NKBA Launches Live Virtual Forum

Brave New Business programming will begin April 2.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is launching a new live interactive digital forum called Brave New Business, designed to connect, share and inform. Created with industry partners at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and Kitchen & Bath Business (KBB) magazine, the initiative is grounded by a weekly live video conference, providing information and resources on timely topics associated with the work of all industry professionals.

Hosted on Thursdays at 2pm (Eastern Time), each forum will feature special guest(s) subject matter experts. NKBA CEO, Bill Darcy will host the first event on April 2. Guests include NKBA members Kerrie Kelly, creative director of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, Nar Bustamente, principal of Nar Design Group and Chip Wade, owner and lead designer of Wade Works Creative. They will share their experiences, concerns and thoughts about how they are adjusting and where they see the market and their businesses heading in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond.

“It’s a stressful and challenging time. Everything about our daily lives is impacted,” said Darcy. “We want to provide a space for our industry to interact and support each other, as well as arm them with useful information and resources to effectively navigate this new business environment. Community is such an important part of our association and with these forums we can continue to build relationships and be empowered during this time of uncertainty and fear.”

Upcoming topics and special guests include:

(programming subject to change)

Thursday, April 2

Brave New Business: Forward Thinking

Special Guests: Kerrie Kelly, creative director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab; Chip Wade, owner and lead designer, Wade Works Creative and Nar Bustamente, principal, Nar Design Group

Thursday, April 9

Q & A with Market Expert, John Burns

Special Guest: John Burns, CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Thursday, April 16

Weathering the Storm: Navigating the Stimulus Package

Special Guests: David P. Murphy, senior vice president, The Murphy Wealth Management Group and James Jack, the Head of the Business Owners Client Segment for UBS Wealth Management USA

Each live forum will be recorded and posted to the NKBA YouTube channel and shared across the social platforms of NKBA, KBIS and KBB. A calendar of upcoming topics and special guests can be found on NKBA's website.

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