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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

New Hampshire Store a Haven for Local Beekeepers

beekeepers

In the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire, locals have taken it upon themselves to help the bee population flourish. Not only do they collect honey, but the main goal is for the bees to stay strong and pollinate other plants as well. …

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D.C. Hardware and Bike Business Moves Location, Introduces Cafe Concept

hardware and bike

In Washington, D.C., one of people’s favorite modes of transportation is biking. When this excitement for biking really kicked into gear in the 1970s, District Hardware and Bike decided to hop on the craze, becoming a hardware and bike shop. The business …

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Oklahoma Retailers Brewing With Passion for Hardware and Coffee

selling coffee

 In addition to knowing the home improvement industry, brothers Seth and Mahlon Boehs discovered their shared love of a good cup of coffee. That interest led to their venture of roasting, packaging and selling coffee in one of their two …

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True Value Exec: New Marketing Program Is Flexible and Locally Focused

marketing program

Independent retailers have a variety of tools they can use to encourage customers to visit their businesses. In some communities, taking out an ad in the local newspaper or a radio spot is the best way to market their business. …

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10 Home Improvement Businesses to Visit

home improvement businesses

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Do you ever go on vacation and feel the need to see the local hardware store in the town you’re visiting? While some people may not understand this urge, the staff at …

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10 Ways to Navigate a Family Business

family business

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For many people in this industry, retail and family go hand-in-hand. While running a family business is rewarding, it is not always easy. Hardware Retailing spoke with Wayne Rivers, co-founder and president …

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True Value Fall Reunion Pushes Retailers to ‘Act Now’

True Value Fall Reunion

As retailers begin planning ahead for their busy spring selling season, those attending the True Value Fall Reunion were also encouraged to think in the moment. The buying show, which the co-op hosted in Chicago at McCormick Place, ran Sept. …

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Retailer Helps Community Shine Blue Light on Fallen Police Officer

police

When a local police officer died on duty, Mike Kokesh, a fellow police officer and co-owner of Long Lake True Value in Long Lake, Minnesota, and his co-owner Mark Schaefer, a local firefighter, wanted to honor their fallen friend. On Friday, Sept. …

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