July 29, 2014
PDRA announces a new scholarship for member dealers…the Robert E. Petit Memorial Scholarship. One free PDRA educational course will be awarded monthly throughout 2014, beginning in June. Call (800) 737-0107 or email tina@pdra.org for more information…

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PDRA Announces Robert E. Petit Memorial Scholarship

In honor of our late association executive and inaugural editor, PDRA is proud to announce the Robert E. Petit Memorial Scholarship. All PDRA retail dealer members are eligible to win the scholarship, which will be awarded once each month from June 2014 to December 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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