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Thursday, June 27, 2019

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Getting To Know You Reception
     Greet Old Friends and Meet New Ones
     Music, Munchies & Mingling

      Sponsored by The Horton Group,
      "Insurance Specialists for the Resale Marketplace"

Friday, June 28, 2019


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 

Conference Orientation

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Resale Shop Bus Tour (Optional)

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

Late Registration

8:00 PM- 10:00 PM 

"Sweet Treats" Dessert Party 
     Join us for Dessert & Entertainment.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM 

Continental Breakfast - Late Registration

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 

Keynote Speaker: Diana McCarthy Ford
Vision With No Boundaries

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

Two Morning Workshop Sessions

12:30 PM - 2:45 PM 

Lunch and Action Auction

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

Two Afternoon Workshop Sessions


Free Time

Sunday, June 30, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 

"3 in 1" Sessions

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM 

Networking Sessions

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Breakfast Buffet

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

SourceMart - A Resale Trade Show

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Info Share - An Exchange of Printed Materials

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

Hospitality Hour in SourceMart

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

The Artistry of Fun! - Dinner & Entertainment

Monday, July 1, 2019

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 

Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM- 11:30 AM 

Closing Session: Create Your Own Masterpiece
Moderator: Kevin Campbell

11:30 AM 


Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker - Diana McCarthy Ford
Vision With No Boundaries

How many times have you had a customer say, “Well, this looks like fun,” or “I have a ton of friends, so I could easily open a store like this?” We all know that it takes a lot more than close friends as suppliers/customers and a fun attitude to really master The Art of Resale ... and a whole lot more than that to take it to the next level. Diana will show you how to not only think out of the box to achieve your vision, but then drag that box to the shed and burn it! This is an exciting time for our industry and there are truly no boundaries!

Diana McCarthy Ford is co-owner of The Vault Luxury Resale, and oversees all of the marketing and special events for the company. She is also the brand ambassador as well as the community liaison. She starred, along with her mother and sister, in Resale Royalty, a popular reality TV series. The show highlighted the family dynamic as well as the day to day business of buying and selling luxury goods. Her experiences have given her a love of luxury, a knack for creating special events, and an appreciation for the finer things in life.  


Closing Session - Kevin Campbell, Moderator
Create Your Own Masterpiece

After being part of such an energy filled atmosphere, all of you leave Conference with pages and pages of notes. They are filled with ideas gathered from workshops, networking and shared conversations. How are you going to use what you learned?  As we close The Art of Resale, Conference 2019, it’s time to: Prioritize, Plan & Implement! Prioritize which goals you wish to achieve from your chosen takeaways—and in what order. Create a Plan to challenge yourself to apply all that knowledge. Implement your own “masterpiece” that will make a significant difference in your business. Stimulate your brain and reframe your thought process during this highly interactive closing session. It is YOUR turn to share! 

Kevin Campbell, NARTS Vice President, oversees all retail and logistics operations for seven Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Centers and the Community Threads Resale Superstore. All eight stores are located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and support Home of the Sparrow, a not for profit 501(c)3 agency that provides transitional shelter and services to homeless women and children. Kevin has been with Home of the Sparrow since April of 2011. Prior to HOS, he amassed 35 years of retail management experience with Sears and Albertsons. 


Sunday Evening Dinner & Entertainment
The Artistry of Fun!

Join in a fun party, complete with a delectable buffet dinner and entertainment. Enjoy our buffet as you listen to the live band. They will be with us all evening for your listening and dancing pleasure. Line dance instructors will be there after dinner when the dancing starts . . . we know the fun and music will move you to join them on the floor.

Paint your way down to the air-conditioned comfort of our ballroom for a good time!

Cash bar available.

Casual Attire . . . Artist theme dressing is encouraged:  Paint splattered clothes, a French beret, artist smock or apron. OR... come dressed as a famous artist or a character from a painting!  Have you always wanted to be Mona Lisa, Whistler's Mother, Napoleon, van Goeh or Andy Warhol?  Now is your chance to bring out the artist in you!  Click Here for some artist theme costume ideas. 

The Sunday evening event IS INCLUDED in all conference registrations and full guest packages

Pre Conference Event

Getting To Know You, A Casual Reception

Come to Conference early and get acquainted at Getting To Know You. Come as you are... casual and comfy. Renew old acquaintances and make new friends at this pre-conference social event. Arrange to meet your Facebook friends here. Light refreshments. Cash bar available.

Getting To Know You Generously Sponsored by
The Horton Group
"Insurance Specialists for the Resale Marketplace"

Resale Shop Bus Tour

Optional Event

Board a NARTS "Resale Express" bus and enjoy a day filled with learning and adventure visiting NARTS member shops in Columbus. Along the way, you will be treated to a box lunch as you are transported in an air conditioned coach. This event is an opportunity to brainstorm with your peers and make new friends as you gather ideas to adapt and apply to your own shops. Tour the stores from entrance to exit, including back rooms...something we resalers are always curious about. As an added advantage, you have an opportunity to shop and pick up some fine buys for yourself and your stores.

Don't miss this VERY popular Conference event!

Saturday Evening

Free Time for YOU!

Saturday evening is free time to reflect and unwind. Columbus has such an abundance of restaurants, shopping and attractions you'll have fun deciding where to spend your evening and will enjoy exploring the area! Our hotel is steps from Easton Town Center, where you can stroll the cobbled walkways to shop in over 300 stores, dine, and enjoy entertainment in this classic vintage town center. They have an ever-expanding mix of diverse restaurants, a 30 screen theater, comedy club and outdoor concerts. The hotel is full of options to relax by yourself or while brainstorming with your peers. What better place to unwind in the evening than the hotel’s indoor pool, or keep up with your routine in the fitness center, or schedule a message therapy session. Dine in The Private Dining Room, specializing in upscale fare paired with signature drinks or visit Herb N' Kitchen, a gourmet marketplace with a variety of selections for grab n' go. Meet friends and colleagues in the hotel lobby...or relax with room service. The evening’s possibilities are endless!

Visit Columbus for Visitors for links to more tourist information.

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