Kitchen & Bath Design News
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New Editor Joins K&BDN
Melville, NY John Filippelli has joined the Kitchen & Bath
Design News editorial team as associate editor, K&BDN has
Filippelli, who will be based in K&BDN's Melville, NY
office, will work primarily in conjunction...
Suggestions for Removing the Stress from Family-Owned
Orlando, FL Family-owned businesses are an important part of the
kitchen and bath industry. But, according to professional trainer
and business consultant Laura Michaud, the majority of...
These days, we hear so much about the concepts of 'niche marketing' and 'target selling.' However, we rarely hear about something equally important ' the need to choose a niche that matches our sales and design skills.
Visitors to last month's Kitchen/ Bath Industry Show couldn't
help but be truly impressed.
They couldn't help but be impressed, for one thing, by the sheer
magnitude of a show that attracted a record 41,000 attendees; by a
cavernous exhibit hall...
Winners Reach 'Pinnacle' at POLYCON 2000
Phoenix, AZ The International Cast Polymer Association and Reichold
Inc. announced the winners of its prestigious Pinnacle Awards at
the ICPA annual trade show and convention, POLYCON 2000, held here
BKBG Reports 1999 Rebates
Houston Members of the Bath and Kitchen Buying Group Inc. earned
$440,000 in rebates in 1999, leaders of the Houston-based buying
Announcement of the rebates was made at the group's recent
BLANCO Marks 75th Year In Business
Cinnaminson, NJ BLANCO, the German sink manufacturer with
fast-growing U.S. sales, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in
2000, the company announced.
BLANCO, whose U.S. headquarters are based in this New...
Awards Competition Still Seeking Entries
Hackensack Nominations are still being accepted for the Kitchen
& Bath Design News-sponsored industry awards program, aimed at
recognizing leadership excellence among kitchen/bath dealers,
Hahn, Hart Inducted Into 'Hall of Fame'
Chicago Norman Hahn and B. Leslie Hart have become the two
latest members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association's
"Hall of Fame," the NKBA announced.
Hahn and Hart were both inducted into the Hall of...
KBDA Names Distributors to Posts in Group
Chicago The Kitchen/Bath Distribution Alliance (KBDA) has
appointed several kitchen and bath distributors to key positions
within the organization, the Chicago-based trade association
The KBDA a...
Contest Aimed At Kitchen Bath Designs
Fort Atkinson, WI A design awards competition that includes
categories for kitchens, baths and other remodeling projects is
accepting nominations through next month.
Kitchen & Bath Design News' sister...
Treat Your Showroom as a Separate Profit Center,
Chicago Treating the showroom as a separate profit center is a
must for kitchen and bath distributors, who are being forced to
turn increasingly to more sophisticated forms of...
Speaker Gives Advice for Using Marketing to Achieve
Chicago While all kitchen and bath dealers are special and
different, it is up to them to realize and market what it is that
sets them apart from the competition. So says Fred Berns...
Having attended the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show for the umpteenth
time since I became involved in kitchens and bathrooms after World
War II, I'm constantly amazed at the changes our industry has
Among other things, the exhibits at K/BIS 2000...
NKBA: Search for Financing Begins with a Detailed Loan
Hackettstown In order to gain the financing necessary to grow
their businesses, kitchen and bath dealers much convince banks to
lend them money and a strong financial proposal can go a...
The International Solid Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA)
has outdone itself with another fabulously successful trade show,
Solid Surface 2000. The show was held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
on February 10 - 12. The facility was top notch, and...
If your business is successful, you will eventually reach a
point where you cannot make all of the decisions and supervise all of the people working for your company.
To Sell or Not to Sell?
Kitchen and bath dealers are clearly pretty evenly divided when
it comes to the question of whether or not to display, specify and
sell major home appliances as part of their typical kitchen
They're also fairly...
SEN Creates Alliance With Flooring Group
Chapel Hill, NC The SEN Buying Group has established its first
strategic alliance with an industry-related organization, joining
efforts with a floor coverings buying group, SEN announced.
According to SEN...
Design 2000: Going Global
From 'furniture-look' cabinetry and textured surfaces to
'floating' countertops and soft color palettes, the latest kitchen
design trends have a global feel and appeal.
by Janice Anne Costa
It's often said that the...
Designer Cooks Up Winning Marketing
By Denise Vermeulen
Max Isley, CKD, is an award-winning kitchen designer, but it's his
business savvy that saved his firm, Hampton Kitchens of Raleigh.
When sales flattened out in the...
Walt Diamond Honored at DPH Function
Chicago Walter Diamond, widely considered to be the innovator of
the "one-stop-shopping" concept in the kitchen and bath industry,
was honored for his years of industry leadership and service at a
Here's the picture: You're the owner of a kitchen and bath
dealership. You started as a designer, have the CKD and CBD
certification, and after working for two other businesses, decided
to start your own business. You've been in business for five...
Click4.com Announces Giveaway
New York, NY Click4.com, an Internet search engine that allows
consumers to locate, evaluate and schedule service calls with
neighborhood service businesses, has announced that it is giving
away $5 million worth of...
Sefrin Speech Among Highlights of Record
Chicago Some 41,000 attendees up nearly 10% over last year's well
attended Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Orlando flocked to Chicago
last month to make the 2000 K/BIS a record-breaking event, sponsors