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Shop Local Prairie Central Wants Residents to Think before They Buy

Shop Local Prairie Central Wants Residents to Think before They Buy

Small business owners have a knack for filling voids in the community. In Fairbury, Illinois, business owner Rick Wilson revived a local furniture store after the passing of its previous owner. Fairbury Furniture has filled a void in the community and become a part of something much bigger than its small town

5 Main Street Events to Visit in September

5 Main Street Events to Visit in September

This month, you can savor, sip and sport all over town. Downtown businesses and buy-local groups work hard to organize fun and memorable events that celebrate the season and the local economy. Keep reading to see what’s on tap for September.

Los Alamos MainStreet Keeps the Community Creative

Los Alamos MainStreet Keeps the Community Creative

The city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has a history like no other. Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos began as a secret city during World War II, when the United States government used the then-remote location as the site of the Manhattan Project. Today, visitors can tour the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Los Alamos to learn about the history of the atomic bomb.

Washington’s Oldest Hardware Store Creates New Opportunities for Students

Washington’s Oldest Hardware Store Creates New Opportunities for Students

Founded in 1866, W.S. Jenks & Son has earned the reputation as Washington, D.C.’s oldest hardware store. Over the years, the family-owned business and Do it Best Corp. member has adapted with the times, expanding to larger spaces, adding e-commerce options and creating new experiences for customers.

Annual Independent Business Survey Reveals a Need for Change

Annual Independent Business Survey Reveals a Need for Change

With an election year on the horizon, many state and federal policies are poised to come under a microscope. As they do, small business owners across the country will be watching with concerns and ideas of their own. The results of the 2019 Independent Business Survey, released Tuesday by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), show that small businesses need policies that level the playing field between independents and their amorphous competitors.

South Broad Paint & Home Center Does More Than Business

South Broad Paint & Home Center Does More Than Business

“You can’t be in business just to do business. You have to help people.”That’s the powerful way Mark DeLucia describes the philosophy of South Broad Paint & Home Center, a PPG Paints dealer in Wallingford, Connecticut. DeLucia and his business partner, James Carlozzi, co-own the local retailer, which opened in Wallingford in 2015.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in August

5 Main Street Events to Visit in August

Heat wave or not, downtown is staying hot this summer. Local communities across the country are making the most of the summer sun by hosting fun, family-friendly events in their downtown districts.

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.

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