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Hilary Welter

As marketing and research coordinator, it’s Hilary’s duty to keep retailers informed about NRHA products and services and to help coordinate industry research projects. Additionally, Hilary is the voice behind NRHA’s and Hardware Retailing’s social media accounts. She appreciates a good book, spicy food, well-made horror films, craft beer and exploring new places near and far.

Business Services Save Retailers Time and Money

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Contending with legal issues is a must for independent business owners. Tasks in those categories often come with headaches and dollar signs. NRHA partners with a variety of service providers to offer alternative, affordable solutions for complicated services like insurance …

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Accounting 101 for Retail Business Owners


Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Most independent home improvement business owners and employees don’t have a background in accounting or finance. While the financial metrics of a company are only one piece of the puzzle, …

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An Equation to Solve Employee Turnover

Increasing productivity and reducing employee turnover are two struggles independent business owners often face. One of the most practical ways to address these issues is to take a look at your management team. Do your team leaders have the interpersonal …

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2018 Young Retailer of the Year: Diana Newton

Diana Newton

Diana Newton Vice President Bay Hardware Seal Beach, California Multiple-Store Operation “I really love what I do. I love that no two days are ever the same. Every day I wake up and feel like I have a purpose, a …

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2018 Young Retailer of the Year: Taylor Baker

Taylor Baker

Taylor Baker Owner Foothills Hardware & Builders Supply Pilot Mountain, North Carolina Over $2 Million in Annual Sales “I’m an attitude guy. We look at attitude when hiring someone because we want to surround ourselves with people who have a …

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2018 Young Retailer of the Year: Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

 Mike Wilson General Manager/Dealer-Owner Wilson’s Home Hardware Building Centre Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada Over $2 Million in Annual Sales “There’s a sense of pride ingrained in the history of this business that puts serving customers above all else. There’s …

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2018 Young Retailer of the Year: Sean Angelo

Sean Angelo General Manager Budget Home Supply Longmont, Colorado Over $2 Million in Annual Sales “I understand the challenges that small family businesses face while transitioning from generation to generation, and I’m determined to continue the tradition and legacy of …

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Use Training to Improve 4 Aspects of Your Business


Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Employee training is essential to any business, and it doesn’t always need to be time-consuming. As a way to kick-start or supplement your employee training efforts, the North American Retail Hardware Association …

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