Blog Category: Departments


Mark My Words—August, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by     No More Dog Days “There is only so much money I can fit in my pocket at any one time.” My dog died last week. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. More accurately: my dog got very ill last week and he was not going to recover; so my family and I  … Read more

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What’s Shakin’—August, 2018

By Contributing Writer,

You’ll Flip for Retique It by Michele Corwin, CEO, Renaissance Innovations, LLC      There are very few times a product has changed my life. However, this product has changed mine and it can change yours by taking your furniture flipping business to a much higher level. I believe in it so much that my  … Read more

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Mark My Words—July 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by   The Cherry Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree “Fight the ease of looking at a full line and dig into the pieces of a line, too.” There are telltale signs all around my house that my daughter is home for the summer: the container of mixed nuts is nothing more than a  … Read more

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Retail Details—July, 2018

By Contributing Writer,

The Power of Online Reviews by Andy Curry “You must commit to getting five star reviews every time. Four stars is pretty good, but COMMIT to getting five!” If you were given just one way to market to your customers, what would it be? Flyers? Newspaper ads? Google adwords? TV, radio, social media? If I  … Read more

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Paint Scene—July, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

   Ohio City Wins Main Street Contest Independent We Stand, an advocacy organization for independent retailers, has named Bridge Street Ashtabula in Ashtabula, OH as the $25,000 winner of its “America’s Main Streets” contest. A top ten finalist two years in a row, voters rallied this year to push Ashtabula—population 18,311—to the top of 303  … Read more

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Prime Coat—July, 2018

By Hans Mugler,

Rock Solid Summers in St. Louis can be scorching hot and extremely humid, which is weather not very conducive to painting outdoors or even painting indoors in a place with no fans or AC. Yet as I drive around the Lou on my daily adventures, I’m stunned at the people I witness painting in 100  … Read more

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Paint Scene—June, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

    Things are Bigger in Texas PPG has announced plans for a new distribution center in Flower Mound, Texas. The nearly 450,000-square-foot facility, which will be constructed and leased through Duke Realty, will be the largest distribution center for architectural paints and coatings in PPG’s U.S. and Canada network. The new facility [ceremonial ground-breaking  … Read more

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Mark My Words—June, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by When General Sherwin Marches In I slept really well last night. I didn’t spend the night tossing and turning; I got into bed and fell right to sleep. I didn’t groan or shout out in my sleep (according to my fiancée at least) and didn’t wake up with that jaw pain you get  … Read more

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Just Say Yes—June, 2018

By shephyken,

Are All Customers Created Equal? In 1945 George Orwell published the literary classic Animal Farm, which was required reading in my middle-school English class. I always remembered the line, “All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Someone recently referenced the book and this famous line, and it made me  … Read more

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Mark My Words—May, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

Mop ’Til You Drop   “I don’t want to be in charge of cleaning the floors, yet there I am with a mop in my hand!” I can be very difficult—at least that’s what my daughter and fiancé told me the other night. Apparently I’m a terrific guy with a heart of gold whom most  … Read more

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