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Bill Lee

Bill Lee
Bill Lee has been President and CEO of NRHA since 2008. Bill has held various positions during his 18 years with the organization, including Director of Marketing, Vice President of Creative Services and Publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine. As president, Bill helps guide NRHA in its mission to help hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards become better, more profitable retailers. NRHA fulfills this mission by providing retail training, communications, market research and networking opportunities for the independent home improvement market.

INDEPENDENT THINKING: The Big Event Is Even Bigger

We call the May issue of Hardware Retailing the National Hardware Show® Issue. As I’m sure you can tell, it’s our largest issue of the year and is full of editorial content designed to help you become more profitable and …

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The Real Cost of Dead SKUs

Recently, I was analyzing our stores and began looking in-depth at our inventory. While I would like to think that we do an above-average job at maintaining our databases, cycle counts, etc., I began to question how actively we truly …

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INDEPENDENT THINKING: Retail Training, Redefined

You’ve seen it—it can happen anywhere—at the airport service counter, in a restaurant or at the department store. You can just tell by the look in their eyes: you’re on your own; you might as well just keep moving along. …

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Boost New Customer Traffic In-Store and Online

You cannot control business conditions, but what you can control is how you approach your business. Build your business one client at a time, one interaction at a time. Here are a few easy-to-follow tips on how best to attract …

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A Guide to Navigating Health Care

Some of you may remember the Temptations’ hit song, “Ball of Confusion,” or maybe Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” Aside from being hits, these songs’ titles also seem to sum up the way many Americans are feeling about Affordable Care Act …

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INDEPENDENT THINKING: Association Health Insurance for You and Your Families

Wherever we’ve gone over the last few years, asking what your greatest challenges and concerns as independent retailers are, uncertainty about and the cost of health insurance and health care for yourselves and your employees always tops your lists. In …

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