Posts Tagged "Indie Acts of Kindness"

Willits Power and Hardware Supports Wildfire Relief in Northern California

Willits Power and Hardware Supports Wildfire Relief in Northern California

It truly takes a village to fight California wildfires. Last year, wildfires caused more than $10 billion in damage across California, making 2017 the costliest year for wildfire damage in U.S. history. The state’s firefighters are known as heroes far and wide for the brave and necessary work they do on the front lines, but here’s a story you may not know: Those crews are supported behind the scenes by…read more →

True Value Home Center Supports a New Kind of Home Building Project

True Value Home Center Supports a New Kind of Home Building Project

For the past decade, the folks at True Value Home Center have worked hard to support their customers’ home improvement and building projects — but it’s not just residential homes they’re helping to build. As the winners of Independent We Stand’s most recent Indie Acts of Kindness Cash Mob, True Value Home Center is also helping to build a home for its community’s four-legged residents.

Havasu Hardware Embraces a Town Tradition

Havasu Hardware Embraces a Town Tradition

Every year, Lake Havasu City invites thousands of residents and visitors to experience its unique culture with Winterfest, a two-day event filled with entertainment and vendors of all kinds. The annual celebration brings crowds of people to downtown’s McCulloch Boulevard, but it posed a challenge for at least one local business on the block. After dreading the crowds for several years, Havasu Hardware found success by embracing this beloved town…read more →

A & B Paint Supply and PPG Paints Support Small-Town Beautification

A & B Paint Supply and PPG Paints Support Small-Town Beautification

The small town of Streator, Illinois, is in the midst of a comeback. Located about a two-hour drive outside Chicago, Streator is perhaps best known to locals for its proximity to a popular state park. Streator has fallen on hard times in recent years, but now it’s back on the map as a destination all its own thanks to a unique art project supported by local artists and the small…read more →

Fantasy Costumes: The Midwest’s Largest Costume Shop Is Locally Owned

Fantasy Costumes: The Midwest’s Largest Costume Shop Is Locally Owned

Fantasy Costumes & Custom Wigs spans an entire city block in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. A mecca of sorts, it’s a one-stop Halloween shop – and it’s even open 24 hours a day during the week before October 31. Unlike many Halloween megastores, though, Fantasy Costumes is open year-round, and as it turns out, the store’s roots actually go much deeper than Halloween. More than 50 years ago, owner George…read more →

Farm & Home Hardware Gives Back to Future Generations

Farm & Home Hardware Gives Back to Future Generations

A Do it Best Corp. member located in Wellington, Ohio, Farm & Home Hardware supplies the community with much more than outdoor power equipment and plants. Farm & Home Hardware’s mission is to “build our community,” and no donation is too big or too small for the family-owned business. For instance, Farm & Home has been known to support everything from spaghetti dinners and garden walks to youth baseball and…read more →

All Quality Products Takes Service Beyond the Store

All Quality Products Takes Service Beyond the Store

At All Quality Products in DeLand, Florida, the company motto reads, “Let service make the difference.” In the downtown store, the PPG Paints dealer prioritizes superb customer service, refined over four decades in business. However, All Quality Products opened as a PPG Paints dealer in 1977. From its location on West Minnesota Avenue, the family-owned store today continues to build on its 40 years in operation. At its helm is…read more →

Sedona Paint Center Paints the Town with Partnership

Sedona Paint Center Paints the Town with Partnership

In 2002, husband-and-wife team Michael and Michelle Lloyd opened their Sedona Paint Center in northern Arizona’s Verde Valley. Over the years, the locally owned paint store and PPG Pittsburgh Paints® dealer has adapted to ever-changing design trends and customer preferences, expanding its inventory to reflect the latest in high-quality materials. What hasn’t changed, though, is the Lloyd’s commitment to their local community. Michelle serves as the treasurer for the local…read more →

Award-Winning Burney Hardware Makes Giving Back Part of the Policy

Award-Winning Burney Hardware Makes Giving Back Part of the Policy

Burney Hardware has served the community of Aberdeen, North Carolina, for nearly 100 years. The store’s ownership has changed over the years, but its service to the community has not. Just this year, Burney Hardware was named one of the best hometown hardware stores in the country. More than the STIHL outdoor power equipment hanging on the wall or the Weber Grill set up on display, Burney Hardware’s service to…read more →

True Value Home Center Supports a Small Community in Big Ways

True Value Home Center Supports a Small Community in Big Ways

Home to just 15,000 people, Oakhurst, California, is a close-knit community near the gateway to Yosemite National Park. What it may lack in size, the Oakhurst community more than makes up for in spirit. That’s thanks in large part to small businesses like third-generation hardware store True Value Home Center. “Especially in a small town like we’re in here, it’s less about doing business and more about building a relationship…read more →

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