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Theirs are the voices of youth full of energy and optimism and
bold, daring dreams that haven't been worn away yet by the
day-to-day grind of the workplace.
They're voices that are tethered to an intense desire to excel,
to the wisdom of thinking...
The New Intelligence
As the American home becomes increasingly automated, new
technology has led to the growth of a host of 'smart products' that
make the kitchen not just the heart of the home, but the brain, as
By Janice Anne Costa...
NKBA Elects Pair To 'Hall of
Chicago James Krengel, CKD, CBD, and the late Ronald Mace, FAIA,
both of whom made "major contributions to the kitchen and bath
industry over the length of their careers," have been inducted into
the National Kitchen...
I'll admit that I was shocked when I heard on the radio March 5
that the Formica Corp. had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
To me, Formica always seemed formidable. One of the most
recognized brand names in the kitchen and bath industry...
SEN Buying Group Cites Sales
San Antonio, TX Chuck Chwastyk, co-owner of Custom Crafters, Inc.
in Kensington, MD and Arlington, VA, has been named the fifth
recipient of the M.A. Peterson Businessperson of the Year Award by
the SEN Buying...
Fortune Brands Acquires The Omega
Lincolnshire, IL Fortune Brands, Inc., the publicly traded
consumer products company with holdings in the cabinet industry,
has announced that its home products business has signed a
definitive agreement to...
Tips Provided For Networking
How do you find opportunity? Smart professionals know it is by
networking and leveraging your personal and business contacts.
In fact, it's safe to say that to succeed as a kitchen/bath
retailer, you need to network...
Because the youngest members of our client households have
always been important, we as kitchen and bath designers are called
on to create spaces that stimulate their minds and encourage their
participation in the activities of the home. As our...
Today's Consumers Seen as Optimistic,
CHICAGO The nation's consumers may feel frightened, anxious and
uncertain over world events, but a sense of optimism and resilience
permeates American thinking. While most people still feel in
Natural Kitchen Becomes Hearth of the Home
By John Filippelli
WYCKOFF, NJ While kitchens are often referred to as the heart of
the home, the design team on this project made the kitchen the
"hearth" of the home. The inspiration for the space...
Kitchen Designer Cited for
Skokie, IL Rick Glickman, president of Dream Kitchens, a
10-year-old kitchen and bath dealership based here, has been
inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneur-ship Hall of Fame. He was
honored for his "demonstrated...
Duggan Steps Down From Post At NV
Henderson, NV Michael Duggan, one of the driving forces behind
the vision, formation and operation of the International Solid
Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA), has resigned his...
Formica Reaches Pact With
Cincinnati Formica Corp., the Cincinnati-based surfacing
products manufacturer currently under Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection, has reached an agreement with its secured lender bank
group on a credit arrangement that...
For years, I've talked about how much business you could gain
(or lose) from incoming calls. The person who's answering your
phone is quarterbacking your business. You might spend a ton of
money on advertising, but that interested customer is very...
Tariffs 'Without Merit,' NAHB
Washington, DC Noting that different types of lumber cannot be
substituted for each other without harming the quality of homes for
U.S. consumers, the nation's home builders have told an independent
Hastings Tile Opens NY-Area
Freeport, NY Hastings Tile & Il Bagno Collection, an upscale
source of imported ceramic tile, mosaics and related kitchen and
bathroom products, has opened a new showroom in the Long Island
suburb of Westbury...
Company Rides Fast Track Toward Design
By Daina Manning
ENCINITAS, CAOn the weekend, when many other designers are
frantically catching up with their projects, Leslie Cohen races
cars. And Cohen's dedication to racing has a residual...
Marketing Plan Viewed as Critical to Meeting Goals,
Running a kitchen and bath dealership without a marketing plan
can be like trying to fly an airplane without radar you might know
what your destination is, but you have no idea how to...
Anne At Home and LW Design
Providence, RI Anne At Home, manufacturer of solid pewter
decorative cabinet and bath hardware and accessories, and LW
Design, manufacturer of sculptured bronze bath accessories and
hand-finished pewter cabinet...
While your first impression is important, it's inevitably the lasting impressions that you will use in building your future sales.
Every salesperson and business owner in the kitchen and bath industry shares a common goal: make more income in less time.
Consumer Eating Habits Seen Impacting Kitchen Design,
The food industry is gearing up to confront changes in America's
demographic composition, social behavior and attitudes over the
next few decades, and these changes will impact the way...
Successful kitchen and bath dealers of the future will need to
think more in terms of employees as partners in managing their
businesses. The term "partner" creates an image of an equal,
valuable contributor to the organization. Although each...