Get ready for ‘Products & Purpose’

A Golden Hammer event takes on a new, meaningful mission.

HBSDealer will lift its iconic Golden Hammer Awards to new, community-focused and service-oriented heights in 2023.

Click on the image to share your company's philanthropic effort, no matter how large or small.

The Golden Hammer Products and Purpose Awards will continue the tradition of recognizing best new products of the year, and for the first time will shine a golden spotlight on hardware and building supply dealers that give back to their communities and to society.

In addition to seeking nominations for best products introduced in 2022, HBSDealer is soliciting stories from hardware stores, home centers and prodealers of charitable giving, community-involvement and support for others in. their time of need.

[Submit your company’s charitable venture here, or tell us about it here.]

“We’re always impressed by this industry’s above-and-beyond enthusiasm for supporting causes — big and small —that mean so much to people,” said Ken Clark, editor in chief of HBSDealer. “And we are honored to offer a stage to promote these good deeds from around the retail business.

“Striving to be innovative, and striving to make a difference are interconnected missions,” Clark continued. “And we intend to make those connections at the Golden Hammer Products and Purpose Awards.”

Tell us about your ‘Golden’ deeds

Tell us your businesses “Golden” deeds

Has your home center, hardware store or lumberyard contributed to the community in a big or small way? HBSDealer wants to know.

Here’s the official nomination form for the Golden Hammer Products and Purpose Awards. Fill it out to the best of your ability, or send us a note at [email protected].

Timed to coincide in Las Vegas with the trio of major shows—the International Builders’ Show, KBIS and the National Hardware Show—The Golden Hammer Products and Purpose Awards welcomes retailers, suppliers, distributors and anyone with a stake in the home improvement industry and the communities it serves.

Golden Hammer judging for the “Product” category will be based on innovation, value and shelf appeal of products introduced in 2022. (Find out more here.)

In the “Purpose” category, large and small dealers are encouraged to share their stories of giving back or making a difference in the community. Whether it’s an effort to aid a single child or family in a time of need, or a multi-million-dollar fundraising effort, HBSDealer welcomes stories from the front lines of purpose-driven retailing.

HBSDealer editors will select and celebrate the best-of-the-best of these efforts during the live event. All Golden Hammer honorees will also be highlighted in the January issue of HBSDealer.

“Everyone knows the Golden Hammer is an emblem of innovative products,” added HBSDealer’s Clark. “This year, we want to bring together the best of the best along with the golden hearts of the industry.”

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