Sunday, March 15, 2009

Arjay's = Business of the Year

Arjay Ace Hardware Named Business of the Year
Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce Honors Store for Volunteerism,
Exceptional Customer Service, Green Practices and More

Exeter, NH – The Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce has named Arjay Ace Hardware as Business of the Year, based on the store’s commitment to community outreach, exceptional customer service, top-quality products, environmentally-friendly business practices and more.

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a wonderful community, surrounded by extraordinary business owners and sup ported by our loyal customers. It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by our peers in the community and to receive this prestigious award,” said Dan Jackson, owner of Arjay Ace Hardware. “Our mission is to provide convenience, exceptional customer service, a knowledgeable and friendly team, premium products and an unwavering commitment to the community,” Jackson continued. “We pride ourselves on making each customer feel important and valued.”

Jackson and the Arjay Ace Hardware team were also recognized for their devotion to the community. Jackson and his wife, Arjay’s co-owner, Mandy Jackson, have donated significant time and resources to community projects, including the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, the Festival of Trees, the Ultimate Sports Raffle, the Exeter and Greenland school systems and the Acorn School of Stratham, among others.

Their staff members are committed to giving back to the community, as well, volunteering with the Coast Guard, emergency management teams and as local firefighters. Additionally, they dedicate time to local churches, committees, events and organizations that are personally meaningful.

The store’s annual Ladies’ Night event has become increasingly popular in the Exeter area, and Jackson recently added a food drive component to the festivities. Attendees enjoy product discounts, fabulous door prizes, refreshments, free gift wrapping and can also contribute food to needy families in our area.

Store owner Dan Jackson was presented with the Business of the Year award at a reception=2 0on March 12.

“Dan Jackson works hard to be an industry leader, and is well-respected among his staff, peers, vendors and Ace Hardware management. He is also well-liked and highly admired within the Exeter community,” said Thom Kraus, President of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce. “It was our great pleasure and honor to present him with the Business of the Year award.”

“Dan and I look forward to serving the needs of our community – and our valued customers – for many years to come,” said Mandy Jackson, co-owner of the store.

Jackson holds himself, his store and his staff to the highest standards, which is why the store has consistently won Vision 21 Awards, Ace Hardware’s highest ratings, every year since they joined the Ace Hardware cooperative in 1999.

Arjay Ace Hardware is located at 55 Lincoln Street in Exeter.

Arjay Ace Hardware is a fourth-generation family-owned store that has served the Exeter community for 25 years. They carry the finest brands, including Benjamin Moore paint, Weber, Carhartt, Ace brand and much more, and many of these products come with a lifetime guarantee. Arjay A ce Hardware employees take great pride in their work, offering exceptional customer service and friendly, knowledgeable advice. In fact, the award-winning Arjay Ace Hardware has been consistently named one of Ace Hardware’s premiere stores.

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