Hardware Retailing

FEB 2017

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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STIHL Named Exclusive Sponsor of NRHA Foundations of Leadership Program In December, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and STIHL Inc. announced a partnership and sponsorship at the NRHA 2016 State of Independents Conference in Chicago. STIHL presented NRHA with $100,000 to help fund the NRHA Foundations of Leadership Program. STIHL was also named the exclusive sponsor of the program. STIHL will also be the exclusive sponsor of the Foundations of Leadership Annual Conference in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 event will take place Aug. 1-3 at NRHA's headquarters and conference center in Indianapolis. "We retail our products exclusively through servicing dealers, and hardware retailers are an ever-increasing part of our dealer network," says Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for STIHL. "These businesses have always been at the heart of our success, so investing in their future is a perfect fit for our brand." "We are proud to be working with STIHL to develop this exciting industry leadership initiative," says NRHA president and CEO Bill Lee. "Time and again STIHL has demonstrated its unwavering support for independent retailers, and this is just one more example of how they are taking a stake in the future success of the independent channel. We can't thank them enough, and we look forward to a long partnership." From left to right: Scott Wright, executive director, Retail Leadership Institute, NRHA; Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager, STIHL; and Bill Lee, NRHA president and CEO. frogtape.com © ShurTech Brands, LLC 2016/65245 Stock The Product That Will Be Leaping Off Your Shelves! FrogTape ® is the only painting tape treated with PaintBlock ® Technology which delivers sharp paint lines the fi rst time, every time. Available in off shelf displays, make sure your store has FrogTape ® stocked so customers can experience the FrogTape ® difference!

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