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NARDA Soliciting Help For Storm-Damaged Dealers

Lombard, Ill. — The North American Retail Dealers Association (NARDA) is seeking assistance for three members affected by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina who are in immediate need of personnel or consulting services. The members are:

Garey Alima, A-1 Home Appliance Center
1925 Industrial Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058-2315
Cell (504) 650-1832
Business (504) 341-9999
e-mail: [email protected]

Four of A-1’s stores remain closed indefinitely, NARDA reports, and the company requires warehouse staff, service technicians and sales people.

Cicero La Hatte, Wells & La Hatte
919 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS, 39183
Cell: (601) 259-6809
Business: (601) 636-5806
E-mail: [email protected]

La Hatte requires service technicians.

Gerry McCann, McCann Electronics
100 Division Street, Metairie, LA, 70001
Business: (800) 473-7270, ext 134
e-mail: [email protected]

McCann requests expert or peer consulting on a volunteer basis. Given his current business situation, he needs to make some broad strategic decisions as he moves his business forward, NARDA said. He is currently conducting a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) and would appreciate executive strategic consulting.

Due to the overwhelming volume of calls received by these members from concerned peers and well-wishers, NARDA requests that personal notes of support be sent by regular mail, and that the phone and email contact information be used only to provide requested resources.

Businesses can add their names and requests to the list by calling NARDA at (800) 621-0298.