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Next NRHA Town Hall to Focus on Independent Success

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is hosting a series of virtual town halls to help independent home improvement retailers across North America as they adapt their operations during COVID-19. These virtual town halls are completely free and are …

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Nominations for America’s Main Street Contest Now Open

America's Main Streets

Communities across the country are vying for the fifth annual America’s Main Streets contest, presented by shop-local organization Independent We Stand. The three-month long online contest helps small business owners, Main Street organizations and consumers reward a deserving Main Street …

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10 Wins on Small Business Saturday

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The holiday shopping season will be here before you know it. On Nov. 30, Small Business Saturday will draw millions of shoppers to independent retailers in their communities—and you won’t want to miss out. Here are 10 ways to capitalize …

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America’s Favorite Main Street Celebrates Award

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After months of nominations, voting and campaigning, it’s finally official: The winner of this year’s America’s Main Streets Contest is Main Street Wellington in Wellington, Ohio. This historic neighborhood earned its place as America’s favorite Main Street with a compelling …

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Independent We Stand Contest Recognizes Ohio Main Street

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Shop-local organization Independent We Stand is honoring an Ohio street and contributing $25,000 to its Main Street revitalization program. Main Street Wellington in Ohio has been named the 2019 winner of Independent We Stand’s annual America’s Main Streets contest. As …

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Why You Need to Buy Into Buying Local

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As the buy-local movement sweeps the country, communities across the U.S. have seen a resurgence in record stores, independent bookstores and unique coffee shops. In the home improvement industry, this resurgence affects communities on an even more intimate level. Retailers …

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Rust Belt Town on Lake Erie Wins National Main Street Title

america's main streets

Independent We Stand is pleased to recognize Bridge Street Ashtabula in Ashtabula, Ohio, as the $25,000 winner of America’s Main Streets contest. As a top ten finalist two years in a row, voters rallied this year to push Ashtabula—population 18,311—to the top …

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