Independent Retailer Conference Announces New York City Date and Speaker Lineup

May 02, 2013, 00:01 ET from Retail Minded

NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Minded, the nation's only retail lifestyle publication that supports retailers both in and out of their stores, and Nolcha Events are pleased to announce the second annual Independent Retailer Conference hosted by Retail Council of New York State, which will take place May 20, 2013 in New York City.


The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners. This one day, action packed event offers retailers and community leaders the chance to engage, learn and connect with retail experts, industry leaders, service providers and like-minded entrepreneurs. Attendees can expect an interactive experience that leaves them better educated and more inspired - with takeaway tools to bring back to their stores.

"I've always believed that running your own retail store is more than a job, it's a lifestyle. And while store owners may run their own independent stores, there is tremendous strength and opportunities to gain from leaning on each other, as well as key supporters of small merchants. With the Independent Retailer Conference, we bring together a dynamic group of industry leaders, supporters and retail strong experts to help indie retailers thrive in their unique businesses," Retail Minded Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle states.

The Independent Retailer Conference is nationally recognized as a unique, trusted destination for retailers to gain valuable insight for their one-of-a-kind businesses. The event is dedicated to delivering indie-style expertise in the areas of store operations, marketing, publicity, merchandising and more. Retailers from all sectors are invited to attend as well as community and retail group leaders.

This year's event features a dynamic line up of expert speakers, including keynotes Ron Cates, an international social media and email marketing expert from Constant Contact, as well as the Founder of Retail Mavens, Cathy Wagner, who will discuss how retailers can be more profitable in their own unique businesses. With each of their presentations geared uniquely for independent retailers, they will deliver practical, useful and impactful education to attendees. Additionally, there is a PR Panel and an APP Panel scheduled that will further help support indie merchants. Among panelists include the Founder & CEO of Shop Keep POS, Jason Richelson, who is also a former shop owner, and Inna Lamis Shapin, a PR expert who works with clients nationwide. The conference is pleased to include Carissa Reiniger, Creator of Thank You Small Business & Founder and CEO of Silver Lining Limited. 

Kerry Bannigan, CEO of Nolcha Events; shares: "I am thrilled to be producing this event for the second year. It is important to get the independent retailers together to think about where the sector has been, where it is going and what we can do to be on the right track for success."

The event is hosted by the Retail Council of New York State and joined by Sponsors, Shop Keep POS, Snap Retail, Kabbage and Additionally, there will be a select group of exhibitors on-site at the event that will cater to the unique needs of independent retailers of all kinds.

The Independent Retailer Conference will take place at the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City. Get your $49.95 ticket (saving $30) with the code NOLCHARETAIL at:

For more information about the event or to join in supporting entrepreneurs achieve their dreams as successful store owners please visit

About Retail Minded
Retail Minded Magazine is the nation's only retail lifestyle publication, supporting independent retailers and other small businesses both in & out of their stores. Gain expert news, education and support that is specifically designed to help indie businesses offering realistic solutions and practical support. And like their audience, Retail Minded is indie, as well.

About Nolcha Events
Innovative events production ranging from corporate conferences to fashion shows to product launches. Clients include New York Stock Exchange EuroNext, Yelp, G8 Young Summit DC & London, NY POST, Procter & Gamble, smartwater and over 180 fashion shows.

CONTACT: Kerry Bannigan, Nolcha Events, 888-665-2421

SOURCE Retail Minded