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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Wednesday, May 9 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. How to Address Cybersecurity as a Small Business Speaker: Scott Reynolds, CEO of Member Insurance According to Small Business Trends, 43 percent of cyberattacks target small businesses. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and the hackers continue to get bolder and more creative. The cost of being hacked can be substantial and can disrupt your operation. What should you do? Scott Reynolds, CEO of Member Insurance, will discuss where attacks have come from recently and where they may be headed. He will outline measures you should be taking to avoid being a victim and how to limit the damage from an attack. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. KEYNOTE: How TreeHouse Grew Its Roots and Where It's Headed Speaker: TreeHouse Co-founder and CEO, Jason Ballard Jason Ballard, co-founder and president of TreeHouse, the world's first eco-conscious home upgrade company, will offer a glimpse into what he sees as the "Future of the Home." In his presentation, Ballard will discuss how we can build healthier, more sustainable and more beautiful spaces while keeping an eye on our carbon footprints. Learn how you too can build sustainably and make a difference. 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Home Sweet Home: Amazon Edition Speakers: Bill Brunelle, Independent We Stand and Dan Tratensek, NRHA In this update to the initial Home Sweet Home Study, launched in 2015, Bill Brunelle and Dan Tratensek explore the impact on local communities when consumers choose to purchase home improvement products online through local businesses instead of on Amazon. Discover how much money remains in a community when consumers choose bricks over clicks. 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. NRHA Top Gun Awards Presented by: NRHA and Hardware Retailing Moderator: Melanie Moul, NRHA Each year, NRHA honors some of the industry's top performers with the Top Gun Award. This year, join us for the first-ever all-female group of honorees and hear how these retailers are innovating their businesses to continually rise to the top. 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Reimagine Retail Presented by: The National Hardware Show The National Hardware Show will award the grand prize of $100,000 to the winner of its Reimagine Retail promotion, which will give one independent home improvement retailer the funds for a business improvement project. HARDWARE RETAILING | May 2018 92 Protection from the inside out 1-888-363-2628 marketing@seal-once.com BECOME AN EXCLUSIVE DEALER TODAY SUPERIOR PROTECTION AGAINST WATER, MOLD, & DECAY PROTECT. PRESERVE. ENHANCE. SEAL-ONCE® uses nanoparticles to deeply penetrate below the surface of wood and masonry. e result is long lasting complete protection from the inside out. © 2018 SEAL-ONCE is a registered trademark of U-C COATINGS, LLC BUFFALO, NY

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