The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 70 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers.
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THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL HOME + HOUSEWARES SHOW IS GARNERING RAVE REVIEWS FROM BUYERS AND SELLERS. THE SHOW WAS SOLD OUT WITH 2,115 EXHIBITORS FROM 46 COUNTRIES, RECORDING AN INCREASE IN TOTAL BUYER ATTENDANCE FROM U.S. & INTERNATIONAL MARKETS, WITH MORE THAN 60,000 IN TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR 2015.
“The Show kicked off with high attendance on Saturday and the positive buzz continued throughout the exhibit halls through Tuesday,” said Phil Brandl, president/CEO of the not-for-profit International Housewares Association, which owns and operates the Show.
“The show’s Saturday morning opening is a proven success and was supported by the New Exhibitor Preview event, which allowed 60 new exhibitors to engage with hundreds of buyers and news media in advance of the official 10 a.m. show opening,” Brandl continued. “The show’s 442 new exhibitors and the more than 10,000 new products on display drew much attention from buyers and media alike,” said Brandl.
Thirteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors were honored as winners of the IHA Innovation Awards. The winners in each of 13 categories were announced on the first day of the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show.
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By Nancy D. O’Reilly
There has never been a better time to be a woman. The number of female-owned businesses in the United States is rising. Women’s natural skill set is increasingly valued in the global economy, perfectly positioning women to become today’s and tomorrow’s leaders. The percentage of women who are household breadwinners is growing. And education has never been more accessible to females.
Yet in other ways, women’s relationship with power is often fraught with insecurity. We want it but are unsure of how to get it—and we’re reluctant to admit that we seek it. When we do have it, we disguise or hide it. And yes, in many arenas we still struggle for recognition and equality.
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Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, motivational speaker, and women empowerment expert. She is the founder of Women Connect4Good, Inc., and for seven years she has interviewed inspiring women for online podcasts available on her website. For more information, please visit www.drnancyoreilly.com.
Publisher: Adams Media