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Author Archives: Hilary Welter

What’s Going On With Health Insurance?

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As a result of the current election, there’s been a lot of talk about what’s next for health insurance. Although there’s no way to predict the future, Bob Chiesa, president and CEO of Custom Benefits Insurance Group Inc., lays out the ... Read More »

Retailers Speak on Financial Industry Research

Cost of Doing Business

For 100 years, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has been putting together the Cost of Doing Business Study annually. The study collects financial information from more than 1,000 independent home improvement businesses. From the data industry averages are determined ... Read More »

Orgill Wins Community Impact Award

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Orgill, Inc. is one of 15 winners of Trade & Industry Development’s 12th Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. The awards program celebrates companies and projects that improve communities, revitalize environments and provide jobs. Wholesale distributor Orgill was honored ... Read More »

2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Jason Plummer

Multi-store Retailer R.P. Lumber, Edwardsville, Illinois Vice President Jason Plummer’s commitment to excellence is shown in his dedication to constantly improving and growing R.P. Lumber, one of the largest family-owned hardware and building material dealers in the country.  Plummer is ... Read More »

2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Matthew Payzant

Multi-store Retailer Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada General Manager Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre was founded in 1964 by Matthew Payzant’s grandfather, John. Payzant grew up alongside the hardware industry, and while he says he feels ... Read More »

2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Camille Gibson

Multi-store Retailer Mark’s Ace Hardware, Tucson, Arizona General Manager When an 18-year-old Camille Gibson started as a part-time cashier at Mark’s Ace Hardware, she thought it would be a short-term job to get her through college. Ten years later, she ... Read More »

2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Bobby Heuser

Over $2 Million in Sales Heuser Ace Hardware, Bluffton, South Carolina Co-owner Bobby Heuser did not grow up in the home improvement industry, but after working in strategy consulting, investing and banking for many years, he was craving something more. ... Read More »

Battle Over Debit Card Swipe Fees Continues

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A debit card swipe fee regulation that has saved business owners more than $40 billion over the past five years may be in danger of being repealed through a recently proposed bill, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). What is the ... Read More »