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Indie Award Quarterfinalists Include 3 Hardware Stores

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Two independent hardware stores are among the 25 quarterfinalists for the 2019 Indie Award, a contest from Independent We Stand that allows people to vote for their favorite small business to earn the title of Independent Small Business of the …

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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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4 Years of Honoring America’s Main Streets

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For the last four years, shop-local organization Independent We Stand has hosted the America’s Main Streets Contest. The public votes for its favorite Main Street, and the winning town wins prizes from contest sponsors STIHL, Do it Best Corp. and …

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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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Hardware Operations Shine on Annual Road Trip

By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org A Taste of Independence As an independent retailer, you most likely strive to patronize other local businesses in your community. From quirky coffee shops to independent book stores, it’s important to support independent establishments. When you …

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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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Hit the Road With Renee: Barbecue and Small Business Make Lasting Impressions

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Last week, I was invited to join the team from Independent We Stand on the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip as a representative for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Over the span of a week, …

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