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Register Now to Attend NRHA Events at the IGC Show

All independent retailers are invited to attend the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) Aug. 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. There will be three other events co-locating at IGC this year: the Independent Home Improvement Show–Powered by the National Hardware Show, the NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference and the State of Independents Midyear Review, hosted by the North American Retail Hardware Association. 

The NRHA events will be held on the first two days of IGC, right on the show floor. The NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference brings together graduates of the NRHA Retail Leadership Institute, and this year, the conference is open to all independent retailers. 

“The NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference is a great chance to meet retailers who are dedicated to continuing education and developing operational leaders,” says Scott Wright, executive director of the Retail Leadership Institute. “We’re excited to co-locate this year’s conference at IGC because it allows so many new connections.”

NRHA will also host the State of Independents Midyear Review at the event, which is an offshoot of the annual State of Independents Conference, held in December. The event will showcase new data reflecting how independent operations are performing at the year’s midpoint, giving them time to implement actionable takeaways before the year’s end. 

“The State of Independents Midyear Review gives retailers and manufacturers a chance to do a checkup on their performance to see if they are on trend with the rest of the industry,” says NRHA executive vice president and Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek. “This event will give attendees insights that they can take back to their operations and make any course corrections based on the data we provide.”

Click here for more information on the events and to register to attend. 

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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