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Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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Do you enjoy learning about independent home improvement businesses? Do you like mountain views and ocean scenes? There is no need to pack your bags to experience this if you need a quick fix. Instead, grab your smartphone, tablet or …

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NHPA on the Road 2022 Yearbook

NHPA on the Road

This year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) made visiting members across the country a top priority. The NHPA On the Road series helped us reconnect with members, find merchandising and operations inspiration and much more. Our visits …

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NHPA On the Road

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Spectrum Paint President Talks Expansion

Spectrum Paint

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Renee on the Road: Cardwell Do it Best Home Center

Cardwell Do it Best

In July, Renee on the Road visited Ohio, but before the team headed east, Renee Changnon, retail engagement specialist, and Katie McHone-Jones, director of member services and events, made a stop at Cardwell Do it Best Home Center in Indianapolis, …

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