Hardware Retailing

MAY 2018

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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May 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 88 HARDWARE RETAILING | May 2018 88 Bill Brunelle Brunelle is co-founder of Independent We Stand, a movement that supports local businesses. Along with NRHA's Dan Tratensek, Brunelle will discuss the impact on local communities when consumers choose to shop online with independents instead of on Amazon. Jason Ballard Ballard is co-founder and president of TreeHouse, the world's first eco-conscious home upgrade company. TreeHouse's third location in Dallas, Texas, is the first energy-positive home improvement retail store, producing more energy than it consumes. Scott Reynolds Small businesses aren't immune to hacking. Cybersecurity is a large-scale concern that can dramatically impact your operation. Learn from Reynolds, CEO of Member Insurance, how to be proactive against cyberthreats to your business. Karen E Laine & Mina Starsiak Hawk On their HGTV show "Good Bones," Laine and Starsiak Hawk revitalize old homes in Indianapolis. Hear their story about creating their renovation business and their passion for their hometown. Daniel Duty In his former executive role at Target, Duty formed the business development and negotiations team. His presentation will discuss how to engage in collaborative forms of negotiation and successful strategic partnerships to drive growth. Andrea Ridout Ridout is a former independent retailer who has successfully grown and then sold three home improvement businesses. Hear how a rooster helped her make the right choices to put her hardware store into the best hands. Jim Robisch Robisch, senior partner of home improvement research firm The Farnsworth Group, keeps his eye on the data. In his presentation, he will overview how independents can appeal to a wide range of customers: young and old, DIY and pro. Jules Pieri A decade ago, Pieri co-founded The Grommet, a company that discovers artisans with innovative, problem-solving products and sells their wares on its online platform. Find out how you can spot up-and-coming niches and products. Speakers in the Spotlight NRHA finds speakers who will deliver compelling insights and actionable feedback that you can take home to your business. The conference features three keynote speakers this year, bolstered by several other expert presenters. Check the conference schedule on Page 90 so you're on time for each speaker's presentation and the retailer panels. Keynote Keynote Keynote

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