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Get Answers to Your COVID-19 Insurance Questions

health insurance FAQ

Are you aware of your health insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic? Hardware Retailing spoke with Bob Chiesa, president and CEO of Custom Benefits Insurance Group, Inc. to gain answers to some frequently asked questions regarding insurance benefits during this …

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National Hardware Show Offers CARES Act Webinar

cares act webinar

The National Hardware Show is presenting a live webinar covering what small businesses need to know about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The webinar is scheduled to take place April 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 …

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COVID-19 Response: Prioritizing Employee Safety

Dishke

Rapid adaptation has been the story of David Dishke’s home improvement business as COVID-19 spreads throughout the world. “Things are changing daily, if not hourly,” Dishke says. He owns Grand River Home Hardware in Caledonia, Ontario, and Sayer Home Hardware …

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Navigating CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

Signed into law March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes nearly $350 billion in federal assistance through a small business loan program. Offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims …

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COVID-19 Employment Law Resources for Home Improvement Stores

employment law resources for home improvement stores

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced independent home improvement retailers to evaluate their businesses from every angle. To assist home improvement operators answer questions about employment law, Hardware Retailing has compiled legal resources from the U.S. government and legal firm Taft. …

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NRHA Offers Free Retail Training Resources Through May 31

free retail training

In the past few weeks, many businesses, including home improvement operations, have faced uncertainties and have been required to adjust operations to ensure employees and customers remain safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across North America and the rest …

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Hassett Hardware: Weighing What’s Right in Crisis

hassett hardware

The spread of COVID-19 has brought moral dilemmas to Eric Hassett, owner of five Hassett Hardware stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hassett’s stores sell products, such as cleaning supplies, which are critical for customers and employees to use …

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COVID-19 Guidance for States and Provinces

covid-19 guidance

As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, some U.S. states and Canadian provinces are declaring home improvement stores “essential” and allowing them to remain open to continue serving communities. On this page, find COVID-19 information for each …

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