Picture from left to right: Diane, Diane Tope (owner of Great Hang-Ups), and Sue McCarthy of Resale Royalty.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Owner Diane Tope of Great Hang-Ups recently attended the National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops (NARTS) annual conference in San Diego, CA. Carefully crafted for resale professionals, the four day conference is the industry's most comprehensive educational event of the year.
Diane Tope attended specialized resale workshops, stimulating networking sessions, motivating keynote speech and resale trade show during the focused program. Diane has been a member of NARTS for 8 years.
"We have an on going commitment at Great Hang-Ups to continue our resale education and stay on top of our profession," says Diane. Diane met Sue McCarthy and daughter Diane from the show Resale Royalty on Style network. They have been featured on Rachael Ray's show, and have a store in St. Louis. Diane enjoyed the education .
"We left the meeting in San Diego, with renewed energy and a multitude of invaluable ideas to help us provide exceptional service and quality merchandising to our customers."
The shop has been a part of Rockford for 25 years, since May 1988. The store strives to satisfy the varied needs of residents, offering everything from bridal, tuxedo rental, photobooth rentals, and upscale fashions for a fraction of the cost elsewhere. For further information about resale or for guidelines on consigning /selling at Great Hang-Ups, call 815-229-8505 or visit www.greathang-ups.com.