NHPA offers business owners the opportunity to connect with other independent retailers across wholesale affiliations. Each year, the association hosts several roundtable events on a variety of topics. At these events, retailer attendees share and discuss best practices and common struggles, empowering them with a list of ways to immediately improve their businesses.


Annual Roundtables

There are more than 10 topic-focused roundtables each year, all with agendas set by attendees.



The average time spent at each roundtable is around two full days packed with topics and questions posed by retailers.



Roundtables are usually kept in smaller groups to give retailers the opportunity to share feedback openly.

At NHPA’s Human Resources Roundtable, I got different perspectives from a variety of retailers, which provided me with insights for my day-to-day business.

- Kim Tarrant

Family Farm and Home

I am able to take away valuable knowledge from the roundtable participants that helps me guide our women employees who are gaining ground in our business.

- Chrissy Busscher

Picton Home Hardware

At the NHPA roundtables, we gain a wealth of knowledge about best practices and industry insights from leaders all over the country.

- Matt Woods

Woods Hardware

Roundtable Topics

  • Financial Affairs

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology

  • Marketing and Merchandising

  • Small Business and Government

  • Women’s Leadership

  • Young Retailers in the Industry

  • Young Guns

  • Succession Planning

  • And more!

Contact Us

If you have questions about any roundtable topics or are interested in discussing opportunities for new topics, please reach out.

Scott Wright

Executive Director – Advanced Retail Education Programs


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