CORNELIUS, NC--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Member Insurance Agency have executed a partnership which becomes effective October 1, 2015. Both organizations have long histories serving the retail hardware industries -- the NRHA for over 100 years and Member Insurance Agency for over 40 years.

Under the terms of the agreement, Member Insurance Agency will provide various insurance related services to the NRHA members including insurance agency services and educational presentations. The NRHA will be endorsing the Member Insurance Agency program and ensuring that as many members as possible have access to the products offered by Member Insurance Agency.

"I'm thrilled to be partnering with the NRHA," says Scott Reynolds, CEO of Member Insurance Agency. "While we both provide services to the same industries, our models are very complementary of each other. This is a very good agreement for the retail hardware industries."

"NRHA is committed to helping independent home improvement retailers run better, more profitable operations," says Bill Lee, NRHA president and CEO. "So any time we can offer our members access to a quality service provider such as Member Insurance Agency, we feel it is a win-win scenario."

About Member Insurance Agency
Founded in 1972 by a hardware cooperative, Member Insurance Agency provides risk management and insurance solutions to hardware stores, building material dealers, lumber dealers, and related industries throughout the US and Canada. Member Insurance Agency has existing relationships with multiple major cooperatives in the retail hardware industry. For more information about Member Insurance Agency, visit

About the North American Retail Hardware Association
Founded in 1900 by a group of retailers, the North American Retail Hardware Association is a not-for-profit trade association whose mission is to help hardware stores, home center and lumberyards in the U.S. and Canada become better and more profitable retailers. Governed by a board of independent hardware retailers, NRHA fulfills its mission by providing information, communication, training programs and networking opportunities for the industry it serves. Each month NRHA publishes Hardware Retailing magazine, which reaches over 34,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. NRHA also provides a wealth of online training and educational resources to thousands of retailers on

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