The HFA’s Retailer Resource Center is located on the first floor of Plaza Suites on Main Street, a convenient central hub for getting around Market. There are more than 40 vendors at the RRC ready to answer retailers’ questions and more than two dozen seminars scattered throughout the week. But increasingly that learning has come R2R (Retailer to Retailer).
Even Joey Gunn, (David Gunn’s right-hand man in the family business, who also answers to “son”) has found the RRC to be a valuable place to pick the collective minds of other successful retailers. Joey is an active member of the HFA’s Next Generation NOW, a group of younger retailers who meet at Market to talk business, strategize, and learn from one another. “I’ll see a lot of them at the RRC. It’s a great environment to check in, say hello and see what’s working for them and what’s not,” Joey Gunn says. “All you have to do is ask and a lot of that happens at the RRC.”