Ace Hardware Culture and Values Provide the Ultimate Experience and Opportunity
Twice a year, Ace Hardware organizes a Spring and Fall convention where Ace retailers, vendors, and corporate team gather to celebrate and continue building on the incredible success the brand has had for nearly a century. Among other things, the signature event offers an in person display of everything that’s great about Ace, provides an opportunity for the company to shine a light on its culture, and invites select Ace Hardware franchise prospects to see just what the brand is all about.
“It's a great opportunity to be immersed in the culture, experience all Ace Hardware has to offer, see all the best brands and products, speak with leadership, and hear from current Ace Hardware retailers who were once considering an ownership opportunity with the company,” said Jason Hipskind, Corporate Vice President of New Business for Ace Hardware.
On average over 125 qualified candidates to attend each convention. While there, they get to experience the culture and values that make the brand so great and gain an understanding of what it’s like to be a part of the Ace Hardware family. There’s an acronym for the Ace Values known as ‘WE LIGHT’ – it stands for Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork.
“We value our core principles such as winning, excellence, and teamwork, but we also embrace and appreciate love, gratitude, integrity, and humility and we live by them every day,” said Ann Balosky, Corporate Manager, New Business at Ace Hardware.
Hipskind concurred and added, “The values and culture at Ace Hardware are unique and special. We are focused on the long-term success of our Ace retailers and as a cooperative, Ace works for all of the independently owned and operated retailers. Simply put, we exist to help others.”
"Helpful" isn't just a word at Ace Hardware, it's the core of what the brand is all about. The value system flows from the top all the way down to every local franchise employee.
Ace Hardware is a proven concept that has offered thousands of franchisees the opportunity to achieve their dreams. The brand backs up its franchisees from day one by offering assistance in everything from site selection and forecasting, to leasing and project management. Once on board, every franchisee participates in comprehensive, world-class training and has access to all the operating systems and tools necessary to be successful. Ongoing training, marketing, and operational support ensure that all franchisees have the tools to achieve their dreams.
Ace Hardware’s 2022 Spring Convention is in Las Vegas this March and is looking for qualified candidates who are interested and meet the criteria for Ace Hardware ownership. So, if you want to find out more information on how you can own and operate one of the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet, visit myace.com and register today.
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