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Norfolk Hardware and Home Center Helps Boston’s Homeless

Norfolk Hardware and Home Center Helps Boston’s Homeless

Since 1934, Norfolk Hardware and Home Center has provided the Boston community with high-quality products, helpful expertise and fair prices. More than a merchant, Norfolk Hardware and Home Center has been a partner for the community, supporting residents through the Great Depression, wartime, bad weather and more.

Say Cheese! Wellington, Ohio Wins National Main Street Title

Say Cheese! Wellington, Ohio Wins National Main Street Title

Independent We Stand is pleased to recognize Main Street Wellington as the $25,000 winner of the 2019 “America’s Main Streets” contest. The village of Wellington — population 4,895 — is the second Ohio community to claim the title in recent years.

American Independent Business Alliance Connects Local Communities

American Independent Business Alliance Connects Local Communities

Across the country, local communities have rallied in support of their small businesses and downtown districts. Through Main Street organizations, chambers of commerce and business alliances, communities have strengthened their local economies, restored vacant commercial districts and generated enthusiasm among their residents.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in June

5 Main Street Events to Visit in June

Beer City Festival June 1, 2019 Asheville, North Carolina This favorite local event will return for its 10th anniversary in a big way. Partnering with Asheville Van Life, the Beer City Festival will highlight Asheville’s unique outdoor culture by using vans as pouring stations. Participants will have the chance to sip and sample beers from the region’s renowned breweries, while enjoying live music, relaxing in hammocks and tasting local treats….read more →

NashCo Furniture Helps Veterans Feel More at Home

NashCo Furniture Helps Veterans Feel More at Home

Nashville, Tennessee, is a place where you can feel at home. That’s in part thanks to vibrant small businesses like NashCo Furniture, which focuses on making high-quality furniture available at affordable prices. NashCo Furniture turns the houses of Nashville into homes, but it also goes one step further, supporting homeless veterans with opportunities for a fresh start.

Managing Small Business & Community Recovery in Rural New York

Managing Small Business & Community Recovery in Rural New York

As much of the country grapples with the harmful effects of substance abuse and addiction, all eyes are on the community advocates who bring creative solutions to vulnerable populations. In Wellsville, New York, one small business manager has taken an optimistic approach.

How a New Merger Involving Staples Has Put Small Businesses at Risk

How a New Merger Involving Staples Has Put Small Businesses at Risk

By this point, the story seems all too familiar: A government-sanctioned merger has consolidated yet another industry, leaving small businesses in danger of being squeezed out altogether. In recent years, the same story has repeated itself in the cable television sector, the beef industry and the utility market. This time, it’s something much less visible to the average American consumer: office supplies. A recent merger involving Staples could allow two dominant companies to oust small competitors from the industry.

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