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NRHA Young Retailer of the Year Awards

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Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

3400 Paradise Road

Las Vegas, NV 89169

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See the future at the 22nd annual Young Retailer of the Year Awards. We invite you to join us as we celebrate what talented, progressive home improvement retailers are doing to make their mark on the industry.

About the Program

The Young Retailer of the Year program aims to identify and promote the next generation of young, aspiring independent home improvement leaders. This unique program brings together successful retailers from all wholesalers, giving the industry a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect. It has honored more than 150 distinguished retailers, highlighting the successes and accomplishments of emerging industry leaders. The Young Retailer of the Year program shines the spotlight on the future of the independent home improvement industry.

Join us for an unforgettable evening where we celebrate these accomplished young retailers. The Young Retailer of the Year Awards is the perfect way to jump-start your time at the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA)'s All-Industry Conference. We'll start with a networking reception, then introduce each Young Retailer of the Year. The 2018 honorees will speak and share their perspectives.

2018 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

Under $2 Million in Annual Sales

Ronna Kilts—manager, Mattson's Hardware in Howard City, Michigan
Megan Zarbano—owner, Handy Hardware & Rental in Valley City, North Dakota

Over $2 Million in Annual Sales

Sean Angelo—general manager, Budget Home Supply in Longmont, Colorado
Taylor Baker—owner, Foothills Hardware & Builders Supply in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Mike Wilson—general manager/dealer owner, Wilson's Home Hardware Building Centre in Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia

Multiple Stores

Byron Clouse—owner, Lewiston Ace Hardware in Lewiston, Michigan
Nate Ludwig—general manager, Dazey's Building Center in Garberville, California
Diana Newton—vide president, Bay Hardware in Seal Beach, California

Event Details

6:00pm: Reception with cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
Sponsored by Arrow Fastener

7:00pm: Ceremony

Please RSVP by April 27

We invite you and your guests free of charge.

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Cocktail attire

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

The program would not be possible without the dedicated support of our sponsors. These companies have invested in the future of the independent hardware channel and pledged their support to the next generation pushing the industry forward. Click the names below to visit the companies’ websites. Click the video text link to view a sponsor representative discuss the impact of the Young Retailer of the Year program, the many benefits it brings and their advice to this year’s honorees.

Channellock Tools, headquartered in Meadville, Pennsylvania, offers a full line of tough and durable hand tools, all made in the U.S. Channellock is committed to providing long-lasting, efficient tools for hardworking Americans. (Video)

Delta Faucet Co., headquartered in Indianapolis, is a worldwide leader in kitchen faucets, bath faucets, shower heads, shower systems, toilets and related accessories and sells products in more than 53 countries. (Video)

The Fluidmaster Co. is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. It manufactures and markets its popular line of valves and accessories to both plumbers and DIY consumers. (Video)

Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and Bradenton, Florida, is a global supplier of a broad range of packaging products and tape products for both retail and industrial customers. (Video)

Midwest Fastener, headquartered in Portage, Michigan, offers a complete line of fasteners to meet consumer needs. Midwest Fastener is committed to building fastener departments that distinguish its customers' departments as the destination for fasteners in their respective areas. (Video)

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Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

3400 Paradise Road

Las Vegas, NV 89169

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