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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

Exclusive Q&A: True Value CEO Discusses Upcoming Reunion, Future

True Value CEO

True Value’s President and CEO John Hartmann wants to make it clear that the doors are open for all independent retailers to attend the True Value Fall Reunion in Denver regardless of wholesale affiliation, size or market. This is a …

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Gather Your Own Flock in the Birding Niche

birding

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bird is the Word Dorothy Martin’s backyard is a songbird’s paradise. If a cardinal or blue jay is thirsty in the winter, it can perch on a heated birdbath …

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True Value Fall Reunion Open to All Independent Retailers

true value fall reunion

For the first time in its history, True Value’s semiannual Reunion is open to all independent hardware retailers. The company will host all retailers, regardless of affiliation, at the Colorado Convention Center from Sept. 27-30 with a full slate of …

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Bird Lovers Flock to Educational Events and Quality Products

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Bird watching, also known as birding, is a pastime that has continued to grow in popularity in North America. As a retailer, you have the opportunity to serve customers interested in the hobby, providing innovative products, educational information and connecting …

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Retailer Uses Past to Attract New Business at Stanton Daily Grind

Stanton Daily Grind

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Brewing New Ideas Walking into Hepler’s Hardware, located in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, you’re bound to see customers browsing the store with a cup of coffee in hand. Owner Rob …

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Working in the Family Business Is a Rite of Passage at Dyson Building Center

Dyson Building Center

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Hardware Heritage For the Dyson family, Dyson Building Center in Great Mills, Maryland, is more than a place of work—it’s a home full of memories. The operation began in …

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Annual Executive Planning Conference Scheduled for November

executive planning conference

Manufacturers will meet with Distribution America (DA) and PRO Group-affiliated distributors at the annual Executive Planning Conference (EPC) Nov. 14-16 at the JW Marriott in Tucson, Arizona. Developing new business relationships and strengthening existing partnerships is the focus of the event. …

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Benefits of Composting for Homeowners Yards

composting

When customers come to your business to create an outdoor oasis for birds, there are several tips you can offer to help them attract feathered friends. From birdhouses and feeders to plants that attract native birds, there are many things …

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