Hardware Retailing

MAR 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | March 2017 2 Headquarters Staff 136 N. Delaware St. #200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Phone: 317-275-9400 Fax: 317-275-9403 Email: nrha@nrha.org Website: www.nrha.org PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER Dan Tratensek COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Whitney Daulton FEATURES EDITOR Liz Lichtenberger ASSISTANT EDITOR Renee Changnon ASSISTANT EDITOR Kate Klein ASSISTANT EDITOR Melanie Moul ASSISTANT EDITOR Chad Husted SENIOR DESIGNER Lynnea Chom GRAPHIC DESIGNER Graeme Haase WEB DEVELOPER Kevin Trehan PRODUCTION SERVICES PRODUCTION MANAGER Nancy A. Vondersaar SALES AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Freda Creech CIRCULATION CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Richard Jarrett CIRCULATION/SUBSCRIPTION/ LIST RENTAL INQUIRIES PHONE 314-432-7511 FAX 314-432-7665 SALES/NRHA VENDOR PARTNER NATIONAL SALES MANAGER Lowell Huffman MIDWEST REGION MANAGER Tony Sarantakis, 404 Afton Circle, Barrington, Ill. 60010; 847-934-9515, Fax: 847-934-2494, tonytakis@aol.com WEST REGION MANAGER Chris Miller, 506 Citadel Circle, Westmont, Ill. 60559; 630-234-3272, Fax: 847-934-2494, cmiller7288@gmail.com NORTHEAST REGION MANAGER Jason Harper, 136 N. Delaware St. #200, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204; Fax: 317-275-9403, jharper@nrha.org GREAT LAKES REGION MANAGER Bill Mancuso, 136 N. Delaware St. #200, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204; 317-275-9424, Fax: 317-275-9403, bmancuso@nrha.org SOUTHEAST REGION MANAGER Nick O'Connor, 136 N. Delaware St. #200, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204; 317-275-9409, Fax: 317-275-9403, noconnor@nrha.org CANADA John Magner, 500 Queens Quay W., #101 W. Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K8; 416-598-0101 x220, Fax: 416-598-9191, jmagner@yorkmedia.net HEADQUARTERS STAFF PRESIDENT AND CEO Bill Lee COO Bob Cutter DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES David Gowan MEMBER SERVICES TRAINING MANAGER Jesse Carleton, 317-275-9418, jcarleton@nrha.org MEMBER SERVICES AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Hilary Welter, 317-275-9435, hwelter@nrha.org MEMBER SERVICES AND MEETING COORDINATOR Kamille Stokes, 317-275-9419, kstokes@nrha.org MEMBER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Marci Taschler, 317-275-9421, mtaschler@nrha.org EVENT MANAGER AND RETAIL SUPPORT Katie McHone-Jones, 317-275-9414, kmchone-jones@nrha.org RETAIL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-RETAIL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Scott Wright, 317-275-9417, swright@nrha.org DIRECTOR OF RETAIL OUTREACH Tom Marcum, 317-275-9430, tmarcum@nrha.org NRHA CANADA NRHA CANADA Michael McLarney, 528 Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1V2; +1 416-489-3396, mike@hardlines.ca STATE AND REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS MIDWEST HARDWARE ASSOCIATION John Haka, 2301 Country Club Drive, Suite A, P.O. Box 8033, Stevens Point, WI 54481-8033; 715-341-7100; 800-888-1817; Fax: 715-341-4080 PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION Ronald F. Moore, 3857 Wolverine NE, Suite 20, Salem, or 97305 (UPS, FedEx); P.O. Box 17819, Salem or 97305 (U.S. Mail); 503-375-9024; Fax: 503-375-7980; Alaska, Idaho, Ore., Wash. SOUTHWESTERN REGION Jeff Flora, 638 W. 39th St., Kansas City, MO 64111; P.O. Box 419264, Kansas City, MO 64141; 816-561-5323; Fax: 816-561-1249; Ark., Kan., La., Mo., Neb., N.M., Texas Hardware Retailing (ISSN0889-2989) is published monthly by the North American Retail Hardware Association, 136 N. Delaware St. #200, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204. Subscription rates: Hardware Retailing (Payable in advance): U.S. & possessions $50.00 year. Canada $75.00 year. All other countries $100.00 year. (Air Mail $60.00 year additional). Single copy $7.00. The Annual Report issue can be purchased for $30.00. Periodical postage paid at Indianapolis, Indiana, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Hardware Retailing, P.O. Box 16709, St. Louis, MO 63105-1209. All editorial contents copyrighted 2017 by the North American Retail Hardware Association. No editorial may be reproduced without prior permission of the publisher. REPRINTS: Contact the Editorial Department at 317-275-9400 for price quotations. Printed in the USA. NRHA MISSION The North American Retail Hardware Association's (NRHA) mission is to help independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards, regardless of wholesale affiliation, become better and more profitable retailers. NRHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD James Cabirac, Kief Hardware, Cut Off, Louisiana EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN Megan Menzer, Newton's True Value, Cherryvale, Kansas FIRST VICE CHAIRMAN T.J. Comstock, Northwest Hardware, LLC, Billings, Montana SECOND VICE CHAIRMAN Greg Schlecht, Greg's True Value, St. Francis, Wisconsin THIRD VICE CHAIRMAN Daniel Harris, Palos Ace Hardware, Palos Heights, Illinois; Lemont Ace Hardware, Lemont, Illinois DIRECTOR Will Aubuchon, Aubuchon Hardware, Westminster, Massachusetts DIRECTOR Jared Smith, Jared's Ace Hardware, Bishopville, South Carolina DIRECTOR David Dishke, Grand River Home Hardware, Caledonia, Ontario DIRECTOR Steve Fusek, Fusek's True Value, Indianapolis SECRETARY-TREASURER Bill Lee, NRHA President and CEO IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Adam Busscher, Picton Home Hardware, Picton, Ontario Making Transitions at NRHA Bob Cutter Chief Operating Officer Bob joined NRHA 12 years ago after working in his family's business and then with other independent business owners in corporate printing. He initially managed NRHA's catalog publishing operation and eventually became vice president of sales. In 2017, he assumed the role of chief operating officer as part of his transition to president and CEO upon the retirement of current president and CEO Bill Lee. "As I transition into my new role at NRHA this year, I look forward to meeting and engaging with retailers and learning how we can serve retailers for many years to come."

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