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NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: DIY Tools: Get Some Hands On Experience

  • April 01, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Ellsworth Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.


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DIY Tools: Get Some Hands On Experience

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  • 6:30 - 7:00:  Networking, Ask the Expert Table with Vernestine Laughinghouse, and Refreshments
  • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
  • 7:30 - 8:30:  DIY Tools: Get Some Hands On Experience
  • 8:30 - 9:00:  Networking and Door Prize

Presentation Details

Gina Schaefer

Join us for a presentation with Gina Schaefer of Ace Hardware about tools to use for your DIY projects. Afterwards, take a look at and try some of your fellow-members' favorite tools.

About Gina Schaefer

Gina Schaefer is the Co-Founder and CEO of 11 Ace Hardware stores located in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Alexandria, VA. Gina is a passionate entrepreneur who grew her company from one to eleven stores in a twelve year period, and with her husband leads a multi-million dollar small business that employs 250 people.

Not one to be stumped by convention, Gina challenges the male-dominated hardware industry to think well outside the box. Her motto - “born and original, don’t die a copy” is evident in her passion for urban markets, small business, and the ability for women to succeed in all aspects of the hardware industry.

Gina has tirelessly focused on the “Return to Main Street” movement in her own city of Washington, DC to promote Shop Local campaigns and community revitalization projects in urban areas. This has resulted in partnering with many local entrepreneurs and creating a DC-based program to sell locally made goods from prime shelf space in her stores.

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In the event of inclement weather, NAPO-WDC follows the Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public School snow policy, according to where the meeting is scheduled to be held.

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