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Words From Past Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

Over the last 24 years, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has recognized the achievements of more than 150 up-and-coming home improvement industry leaders through the Young Retailer of the Year award program. 

Former honorees have distinguished themselves through their career achievements, hardware education and commitment to their communities. Does this sound like someone you know? Nominations for the 2020 Young Retailer of the Year award are open through Feb. 28. Visit nrha.org/yroty to nominate a young retailer. And hear from 2019 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees here:

Morgan Godfrey“This award that we receive isn’t really just for us. It’s for all the people who support us and help us.”

Morgan Godfrey, Part Owner and Retail Manager, Select Source


Kevin Harris“One thing my dad has always told me is if you set your mind to something, you can achieve anything you want in this world, and it’s something I’ve tried to do the last year and it really works.”

Kevin Harris, General Manager of Operations, Harris Home Hardware


 Jacob Hagan“We all have one thing in common, and I believe that’s to always be better.”

Jacob Hagan, Director of Store Operations, Hagan Ace Hardware


Samantha Post“Since this award is reserved for a select few that the industry believes represents the future, it means that our family business is well-poised to endure another 28 years with the next generation at the helm.”

Samantha Post, Marketing and HR Manager, T & M Hardware & Rental

Nominations for the 2020 Young Retailer of the Year are due by Feb. 28. Click here for more information or to nominate a young retailer.

About Julie Leinwand

Julie Leinwand
Julie Leinwand is the Corporate Communications Manager and Editor for NRHA. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking fanciful desserts and spending time with her puppies and husband.

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