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Hit the Road With Renee: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

Kansas City

After wrapping up Day 4 in St. Louis for Independent We Stand‘s Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, our group was ready to make our way to the last stop of the five-day trip: Kansas City, Missouri. Day ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Family and Community Unite in St. Louis

St. Louis

After wrapping up Day 3 in Memphis, our team had already met many inspiring small business owners through the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, but we were eager to see what St. Louis would have to offer ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Memphis Independents Embrace Growth

Memphis independents

At the midpoint of the Independent We Stand Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, our group was ready to continue the journey from Day 2 in Nashville to our third location: Memphis, Tennessee. What made this visit so ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Nashville Businesses Focus on Community

nashville

After a completing Day 1 of the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, the Independent We Stand team and I settled in our hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, for one more night before journeying on to Nashville, Tennessee. We ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Asheville Highlights Artists and Entrepreneurs

Asheville

“On the road again!” Those lyrics have never been more accurate as I embark upon another road trip visiting independent hardware stores and other local businesses diversifying communities across the U.S. My name is Renee Changnon and I’m the retail ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Heading Out on Another Journey

road trip

My name is Renee Changnon and I’m the retail outreach coordinator with the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). On March 4-8, I’ll be heading out on my fourth journey with Independent We Stand for its annual road trip as a ... Read More »

NRHA Introduces 2 New Podcast Series

podcast

What are you listening to when you’re stuck in traffic or doing chores around your house? For many people, podcasts fill their time in a productive and fun way. Whether it’s true crime stories or business tips, podcasts can be ... Read More »

Fall 2018 Retail Management Certification Program Finishes Strong

retail management certification program

After six months of hard work, students from the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) Fall 2018 Retail Management Certification Program came to NRHA headquarters in Indianapolis for their final visit. It culminated with the students presenting their coursework—business improvement ... Read More »