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North American Retail Dealers Association (NARDA) Fact Sheet       

What: 

The North American Retail Dealers Association (NARDA), a not-for-profit trade association established in 1943 with members throughout North America. Its members are independent retailers of kitchen and laundry appliances, consumer home electronics, furniture, bedding and computers. NARDA members are located throughout North America and represent over a billion dollars in annual sales. Manufacturers, suppliers and vendors may join NARDA as Associate, Affiliate, or Allied members.

Where: 

Headquarters located at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312.648.0649
Fax: 312.648.1212
Toll Free: 800.621.0298
Internet:
www.narda.com

Our Mission:

NARDA's mission is to provide the power of knowledge to independent retailers and servicers through progressive education, information and services, with friendly and prompt service.

Member Services:

NARDA provides members with a wide range of services and programs, including:

Education

·        NARDA/AHAM Refrigerant Recovery Certification Program (CFC) -- EPA (Type 1) open book certification for service staff.

Information and Publications

·        Advocacy – Industry-wide legislative monitoring and initiatives.

·        NARDA E-Newsletter – Keeps members informed with two updates each month on association and industry news.

·        Web Site – Downloadable information, archived magazine articles and newsletters, member notifications, Pulse Polls for members, and a media center containing the latest NARDA news releases.

Business Services

·        Mystery Shopper – In-store or telephone shops by trained evaluators.

·        Retail and Service Job Descriptions – A comprehensive set of detailed job descriptions.

·        Legal Assistance – Expert advice from NARDA’s legal counsel.

Financial Services

·        Business Chart of Accounts – Ready-made accounting structure. FREE to NARDA members.

·        Promotions and Forms – Promotional products, marketing services and warranty & service forms at substantial savings.



Legal Counsel:

Bob Goldberg -- Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, Chicago, Illinois.

Staff:

Executive Director -- Otto Papasadero, 503.475.4043, canmarto@aol.com
Administrator --Pam Clark, 312-648-0649 x 2, pam.clark@narda.com

Vincent LoRusso, 312-648-0649 x 2, nardasvc@narda.com




North American Retail Dealers Association
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2100
Chicago IL 60606
Phone: 312.648.0649 or 800.621.0298 (US Only)
Fax: 312.648.1212
Email: nardasvc@narda.com

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