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America’s Main Streets Quarterfinalist Voting Now Open

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With more than 616,000 total votes cast for 160 entrants during the nomination phase of the 2020 America’s Main Streets contest, Independent We Stand has announced the quarterfinalists and the next phase of the contest. The goal of the contest is to draw attention to …

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Brinkmann’s True Value Hardware Donates to 32 Bronx Fire Stations

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For more than four decades, Brinkmann’s True Value Hardware has adapted to serve their Long Island, New York, community. As COVID-19 pushes every retailer to consider new ways to serve, co-owner Ben Brinkmann recently made a much-appreciated donation to his …

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COVID-19: Updates for Canadian Retailers

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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. Homebuilding Resumes in Quebec, With Safeguards The …

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U.S. Govt. Adds $320B to Paycheck Protection Program

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President Trump has signed into law a $484 billion COVID-19 relief package, which will offer additional funds to hospitals for COVID-19 testing. Nearly $320 billion will also go to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program, which offers financial assistance to small …

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Channellock Launches Online Trade Worker Training Program

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Across the nation, 45 states have closed schools to help stem the spread of COVID-19, affecting more than 52 million students. As schools turn to distance learning, students in trade programs without access to their school workshop now have a …

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Hartmann to Join Bed Bath & Beyond as COO

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John Hartmann will join home furnishings retailer Bed Bath & Beyond. He will serve as chief operating officer of Bed Bath & Beyond and president, buybuy BABY, effective May 18, 2020. Earlier this week, True Value Co. confirmed Hartmann would …

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NRHA to Host Virtual Town Hall on April 22

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is hosting a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 22 at 4 p.m. EDT. This event is an opportunity for retailers to learn and share with others about their experiences serving their communities and …

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EXCLUSIVE: True Value Announces Hartmann to Leave in May

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True Value Co. announced today that John Hartmann, who has served as chief executive officer since 2013 and led the company through its transition from a co-operative, will be leaving in May. Hartmann, who will remain on True Value’s board …

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