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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 »

McGuckin Hardware Captivates the Community on Social Media

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          Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Hardware Retailing staffers Melanie Moul and Todd Taber contributed to this article. Socially Inclined McGuckin Hardware’s slogan is “Colorado’s favorite everything store,” and for the Boulder, Colorado-area ... Read More »

Animals Find Loving Homes at Annual Retailer Event

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For nearly a decade, Patti Christie, owner of Hood’s Do it Best in Wyandotte, Michigan, has been using her platform to help animals find their forever homes. She has always been an advocate for animals, and her friend Terra Muscat ... Read More »

Perspective: Friends Who Help Make Business Better

When Adam Busscher started meeting fellow independent home improvement retailers from bigger businesses and other countries, he was surprised to gain many business allies. In fact, Adam began developing industry friendships that have made him a better retailer. For years ... Read More »

Speller’s True Value Invests in the Community

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Click the image above to view a full PDF. Casting the Right Spell Since the 1960s, the east side of Waterloo, Iowa, hasn’t seen very much economic activity other than restaurants and convenience stores. Allen Speller and his father, Wendell, ... Read More »