Trends in Retailing

February 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Room G005
Showker Hall
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

ATTENTION Valley Retailers
Ever think about going back to school to improve your retail business knowledge?

You can!
No tuition!         No homework!          No tests!

Here’s a one-time opportunity to be part of JMU’s Retail Marketing course.

 Wednesday, Feb 26, join upper-level business students for a panel presentation regarding current and future trends in retailing.

Marc Willson, Retail and Restaurant Consultant for the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network, will be joined on the panel by owners and managers of local and regional retail stores.


  • Marc Willson, Retail Consultant for the Virginia SBDC Network
  • Wendy Stanley, General Manager, Walkabout Outfitters
  • Randy Andes, Founder/Co-owner, and Christian Herrick, VP Retail Operations, Randy's “Do-It-Best” Hardware
  • Anita Schwartz, Warehouse Manager, Costco Harrisonburg


These veteran retailers will share their experiences and insights about the future of retailing and field questions from YOU and the students.  As a retail practitioner, you can acquire new knowledge while giving back to students who will soon be entering their own business careers.

Join the discussion!  The  class meets from 3:30-4:50pm, Wed, Feb 26, in Showker Hall, room G005.  There is no charge to attend this special class; however, there is a limited amount of seating and pre-registration is required.

To attend, call the SV SBDC at 540-568-3227 or click here.