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HARDWARE RETAILING | April 2017 12 E ight home improvement retailers can now call themselves NRHA Young Retailer of the Year honorees. The recognition program, now in its 21st year, identifies and honors the next generation of aspiring independent home improvement retailers and recognizes individual achievements of retailers age 35 and younger from the U.S. and Canada. Winners are chosen based on criteria such as career accomplishments, community involvement, hardware industry education and extracurricular activities. The honorees represent three categories, including stores with annual sales under $2 million, stores with annual sales over $2 million and retailers operating multiple locations. The 2017 honorees are listed below. Under $2 Million in Annual Sales • Reed "RJ" McDaniel Jr. — vice president, co-owner, B&B Hardware, Milan, Illinois Over $2 Million in Annual Sales • Joseph Franquinha — owner, Crest True Value Hardware and Urban Garden Center, Brooklyn, New York • Bobby Heuser — president, Heuser Ace Hardware, Bluffton, South Carolina • Jackie Sacks — owner, Round Top Mercantile, Round Top, Texas Multiple Stores • Camille Gibson — general manager, Mark's Ace Hardware, Tucson, Arizona • Jarrod Haines — store manager, Buchheit, House Springs, Missouri • Jason Plummer — vice president, R.P. Lumber Co., Inc., Edwardsville, Illinois • Matthew Payzant — general manager, Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia "Each one of the Young Retailer of the Year honorees embodies what it means to be an extraordinary retailer," says Bill Lee, NRHA president and CEO. "These honorees have reached impressive professional milestones, are strong leaders in their communities and are committed to moving the independent home improvement industry forward. We're thrilled to be honoring these individuals." Sponsors of the 2017 Young Retailer of the Year program include the Apex Tool Group, Delta Faucet Co., Fluidmaster, Intertape Polymer Group and Midwest Fastener Corp. The Young Retailer of the Year banquet will be May 8 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, prior to the opening of the NRHA All-Industry Conference and the National Hardware Show ® in Las Vegas. For more information on the awards program and conference, please visit nrhaconference.com. NRHA Honors Eight Young Retailers NRHA News " Each one of the Young Retailer of the Year honorees embodies what it means to be an extraordinary retailer. " —Bill Lee, NRHA president and CEO