FREE - specialty retailer consulting sessions

Saturday March 15 at 12:00 pm through Tuesday March 18 to 2:00 pm
South Building Exhibit Floor Booth #S5235

Sponsored by the International Housewares Association these sessions, normally costing thousands of dollars, are free to you as a Show attendee. There is no-charge for these 45-minute sessions that feature experts in many business areas.

Online Sign-up is Now Closed:
You can signup for a consulting session on site in the South Building, booth #S5240

Moving Into and Profiting From Mobile Sales

Andy Angelos,  Digital Marketing Leader with Social Katy
Saturday thru Tuesday

Learn about the new technology trends in the fast approaching mobile retail world. Leave with actionable items that you can implement immediately.


Profiting From Cyberspace

Aaron Yelton, Creator of Show Box Memories
Saturday thru Tuesday

Do you have the right technical equipment, systems and platforms to keep up with the fast paced challenging world of mobile, video and social? Want to know the best way to know the best way to make it economical and work? Great ideas need great plans, and that is what you will take away and bring back to your store after working with Aaron.

Aaron Yelton, Information technology professional with 24 years of diversified experience in a broad range of IT environments, from small startups to McDonalds. He is President of Aaron Yelton Consulting, and partner in Shoebox memories.

Better Business Planning Means Better Profits

Lise Schleicher, Owner of Basketworks
Saturday thru Tuesday

Bring your concerns and questions and any paperwork for a confidential valuable meeting.

Lise Schleicher is a seasoned retail and financial expert who has her own successful business, Basketworks, a company that is in the process of going national. Lise understands and has implemented the strategic planning that makes her company a success.


Customer Based Experience Brings in the Profits

JoAnne Stone-Geier, More in Store, Principle
Saturday thru Tuesday

Kick start your branding from mobile to meme, while engaging all customers and employees from X Y Z and 50, + set.

JoAnne Stone-Geier’s retail experience has brought her from creating the Corporate Gift service at Neiman Marcus/ Chicago and as Director of the Corporate Gift Division at Carson Pirie Scott/Corporate Level to advising retailers on how to discover and create their most profitable niche. More in Store advises retailers on managing their brand from all aspects of their business, especially through the customer based experience.


Making the Social World Profitable

Katy Lynch, President of Social Katy
Saturday thru Tuesday

Learn how to encompass the social world in your business.


Human Resources That Benefit the Owner and the Employee

Sue Reardon, Owner, The Growth Coach
Saturday and Sunday Only

Do you have trouble recruiting and training your staff? .

Learn with Sue Reardon, The Growth Coach who is dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs work smarter and enjoy richer personal lives. “My clients realize their dreams and begin living in their "sweet spot" because of the proven process of coaching and accountability we use together.” As Chief Learning Officer at Whittman Hart, she helped the company grow and go public. But, she truly knows the retail process as owner of SoTish, a lifestyle gallery.


Windows Can Be Great Sales People

Galey Haridman,
Monday and Tuesday Only

Galey is well known in the design industry and is known as a creative and practical problem solver. Working at John Wannamaker’s Visual Director, and moving to Carson Pirie Scott as Corporate Visual Director, Gayley has set the style and mood in independent and major department stores.