Awards Ceremonies

For many years, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has been honoring the best and brightest retailers and manufacturers in the industry at the NRHA All-Industry Conference. 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 7, 2018
Reception: 6:00 pm
Ceremony: 7:00 pm

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
3400 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169

For the past 22 years, NRHA highlights young, aspiring independent home improvement retailers and honors them for outstanding achievements through the Young Retailer of the Year program. The program recognizes outstanding performance and encourages talented young people to pursue a career in the retail hardware business. To date, the program has honored over 150 young retailers.

If you have any questions or would like to attend this event, contact Katie McHone-Jones at (317) 275-9426 or

Learn more about the 2018 honorees here.

RSVP for the ceremony.

NRHA Top Guns Awards

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The annual Top Guns program is the industry’s chance to hear what today’s independent home improvement retailers 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 of the industry.

Learn more about the 2018 honorees here.

Retailers' Choice

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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 show floor by a panel of home improvement retailers who volunteer their time to serve as judges.