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The Importance of Community Engagement: Twins Ace Hardware

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®

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.

5 Ways Local Businesses Can Attract Top Employees

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?

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.

Delivery Co-Op: A Solution to High Fees from Popular Food Delivery Apps

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.

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day on April 24

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day on April 24

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.

Hemlock Hardware: A Beacon of Hope During Hard Times in Fairfield

Hemlock Hardware: A Beacon of Hope During Hard Times in Fairfield

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. 

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