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10 Ways to Defeat Winter’s Wrath

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No matter where you do business, Old Man Winter will soon be knocking on your door. Whether that means a few nights with lows in the 60s or dozens of feet of snow outside your business, learning how you can …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Company Culture and Creativity Among Maine Retailers

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To start the second day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, NRHA’s webmaster Kevin Trehan joined me for a few days to help capture the stories of the retailers we’re visiting. He arrived late Monday evening so we could …

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Dresses, Hardware and Other Legacies at Hussey’s General Store

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Hussey’s General Store has a history of tradition-making. The “everything store,” as manager Kristen Ballantyne calls it, opened in 1923 in Windsor, Maine. Locals have relied on the business …

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Maine Retailer Scoops Up New Opportunities With Ice Cream Shop

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For 20 years, Pete Erickson’s job was selling and servicing forestry equipment, which required him to travel all across New England. Yet four years ago he decided to change his career path drastically. From spending his days outside in the …

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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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