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Kim Ytsma: 2013 Young Retailer of the Year

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With the unexpected passing of her father in 2010, Ytsma was thrust into a leadership position as the only family member working in the store. Her steady leadership helped guide the store through the difficult time, while still managing to increase sales in both 2011 and 2012. The store also received the Proud of My Home Award in 2012, recognizing it as the top Home Hardware store in the area.

Kim Ytsma is one of 8 winners of this year’s Young Retailer of the Year Award.

About Whitney Daulton

Whitney and her team contribute to the creative development of NRHA and Hardware Retailing magazine’s brand identities, marketing and advertising campaigns, events, websites and print and interactive publications. Her team works to provide independent retailers with quality information and tools to help them become better and more profitable. Whitney graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism also focusing in Graphic Design. She recently completed an executive education program at Yale University.

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