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Gina Schaefer Talks About Leadership

Click on the image above to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org In March, A Few Cool Hardware Stores, headquartered in Washington D.C., celebrated its 15th anniversary. That amount of time may seem short compared to …

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Finding the Next in Line for Your Business

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. What will happen to your business when you’re no longer able to run it? The recent Succession Planning Study from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) takes a look at how …

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4 Insurance Policies Overlooked by Retailers

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. When a retailer fails to invest in the proper types of insurance coverage, their business could be at major risk in the event of an accident or disaster. Below, Carl Dent, vice …

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How Creating Simple Videos Can Help Tell Your Brand’s Story

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Pressing Play on Your Brand When you say your business’s name, what comes to mind? More importantly, what comes to mind for your current shoppers and potential customers? “A brand is no …

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Students Are Stars at Ohio Lumberyard

Students taking courses at the Pike Career Technology Center in Piketon, Ohio, will get a boost from their local lumber and building materials retailer. Bill Klinker Jr., owner of Klinker’s Lumber & Builders Supplies, located in nearby Waverly, Ohio, encourages …

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Kids Build and Grow With Garden Grant

Michelle Overbeck loves to see the enthusiasm on the faces of children when a truck from Big Creek Lumber pulls up in front of their school. Overbeck is the marketing manager for the company, which has five locations in central …

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When Hiring Goes Wrong

Click here to download the PDF of this story. It’s a story nearly every retailer can tell. You need to fill a spot on your team and, after sifting through several applicants, you find the one you think will get …

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Provide a Permanent Boost to Business With Rental

Click here to download the PDF of the story. In a perfect world, everyone would live by a common rule: Sharing is, in fact, caring. In previous generations, communities would band together on projects and share materials, skills and equipment …

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