September 16, 2022
This issue is packed with great information so
make sure you read to the end!
Nashville Here We Come!

Students are back to school and Halloween items are popping up on store shelves. That means the annual URA Trade Show is right around the corner! If you have already registered for THE ONLY show dedicated to independent scrub stores, thank you! If you have not registered, now is the time. Full registration includes:
  • Education on Sunday & Monday
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Sunday & Monday Evening Parties with Complimentary Beverages & Hors d'oeuvres
  • Over 50,000 sq ft Exhibit Hall featuring the latest products and services
  • Priceless networking with hundreds of retailers from throughout the world

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is the beautiful location for the annual show. The resort fee is included in the group rate. The cut-off date for the discounted group rate is September 20.

URA negotiates very competitive room rates. If you stay at another hotel or property, attendees and exhibitors will be forced to pay higher prices in the future. Please be considerate of your association and your peers by booking your room in the URA room block at the Gaylord.
Free Member Webinar ~ Sept. 27

On Tuesday, September 27, the free URA member webinar will focus on unique or hard-to-find products. URA president, Jason Paulsgrove, has been operating Midwest Uniform Supply in Peoria, IL since 2007. Over the years, he has become a pro at tracking down some of those items, especially when you do not want to tell your customer no. Whether you are a new retailer or just looking for new ideas, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, share experiences, and make new connections.
If you missed previous member webinars, they are available under Webinars on your URA profile. You must log in to view the webinars.
You Need to Know about the
Inflation Reduction Act

This podcast is worth every small business owner's time. Listen and learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law and how it may affect your business. Click here to read the transcript or listen to the podcast.>>
Nursing Shortage Continues

Traveling nurses were supposed to be a temporary solution to the nursing shortage in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the scarcity of full-time resident nurses has remained an issue — and one that's only grown over time. Burned-out nurses are swapping their hospital jobs for travel shifts. They are paid around 50% more than staff nurses, but life on the road can be tough. Read more>>
Small Business Opportunity

Are you looking to purchase an existing store or expand to multiple stores? Here is your opportunity! This WA store serves the local community and outlying counties with medical scrubs and accessories. We have some of the best selections along with a large customer base with room for growth, multiple group accounts, and little competition. This turnkey retail store comes with fixtures, display/props, inventory, point of sale, vendor resources, signage, and social media. If you love helping hometown heroes, this is the perfect business for you! For more information, please contact Tracy at (360)259-3995 or
Uniform Retailers Association

Phone: (866) 775-0080 or (614) 721-0777