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True Value launches DIY True Stories contest

BY Ken Clark

Reaching into the realm of social media marketing, True Value Co. is rolling out a a DIY True Stories contest on Facebook. 

Through Aug. 15, DIYers will have the chance to submit details regarding their wildest home improvement endeavor. 

The promotion calls for contestants to first “like” True Value’s Facebook page, then share their project idea, what they need to get the job done and what they would do if they won. The Chicago-based co-op plans to announce three winners Aug. 29. Each winner will receive an in-person consultation at their local True Value store and $2,500 to help them get the job done. 

 

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Ace Hardware races for a miracle

BY HBSDealer Staff
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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.

 

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True Value recognizes vendor achievement

BY HBSDealer Staff

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:

Hardware: Kidde
Tools: ShopVac
Paint: Tricam Industries
Plumbing: Pentair Water 
Electrical: Energizer
Home: Georgia Pacific
Lumber and Building Materials: Customer Building Products
Seasonal: Inliten
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.

 

 

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