The National Retail Federation is offering just such an opportunity to 50 lucky retailers this summer. It’s all part of the America’s Retail Champions program, which provides event scholarships for up to 50 retailers. NRF will sponsor your trip, so a tight budget won’t get in the way of telling your story on Capitol Hill.
●Must be an independent owner/operator of, or employed by, a retail business
●Retail business must be under $21 million in total annual revenue (classified as small business by the Small Business Administration)
●Must advocate for retail at federal, state or local levels
Up to 50 nominees will be selected to be a part of America’s Retail Champions. Of the 50 nominees, five will be chosen as finalists and one will be chosen as America’s Retail Champion of the Year.
Each of the 50 Champions selected will receive a complimentary trip to Washington, travel to and from the Retail Advocates Summit within the United States, business-class hotel accommodations for one night (two nights will be considered based on travel location), recognition at the Retail Advocates Summit event reception, July 29, and, meetings arranged with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, July 30.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 30. To submit your nomination, click here.