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Plan to #KBtribechat Wednesday at #KBIS2015!


Formica Group is sponsoring our January 21, 2015 KBtribechat.  Plan to join your KBtribe friends in person at KBIS for our weekly, hour long Wednesday discussion.   We can’t wait to see everyone there!

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Our #KBIS2013 #Kbtribechat Recap!

Tomorrow (April 24th) we will be sharing our KBIS 2013 finds.  Those from our group who attended the show will tell about the new products they found , emerging trends they spotted as well as show highlights. Get your pictures ready!

Join us on Twitter from 2pm to 3pm eastern time by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets!

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Here are our Pinterest boards on KBIS 2013:   The Best of KBIS 2013

Group Board:   KBIS 2013

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.


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#Coverings2013 – The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience!


The show is fast approaching!  Coverings is April 29 – May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Have you registered?

Join us at Coverings

Kbtribechat will be LIVE from the show floor on May 1st hosted by Crossville Tile in their booth! Join the us for a tweet-up and to share your show finds at kbtribechat in booth #7259 at 2pm eastern time.

We’re sharing about the show!

Our March 13th kbtribechat will be hosted by Paul Anater about Coverings 2013. Join us for this sponsored Twitter chat on the latest tile trends and show details.


Kbtribechat Host – Paul Anater

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2013 International Builders’ Show … #kbtribechat Edition

The kbtribe will be living it up in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2013, as we report on new products, hot trends, top booths and more from the floor of the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Industry friends can “TweetUp” with fellow chat attendees in the @FormicaGroup booth (C5047) while those unable to attend the show will receive a comprehensive show overview during the 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PST #kbtribechat.


Formica Corporation, IBS 2012 Booth

Regular #kbtribechat attendees will scour the IBS show floor in search of hot new products and innovations on which to report during the hour-long IBS overview. Chat topics will include:

Top new products

New “green” products from the show

Colors/finishes trending at the show

Universal design elements at the show

Best booths

Friends who will be participating from the show floor should alert @kbtribechat so that you can be added to the chat’s group Pinterest boards (created specifically for IBS reporting). Participants snapping pictures at the show prior to #kbtribechat, please remember to note exhibitor name and booth number. (If you can inquire on a Twitter handle so that we can “mention” them during the chat, even better!)

So, join the kbtribe and @FormicaGroup … we pledge that what happens in Vegas (at IBS) will not stay in Vegas!

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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2013 #KBtribechat Transcripts

Jan 9 – Trend Forecasting for 2013 – by Rose Dostal

Jan 16 – Learning From Automotive Design! – by Mark Johnson FAIA

Jan 23 – The NAHB International Builders’ Showhosted by Formica Group

Jan 30 – IMM and #BlogTourCGN – by Todd Vendituoli

Feb 6 – Timeless Kitchens – by Patti Johnson

Feb 13 – Tile and Design – by Arpi Nalbandian

Feb 20 – #KBIS2013hosted by KBIS

Feb 27 – Kitchen Appliances – hosted by Leslie Clagett

March 6 – Cost Effective Kitchen and Bath Updates

March 13 – #Coverings13 – hosted by Paul Anater/@Coverings

March 20 – Fix A Leak Week – hosted by HansgroheUSA

March 27 – #KBIS2013 – hosted by @KBIS2013

April 3 – Social Media Marketing  

April 10 – Sustainable k+b Design

April 17 – Finding Inspiration!

April 24 – KBIS 2013 Recap

May 1 – Tile Trends LIVE from Coverings –  hosted by @CrossvilleInc

May 8 – Remodeling Economics

May 15 – Design Rules!

May 22 – Tech for Designers – hosted by @SketchThis

May 29 – Getting Published – hosted by @ChuckWheelock

June 5 – Can Safety Be Sexy? – hosted by A Friendly House

June 12 – Teamwork – hosted by Sean Lintow Sr.

