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Working in the Family Business Is a Rite of Passage at Dyson Building Center

Dyson Building Center

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Hardware Heritage For the Dyson family, Dyson Building Center in Great Mills, Maryland, is more than a place of work—it’s a home full of memories. The operation began in …

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New Jersey Retailer Opens Mini-UPS Store in Home Center


Printing, copying and shipping weren’t services Colmar Home Center offered a year ago, but that’s changed. Owner Michael Collins’ customers told him they had a need, and he realized a small store inside of his existing business could solve the …

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How to Use Instagram to Engage and Sell


Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Using Instagram to Engage and Sell For many small business owners, finding ways to reach new customers and keep loyal clientele engaged can be constant challenges. Print and digital advertising …

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Creating a Space to Let Children Play


Mills County General Store and Ace Hardware is a mainstay in Goldthwaite, Texas, a town of about 1,800 people in the center of the state. Austin is the closest big city, just more than 100 miles south. Because it’s remote, …

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Check Out Some of the Oldest Stores in America

oldest stores

Even before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, retail began establishing its roots in the U.S. Impressively, some of those early businesses are still in operation, having survived by evolving for more than two centuries. The July issue of Hardware …

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2018 Young Retailer of the Year: Diana Newton

Diana Newton

Diana Newton Vice President Bay Hardware Seal Beach, California Multiple-Store Operation “I really love what I do. I love that no two days are ever the same. Every day I wake up and feel like I have a purpose, a …

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2018 Young Retailer of the Year: Nate Ludwig

 Nate Ludwig General Manager Dazey’s Building Center Garberville, California Multiple-Store Operation We’re not just here to make money, we’re giving back to our community. It’s who we are; that’s just part of our makeup. We look forward to continuing this …

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2018 Young Retailer of the Year: Byron Clouse

Byron Clouse Owner Lewiston Ace Hardware Lewiston, Michigan Multiple-Store Operation “I truly believe you make a living by what you earn, but you make a life by what you give.”   Byron Clouse is one of those retailers who is …

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