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It was a fantastic trip to Chicago with Ace Hardware.  This is our busiest show of the year as it’s the time to stock up on 2016 spring goods for the store and look for new products! Ace Hardware has two conventions each year for Co-op members like us.  Last week we attended the convention in Chicago, Illinois.  The convention center was packed with vendors, new products, educational classes and Ace Corporate Associates. The best part is seeing the All Star of the Children’s Miracle Network Campaign.  This year, Parker is our sponsored child.  When he was in Las Vegas in March for the show, he was a little spitfire!

soccer-kit-long-bros-woodburnThis year we found new soccer kits. Just add 2″ PVC Pipe and the kids can play all afternoon in the back yard!!

We picked up a few new things in the Shark Tank area; from creative and innovative people that have some great ideas and products.  As these arrive, we will be posting them on Facebook, so make sure you like our page!
We stocked up on every day things in the store to get ready for next spring with a truck of soils, rock and bark coming for “Yardwork 2016!”

amy-howardWe spent more time learning about the “Amy Howard at Home” product line as well as listening in on some Demo’s from Amy Howard herself.  She taught a hands on Class at the Ace Women in Business class on Friday afternoon.  Her line of one step paint makes it easy for anyone to rescue a piece of furniture and repaint it for their own home.

Amy has a great personal story about how she achieved her success.  We are so excited to be bringing the Amy Howard line to Long Bros. and to teach you how to Rescue, Restore and Redecorate your home and furniture pieces!

The Amy Howard line of One Step Paint and Lacquer will be available starting in October of this year!  Watch our website and Facebook for classes we are offering to teach you about all that Amy Howard has to offer!