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Engaging With Young Entrepreneurs

Tecumseh Home Hardware

Sitting in the front of the parking lot of Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Center Store in Tecumseh, Ontario, is a hot dog stand that offers an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to test out the waters of owning a small business. …

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Curtis Lumber Hosts Pet Adoption Event

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For 12 years, Curtis Lumber, which has 23 locations in New York and Vermont, has hosted PetAPalooza, an adoption event that has placed over 5,000 pets into loving homes since it began. Along with cats and dogs, the event finds …

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Herrick Hardware Has Been a Community Fixture for Over 150 Years

Herrick Hardware

When Henry Foster Herrick took a job as an assistant for Mr. C. Parsons at his general store in the mid-1860s, the village of Southampton, New York, was a quiet shore community made up mostly of farmers and whalers. In …

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Door County Hardware Sells Local Teenager’s Creations

Lilly Cihlar and Amy Austad LaBott of Door County Hardware

When an employee at Door County Hardware started creating her own sculpture pieces, owner Amy Austad LaBott knew they would be a great addition to the store’s outdoor department. 15-year-old Lilly Cihlar took welding classes at her high school and …

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6 Ideas for Tailoring Services to Your Community’s Needs

Store Services - a wall display of tennis rackets

Combining your hobbies and the needs of your community into one hyper local service can make your business a key service provider across a wide area. Read on to learn how two retailers have captured their local markets with vital …

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Managers Make Effort to Help Community Around the Clock

Morton Lumber Co.

When temperatures drop below freezing for several days or storms damage buildings, general manager Jason Wright and other staff members post their personal cellphone numbers on the store’s Facebook page with reminders that customers can call if their water pipes …

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Brinkmann’s True Value Hardware Donates to 32 Bronx Fire Stations

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For more than four decades, Brinkmann’s True Value Hardware has adapted to serve their Long Island, New York, community. As COVID-19 pushes every retailer to consider new ways to serve, co-owner Ben Brinkmann recently made a much-appreciated donation to his …

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10 Ways to Be a Shop-Local Superhero

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In a retail world dominated by big boxes and online shopping, it’s important to remind customers that local shops still exist and brick-and-mortar stores have a vital place in this world. The shop-local movement shows the positive impact that buying …

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