Atlanta, L.A. Added to K&BDN Seminar Series

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Atlanta, L.A. Added to K&BDN Seminar

Hackensack, NJ Dates and specific locations for Atlanta and Los
Angeles have been added to the schedule for the five-part series of
“Managing for Profit” business management seminars being sponsored
in 2000 by Kitchen & Bath Design News and the National Kitchen
& Bath Association.

K&BDN also announced that Plain & Fancy Custom
Cabinetry, the Schaefferstown, PA-based cabinet manufacturer, has
become the first corporate co-sponsor in 2000 for the innovative
seminar series. It is anticipated that other leading industry
corporations will lend their support to the program.

All-day “Managing for Profit” seminars developed by K&BDN
and the NKBA, and underwritten in part by corporate sponsors have
been scheduled for the Atlanta metropolitan area on Sept. 14 and
for the Los Angeles metropolitan area on Oct. 26.

The Atlanta seminar will take place at the Marriott Northeast
Atlanta, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, Atlanta, with Plain &
Fancy as a co-sponsor. The Los Angeles-area session will take place
at The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa,

Other dates for the program are as follows:

  • Chicago (as part of the National Kitchen & Bath
    Conference), April 6.
  • New York Metro Area, May 18, at the Sheraton Crossroads Hotel,
    1 International Blvd., Mahwah, NJ (with Plain & Fancy as a
  • Detroit Metro Area, June 15, at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Metro
    Airport, 8000 Merriman Road, Romulus, MI, (with Plain & Fancy
    as a co-sponsor).

The “Managing for Profit” program, unique to the kitchen and
bath industry, made its debut in 1999 with a pair of
enthusiastically-received sessions in Boston and San Francisco.

Two leading business management educators Hank Darlington and
Stephen Vlachos, CKD, CBD have been retained once again in 2000 to
facilitate the unique, one-day seminar, which is targeted primarily
at the owners of kitchen and bath dealerships and remodeling

The seminar is aimed at delivering practical, in-depth
strategies regarding finances, profit margins, customer service,
personnel, administration and other aspects of business management
at the retail level, all within the context of a rapidly-changing
and increasingly competitive kitchen and bath industry.

NKBA members can register for the seminars for $100; non-members
pay $175; sponsors’ customers and guests are admitted on a
complimentary basis. “Managing for Profit” also qualifies attendees
for ongoing professional development credits (OPD) and continuing
educational units (CEU), the NKBA noted.
Additional information can be obtained from K&BDN at (201)
487-7800, or by contacting the NKBA’s Professional Programs
Registration Hotline, at (800) 843-6522.

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