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Blish-Mize to Host Virtual Fall Market

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Blish-Mize has announced that its upcoming fall market will convert into a virtual event. This unique market will be available exclusively online from Sept. 17-28, 2020. The event promises the best buying opportunities of the year from the nation’s top …

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CNRG Adds New Store in Tennessee

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John, Marcia and Justin Wagner, owners and operators of Germantown Hardware in Germantown, Tennessee, will sell their business and operating assets to Central Network Retail Group (CNRG). Wagner and his family have owned the store, formerly an Ace Hardware store, …

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Do it Best to Host Virtual Fall Market

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Do it Best Corp. announced its plans to reformat its upcoming fall market into a virtual event. This special market, featuring the best buying opportunities of the year from the nation’s top vendors, will be available exclusively online from Sept. …

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NRHA Announces 2020 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

2020 Young Retailer of the Year

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the 2020 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Selected from a field of inspiring independent home improvement retailers under the age of 35 across North America, these seven honorees …

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Ace Hardware of Clarkston Offers Hope During COVID-19

Ace Hardware of Clarkston

When Jason Haley heard about the COVID-19 pandemic, he quickly took action. He ordered $40,000 in extra inventory to stock Ace Hardware of Clarkston, his store in Clarkston, Michigan. He assumed supply chain interruptions would make it challenging to keep …

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Resources for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

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As a part of the CARES Act, small businesses across the U.S. were able to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help stabilize their businesses amid COVID-19. Since the program’s start, more than 4 million loans have been …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: June 1

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. BSIABC Donates Meals to Health Care Workers The …

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House Passes Updated Paycheck Protection Program Legislation

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill May 28 that amends provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give small businesses more time to pay off the loans and more flexibility in how the money is used. The …

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