Opened in July 2000 by husband and wife duo Kathy and Dennis Sian, Sanford Hardware was opened out of a need for a reliable hardware store in the small Michigan city.
Los Alamos local hardware store Metzger’s Hardware opened in 1947 and has grown with their local community ever since. At the start, the business was an auto supply and general hardware store but has expanded to be a one-stop-shop hardware store in the Los Alamos, New Mexico area. Metzger’s Hardware provides the local community with everyday hardware necessities in addition to services and products typically only found at big-box retailers….read more →
Independent We Stand is pleased to recognize Hudson, Mass. as the $25,000 winner of the 2021 America’s Main Streets “Road to Recovery” contest. More than 1 million total votes were cast by the public nationwide in the sixth annual contest. The Hudson Downtown Business Improvement District rallied its vast network of 85 property owners, partners at the Hudson Business Association and the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, and their community…read more →
Locally owned family businesses are something that brothers Craig and Jeff Smith know very well as their fathers’ local pharmacy in Bethesda, MD was a crucial part of their upbringing. In the Bradley Shopping Center was Strosniders Hardware, a well-known local hardware store purchased by the family in 1984. The ownership of this store helped them to learn the ins and outs of the hardware business and was the first…read more →
Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small® Movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses.
In the small town of Carlisle, Indiana is local Medley’s Hardware, a family-owned hardware store that’s had a presence in the town for over 55 years.
When you’re the owner of a local small business, the idea of hiring employees is likely an even mix of excitement and anxiety. The employees you hire represent the face of your business, and when you’re a small business one bad employee can seriously impact your reputation.
Every July for seven straight years, From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, has hosted the Candlewick Press search for “Where’s Waldo?”, the publisher’s iconic cartoon character.
Local businesses support local communities, and Woodstock Hardware based in Woodstock, NY does just that. Their most recent community revival project involved repairing the Rick Volz Memorial Little League Field.
An author’s cross-country road trip leads him to dozens of independent bookstores … and the answer to his “pandemic gap”