This year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) made visiting members across the country a top priority. The NHPA On the Road series helped us reconnect with members, find merchandising and operations inspiration and much more. Our visits to stores in New York, Missouri and Oklahoma once again showcased the strength of independent retailers across this country. To learn more about our store visits and to stay in the know on all of our travels, visit YourNHPA.org/on-the-road. You can also nominate your business and we might visit you in 2023.
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.