Keyhub's Vikas Narula delivers the opening keynote at Retail Rally last Wednesday.
Retail Rally Attracts Retailers, Partners And Students
The Minnesota Retailers Association hosted 175 retailers, partners and students at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business for its first-ever Retail Rally.
In addition to keynote speakers and learning track presenters, Minnesota's retail community celebrated 12 outstanding retailers and service partners as part of the new Minnesota's Retail Champions awards and recognition program.
MnRA extends a special thank you to our lead volunteers and sponsors (listed below) along with our partner and event host, the University of St. Thomas.
The Minnesota Retailers Association was proud to recognize the winners of the 2017 Minnesota's Retail Champion Awards at Retail Rally.
Retailer of the Year Norby's
Outstanding Achievement Maureen Bausch, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Customer Experience Uffda Shop
Retail Innovation Duluth Pack
Social Responsibility Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Vendor Partner of the Year Master Technology Group
Retail Community of the Year Hopkins Business & Civic Association
Best Place to Work Thrifty White Pharmacy
Retail Employee of the Year Brooke Borg, 36 Lyn Refuel Station
Advocate of the Year Steven Rush, Holiday Companies
Elected Official of the Year Minneapolis City Councilmember Blong Yang
Academic Partner of the Year University of St. Thomas
"We are proud to recognize 12 innovative retailers and partners that rose to the top following a robust process to identify Minnesota's Retail Champions," says Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association president. "The retail industry has a deep impact on Minnesota communities, and these award recipients are truly representative of what's great about retail across the state."