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3 Ways to Stay Active After the National Hardware Virtual Show

After four days of the latest products, incisive industry research and inspiring stories of success from independent home improvement retailers, it’s a wrap on the National Hardware Virtual Show and the NRHA All-Industry Conference!

“We are truly grateful to everyone who made this virtual event possible, and we’re thrilled at the response to this event,” says NHS industry vice president Rich Russo. “While we would have preferred to be in person this year, this virtual event was a great substitute because it still gave attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to get face-to-face meetings and explore new products across dozens of categories from companies around the world.”

North American Hardware and Paint executive vice president Dan Tratensek says this year’s event still empowered members of the home improvement industry to network and collaborate.

“While there is no doubt we all miss being able to interact with one another in person, I think we have all become accustomed to the Virtual Show experience and it is exciting to be able to connect with retailers, offer seminars and feel engaged with the industry in a broader way. Once again, the National Hardware Show has offered retailers of all banners a place where they can explore new products, learn from one another and pick up new ideas.”

3 Ways to Keep the Momentum Going

There’s still plenty to do to stay engaged in the home improvement channel and find new opportunities for your team and your business.

  1. Keep exploring the National Hardware Virtual Show. With more than 160,000 profile views and 1,250 scheduled meetings from Oct. 12-15, the National Hardware Virtual Show has been a powerful way to build industry connections. The National Hardware Virtual Show platform will remain accessible and allow virtual attendees to sear and browse suppliers and manufacturers, product showcases and more. Special programming from NHPA (formerly NRHA) will be available soon!
  2. Engage with your association. The North American Hardware and Paint Association (formerly NRHA) presented four days full of exciting speakers, including keynote sessions with Do it Best president and CEO Dan Starr and Hancock Lumber president and CEO Kevin Hancock. Connect with your association to learn more about the speakers and explore the various training and educational resources NHPA offers independent home improvement retailers.
  3. Get ready for 2021. Event organizers are looking ahead to the 2021 celebration, which is scheduled to take place May 11-13 in Las Vegas. Visit the National Hardware Show online for more information.

About Todd Taber

Todd is trends 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.

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