Posts Tagged "Local Memories. Lasting Impact."

California Communities Strike Gold with Warehouse Paints

California Communities Strike Gold with Warehouse Paints

In the mid-1800s, the California Gold Rush turned the small community of Auburn, California, into a hotbed of entrepreneurship. More than 150 years later, that spirit of entrepreneurship still remains in Auburn thanks to small businesses like Warehouse Paint. This family-owned operation doesn’t involve prospecting, but it does help the community shine a little brighter.

Bering's Brings Hurricane Relief to Houston

Bering's Brings Hurricane Relief to Houston

A one-stop-shop for unique gifts and event-centric goods, Bering’s has served the Houston, Texas, community since 1940. What began as a lumber yard has evolved into a unique retail destination over the course of several generations. As it turns out, that diversification put this family business in the perfect position to help when the Houston community needed it the most.

Standard Paint & Flooring Helps Yakima Take Off

Standard Paint & Flooring Helps Yakima Take Off

Since 1954, Standard Paint & Flooring has served its local community of Yakima, Washington. Over the course of three generations, the entirely family-owned business has grown to include multiple locations throughout southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon

21st Century Paints Celebrates Growth & 25 Years of Service

21st Century Paints Celebrates Growth & 25 Years of Service

If a small business is going to succeed long term, it has to adapt to changes in the market. A strong connection with the community also helps. Fortunately, 21st Century Paints in Toledo, Ohio, has both adaptability and a community bond.

Veterans Help Veterans through Strand’s Industrial Coatings

Veterans Help Veterans through Strand’s Industrial Coatings

Industrial paint and coatings like those sold at Strand’s Industrial Coatings are designed to last a long time – long enough to preserve pieces of history and to honor veterans from past, present and future generations. Located in Marshalltown, Iowa, Strand’s Industrial Coatings gives back to its local community in a variety of ways, but honoring veterans may be the most personal.

Katalyst Sparks Small Business with Big Customers

Katalyst Sparks Small Business with Big Customers

With customers like Amtrak, Eli Lilly and Company and Lucas Oil Stadium, Katalyst Corporation serves big names from the small town of Beech Grove, Indiana. Along the way, co-owners Kevin O’Malley and Kenny Westell also keep the local community looking its best. “Kevin and I both came from PPG Paints,” Westell says. “We started Katalyst in 2007 and we’ve been going ever since.” Now, the two paint pros distribute PPG…read more →

Dick-n-Sons Lumber Treats Local Veterans Like Family

Dick-n-Sons Lumber Treats Local Veterans Like Family

One of the oldest lumber yards in the state of Iowa, Dick-n-Sons Lumber has a rich history of serving the community’s needs. The local Do it Best Corp. member business offers high-quality home improvement products, plus a convenient one-stop shopping experience. While the business serves local homeowners and homebuilders, the family behind Dick-n-Sons Lumber works to support a somewhat different population – homeless and disadvantaged military veterans. Located in Davenport,…read more →

Because True Love Can't Be Googled

Because True Love Can't Be Googled

As my calendar moves forward to February, and I begin thoughts of Valentine’s Day and how to show my love the depths of my devotion, roses often come to mind. Ah, the red rose. I see them everywhere: airport kiosks, grocery store bins, gas station counters and online ads. But wait, this purchase is for someone I LOVE. I want to express the most treasured of all human emotions…this can’t be bought at the same place I purchase tooth paste or regular unleaded, can it?

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