Posts Tagged "small business stories"

Where Family Ties Run as Deep as the Inventory

Where Family Ties Run as Deep as the Inventory

In 1995, Larry Hillis set out to open his own car dealership in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Nearly 20 years later, Larry Hillis Dodge is a sprawling and successful Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership, thanks to help from the whole family.

Matt’s: Supplies, Tools and Family Values

Matt’s: Supplies, Tools and Family Values

It may be 2014, but it’s still the good old days at Matt’s Building Materials in Pharr and San Benito, Texas. Owned by Danny Smith and his three sons, Jeremy, Isaac and Ben, Matt’s serves the Rio Grande Valley with quality products, community partnerships and family values.

Cornell’s: Center of Westchester Since 1909

Cornell’s: Center of Westchester Since 1909

Spanning more than a hundred years and three generations of the local Fix family, Cornell’s True Value Hardware has become one of the oldest and most unique businesses in Westchester County, New York. Over time, the business passed from family to family and town to town, but now, it is passed from generation to generation.

Ole Timey Letterpress – “Slow Down And Enjoy The Process”

Ole Timey Letterpress – “Slow Down And Enjoy The Process”

Quickly. Faster. I need this yesterday. In most every aspect, life pushes us into a faster pace, year after year. We then wonder, “Where has the time gone?” I think we all feel the need to cram each day with far too much stuff, yet we crave a slightly slower pace and a chance to pause and enjoy the present moment. I know my family and I sure do.

Nuñez Fine Jewelers – A ‘Buy Local’ Gem

Nuñez Fine Jewelers – A ‘Buy Local’ Gem

Diamonds are the Nuñez family’s best friend. Since 2005, Pete and Deborah Nuñez, along with their daughter Cynthia, have married their gem and design expertise with small business values to offer personalized, quality jewelry and repair services through Nuñez Fine Jewelers in Virginia Beach, Va.

Real Indie Story: Two Paws Up, Frederick, Md.

Real Indie Story: Two Paws Up, Frederick, Md.

After adopting a black lab named Oliver, Allison Levitt discovered the need for an independent pet supply store in downtown Frederick, Md. Today, that need is satisfied by Allison’s pet-friendly creation, Two Paws Up.

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand