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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

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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Kohl’s to Sell Amazon Smart Home Devices, Accept Retailer’s Returns

Kohl's

At a time when all eyes are on Amazon, it appears that Kohl’s is eyeing the online retailer as well. This month, the department store chain has announced two ways it is teaming up with Amazon, and some wonder if there …

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RadioShack Brick-and-Mortar Presence Dependent on Independent Dealers

RadioShack

RadioShack, a consumer electronics company that was once one of the best-known chains in America, has shrunk from thousands of locations around the world to merely 70 company-owned stores in seven states, according to a press release from the company. At its peak, …

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Branneky True Value Hardware Journey Continues After 160 Years

Branneky

In the mid-19th century, many Americans took off on the Oregon Trail in search of new lands and opportunities. Its main departure points were in Missouri, and the route stretched 2,000 miles to California. More than 400,000 pioneers traveled the …

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Diverse San Francisco Retailers Collaborate on Training

San Francisco

Across the country, home improvement retailers make a point to carve out their own brands and embrace the needs and desires of their customers. This fact rings true in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area communities. Last week, North American …

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Independent Retailer Contest Offers Recognition, Opportunities

Indie Award

Independent We Stand (IWS), a movement that exists to support independent businesses, is hosting its seventh annual contest to help recognize a locally owned small business that has gone above and beyond to deliver great customer service and community support. According to the …

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