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Preserving the Family Unit When Business Gets Rough

Family business

Employing family members can be tricky business. To your benefit, common culture, work ethic, trust and loyalty often run strong among family members who work together. However, having relatives on staff or in leadership can also present a challenge. What …

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HR and the Family

Retailers working with family know it can be hard to be objective when employing family members. You might have more tolerance with the struggles your own family members face than you would with those of another employee. Addressing issues with …

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Wisconsin Retailer Finds Green Opportunities

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For Dan Stroinski, who co-owns D & J Farm and Home in Thorp, Wisconsin, with his wife Jan, being able to guide homeowners toward solutions for their home repair troubles is one of his favorite aspects of being an independent …

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Indian Trail Hardware Thrives With Direction From Mother-Daughter Team

Indian Trail Hardware

Indian Trail Hardware has been a reliable family business for locals to turn to in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and surrounding communities for decades. Owned and operated by Bill and Mae Workman since 1984, the store was only 4,000 square …

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Working in the Family Business Is a Rite of Passage at Dyson Building Center

Dyson Building Center

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Hardware Heritage For the Dyson family, Dyson Building Center in Great Mills, Maryland, is more than a place of work—it’s a home full of memories. The operation began in …

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Maine Retail Operation Focuses on Family and Community

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When customers arrive at Oak Hill Hardware in Scarborough, Maine, they know they’ll be greeted with a smile and a wagging tail. Black Lab mix Rivet is a local celebrity, sought out by children and adults who drop in sometimes …

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Speller’s True Value Invests in the Community

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Click the image above to view a full PDF. Casting the Right Spell Since the 1960s, the east side of Waterloo, Iowa, hasn’t seen very much economic activity other than restaurants and convenience stores. Allen Speller and his father, Wendell, …

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Arizona Sisters Put Family in Family Business

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Sisters Julie Buchkowski and Tricia Dauwalder-Luna have a special bond. Not only are they best friends, but even as they have built families of their own, they have remained as close as ever by working together in their family business, …

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