'Managing for Profit' Series to Continue in 2003

'Managing for Profit' Series to Continue in 2003

Hackensack, NJ Next month concludes the 2002 "Managing for Profit" seminar series, while plans have been announced for an expanded seminar series in 2003, Kitchen & Bath Design News publisher Eliot Sefrin stated.

The innovative, all-day educational series  co-produced by Kitchen & Bath Design News and the National Kitchen & Bath Association garnered tremendous support from both kitchen and bath dealers and corporate sponsors in 2002, which resulted in plans for an expanded program for '03, Sefrin said.

"We've received tremendously positive feedback, and we're looking forward to continuing the program in '03," Sefrin stated, noting that dates and locations for the 2003 sessions will be announced in the near future.

NKBA will once again be co-sponsoring the 2003 seminar program, and corporate sponsorships are expected to be announced in the near future, as well.

The educational program encompassed five sessions in 2002 in major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., including New York, Washington, DC/Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco.

Designed for owners and managers of kitchen/bath dealerships, the "Managing for Profit" series addresses essential skills in business management, sales and marketing. These include the use of key financial management tools, managing cash flow and controlling operating costs skills imperative to running a successful kitchen and bath firm in today's competitive business environment.

Also included are special presentations by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine on how to effectively capitalize on consumer sales leads.

"There's a tremendous need in this industry for good, solid business management information," Sefrin noted. "In these highly competitive times, kitchen and bath dealers need the best tools available to help them run their businesses as efficiently as possible, and our aim is to help fill that need," he added.

The two remaining seminar programs for 2002 will be held September 19, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, GA, and October 16, at the Embassy Suites South in San Francisco, CA.

NKBA members can register for any seminar for a discounted rate of $100; non-members are charged $175; sponsors' customers and guests are admitted free. "Managing for Profit" attendees also qualify for ongoing professional development (OPD) credits and continuing educational units (CEU).

Additional information can be obtained from K&BDN at (201) 487-7800, or the NKBA at (800) 843-6522..

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