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2021 Young Retailer of the Year: Alexandria Lavaroni & Jonathan South

2021 Young Retailer of the Year: Alexandria Lavaroni & Jonathan South

October 11, 2021

This episode of the podcast is the last in a four-part series highlighting the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Renee talks with honorees Alexandria Lavaroni of Treat's General Store and Jonathan South of Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware. She also chats with Ruben Muruato of Epicor and Bill Sokol of Arrow Fastener, two of the program sponsors. Tune in to learn all about these honorees and the program.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

Episode 41 - Victoria Cook-Cranton

Episode 41 - Victoria Cook-Cranton

September 27, 2021

In this episode of "Tell Me More," Renee has a conversation with Victoria Cook-Cranton of Annapolis Royal Home Hardware Building Centre in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Tune in to hear them discuss the multi-store chain, her nearly 20 year career in the industry and what she's gained from her involvement with the NHPA.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

2021 Young Retailer of the Year: Ryan Rennells & Jay Donnelly

2021 Young Retailer of the Year: Ryan Rennells & Jay Donnelly

September 13, 2021

This episode of the podcast is the third in a four-part series highlighting the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Renee talks with honorees Ryan Rennells of Home Central and Jay Donnelly of Flanagan Paint & Supply. She also chats with Mike Nelson of MiTek and Bill Sokol of Pony Jorgensen, two of the program sponsors. Tune in to learn all about these honorees and the program.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

Episode 39 - Kim Peffley

Episode 39 - Kim Peffley

August 23, 2021

In this episode of "Tell Me More," Renee is joined by her colleague Kim Peffley. They talk about Kim's journey in the industry, how she now serves retailers as a consultant with NHPA and they focus on soft skills and how they are viewed and improved upon with resources available from NHPA.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

2021 Young Retailer of the Year: Robin Smith & Tyler Nowochin

2021 Young Retailer of the Year: Robin Smith & Tyler Nowochin

August 9, 2021

This episode of the podcast is the second in a four-part series highlighting the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Renee talks with honorees Robin Smith of Petersburg Hardware and Tyler Nowochin of Nowco Home Hardware. She also chats with Dave Lewis of Intertape Polymer Group and Glen Gevaart of Midwest Fastener, two of the program sponsors. Tune in to learn all about these honorees and the program.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

Episode 37 - Brian Kabat

Episode 37 - Brian Kabat

July 26, 2021

In this episode of "Tell Me More," Renee has a conversation with Brian Kabat of Kabat’s Ace Hardware Stores, a chain of five stores in Arizona. They talk about his business, his time in the home improvement industry and have a conversation about the book “Remarkable Retail,” by Steve Dennis. Tune in to learn about Brian and his thoughts on the book.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

2021 Young Retailers of the Year: Colton and Danielle Hallgren & Dani Estenger

2021 Young Retailers of the Year: Colton and Danielle Hallgren & Dani Estenger

July 12, 2021

This episode of the podcast is the first in a four-part series highlighting the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Renee talks with honorees Dani Estenger of Center Hardware as well as double-nominees, Colton and Danielle Hallgren of Osage Hardware. She also chats with Keith Gallagher of Fluidmaster, one of the program sponsors. Tune in to learn all about these honorees and the program.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

Episode 35 - Steve Dennis

Episode 35 - Steve Dennis

June 28, 2021

In the latest episode of "Tell Me More," Renee has a conversation with Steve Dennis, a strategic advisor, speaker and author on retail innovation. They talk about Steve's career, his book Remarkable Retail: How to Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption, and his thoughts on the retail industry.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

Episode 34 - Gina Schaefer & Ann Marie Buck

Episode 34 - Gina Schaefer & Ann Marie Buck

June 14, 2021

⁠In this episode of “Tell Me More,” Renee is joined by Gina Schaefer, co-founder and CEO of A Few Cool Hardware Stores, and her colleague Ann Marie Buck, the company’s human resources manager. They talk about how the team ensures they have a diverse group of employees that feel supported, included and recognized in their operation. Tune in to learn more and check out Gina’s webinar on the topic as well at YourNHPA.org/webinars.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

Episode 33 - Matt Woods

Episode 33 - Matt Woods

May 25, 2021

In this episode of "Tell Me More," Renee has a conversation with Matt Woods, president and CEO of Woods Hardware, a four store chain in Cincinnati and one of the newest members of the NHPA Board of Directors. Tune in to the episode to learn about Matt’s career in the hardware industry and his family business, his involvement with the association over the years and why he was honored to become a board member.

 

Music Credits:

"Ingenuity" by Lee Rosevere

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