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Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

Westlake Ace Hardware Launches Helpful Hearts Program

Helpful Hearts

Westlake Ace Hardware recently introduced a program to recognize its store associates and celebrate the work they do in communities across America. Helpful Hearts focuses on associates who are doing the unexpected, always finding ways to help others, choosing to …

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Two Retailers Earn Golden Hammer Honors

Golden Hammer

One of the most distinguished and hard-to-achieve awards in the home improvement industry, the Estwing Golden Hammer Award from Estwing Manufacturing Co. is awarded to retailers with 50 years of service. Two home improvement retailers—Dave Nordal and Gene Kelly—recently were …

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NHPA Adds SBA Loans to Its Marketplace Services

NHPA Retail Marketplace

Are you looking to buy an independent home improvement store? North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) members can now take advantage of small business loans through the association’s partnership with Live Oak Bank. Whether you’re looking to build, buy …

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Survey Your Employees to Determine Tech Needs

Tech Needs

Get Your Tech On: Join us to talk technology at the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference held Aug. 2-3 in Dallas. Learn more and register at YourNHPA.org/conference. According to Coresight Research, more than two-thirds of U.S.-based retailers plan to increase their …

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