Metzger's Hardware Helps Local Firehouse Fire Up the Grill for Recognition During COVID Pandemic
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 →
Small Massachusetts Town Wins National Main Street Title
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 →
The Importance of Community Engagement: Twins Ace Hardware
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 →
GET READY FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®
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.
The Positive Cycle of Giving Back: Medley's Hardware
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.
5 Ways Local Businesses Can Attract Top Employees
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.
Where Are the Totally Ninja Raccoons?
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.
Woodstock Hardware Goes to Bat for Memorial Baseball Field Revival
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.
The one thing the “everything store” can’t sell
An author’s cross-country road trip leads him to dozens of independent bookstores … and the answer to his “pandemic gap”
Delivery Co-Op: A Solution to High Fees from Popular Food Delivery Apps
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.