Home » Tag Archives: Profile

Tag Archives: Profile

Zettler Hardware: A History of Adaptation

Zettler Hardware

Zettler Hardware’s parent business opened in 1844, and its ability to adapt to the times has kept the company alive through changes that were tumultuous for retail and the country itself. Founder John Jacob Zettler was an early settler in ... Read More »

Lowe’s Snags Another Top J.C. Penney Exec

lowe's

Lowe’s has hired a second high-profile J.C. Penney executive, just two months after successfully recruiting the department store chain’s CEO. On July 20, Lowe’s named Joseph M. McFarland III as executive vice president of stores, effective Aug. 15. He will oversee Lowe’s ... Read More »

Photo Ops Abound

instagram

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Using Instagram to Engage and Sell For many small business owners, finding ways to reach new customers and keep loyal clientele engaged can be constant challenges. Print and digital advertising ... Read More »

Iowa Couple Follows Dreams and Reopens Akron Lumber Company

Akron Lumber Company

Taking a leap of faith can be a big risk, but when you’re chasing your dreams, it’s worth it, say Joe and Leah Van Walbeek. The couple reopened Akron Lumber Co. in Akron, Iowa, this past May. Over the weekend, ... Read More »

New York Hardware and Outdoor Business Grows Customer Loyalty

New York Hardware

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bucking Tradition Growing up in Croghan, New York, Jake Buckingham enjoyed spending time outside, especially if it meant he was hunting, fishing or camping. During high ... Read More »

Mother-Daughter Duo Talks Revitalizing Neighborhoods, ‘Good Bones’ TV Show

Good Bones

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Opening Doors, New and Old When Indianapolis native Mina Starsiak Hawk graduated from Indiana University in 2007, she was ready to begin her career and build ... Read More »

Learn What Motivates 5-Star Employees to Succeed

employees

Hardware Retailing recently interviewed five-star employees from across the country to learn what motivates them to lead their operations to excellence every day. Whether it’s increasing their product knowledge, ensuring customers have everything they need to succeed in a home ... Read More »

Industry Veteran, Past NRHA President Dies at Age 91

Lochner

Jerome “Jerry” Lochner, former owner of multiple Ace Hardware stores and other businesses in Wisconsin, died this month at age 91. Lochner worked in the home improvement industry for decades and owned Ace Hardware in Sauk City, Wisconsin, for more ... Read More »