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      November 2019 Holiday Party and CEU event in Chapel Hill

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      November 14, 2019

      Thursday   5:30 PM

      201 S. Estes Dr
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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      November 2019 Holiday Party and CEU event

      CEU topic: Qualify More Effectively, Estimate Quickly, Get a Commitment Faster It has been said many times, the one constant is change. That is certainly true in the kitchen and bath industry today. While our experience helps us design the perfect room for our clients, it sometimes gets in the way of making necessary changes in our business. I have been in the industry for over 35 years. It would be safe to say, if we did everything exactly the same as we did when I started in 1982, we probably would not be in business today. Some changes are necessary for the survival of the business. Others are to improve benefits you and your company already offer to your clients. During this presentation, I will explore some of the changes that we have made in our business over the years. There will be opportunities for attendees to share their experiences as well. Each one of us does not need to reinvent the wheel. It is a great experience to be able to share my ideas about the industry, and hopefully take home some new ideas as well. And as a bonus, some things don’t change. Let’s take a moment to review those ideas as well.Learning Objectives:• Examine the kitchen and bath business• Implement one or more ideas quickly, to improve business practices• Shape long term planning• Build on existing strengths Speaker: Steve Strauss Steve Strauss is the president of Direct Kitchen Distributors. Based in Whitehall, Pennsylvania,DKD has served eastern PA since 1982. Steve has been a part of the family business since the age of 12 and moved up through, delivery, installation, sales and design. All through high school and college, he continued working in the business. Over the years, he has been involved with every facet of the kitchen and bath business, becoming president of the company in 1992, and later added AKBD certification to his credentials. Steve served as a Board of Directors member of the BKBG, a national group of kitchen and bath dealers committed to excellence in their field, from 2007 through 2010. In 2009, with the knowledge gleaned from his expertise in the kitchen and bath industry, Steve formed a company (Spread Sheet Services, LLC), for the purpose of designing, creating and maintaining spreadsheets, primarily for use by kitchen and bath dealers. Location: City Kitchen, 201 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 5:30 – 6:30 Registration/Social Hour 6:30 – 7:30 Formal Presentation Kindly register by November 1st in order to guarantee food. We cannot give refunds due to venue/catering deposits. Thank you to our sponsors for your support of our chapter and our members! Sponsored by: ProKitchen, The Tile Shop and Marva We hope you can make it! Cheers, Eastern Carolinas Chapter of NKBA: * Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs Follow our happenings and updates on Facebook!

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