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20-20 Set to Begin Annual Road
Chicago 20-20 Technologies Inc., a provider of kitchen design
software and other specialty software design products based in
Laval, Quebec, Canada, will stop in more than 25 cities coast to
coast during its...
Trade Shows Don't End When The Show Floor Closes, Expert
A trade show is more than just the hours that the exhibit hall
is open. In fact, says Paul Holland of North Caldwell, NJ-based
Corum Marketing, that is the smallest component of the...
Designers Offered Safety Guidelines for Protection on
Selling kitchens and baths is generally an extremely rewarding
profession. Unfortunately, it's taking place these days in a world
that occasionally subjects kitchen/bath professionals to...
The sun is shining, teal-blue-green waves are whooshing softly
on the shore, and I can all but see the suntanned waiter appearing,
pina colada in hand.
Actually, it's raining out, but on my computer screen saver,
it's just another day in paradise...
Alliance Set Between ICPA, Business
McLean, VA The International Cast Polymer Association (ICPA), a
trade organization with close ties to the kitchen and bath market,
has announced a partnership with the National Federation of
Home Builders' 9/11 Relief Fund Nets Nearly
Washington, DC The Home Builders Care Victims' Relief Fund has
closed its books after distributing almost $10 million donated by
the nation's home building industry to victims of the Sept. 11
BEMA Announces Design Awards
Topeka, KS The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA),
a non-profit trade organization dedicated to consumer awareness of
the advantages to bath enclosures, based here, has announced its
2002 Bath Enclosure...
Market Continues On Growth Curve
Driven by a robust housing market that continues to run counter
to the still-sluggish U.S. economy, the kitchen and bath industry
is demonstrating continued growth as the second half of 2002 gets
underway. Among the...
Kitchen & Bath Design News lost a valued, long-time member
of our family last month and, somehow, the magazine will never
quite be the same.
Within the same industry, why are some firms highly
successful while others can't make a go of it?
All, Inc., a St. Paul/Minneapolis-based "whotailer" selling
cabinetry, plumbing, appliances and home decorating materials,
recently embarked on creating two new showrooms.
Fortunately, the company's search for the ideal spot in St. Paul
Re-Bath Holds National Conference
Mesa, AZ Re-Bath Corp., a manufacturer of custom bathtub liners,
based here, recently held its National Dealer Conference in
The goal of the conference, according to the company, was to
Marketing Online Viewed as Key to Business Success,
What's the best way to reach customers 24 hours a day? Well,
online of course. But, did you know that, each day, the speed of
online knowledge is rapidly increasing, and combined...
New Show Dates Announced for K/BIS 2003
Orlando, FL The 2003 Kitchen/ Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) and
National Kitchen & Bath Conference, to be held at the Orange
County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, has been rescheduled for
April 11-13, according...
Designer Mixes Homey & High-Tech
By Daina Darzin Manning
LONG ISLAND, NY Susan Serra started her career in a traditional
way, by getting a job in a showroom. But, that was the last
predictable thing that happened to her, she...
High-End Goes High-Tech
For many kitchen and bath dealers, the goal of technology in
the showroom is to give clients a full-sense experience one that
enlightens the eyes, the ears and the soul.
By John Filippelli
For some kitchen and bath...
DPHA Conference Set for September
Bethesda, MD The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association
(DPHA), the recently formed industry-related trade association,
will conduct its first Annual Conference in September, the
Sefrin to Keynote SEN Fall Conference
Chapel Hill, NC Eliot Sefrin, editorial director and publisher
of Kitchen & Bath Design News, will be the keynote speaker at
the annual Fall Conference of the SEN Buying Group, SEN president
Expert Offers Tips for Retaining Workers During Labor
While the prospect of spending years trying to hire skilled
workers during a labor shortage may not appeal to most employers,
the task can be made easier by developing strong...
Designer Offers Ideas for Learning How to Design
'Outside the Box'
Do you feel that your designs are starting to look stale or the
same? Is that fair to your customers? Probably not. So, you need to
get customers to start thinking outside the box to...
Eagle Fabrication Cited with
Las Vegas, NV Eagle Fabrication, Inc., a New York, NY-based
surfacing firm, has been named as the 'International Fabricator of
the Year 2002/2003' by the International Solid Surface Fabricators