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5 Reasons to Join a Main Street Organization in Your Community

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Bill Brunelle, Independent We Stand Building a Better Future Just like any good foundation, the community is strongest when all its pieces work together. Around town, small businesses often come together …

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Retailer Honored With Spirit of Independents Award

Spirit of Independents Award

When Samantha Post of T&M Hardware took the stage to accept an award Dec. 6, she wasn’t just representing her family’s business. She was asking a crowd of retailers to look beyond their own operations to support small business in …

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Independent We Stand’s 2018 Indie Award Quarterfinalists Announced

indie award

Americans cast thousands of votes for 171 nominees during the nominations phase of the eighth annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award, also known as the Indie Award. Each year, Independent We Stand, a national small …

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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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Spread the Word: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes a Difference

local vs. amazon

Do the people in your area realize that where they spend their home improvement dollars makes a significant impact on their communities? When homeowners, other DIYers and professionals shop at your store or other independent home improvement businesses, seven times …

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Study: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes Powerful Impact

Home Sweet Home

A newly released study, Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon, examines the powerful local impact consumers make when purchasing home improvement products at independent businesses instead of on Amazon. The new research reinforces the value of the local economic advantage small …

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Highlighting Independent Retailers Along the Mississippi River

Mississippi River

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org On the Road Again Hitting the open road and embarking on a journey is something you have to do at least once in your lifetime. Whether …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Businesses Along Mississippi River Show Strength

great american river road trip

Last week, I was given the chance to join Independent We Stand on the Great American River Road Trip as a representative for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). We visited independent businesses along the Mississippi River to see how …

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