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Indie Award Quarterfinalists Include 3 Hardware Stores

Two independent hardware stores are among the 25 quarterfinalists for the 2019 Indie Award, a contest from Independent We Stand that allows people to vote for their favorite small business to earn the title of Independent Small Business of the Year.

Now in its ninth year, the contest will end with the winner receiving a branding, advertising and public relations makeover valued at $25,000, in addition to other prizes. All quarterfinalists receive an Independent We Stand Premium Membership for life. Voting for this round goes from Oct. 28 through Nov. 17, and for the first time, the winner will be announced before Small Business Saturday, an annual shopping holiday encouraging consumer support of small businesses, on Nov. 25.

McCoy True Value in Indianola, Iowa, Taylorsville Hardware in Taylorsville, Kentucky, and Dunham’s Department Store in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, (which operates a full department store inside) are three of the quarterfinalists. For the complete list of quarterfinalists, click here.

The 2019 Indie Award prize package includes:

  • Branding, advertising and public relations makeover from independent advertising agency The Meridian Group
  • $1,000 STIHL equipment certificate
  • Plaque to display at winner’s business
  • Public relations and social media recognition

For more information on the Indie Award contest or to vote for your favorite small business, click here.

About Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the features editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, has a degree in professional writing. She worked in central Pennsylvania for several years after college as a barista and an editor and returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. In her spare time, she enjoys testing new recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

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