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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.

Brewery Tour*

11:30am-4:00pm Around Yakima Valley

Take a tour of some of Yakima Valley’s beautiful and unique breweries. Sip some beer and mingle with fellow EXPO attendees, exhibitors, and HDI employees. Relax and have fun before the shopping begins!

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

: Building & Maintaining a High Performance Team

10:30am-noon

We will discuss best practices for finding, hiring and maintaining a high-performance team. You will learn from real-world success stories and gain insights into how to build a high-functioning team and how to evolve into a high-functioning leader.

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!