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2018 NKBA Membership  Join Us… Are you interested in belonging to an organization that promotes your kitchen and bath business, allows unlimited networking opportunities and associating with some great people?   

Go online to:  NKBA.org (https://nkba.org/info/join) to complete a short membership inquiry form.  The online form is sent via e-mail to our Member Services Team who will reach out with detailed information including the cost to join, depending on your membership type.  

Note:  Paper applications are no longer accepted as cost and membership categories have changed.  Contact Rima Nasr, TGCC Membership Chair, for more information.


 
The Benefits of NKBA Membership

Networking events, professionals certifications, educational courses, consumer leads, member discounts, marketing tools, job listings and leadership opportunities are just a few of the reasons to become a member.   
For more information on membership:  https://nkba.org/info/join


 

TGCC MENTOR’S PROGRAM
National Kitchen & Bath Association 

Our mentoring program officially kicked off in January 2018.  We have six (6) teams of mentors/mentees.  The goal of the TGCC-NKBA Mentor's Program is to help advance mentee participant’s career goals, provide possible industry opportunities while expanding the benefits of chapter membership to all.  Our next enrollment period for new mentors/mentees will be held May-June 2018.  Send all inquiries to info@TexasGulfCoast-NKBA.org

The right influence and guidance could make a world of difference in helping a new designer, student, or K&B industry worker have a successful, enjoyable, and profitable Kitchen & Bath (K&B) career.  Being a mentor to new industry members can be quite personally rewarding as you share your knowledge and learn more about current trends and tools in the industry through this program.

There is no application process; however, please fill out and return an information sheet to us so that we may best match our mentors and mentees.

Next Enrollment Periods for TGCC Mentor’s Program:  May 1 – June 30, 2018

Mentor's Sign Up Sheet
Mentee's Sign Up Sheet

Mentors:  Will you agree to be a mentor to a TGCC new K&B designer, industry worker, or student?  You qualify to be a mentor if you have demonstrated success in your career as a K&B industry independent designer or remodeler; a showroom owner, manager, designer, or worker; K&B industry sales or trades rep; K&B educator; and/or a retired K&B career person.  

Note:  Mentors act in a non-professional helping capacity to provide career-based insights on developing K&B careers.

Mentees:  Mentees (individuals desiring to be mentored) qualify to participate in the program if you are currently enrolled in a college design program or a new designer of five years or less looking for inside knowledge on how to succeed in the K&B industry.  Mentoring will involve:

  1. Access to a friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, helpful K&B industry person with a sympathetic hear
  2. A bit of non-professional guidance in career paths

Mentor’s Six Program Guidelines: (for mentors and mentees):

    1. No financial obligations are required or expected.
    2. There will be a suggested one-year commitment to the program (January-December 2018).  Respect the contact’s personal information – do not share unless permission to do so is given.
    3. A maximum of one or two hours a month to talk or correspond with one another (including electronically).  Please discuss between yourselves the best timeframes and means for communicating.
    4. One initial brief meeting (10-15 min meeting -- in person).  Suggestion: Meeting up in-person once or twice during the year at a chapter meeting or as determined.
    5. Email or phone contact with questions regarding career directions, job related challenges, etc. (as determined by all) will be ongoing during the year. 
    6. Provide the TGCC program administrator, Pat Brewer, with a brief update or input on your experience after six months in the program (July) – details TBD.  For any assistance, please contact Pat Brewer (info@TexasGulfCoast-nkba.org).

 Contact Email:  info@TexasGulfCoast-NKBA.org