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HDW Fall Market Focuses on American Veterans

At the Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. (HDW) 2016 Fall Dealer Market in Little Rock, retailers found good deals on inventory and inspiration for generous giving.

HDW Unites Retailers to Support Veterans

The market’s theme was “Honoring America’s Veterans,” and attendees donated nearly $18,000 to support local Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and the VFW Foundation.

“HDW is fortunate and grateful to all veterans who have given so much to our nation. This was a way in which we could support our dealers, who in turn supported either their local VFW or the VFW Foundation,” says Kenny Beauvais, HDW President and CEO. “The majority of the funds raised for the VFW are going right back to our dealers’ local communities.”

Market Weekend

The three-day event had an increase of 20 percent in dealer attendance from the previous market. It kicked off with a social hour and live music by Iraq war veteran and up-and-coming country artist Nick Snyder.

During the final day of the event, the HDW Roundtable discussions took place, allowing retailers to discuss topics affecting the hardware and lumber industries.

Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. is an employee-owned company. The distributor provides more than 1,200 independent hardware and lumberyards in nine states a complete source for retail products.

About 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

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