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Store’s Belt Sander Race a Popular Annual Event

At Nielson’s Building Center in Point Roberts, Wash., a belt sander is used for so much more than sanding. It’s the star of the company’s belt sander drag races, an event that’s become well-known throughout the community. In June, staff ... Read More »

NRHA Hosts Inaugural Session of Retail Management Certification Program

While this time of year marks the official back-to-school season for students of all ages, a group of up-and-coming retail managers and mid-level executives from across the United States and Canada visited NRHA’s Indianapolis headquarters July 16-19 to take part ... Read More »

Retailer Recognizes Top Dogs with Canine Costume Contest

Employees at Klem’s know dogs are more than just pets. They’re allowed in the store year-round and customers treat them as part of the family. “We know how much our customers love their dogs,” Klem’s president Jessica Bettencourt says. So ... Read More »

Independent We Stand Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Indie Award

The national “buy local” movement Independent We Stand is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Independent Small Business of the Year Award Sponsored by Chrysler Group. The award celebrates the characteristics that make locally owned, independent businesses unique, like quality ... Read More »

Attendees Look For Plumbing Alternatives, Discounts at Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market

Retailers from around the globe arrived in Boston this week for Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market. The show, which opened Thursday morning, ran through Saturday. One of the most talked-about displays on the show floor was a comprehensive showcase for the ... Read More »

Distribution America, PRO Group Executive Planning Conference Scheduled for November

Home improvement industry manufacturers and vendors can meet with Distribution America (DA) officials and PRO Group leaders during the 2014 Executive Planning Conference (EPC), scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Florida. The conference ... Read More »

Chattanooga to be Site of House-Hasson Hardware Fall Show

House-Hasson Hardware’s 2013 fall product show is scheduled to take place Oct. 17-19 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., an event which will bring up to 2,000 visitors to the city, according to the distributor. House-Hasson Hardware President ... Read More »

Handy Hardware Holds First Post-Bankruptcy Market

This week, Handy Hardware welcomed retailers and manufacturers to its first buying market since Littlejohn & Co., a Connecticut-based investment firm, acquired the Texas-based distributor out of bankruptcy. The Fall Buying Market is taking place in San Antonio and runs ... Read More »