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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 1 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 1 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 1 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Mar 1 - 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 1 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Jefferson Arts…

Mar 1 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

New Orleans Celtic…

Mar 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Celtic Festival is an annual event dedicated to preserving and… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 1 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Bowery Presents -…

Mar 1 - 1, 2015
Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an "irresistible" comedic… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 1 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

World of Wheels

Mar 1 - 1, 2015
World of Wheels features a wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles as well… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 2 - 2, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

The Joy Theater…

Mar 3 - 3, 2015
Much like acts like The Smiths or Joy Division before them, Above & Beyond… more

Jazz Pilates with…

Mar 4 - 25, 2015
The French Market and The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park are proud… more

Ogden After Hours…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Colin Lake. more

The Columns Hotel…

Mar 5 - 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

Yappy Hour at The…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Yappy Hour at the The Velvet Cactus - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Sorry, no dogs… more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 1 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Ace Hardware Brings More than 15,000 Retailers from Across the U.S. to New Orleans for Spring Convention February 21-February 23

 

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** MEDIA ADVISORY ** CONVENTION NOTICE **
** Photo Opportunity ** MEDIA ALERT **

 

Ace Hardware Brings More than 15,000 Retailers from Across the U.S. to
New Orleans for Spring Convention February 21-February 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2013

WHAT
This year, Ace Hardware will host its annual Spring Convention in downtown New Orleans, where hundreds of vendors will present their home maintenance products to thousands of Ace Hardware retailers, generating more than $17 million in economic impact.

All members of the media are invited to attend this three-day event, Thursday, February 21 through Saturday, February 23, which is closed to the public. Please reach out to one of the below contacts to register and confirm attendance.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
Leadership from Ace Hardware, including Ace executives and board of directors. Specifically, meet and interview John Venhuizen, Ace's current President/COO and incoming CEO (effective April 1, 2013).

    • Discuss the state of small business and retail trends in America with organization leadership.
    • Experience changes to Ace's number one category - paint - and discuss the new strategic alliance formulated between Ace Hardware and the Valspar Corporation.
    • Learn about Ace Hardware's long-term business strategy being formally unveiled at the convention. Of note, Ace's commitment to owning "helpful" in the retail landscape, as well as our new efforts to drive business in the B2B sector.
    • Interview leadership from Ace International and learn about Ace's fast growing business overseas.
  • Lou Manfredini, Ace's Home Expert, will be at the convention to provide interviews and advice/tips on home-related topics including indoor/outdoor home maintenance, painting, lawn care and gardening.

WHERE
New Orleans Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Halls F-J and Theater
Registration: Hall F

WHEN        
Thursday, February 21-Saturday, February, 23, 2013
Lou Manfredini will be available for interviews/tours Thursday, February 21-Friday, February 22

For more information and to register for the convention please contact: Ace Hardware, Kate Kirkpatrick - 630.437-1491 OR New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tara Letort - 504.220.7414, tletort@neworleanscvb.com