba.org/badges for information on
these credentialing programs and kbis.com/conference/voices-from-theindustry-conference for details on VFTI at KBIS. To register for NKBA's
free monthly webinars, visit store.nkba.org/collections/nkba-webinars. ˜



Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019

Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
Last Word Designer takes chances
Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Show Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 20
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 26
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Last Word Designer takes chances
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