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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

Take Note of 2018 Color Trends

color trends

While many elements of home decor remain popular for a few years, color trends evolve and change at a rapid pace. If your business is deeply invested in the paint category, staying on top of color trends can help you …

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Iowa Business Uses Expansion to Widen Audience, Create Retail Destination

retail destination

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org ‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ When a fire destroyed Marcus Lumber Co.’s shop buildings, lumber shed and delivery vehicles in 2004, the Leavitt family found a …

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D.C. Businesses Welcome Community Members, Provide Unique Goods

community

In major cities around the world, many consumers are looking for a sense of community and belonging. To help their customers along, many independent retailers are using their businesses to create an inviting space for like-minded people to gather. One …

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Revenues, Same-Store Sales Up for Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial results for 2017, showing increases in revenues and U.S. same-store sales. The home improvement cooperative saw fourth-quarter revenues of $1.3 billion, an increase of 6.8 percent from the same period in …

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True Value Spring Reunion Showcases Marketing Tools and Retail Independence

True Value Spring Reunion

Independent retailers gathered in Washington, D.C., to discover new products, attend educational sessions, learn about marketing opportunities and network with industry peers at the True Value Spring Reunion. The day before the buying show began, retailers were invited to attend …

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Animals Find Loving Homes at Annual Retailer Event

animals

For nearly a decade, Patti Christie, owner of Hood’s Do it Best in Wyandotte, Michigan, has been using her platform to help animals find their forever homes. She has always been an advocate for animals, and her friend Terra Muscat …

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Resource: Define, Prevent and Address Workplace Harassment

workplace harassment

Workplace harassment is something all retailers should have a handle on, and it should be discussed openly with your management team and your entire staff. To tackle workplace harassment head on, you need to understand how it is defined, what …

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A Closer Look at Retailers Focused on Household Cleaning Products

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Cleaning Up in Housewares Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or a spring overhaul, consumers are constantly looking for ways to keep their homes spotless. Do …

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