Posts Tagged "Local Memories. Lasting Impact."

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?

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 →

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 →

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