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Retailer Promotes Pumpkins for a Purpose

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Pumpkins may sell well as seasonal decor, but at Akard True Value Hardware, they also promote good causes. Since 2013, the Zionsville, Indiana, store has promoted Pumpkins for a Purpose, a fundraiser and pumpkin painting contest. Organizations and people from the community bring to the ... Read More »

Reasons #GivingTuesday Matters to Your Business

As you plan your holiday marketing campaigns and think through ways to increase foot traffic to your stores, don’t underestimate the value of generosity. The Definition of #GivingTuesday For the past four years, businesses, organizations and individual people have used the Tuesday ... Read More »

Giving Generously After Louisiana Flooding

The devastating floodwaters in Louisiana that killed more than a dozen people and heavily damaged thousands of homes and businesses in mid-August inspired a flood of another kind. Residents, businesses, churches and other organizations organized an outpouring of generosity. Home improvement retailers reacted quickly, ... Read More »

West Virginia Store Supports Victims After June Flooding

West Virginia

In the wake of widespread flooding that killed 23 and left thousands homeless in the state of West Virginia, several businesses found ways to organize and bring relief to victims. Hardman Supply Company is one of those businesses. They continue to provide relief ... Read More »

Hardware Stores Support Officers After Dallas Sniping

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When a sniper shot 12 police officers, killing five, at a protest July 7 in Dallas, the community’s reaction was horror. And solidarity. “Everybody was just so moved that everybody wanted to know, ‘What can we do?'” Andrea Ridout, owner of Gecko ... Read More »

City in Washington Wins Independent We Stand Contest

America's Main Streets

The votes are in for Independent We Stand’s first America’s Main Streets contest, and the winner of the $25,000 prize is downtown Lynden in Washington state. The organization, which exists to promote small businesses, organized the contest as a way to ... Read More »

Retailer Helps Victims of Ecuador Earthquake

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When Wilson Bastidas heard that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck his home country of Ecuador on April 16, he was immediately ready to do what he could to help friends and family members who were affected. After about three hours ... Read More »

Five Ways to Do More with Your Community Donations

If you’re like most independent home improvement retailers, you consider yourself to be much more than a mere purveyor of goods and services. Your store is the place where the community gathers; you share your resources to help those around ... Read More »