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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

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 …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Nashville Businesses Focus on Community


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 …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Asheville Highlights Artists and Entrepreneurs


“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 …

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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 …

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NRHA Introduces 2 New Podcast Series


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 …

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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 …

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NRHA Training: A Success Story at HomCo Lumber & Hardware

nrha training

When a customer walks through the doors of HomCo Lumber & Hardware in Flagstaff, Arizona, they know they won’t be passed from person to person to get an answer to their question. But this wasn’t always the case. Over the …

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NRF Executive Discusses Loss Prevention

loss prevention

Most independent retailers would say business is personal. Whether it’s stocking the shelves with the latest products or training employees to provide next-level customer service, retailers are doing more than lining their pockets. However, if a retailer isn’t aware of …

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