September 19, 2014
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New Webinar Announced – “Master the Art of Selling on Pinterest With These 10 Tips”

Many small business owners ignore online social marketing because they are intimidated by the process and have no idea what to post. Pinterest, in particular, can be intimidating and confusing to social media novices. However, did you know that Pinterest is quickly gaining the attention of business owners around the globe as one of the best and most effective marketing tools available?

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We Have A Winner!

PDRA is happy to announce the winner of the 2014 PDRA Scholarship, Alison Walters from Columbia, Tennessee.

PDRA member Zeke Maddux, who is the owner of Columbia Paint and Wallcover in Columbia, Tennessee, nominated Alison for the scholarship. She is currently a student at Columbia State Community College, and plans to be a dental hygienist. Alison will be putting the $5000 scholarship to good use this fall when she begins the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in her chosen field.

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The 2014 PDRA Paint & Accessories Show – Away We Go!

Excitement is building here at PDRA as preparations are in high gear for The PDRA Paint & Accessories Show at the National Hardware Show! The show, which runs from May 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is promising to be one of the best shows ever. Over 250 manufacturers plan to exhibit their wares in many different product categories. Also, according to Paint & Decorating Retailer's "Special Show Section" in the April 2014 issue, the PDRA show is bringing more than 700 new buyers and distributors to the paint section, making it the single largest buying opportunity in the U.S. for this sector.

Jeff Baggaley, PDRA president, believes this show is becoming one of the most important shows for independent dealers. "This is the only national and international show that is truly independent, not to mention that it is the largest and most comprehensive show available for paint retailers in North America and beyond," says Baggaley.

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Why What Happens in Vegas Should Not Always Stay in Vegas

The upcoming PDRA Paint & Accessories Show at the National Hardware Show® in Las Vegas promises to be an exciting mix of sourcing, networking, and learning for those who attend the show, which runs from May 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show will also provide an excellent way for retailers to do some very effective social networking, both in person and online.

As a small independent retailer, you should already be aware of the importance of online social networking. Online social media is no longer something that retailers can afford to ignore. If you are planning to head off to the PDRA Paint & Accessories Show at the National Hardware Show this year, doing a just a small amount of planning now will result in a wealth of material for all of your social media accounts.

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