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Editorial Get Connected How do you manage demanding clients? What creative means have you used to attract potential clients in this difficult economy? Have you introduced green design into your practice—how so? Do you design other rooms or additional spaces, such as laundry rooms, media rooms, home offices, garages and wine cellars? Have you ever pondered these questions or wondered how your peers might respond? Networking creates an opportunity to connect with other professionals to build new relationships, strengthen old ones, extend your contacts and bounce off and tap into ideas of those who share your interests and objectives. But there isn’t always the chance or time to get out and build that network. After all, we’re all busy trying to get our jobs done and grow our businesses, and meeting up with colleagues is one of those things that tends to fall through the cracks when we’re trying desperately to manage our schedules. But what if you could start a conversation and create a dialogue with other designers without ever leaving your desk? Well, K+BB has created a platform to deliver a community of professionals right to you. All you need to do is join. Accept this as my personal invitation to become part of the connecting with fellow designers today. Just send a request to join our group—again, it’s K+BB Designers Network—and I will approve it. You might be wondering, why the approval process? Is it that exclusive? That’s just it. Right now, the group is open only to the design community, not to our manufacturing partners, so that designers have a place to chat amongst themselves. If you’d prefer, you can email me at ctrauthwein@kbbonline.com and let me know you’d like to participate in the network and we’ll take it from there. As of press time, we have 82 members, and we’d love to have you, too. Remember those questions from before? Those are all posted on the network right now. Aren’t you just a little curious to know the discussions that resulted from those queries? And don’t you have some questions of your own that you’d like answered? If you’re nodding yes to either or both, this group is for you. So join us and begin exchanging information, inspiration and insight. It’s free. It’s easy. It’s invaluable. See you online at LinkedIn. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday season…and here’s to a happy and successful 2009 for all of us. s DESIGNERS NETWORK K+BB Designers Network, a group for kitchen and bath designers and architects. I moderate the group, but we invite you to network, share ideas and discuss industry-critical issues with your peers. Go to www.linkedin.com—you’ll need to create a profile—and begin Christina Trauthwein, Editor-in-Chief ctrauthwein@kbbonline.com 14 + K BB December July 2004 2008 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of K/BIS www.kbis.com http://www.linkedin.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of K+BB - December 2008

K+BB - December 2008
Contents
Online Contents
Online News
Editorial
Dates
Focus
Trends
Product Innovator Awards
Products
Options
Profile
Abroad
Design
Linear Thinking
Miami Heat
Green
Access
Additions
Practice
Editorial Index
Ad Index
Favorites

K+BB - December 2008

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