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Round Top Mercantile Supports Small-Town Schools

Round Top Mercantile Supports Small-Town Schools

In a town with just 90 residents, every cause counts. Giving back to one organization without a doubt touches every local family in some way. That’s why Round Top Mercantile Company, a family-owned general store and STIHL outdoor power equipment dealer in Round Top, Texas, opens its doors — and its porch — to any group that asks.

Stories from the Store: New Book will Chronicle Family Hardware Business

Stories from the Store: New Book will Chronicle Family Hardware Business

For Karen Munson, the aisles of her family’s hardware store feature more than tools, supplies and feed — they also set the scene for an entire cast of characters, performances and memories. Munson belongs to a family of independent retailers, with roots in the hardware business stretching back to 1926. Paying homage to this lineage and her own experiences, Munson is now transforming her family’s hardware store into a series of short stories.

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Supports Old Homes and New Businesses

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Supports Old Homes and New Businesses

From old homes to new businesses, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) keeps Minnesota communities vibrant and growing. PAM, a nonprofit with a statewide focus, works with Minnesota homeowners, realtors, entrepreneurs and lawmakers to preserve the state’s rich culture through education and advocacy.

Mrs. G Turns Appliances into Artwork

Mrs. G Turns Appliances into Artwork

A third-generation family business based in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, Mrs. G TV & Appliance has helped customers find the best equipment for their homes for more than 80 years.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in January

5 Main Street Events to Visit in January

A new year means new opportunities to explore Main Street. Local farmers markets, bar crawls, parades and art festivals make the community more vibrant and more connected.

Taylor’s Do it Center Honors Local Veterans with Christmas Wreaths

Taylor’s Do it Center Honors Local Veterans with Christmas Wreaths

The holiday season so often becomes a time for celebration with loved ones, but for thousands of families across the country, it’s also a time for remembrance. On December 15, volunteers laid Christmas wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, and at other cemeteries across the United States to honor and remember the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to the country. In Virginia,…read more →

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