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Final Days to Register for the 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference

Final Days to Register for the 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference

ACT NOW: The deadline to register for the 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference is Wednesday, Nov. 7! Independent retailers can register for free to hear how home improvement leaders are finding new paths to grow their businesses.

The 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference is focused on how independent home improvement retailers are finding new opportunities to grow in the years ahead. Featuring keynote presentations from a dynamic lineup of retail leaders, the research-driven event takes a look the products, categories, niches and store expansions that are bringing new success to retail operations.

The State of Independents Conference takes place Thursday, Dec. 6 in Rosemont, Illinois. New this year:

  • Get face-to-face feedback from some of the industry’s most successful independent retailers as they share their strategies for growth and discuss how manufacturers and wholesalers can help them achieve these goals.
  • Discover how urban retailer Joe Franquinha, owner of Crest Hardware, is building a successful lawn and garden department in his Brooklyn, New York, operation.
  • Learn from Zach Coblentz, division manager with Hartville Hardware, about how the nation’s largest hardware store (at 300,000+ square feet), is planning to grow in the coming year.
  • Hear from Elliot Greenberg, the owner of JC Licht, one of the Midwest’s most successful paint and decorating retailers, about how his operation is charting a growth course.
NRHA State of Independents Conference

At the NRHA State of Independents Conference, attendees benefit from exclusive research, illuminating keynote presentations and two retailer-led panel discussions.

Plus, attendees will benefit from exclusive research, including the State of the Industry Report and Hot Growth Categories for Independents. You’ll also gain insight from two panel discussions with retailers for a candid look at how businesses can succeed in the year ahead.

It all takes place Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Don’t miss this opportunity to find new ways to grow your business, connect with other independent retailers and speak directly with manufacturers and wholesalers. Independent retailers can register for free now!

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.