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Why You Need to Buy Into Buying Local

buy-local

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

small businesses

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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Hit the Road With Renee: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

Kansas City

After wrapping up Day 4 in St. Louis for Independent We Stand‘s Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, our group was ready to make our way to the last stop of the five-day trip: Kansas City, Missouri. Day …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Family and Community Unite in St. Louis

St. Louis

After wrapping up Day 3 in Memphis, our team had already met many inspiring small business owners through the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, but we were eager to see what St. Louis would have to offer …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Memphis Independents Embrace Growth

Memphis independents

At the midpoint of the Independent We Stand Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, our group was ready to continue the journey from Day 2 in Nashville to our third location: Memphis, Tennessee. What made this visit so …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Nashville Businesses Focus on Community

nashville

After a completing Day 1 of the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, the Independent We Stand team and I settled in our hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, for one more night before journeying on to Nashville, Tennessee. We …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Asheville Highlights Artists and Entrepreneurs

Asheville

“On the road again!” Those lyrics have never been more accurate as I embark upon another road trip visiting independent hardware stores and other local businesses diversifying communities across the U.S. My name is Renee Changnon and I’m the retail …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Heading Out on Another Journey

road trip

My name is Renee Changnon and I’m the retail outreach coordinator with the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). On March 4-8, I’ll be heading out on my fourth journey with Independent We Stand for its annual road trip as a …

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