• August 13 -15, 2019
  • Chicago, IL

Onsite Events for Independent Retailers

A New Opportunity to Connect

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) will co-locate two events at both the 2019 Independent Home Improvement Show and the 2019 Independent Garden Center Show. 

NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference

This conference is held specifically for students and their mentors or sponsors who are current or past participants in Retail Leadership Institute programs, including the NRHA Foundations of Leadership program and the Retail Management Certification Program. This event provides an opportunity for participants to meet with course instructors and other members of their cohort and participate in leadership-themed workshops and presentations. This conference is free for all participating students and their mentors or sponsors.

Meet with other independent retailers, channel supporters and Retail Leadership Institute program participants at an independent-centered event. Network at exclusive events for independent retailers after the programming each day.


Independent Garden Center Show

IGC Show is America’s only trade show and continuing education 100% for Independent Garden Centers - now in its 13th year inspiring retailers as the industry’s hub for trend-spotting and innovation. IGC is your must-attend event that will move your garden center business fast-forward in fresh, new directions. 500+ exhibiting vendors with new products, 45 hours of retail education, 20 hours of networking events – aisles and aisles of new stuff + the industry’s top education: It all adds up to your store’s success!

2019 State of Independents Midyear Review

NRHA will be hosting the State of Independents Midyear Review in conjunction with both the Independent Home Improvement Show and the Independent Garden Center Show, which will take place August 13-15 in Chicago. The 2019 State of Independents Midyear Review is an extension of NRHA’s popular State of Independents Conference, which is sponsored by the National Hardware Show® and takes place every December.