In the Northeast, the post-Irene cleanup begins
According to an article at Bloomberg.com, some 6 million people were affected by lost power from North Carolina to Maine.
The storm has already generated intense foot traffic for hardware stores and home centers, as batteries, generators, plywood and pumps were best sellers or sold out across many areas affected by the storm.
HIRI event will include a view from Wall Street
The two-day HIRI Home Improvement Industry Summit to be held Oct. 19 to 20 in Chicago at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will kick off with a presentation examining economic turmoil and a view from Wall Street.
Josh Rosenbaum, managing director – global industrial group for UBS, will offer thoughts on the direction of the economy, the possibility of another recession, the mood on Wall Street and the unemployment situation. The presentation will address the hottest issues facing the economy and the industry from a Wall Street perspective.
Rosenbaum’s presentation is just one of many slated for the the two-day summit, described by HIRI as the "premier conference for information on the industry." Discounts for members and non-members are available for early-bird registrants before Sept. 16.
HIRI is the home improvement industry’s leading source for original research. It is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization comprised of more than 80 forward-thinking companies.