Kitchen & Bath Design News

JAN 2019

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NKBA Begins 'Education is Genius' Program HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The National Kitchen & Bath Association has launched "NKBA Education is Genius" – the association's all-industry Professional Develop- ment and Educational Program umbrella. Under this over-arching theme, a series of educational programs, designed to serve the entire industry on a variety of plat- forms, gives all NKBA members many opportunities to continue to demonstrate authority in the kitchen and bath industry. The association developed the program to appeal to its members, including but not only limited to kitchen and bath designers. Members of the NKBA are engaged in all areas of the design industry; from installers and supply houses to manufacturers, dealers and showroom managers and, as such, the new education programming ensures that a variety of educational tools are available to every member. "NKBA Education is Genius" has five key components: • Living in Place Certification: Certified Living in Place Program (CLIPP) • NKBA Affiliated Colleges and Student Programs • NKBA Certification, Planning Guidelines and Online Knowledge Base • Virtual, Web-based Training Programs • Specialty Badge/Micro-credentialing Program "We believe that the core of our mission as an association is to help spread best practices and authoritative information to the professional and aspiring practitioner in the kitchen and bath industry," says Jason Solomon, senior manager of member services & professional development, NKBA. At next month's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, the NKBA will host Genius Hours daily in the NKBA booth. These one-hour sessions will introduce attendees to the various NKBA education activations happening in and around the show. Each one-hour session will be eligible for 0.1 NKBA CEUs. For more information, visit https://nkba.org/info/certification. Crystal Cabinet Works Awards Bellari BRANCHBURG, NJ — Bellari recently received an "Outstanding Dealer" award from Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc. This marks the first industry award honoring "Bellari" – the company's new name – after rebranding from its original moniker, Somerville Aluminum. "Crystal Cabinet Works congratulates everyone at Bellari on earning their fourth Outstanding Dealer award," said Jim McMahon, regional sales manager. "We have worked with this talented team for over 15 years, first as Somerville Aluminum and now as Bellari, and look forward to continuing our relationship with them for many years to come." "We are honored to be recognized by Crystal Cabinet Works as one of their leading dealers in the country," said Peter Albanese, CKBD, Bellari v.p., kitchen & bath. "I'm excited to be able to provide such quality products to our customers, and to help them create beautiful spaces in their homes." Peter Albanese, CKBD, v.p. of Bellari, accepts the Outstanding dealer award with kitch- en and bath designers (l. to r.) Donna Farley, Kristen Ciandella and Samantha Lockwood. 18 Kitchen & Bath Design News • January 2019 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET PUT HÄFELE'S DECORATIVE HARDWARE IN YOUR SHOWROOM AND RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS! Online & Livechat: www.hafele.com/us Phone: 800.325.6202 Email: experts@hafele.us THE WHOLE WORLD IN YOUR HANDS Brushed brass. Oil-rubbed bronze. And all else to enhance the beauty of your everything. Häfele is the world's source for decorative hardware—and it shows in our collections across a wide range of on-trend fi nishes, sizes and other options. So whether you're outfi tting furniture and cabinetry, casework or appliances, look to Häfele for all your decorative hardware needs. AMEROCK Revitalize Collection Circle No. 9 on Product Card

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