Wednesday, October 6
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM CDT
Arie Crown Theater
Three Retailers on Resiliency
NACS President and CEO Henry Armour will sit down with three retailers who epitomize what it means to be essential and resilient during a tumultuous 2020, and how they’ve forged ahead since. Armour will be joined by two single-store operators, Rachel Krupa of The Goods Mart in New York City and Lonnie McQuirter of 36 Lyn in downtown Minneapolis, and Don Rhoads of The Convenience Group in Washington state. This fireside conversation will take a look back at times of unrest and uncertainty with a focus on the future that convenience retailers of all sizes can relate to.
Kendal Netmaker is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and gifted speaker who is on a mission to empower and motivate people through his message: Regardless of where you come from and what challenges you face, you have the power embrace resiliency and enact change. From Sweetgrass First Nation, Kendal and his siblings were raised by their single mother. Life wasn’t easy, growing up on the reservation surrounded by poverty and few chances for opportunities. Kendal is a master storyteller and a leading entrepreneur who will share his ultimate resiliency plan. One of Kendal’s companies is Neechie Gear® – a lifestyle apparel brand that gives back a percentage of their profits to go toward funding underprivileged youth to empower them to take part in sports. He is the author of Driven To Succeed.