An author’s cross-country road trip leads him to dozens of independent bookstores … and the answer to his “pandemic gap”
Over the last year, food delivery apps have been a staple for business owners and their customers when ordering food from their favorite restaurants. With more people stuck at home due to shelter in place restrictions, it’s not surprising that the revenue from popular food delivery apps more than doubled. But, that revenue growth was not parallel with that of local restaurants due to high commissions and fees from every order placed through these delivery apps.
Calling all book clubs and bookworms: This Saturday, April 24, will mark the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day. Recognized each year on the last Saturday in April, the occasion represents the perfect time renew your New Year’s resolution to read or jumpstart your summer book list.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for small businesses, especially in Fairfield, CT. With restrictions tighter than ever in the region, many businesses struggled to stay open, but Hemlock Hardware’s Scott Pesavento did everything he could to support employees and the local community of Fairfield.
Pueblo, Colorado, isn’t a huge city, which is a big part of its charm. But before you go calling this a “sleepy business community,” just check out some of the exciting things going on here – including being featured on a nationally broadcast Discovery Channel show about starting a small business and quickly growing it into a big success. At the center of much of the excitement are the owners…read more →
January 2021 marks 10 years of Independent We Stand (IWS).
Family owned and operated since 1928, Carr Hardware has a long tradition of supporting the communities that surround their stores. So when the Covid pandemic hit, it was only natural that they would step up and do what they could to help. That’s why they created the “Round-up for the Schools” campaign that in combination with the company’s match was able to provide and donate over $8,500 worth of personal…read more →
The holidays are just around the corner – and they will look a little different this season. That’s why Independent We Stand is proud to team up with American Express to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 28. Founded by American Express in 2010 this day celebrates and supports the small businesses that make communities unique. From family-run corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques, small businesses are more…read more →
Independent We Stand has joined artists and organizations across the country for the first annual Artists Sunday, a nationwide event, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 29th, encouraging consumers to shop with artists and craftspeople. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday but for shopping for art! This powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists. Consumers are…read more →
Since 1925, the Anderson Lumber Company has provided the Blount County area of Tennessee with high-quality hardware and lumber products.