Awards Ceremonies

For years, NRHA has been honoring the best and the brightest retailers and manufacturers in the industry at the NRHA All-Industry Conference and National Hardware Show®. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from to best – plan to attend one of the following programs.

Young Retailer of the Year

Monday, May 8, 2017
Reception: 6:00 pm
Ceremony: 7:00 pm

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

3400 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Each year, NRHA highlights young, aspiring hardware retailers and honors them for outstanding achievement as owners and managers of independently owned hardware and building supply stores through the Young Retailer of the Year program. The program, now in its 21st year, recognizes outstanding performance and encourages talented young people to pursue a career in the retail hardware business. To date, the program has honored over 100 young retailers.

This is an invite-only event! If you have any questions or would like to attend this event please contact Katie McHone-Jones at (317) 275-9426 or

2017 Young Retailer of the Year winners will be chosen and announced in March. Check back soon for details.

Click here for more information about the 2016 honorees.

Packaging & Merchandising Awards

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The purpose of this awards program is to encourage and recognize the development of innovative packaging and merchandising aids that will help independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards sell more products through their stores. Awards are presented at the NRHA Village stage during the National Hardware Show®.

NRHA Top Guns Awards

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

This program is the industry’s chance to hear what today’s Young Guns are thinking. NRHA and Hardware Retailing magazine will once again assemble a panel of the industry’s most successful and innovative independent retailers to share their success stories and their visions for the future

Learn more about last year's honorees here.

Retailers' Choice

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hardware Retailing magazine’s Retailers’ Choice Awards, held on the main stage at the NRHA Village, is always one of the top programs of the event. Hardware Retailing magazine has been sponsoring the event for more than 50 years in conjunction with the National Hardware Show®.

Unlike other awards, the products honored at the Retailers’ Choice ceremony are not selected by editors. Instead, these products are chosen from the thousands of items on the showfloor by a panel of home improvement retailers who volunteer their time to serve as judges. National Hardware Show® attendees are invited to stay after show hours for a cocktail reception and awards program to see which products made this year’s list.