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'Kitchen of the Millennium' Focus of
Kreamer, PA A state-of-the-art "Millennium Kitchen," featuring
"an upscale but highly functional environment for serious cooks,"
is being showcased in five Bloomingdale's department stores through
Telephone Specialist Offers Tips For More Effective
Chicago Just as a showroom or the demeanor of a salesperson
creates an impression of a kitchen and bath design firm, so,
too, does its telephone voice mail system.
Tips for Criticizing Effectively
Chicago Constructive criticism can actually be a positive force
in the work place, one that fixes errors, solves problems, improves
internal communications and helps to clarify expectations for both
Know 'True' Display Costs: NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ Kitchen and bath specialists need to possess a
keen understanding of exactly what it costs to put a particular
product on display in a showroom in order to calculate the "true"
return on their investment...
Yahoo! If you realize this is a word that's currently accepted
more as Web jargon than as a shout from an excited cowboy, you'll
probably survive the new millennium. If not, hang on partner,
you're in for a ride!
How does someone actually find a...
Although my columns in Kitchen & Bath Design News deal
largely with cabinet distribution, my own experience in
distribution was primarily in the area of appliance sales. Trying
to determine why I emphasize cabinet distribution in my columns, I
It isn't that one particular pitfall is more devastating than another. It's just that any one or more can hinder your effectiveness and stand in the way of success as a salesperson.
Mill's Pride, Four Other Firms, Bought by
Taylor, MI Masco Corp., the corporate parent of Merillat
Industries, KraftMaid and several other major cabinet, faucet and
building products suppliers, has acquired five additional
The question of how to motivate employees has loomed large over
managers ever since management was first invented. Ultimately, much
of the people side of management comes down to mastering skills and
techniques for motivating people to become better...
Integrated Kitchen Design Facilitates
by Janice Anne Costa
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
When your clients are named "the Butlers," you have to expect that
entertaining might be a priority. So when designer Gary White, CID,
CKD, CBD, of the...
Custom Furniture Spells Success for Design
Firm By Daina Darzin
Gloria Lycknell was born to design.
"We were a very arty kind of family; I started decorating when I
was seven years old," she recalls with a laugh. "I'd come home...
If you're building and installing, say, kitchen cabinets, did you ever think about providing more services? Demolition, new framing, coordination of plumbing and electrical subcontractors, drywall or painting? This kind of work can offer healthy profits...
Business Seminar Called 'Huge Success'
Natick, MA The first in a planned series of all-day "Managing
for Profit" business management seminars, sponsored by Kitchen
& Bath Design News and the NKBA, has been termed a "huge
success" by organizers of the...
Our search is over.
It ended successfully, in its inaugural year, with the discovery of
a Massachusetts-based kitchen and bath design firm whose overall
excellence in design, management, sales, marketing and customer
service is the stuff of...
Take the pain (and
fear) out of growing your business (through increased sales) by
using detailed planning.
Major Merger Completed by Ferguson,
Newport News, VA Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. and Familian Corp., two
of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of plumbing and
related products, including many used by kitchen/bath space