SPECIAL REPORT — The North American Retail Hardware Association is accepting nominations for the 19th annual Young Retailer of the Year Awards, a program that recognizes the industry’s next generation of leading independent home improvement retailers. From now through February 27, NRHA will accept nominations for retailers aged 35 years and under who live in Canada and the U.S. (NRHA is represented in Canada by Hardlines Inc. —Editor)
Young retailers can be nominated in three categories: stores with annual sales under $2 million, stores with annual sales over $2 million, and retailers operating multiple stores.
In each of these retail categories, winners are chosen based on criteria such as career accomplishments, community involvement, hardware industry education, and extracurricular activities.
Winners will receive industry-wide recognition, a trip for two to the NRHA All-Industry Conference at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, a featured article in Hardware Retailing magazine and an opportunity to win a scholarship to NRHA’s Retail Management Certification Program.
For more information or to nominate a young retailer, click here.