Independent Retailer Conference Announces NYC Date and Speaker Lineup
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

Independent Retailer Conference Announces Date and Speaker LineupThe Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners. It’s nationally recognized as a unique, trusted destination for retailers to gain valuable insight for their one-of-a-kind businesses. This event is dedicated to delivering indie-style expertise in the areas of store operations, marketing, publicity, merchandising and more.

Retail Minded, the nation’s only retail lifestyle publication that supports retailers both in and out of their stores, and Nolcha Events are pleased to announce the second annual Independent Retailer Conference hosted by Retail Council of New York State, which will take place May 20, 2013 at the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City.

The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners. This one day action packed event offers retailers and community leaders the chance to engage, learn and connect with retail experts, industry leaders, service providers and like-minded entrepreneurs. Attendees can expect an interactive experience that leaves them better educated and more inspired – with takeaway tools to bring back to their stores.

This conference will be dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities that come with running an independent store. Retailers and community leaders will have the chance to learn, engage and connect with experts in the retail field, industry leaders, and other entrepreneurs. Attendees will leave better educated and more inspired, with lessons and takeaway tools to bring back to their stores.

“”I’ve always believed that running your own retail store is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. And while store owners may run their own independent stores, there is tremendous strength and opportunities to gain from leaning on each other, as well as key supporters of small merchants,” says Retail Minded Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle. “With the Independent Retailer Conference, we bring together a dynamic group of industry leaders, supporters and retail strong experts to help indie retailers thrive in their unique businesses.”

This year’s event features a dynamic lineup of expert speakers, including keynotes Ron Cates, an international social media and email marketing expert from Constant Contact, as well as the Founder of Retail Mavens, Cathy Wagner, who will discuss how retailers can be more profitable in their own unique businesses. With each of their presentations geared uniquely for independent retailers, they will deliver practical, useful and impactful education to attendees. Additionally, there is a PR Panel and an APP Panel scheduled that will further help support indie merchants. Among panelists included are the Founder & CEO of ShopKeep POS, Jason Richelson, who is also a former shop owner, and Inna Lamis Shapin, a PR expert who works with clients nationwide. The conference is pleased to include Carissa Reiniger, Creator of Thank You Small Business & Founder and CEO of Silver Lining Limited.

For more information about the event or to join in supporting entrepreneurs achieve their dreams as successful store owners please visit