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Friday, Sept 6

Various Locations

Golf Trip*

9:00am-3:00pm Mt. Adams Country Club

Enjoy a beautiful day of golf at Mt. Adams Country Club. We will play a 4-person scramble, with a number of contests throughout the golf course to win prizes on holes 6, 8, 9, and 18. Lunch included.

Fly Fishing*

9:30am-4:00pm Yakima River

Come fishing with HDI's president, Ken Marble at the Yakima River. Meet us at Red's Fly Shop by 9:30am to spend the day in the beautiful Yakima River Canyon. We will provide lunch, as well as all necessary fishing gear. You must bring your Washington State fishing license.

Wine Tour*

11:00am-4:00om Around Yakima Valley

Sit back and relax on the bus as we visit 4 beautiful wineries across Yakima Valley, and enjoy a full day of wine tasting, snacking and fun! Please arrive at the Convention Center by 10:45am to depart at 11:00am on the van. Lunch included.

Welcome Dinner Reception

6:00pm-8:30pm Yakima Convention Center

Kick off the weekend with dinner, drinks and HDI Bingo! A great time to start the weekend re-connecting with old friends. We will dedicate time to appreciate Retailers of the Year. We will close the evening with Annual HDI Bingo, cash, prizes and lots of fun. Don't miss out!

*Excursions limited space. Sign up online. Some fees may apply.


Saturday, Sept 7

Yakima Convention Center

Breakfast & Product Knowledge Workshops

8:00am-9:00am

Learn about popular products and brands while you enjoy your breakfast. Potential manufacturers represented are Dewalt Flex Volt, Colorite, PPG Paints and Stains, Diamond, and JS Products. Presented by Manufacturer Representatives.

Retailing Strategy Workshops

9:00am-10:15am 4 sessions, 20 mins each

Learn about online consumer behaviors, merchandising techniques, protecting your bottom line, and capturing new customers. Take some great ideas and incorporate them into your store to improve customer engagement and other business strategies!

Keynote Session

: Relationship Marketing

10:30am-noon

Take away how to dramatically grow your business with a lesson on Relationship Marketing. Ron Rosenberg will give you 6 strategies to master in order to add the perfect personal touch to all of your marketing communications.

Lunch and Learn

12:15pm-12:45pm

Learn how to hire winners and get the best possible performance from everyone on your team. Discover a unique interview process that will help you hire the right employee. Ron Rosenberg will tell you how to manage difficult employees and get them working as a team player.

Outdoor and lobby seating available for those not interested in attending.

Distribution Center Tours

1:00pm-2:00pm

See where it all happens! Take a tour of HDI's warehouse/distribution center and discover the secrets to our precise order fill accuracy, fast delivery, and immense inventory.

There are three 30 minute tours available.

Free Time

1:00pm-4:15pm

Events end at the Convention Center around 1:00pm on Saturday. Enjoy some free time to yourself and voyage on over to the Yakima Sundome for events starting at 4:15pm.

Find some things to do around Yakima Valley on your free time!


Saturday, Sept 7

Yakima Sundome

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Best Bet Buys

4:15pm-5:15pm

Join us in the Modern Living Building at the Sundome and be present at Best Bet Buys to capitalize on the deepest and best deals of the weekend! You must be present at this event to take advantage of these awesome prices!

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Photo Booth

5:15pm-8:15pm

Make a memory! The Photo Booth will be open; take some time to enjoy yourself and have some fun!

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Expo Buffet & Preview

5:15pm-8:30pm

Get a head start on Show Orders and explore exhibitor booths throughout the show floor. See the deals offered this year, and get ready to save money!

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Prize Drawings

8:15pm-8:30pm

Join us during our first round of drawings! Be there for the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas, a Seahawks package, a Surface Pro Laptop, 55" Flatscreen TV, and many other prizes and cash!


Sunday, Sept 8

Yakima Sundome

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Breakfast & Registration

7:30am-8:30am

Start the day off right with a buffet style breakfast! All you can eat sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits, fruit, assorted danish and more!

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Expo Opens

8:00am

Explore all the products and deals offered this year! Visit exhibitor booths to earn cash and prize drawing tickets!

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Petting Zoo

11:00am-2:00pm

Take a break from the buying and get some fresh air with our furry friends. See and pet a variety of animals to keep up the energy!

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$1,500 Cash Drawings

1:15pm-1:30pm

Five people will win $100, and one lucky winner will get $1,000 cash! You must be present to win so be sure to stick around!

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Grand Prize Drawings

2:45pm-3:00pm

Be present to win a week in Hawaii, or a Cruise to Alaska! You must be present to win so stick around until the end of Expo on Sunday!