Geauga Consumer Connection

    This week Hill Hardware participated in the Geauga Consumer Connection show that was held at the Kent State Geauga campus. We set up a booth and brought up several samples of different lines that we carry. I had different tools, such as Channel Lock pliers, Estwing hammers, Lodge cookware and several others. I also displayed some of the gift-type items that we have such as goat milk soap, Leafware pottery and locally made wooden fretwork ornaments. To set the others off, I also brought some of the more unusual things we have such as live steam engine toys and “Big Bang” carbide cannons.


Consumer Connection2   The show was well attended with about 50 different businesses displaying everything from house insulation to sushi. All of the food vendors gave away free samples of their products and I tried several of them, they were all good. There were also many other free samples and promotional item given away.


Consumer Connection1   They hold this event every year, it is sponsored by several of the local chamber of commerces, including Burton’s. They rotate where it is put on, so next year it will be somewhere different. I think it’s a good chance to get some exposure to people that have never had an occasion to come in the store, and hopefully to get some new customers. Believe it on not, there are some people who have never stopped in even though we’ve been here over 65 years, at the Old Hardware Store…