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The Independent Channel Connects Over Tech Solutions

The 2023 NHPA Independents Conference brought the industry together, with retailers, vendors, wholesale representatives and others from the independent channel meeting in Dallas to talk through challenges, share ideas and celebrate industry successes.

“The conference was great. I enjoyed the keynote speakers because they each gave me a new perspective and made me think of things in a way I hadn’t before.”
—Deborah Clark, Yeagers Hardware

“It’s always good to see other retailers in the same boat as you. We are all trying to achieve
the same goals.”
—Jenna Terry, Smith County Lumber

“I had a really great time at the NHPA Independents Conference participating as a panel member. This was a great conference and offered numerous helpful takeaways.”
—Jim Carpenter, Curtis Lumber

“The conference had a lot of great vendors, and I appreciated the focus on technology because that is what we need to go further and be successful.”
—Ronnie Pollard, Tile Liquidators

“The conference was a successful time. We met a lot of new retailers and received several leads. We’re glad we could be a part of the NHPA Independents Conference and look forward to further connecting with independent retailers.”
—Rand Jenkins, Mountain Mojo Group


About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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