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Renee Changnon

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

CTL University Puts NRHA Training to Work

training

When the leaders at Clarence Thomas Ltd. Home Center (CTL) in Fish Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, made the decision to invest in their employees by offering online training, they had no idea how popular the program would become. Initially, …

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NRHA New England Road Trip Shows Strength of Independent Retail

New England Road Trip

In order to stay connected with retailers like you, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) makes it a point to get out and visit as many independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in North America as we can. …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Tailoring Inventory and Serving Communities in Vermont, Boston

Vermont

On the fourth day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, I made my way to the Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe, Vermont, to get some sleep before my final day of meeting the enterprising retailers who call the region …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Reliable Operations in New Hampshire, Fun Vibes in Vermont

New Hampshire

After dropping my NRHA colleague Kevin off at the airport Wednesday evening, I made my way to Exeter, New Hampshire. I checked into The Exeter Inn, a boutique hotel that was built in 1932 to host visitors to the Phillips …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Home Improvement History and Theatrics in Massachusetts

Massachusetts

On the third day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, my colleague Kevin and I were eager to visit and learn more about two outstanding operations in Massachusetts. We were also excited to reach Boston and enjoy a taste …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Company Culture and Creativity Among Maine Retailers

Maine

To start the second day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, NRHA’s webmaster Kevin Trehan joined me for a few days to help capture the stories of the retailers we’re visiting. He arrived late Monday evening so we could …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Dedicated Employees and Trendy Products in Connecticut, Rhode Island

retailers

After months of planning and coordinating with retailers to finalize all the details of the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) latest road trip, the adventure finally began. My name is Renee Changnon and I’m the retail outreach coordinator with …

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Hit the Road With Renee: NRHA to Visit New England Operations

New England

When you travel, do you have the itch to check out independent home improvement stores? There are many things to can gain from exploring the independent home improvement operations scattered across the country. While friends or family might not always …

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