October 10, 2019
Healing Hands Commits During URA Show
"Healing Hands wants to be your best partner and continues to find ways to support our brick and mortar retailers," said CEO Sidharth Lakhani. "We know that when you sell an individual or a group into our most group-friendly line, HHWorks, you have spent a lot of time and effort to make that sale."
To help you retain the benefits of your work, Healing hands is UNPLUGGING HHWorks  – taking it offline starting January 1, 2020. It has never been available on Amazon and will come off all online shopping sites next year. Now you can be sure to get the repeat business, knowing that it cannot be purchased online.
Healing Hands thanks you for your loyalty and partnership over the last 10 years.
Scholarship Recipients Announced
Awareness of the URA's scholarship program continues to increase, enabling the association to make an impact on the lives of individuals pursuing a career in healthcare or medical business management. This year, Kate Carpenter again received the $1500 David Nejberger Scholarship. Kate is on the Dean's List at the University of Portland and intends to pursue a career in cardiac NICU following graduation.

Six students received the $500 traditional student scholarship. They are:
  • Victoria Baskett is pursuing a Master of Healthcare Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Ashleigh Dough attends Shenandoah University in Virginia. Her field of study is Exercise Science-Pre Physical Therapy.
  • Essence Edwards is in pre-nursing at North Carolina Central University.
  • Hanna Shayla Lynne attends Pasco Hernando State College in Florida and is studying nursing.
  • Sigal Tavel is a student at the Indiana University School. of Medicine; and
  • Ivy Tran is studying biochemistry/pharmacy at the University of Maryland.

Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to each member who encouraged them to apply. As a member, we encourage you to tell your family, friends, customers, even Facebook connections, about the URA's scholarship program. Learn more>>
Show Magic
If you attended the 13th annual show last month at Coronado Springs Resort, thank you! We hope you have been able to put The Disney Institutes training to work and are looking forward to receiving products and services that you ordered at the show. The feedback we received from retailers and suppliers has been extremely positive.

For your protection , the URA no longer provides your contact information to exhibitors. If you are contacted by a third party offering to sell you a list or encouraging you to get a hotel room at the next year's event through them, please do not fall for their scam. The URA will only contact you as part of our email blasts like this one. We will never call you about hotel opportunities. If you have questions about an offer, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information. We don't want you to fall prey to the phishing scams.
Small Business Success
by U.S. Small Business Administration

There were nearly 42,000  online security incidents  around the world over the past year. And about 43 percent of those targeted small businesses. That means that small businesses are more likely than any other entity to fall victim to data breaches and cyber attacks. Take the time to create a cybersecurity plan for your small business. Learn more>>
Are you ready to get involved? The membership committee is tasked with building and retaining membership and reviewing member benefit programs. The trade show committee assists in finding and reviewing potential speakers and programs. Committee involvement is a great opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and move up to board positions. Call (866) 775-0080 or email if you are ready to get involved!
Uniform Retailers Association

Phone: (866) 775-0080 or (614) 721-0777