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Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

The state of the industry, where it’s headed and your relationship with channel partners all have the ability to impact your business.

This year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is giving you the opportunity to discuss all three at no cost. On Dec. 7, retailers, manufacturers and distributors will gather in Chicago for the association’s third annual State of Independents Conference. The event will include research presentations, retailer panels and networking opportunities.

Similar to previous years, NRHA will share new, proprietary research about the performance and direction of the home improvement market. Association and industry leaders will also discuss insights into the challenges and obstacles to growth retailers face. Additionally, two new themes are being added to the State of Independents Conference agenda this year: technology in retail and next-generation leaders.

This year’s event will feature four retailer panels focused on topics such as economic and external challenges, young retailer insights and how independent retailers are responding to technology’s impact on the market. The conference will also include a proprietary research-based seminar on what today’s consumers find attractive about online home improvement shopping, how independent retailers measure up and what retailers are doing to build their online presence.

Attending the conference is the perfect opportunity to share feedback and advice with manufacturers and distributors to build a foundation for the future of the industry.

Registration is free for retailers. To sign up and for more information, visit soic.eventbrite.com, or contact Dan Tratensek at dant@nrha.org.

About Hilary Welter

Hilary Welter

As the member services and communications coordinator, Hilary contributes to all member-focused communications efforts. She assists with communication aspects of member recruitment and retention and contributes to the marketing of member programs and benefits. Additionally, she is the voice behind NRHA and Hardware Retailing social media accounts. Hilary is currently working remotely while traveling abroad, tapping into the international hardware markets along the way. To follow her adventures, visit www.hardwareretailing.com/NRHA-Abroad starting August 1, 2016.