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Submit a Stellar Young Retailer of the Year Nomination


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Submit Your Young Retailer of the Year Nomination Now!

Supporting the next generation of business leaders is vital for the future of the independent home improvement industry.

For more than 20 years, NRHA has honored young industry professionals, highlighting their achievements and giving them recognition and exposure throughout the industry they serve with the Young Retailer of the Year award program.

The first step to becoming a Young Retailer of the Year honoree is to submit a complete nomination online or by mailing in a nomination packet. The best nominations showcase meaningful professional accomplishments, detailed community involvement and proof of commitment to continuing industry education.

Young Retailer of the Year nominees should be role models to other aspiring young retailers. Their nominations should consistently demonstrate their potential for a promising career in the home improvement industry. Nominees should be sales associates, supervisors, managers, owners or hold other management-level positions. The program is open to retailers living in the U.S., its territories or Canada who are 35 years old or younger.

Honorees are selected from three separate categories including retail outlets with sales under $2 million, outlets with sales over $2 million and retailers who manage multiple stores.

Young Retailer of the Year nomination entries should cover any details that distinguish the retailer as a leader. Be sure to include press clippings, photos, letters of recommendation and any other relevant materials to help judges learn as much about the nominee as possible. As a new component this year, video submissions are also being accepted to help judges see your commitment to the industry firsthand.

Young Retailer of the Year Nomination Information
The nomination deadline is Feb. 28, 2018, so think of the ways you’ve led and inspired others in your career and what the independent home improvement industry means to you. To learn more about the program, click here. 

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber

Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. An Indiana native, 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 work his way through Charles Dickens’ bibliography.