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America’s Main Street Contest Celebrates Small Businesses

As part of its pursuit to promote and build up small businesses across the county, Independent We Stand (IWS) today launched the sixth annual America’s Main Street contest, “Road to Recovery.” During the three-month long contest, consumers and businesses can …

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OSHA to Issue Rules for Vaccine Mandates for Large Employers

vaccine mandate

President Biden has issued a series of proposals to encourage more Americans to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, including some rules that directly affect employers. Under the new proposals, businesses with more than 100 workers must require vaccinations for …

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Consumers Ready for In-Person Shopping

in-store shopping

In its 2021 State of the In-Store Experience, Raydiant, an experience platform for physical retail spaces, found that shoppers are looking to get back into stores and spend their money in-person. The survey found that 47 percent of respondents said …

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Fuller & Son Hardware Celebrates 100th Anniversary 

Fuller & Son Hardware

What started with one store and one branch of the Fuller family tree has grown into six stores led by the fourth generation of the Fuller family. Fuller & Son Hardware recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a celebration that …

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4 Smart Home Trends to Watch

smart home trends

Smart home technology is becoming more affordable and more popular among homeowners. From Wi-Fi enabled speakers to video doorbells and lightbulbs controlled by smartphones, smart technology brings new levels of safety and customization to DIYers. New data from the Home …

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Channellock Launches Learning Platform to Narrow Skilled Trades Gap

skilled trades gap

As the skilled labor gap continues to impact the home improvement channel, tool manufacturer CHANNELLOCK® is launching a new tool aimed at getting young people interested in the trades. The company has introduced Trades 101, a landing page with the …

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Behr Paint Announces Its 2022 Color of the Year

Behr 2022 Color of the Year - Breezeway

Behr Paint Company announced its 2022 Color of the Year. Breezeway is a silvery green shade with cool undertones, part of the BEHR 2022 Color Trends Palette. It is inspired by the Earth’s beauty and mimics the naturally stunning sea …

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Listen to These 2 New Podcasts With Business Experts

book podcast

“Tell Me More…” Episode 35: Steve Dennis Hosted by Renee Changnon, NHPA Retail Engagement Specialist On this episode, Renee talks to Steve Dennis, a strategic advisor, speaker and author on retail innovation. They talk about Steve’s career, his book “Remarkable …

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