Hardware dealers to talk shop at Golden Hammer breakfast

The 2011 Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event in Las Vegas will include a panel discussion of industry leaders.

Participating in the panel will be George Smith, CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware, the Home Channel News 2011 Retailer of the Year; John Price, co-owner of Price Hardware True Value, the 2011 Golden Hammer "Tools of the Trade Award" winner; and Craig Cowart, of Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers, last year's Home Channel News Retailer of the Year.

Topics will include customer service, store design, growth strategy and best practices, among other things. 

The Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event will also feature the induction of Larry Stone, Lowe's president and COO, into the Home Channel Hall of Fame.

The breakfast event will be held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Retailers can attend the 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. event for free. Click here for more information.