Ace Hardware races for a miracle
The Ace Hardware Foundation and local Oakland, Calif.-area Ace retailers presented a check for $34,105 to the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland last month.
Proceeds were raised during a month-long in-store fundraising campaign to benefit “Racing for a Miracle” – a multi-dimensional campaign benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals such as Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
The event included some big time racing talent. Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, teamed up with Stanley Black and Decker, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Ace Foundation in the “Racing for a Miracle” event.
Ambrose, driver of the Stanley Ford Fusion No. 9, met with his honorary pit crew — several former and current patients from Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland — before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in Sonoma, Calif.
Ace Hardware has been a corporate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991 and has raised more than $46 million over the past 20 years.
True Value recognizes vendor achievement
Eleven companies were recognized during True Value Co.’s annual vendor award banquet, including a "service provider of the year."
The full list of winners are as follows:
Paint: Tricam Industries
Plumbing: Pentair Water
Home: Georgia Pacific
Lumber and Building Materials: Customer Building Products
Lawn and Garden: S.C. Johnson
Global Sourcing: Boxer
Non-merchandise Service Provider of the Year: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Pentair Water was also recognized as overall "Merchandising Partner of the Year."
The awards were announced at the Chicago-based co-op’s annual vendor award banquet in Chicago.
Indiana Governor taps Do it Best CEO for council
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Do it Best CEO Bob Taylor to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.’s board of directors.
The announcement was made earlier this month during an IEDC board meeting.
The IEDC describes its mission as growing and retaining Indiana businesses, while attracting new investments to the state. It consists of 12 members appointed by the governor.
Taylor has been CEO of Do it Best since 2001. Prior to that, he ran Taylor’s Do it Best in Virginia Beach, Va.. Do it Best is based in Fort Wayne, Ind., and holds spring and fall markets each year at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Taylor’s term is effective immediately and will end May 2, 2013.