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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

Maine Retailer Scoops Up New Opportunities With Ice Cream Shop

ice cream shop

For 20 years, Pete Erickson’s job was selling and servicing forestry equipment, which required him to travel all across New England. Yet four years ago he decided to change his career path drastically. From spending his days outside in the …

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Home Improvement eRetailer Summit Highlights Ways to Succeed Online

eRetailer Home Improvement Summit

Retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals gathered in Chicago for the third Home Improvement eRetailer Summit. Held Nov. 7-9, the event was designed to allow attendees to gain information and insights on e-commerce opportunities while also fostering new relationships through a …

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Marcon Building Supply Halloween Event Unites Community

Marcon Building Supply

In Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, local businesses came together to put a spell on shoppers just in time for Halloween. On Oct. 20, Marcon Building Supply hosted its first Halloween-themed event to bring customers of all ages through its doors, meet the …

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Product Rundown: Kitchen and Housewares

Hardware Retailing editor Renee Changnon shows off several household items and kitchen gadgets that can help retailers expand a thriving housewares category in their stores. To view the video on YouTube, click here.

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Norfolk Hardware Helps Restore Historic Boston Farm

Norfolk Hardware

When the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm was first built in the late 1700s, its owners contributed to the everyday life of the colonial community by farming the then-rural area. Now, more than 200 years later, it is once again a …

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Florida Stores Feature Outdoor Adventures, Unique Products

Florida

When visiting independent home improvement stores, consumers know they can find the core categories they need. However, different areas of the country are bound to bring unique niches and product offerings you wouldn’t expect to find anywhere else. Earlier this …

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What the Wayfair Decision Means for Independent Businesses

wayfair

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that online purchases could be subject to the same state and local taxes as purchases made at brick-and-mortar stores. The court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair overturned a prior ruling that prevented states …

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A Closer Look at Updates to Internet Sales Tax Laws

internet sales tax laws

Independent brick-and-mortar retailers may finally have a more level playing field with their online competitors thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on internet sales tax laws, says Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand, an organization that promotes …

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