June 19 – Contemporary Designhosted by Susan Serra CKD

June 26 – The Best of Dwell on Designhosted by TOTO USA

July 10 – The #SoundTruth on Dishwashers – hosted by Miele

July 17 – Outdoor Kitchens – hosted by Danver Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchens

July 24 – Designing Small Kitchens – hosted by Carmen Christensen

July 31 – Luxurious Bathrooms

August 7 – Outdoor Living

August 14 – The Kitchen Garden

August 21 – Sharing at Google+ – hosted by Laurie Laizure

August 28 – Wet Rooms – hosted by A Friendly House

Sept 4 – Sustainability – hosted by James Bedell

Sept 11 – Lighting – hosted by Laura Van Zeyl

Sept 18 – It’s In The Details

Sept 25 – Pinterest for Business

Oct 2 – Inspirations & The Creative Process – hosted by Ferguson and Whirlpool

Oct 9 – #ShowerBetter – hosted by Hansgrohe

Oct 16 – Pro Ranges – hosted by BlueStar Cooking & Susan Serra CKD

Oct 23 – Universal Design – hosted by A Friendly House

Oct 30 – How Do You Design a Kitchen? – hosted by BLANCO & Modenus

Nov 6 – Built-In Dining for the Kitchen

Nov 13 – The Value of Blogshosted by Lisa M. Smith

Nov 20 – The Entertaining Kitchen – hosted by Dacor

Dec 4 – Design and Construction Weekhosted by KBIS

Dec 11 – Essential Bathroom Luxuries

Dec 18 – The Holiday Kitchen – hosted by Franke Luxury USA

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


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You are Invited!

We will be closing out the year with a holiday theme and hope all kbtribe will join us for a reflection on our fun times and ideas for the future!



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Where Do You Find Inspiration?

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, we will be sharing design inspirations at #kbtribechat on Twitter.  Please join our fun discussion from 2 to 3 pm eastern time.

Here are our discussion questions:

1.)  There are many inspirational sites online.  Please share your favorites.

2.)  Blogs can be very inspiring.  Please share your favorites.

Many of you are bloggers – please share your sites with us!

3.)  Where else do you find inspiration?

Favorite magazines? Do you still read print issues or online?

Inspiring Travel locations?

Here is the transcript of this chat.

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Marketing Tips for k+b pros

On October 17, 2012 we will be sharing our best MARKETING TIPS at #kbtribechat on Twitter.  Join our discussion from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

We chat every Wednesday!









SOCIAL MEDIA – Have you found that being active on social media has helped sales?

What are the pros and cons of Twitter,  Facebook , Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Houzz, Cultivate, Instagram, LoveIt??

Did I miss any social media outlet above that you really like to showcase your business?

Share your social media tips!

Have you thought of having a social media intern?

BLOGGING – Does blogging help your sales? How? Please share your tips!

What items are in your marketing plan?

Print Media, direct sales, phone solicitation, e-mails, cross promotion, press releases….

What marketing ideas have worked well for you?

networking, direct mail, volunteering, google ads, newsletters, offering free classes

Here’s the transcript for this chat.


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Want to Host or Sponsor a KBtribechat?


Photo by Lisa Stewart Photography – taken during a Rev-A-Shelf hosted KBtribechat event at KBIS 2019.


Are you KBtribe and have a topic you want to share with our community of kitchen and bath professionals?  Our hosts are chosen because they stand out in their area of expertise.  Sometimes the group brings  up someone they would like to hear from.  Sometimes something new is happening in our industry that a group member wants to share about.  Stacy Garcia plans all this and is always on the lookout for interesting hosts and topics to bring to KBtribechat… industry trends, happenings, news, technologies.   All hosts are chosen from our twitter chat community.  If you are interested in hosting a KBtribechat let her know!


Don’t want to host but have a topic you would like discussed at KBtribechat? Let Stacy know!


We sometimes have sponsored KBtribechats.   Our dynamic group likes to be up to date and in the know.  We are the who’s who of the kitchen and bath industry active on twitter and social media.  KBtribe includes a wide range of professionals including contractors, architects, kitchen and bath designers, interior designers,  brands and other industry insiders.  Sponsoring a KBtribechat offers the opportunity to bring your information to this select group of professionals.

If you are a brand who would like  to host a KBtribechat please e-mail  to discuss your ideas.


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