One year following the creation of the AIKD, the AIKD Kitchen Show was held in Philadelphia and the first AIKD design contest was also introduced.
In 1981, the AIKD Kitchen Show changed its name to The Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS). The show, initially a very small gathering, had since grown to the largest professional kitchen and bath industry show in the world. From its beginnings in small convention centers, only four venues in the United States can house the show due to its impressive size today.
In 1982, the Association changed its name from AIKD to the NKBA to address the interests of the growing bathroom industry.
About the MN Chapter:
The MN Chapter has over 1,000 members and member employees. Our membership includes all of the Twin Cities metro area as well as greater Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.