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Learn What Motivates 5-Star Employees to Succeed

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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

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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 »

Retired Industry Veteran Jim Gray Dies

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James P. “Jim” Gray, longtime employee of the North American Retail Hardware Association, the American Hardware Manufacturers Association and other industry groups, died Dec. 13 in Indianapolis.  He was 76 years old. Gray was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Springfield, ... Read More »

Arizona Sisters Put Family in Family Business

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Sisters Julie Buchkowski and Tricia Dauwalder-Luna have a special bond. Not only are they best friends, but even as they have built families of their own, they have remained as close as ever by working together in their family business, ... Read More »