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Child Safety Protection Month

Use Child Safety Protection Month to promote products such as drawer and cabinet locks, electrical socket safety plugs and stairway safety gates. Create a themed endcap or team up with a local parent group to host a child safety night.

Nov. 6

Election Day

Stagger staff schedules so employees have the opportunity to get out and vote. Offer a small flag to customers wearing an "I Voted" sticker, or run sales on Made in America products.

Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Today's the day to honor those who have served our country. Show your thanks and appreciation by offering a discount or free gift to veterans and those currently serving, or collect cards at the cash register to send in care packages.

Nov. 12-14

Distribution America/PRO Group Inc. Executive Planning Conference

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz. Contact Michele Simes, 303-792-3000.

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Nov. 22

Thanksgiving

Around Thanksgiving, make sure to find a way to thank your employees. Host a lunch, pass out small gifts or put a sign up in the break room letting employees know why you are thankful for their work.

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Nov. 23

Black Friday

Shoppers will be out in force, so give them a reason to come by your store. Free doughnuts or hot dogs are a great incentive to break up the monotony of their days. Don't forget to remind customers of add-on items such as batteries or extension cords.

Nov. 27-29

Wallace Hardware Co., Inc. 2012 Fall Dealer Market

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Contact Eddie Flynn or Peggy Dean, 800-776-0976.

PLAN AHEAD

May 7-9, 2013, 2013 National Hardware Show[R]. Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

Contact Reed Exhibitions, 888-425-9377.

May 7-9, 2013, 2013 NRHA All-Industry Conference, Las Vegas.

Contact Allison DeWitt, 317-275-9414 or adewitt@nrha.org.

For a full list of upcoming events beyond the current month, visit www.nrha.org. To have your event added, contact Liz Lichtenberger at llichtenberger@nrha.org.

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