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Economic Expert Shares Insights on Consumer Confidence

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Katie Thomas is the lead of the Kearney Consumer Institute (KCI), acting as the architect of Kearney’s consumer-first approach to a broad variety of industries. She is the firm’s chief spokesperson on all things consumer, from overseeing cutting-edge research projects …

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Home Sweet Home: Housing Trends Q&A With Nadia Evangelou

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Nadia Evangelou is a senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). She focuses on regional and local market housing trends, including the effects of changing demographic and migration patterns, and has been involved in research …

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2022 Paint Color Trends to Share With Your Customers

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Paint color trends for 2022 are here and ready to be shared with your customers. Homeowners continued to update their spaces throughout 2021, and heading into a new year, painting projects show no signs of slowing down. According to Statista, …

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Massachusetts Town Wins National Main Street Title

Hudson Massachusetts

Independent We Stand (IWS), a nationwide movement of independent small business owners who educate consumers about the importance and strong economic benefits of supporting them, announced its America’s Main Streets contest winner. Hudson, Massachusetts, won the National Main Street title …

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Orgill Announces Retirements, Changes to Executive Team


With 2021 winding down, Orgill has announced a number of changes to its executive team, including several promotions and retirements.  Effective at the end of the year, Brett Hammers, who currently serves as Orgill’s executive vice president of sales and …

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Ultimate Kronos Group Mitigates Cybersecurity Incident 

Ultimate Kronos Group cyber incident

HR management company Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) confirmed a ransomware attack impacted several services companies use to manage their employees and payrolls. According to a statement on the UKG website, the cyber incident disrupted the Kronos Private Cloud, which includes …

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Ace Chooses 2022 Clark+Kensington Color Trends

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Ace Hardware chose three new color palettes for its Clark+Kensington 2022 Color Trends. The color palettes were inspired by a collective desire to find renewed inspiration and purpose. From transforming a room into a cozy retreat, to living out loud …

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Homebuilder Confidence Remains High

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Despite concerns over inflation, supply-chain disruptions and an ongoing labor shortage, homebuilder confidence remains high, according to CNBC. Builders continue to benefit from a low supply of existing homes for sale and housing demand remains strong even during the slow …

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