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  1. 3 Ways Shopping Small Business Benefits the Community

    Starting a small business isn’t easy. It takes courage, hard work, and an entrepreneurial spirit. However, the benefits are worthwhile, as the founder helps their entire community to thrive. In fact, nearly 50% of jobs are created by SMBs, making them the lifeblood of the American economy. Here are a few more reasons to buy from a small business, whether you need new furniture or a ceiling fan.

    Two happy young women working together while two men shaking hands and smiling

    How Shopping at a Small Business Helps the Community

    1. Entrepreneurship

    By starting a venture, a small business owner creates jobs for those who live nearby, helping members of the community to move from low-wage gigs to the middle class. In fact, SMBs are so vital to local economies that many cities and towns create organizations to encourage entrepreneurship, providing resources and loans. Additionally, small businesses help create vibrant commercial centers, as employees will eat at local restaurants and enjoy bars in the area. This leads to a tight-knit, socially active vibe and keeps money within the community.

    2. Community Involvement

    Small businesses understand the impacts they have on their community, and they consider that when making decisions. For example, they typically put in extra effort to protect the environment and work with other vendors in the area, stimulating the local economy. Also, they often get involved in the lives of the community, including sponsoring little leagues, raising money for charity events, and contributing to local non-profits. Some SMBs even donate products to those in need, whether it’s clothing, computers, or ceiling fan

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  2. 4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills this Summer

    Reduce Your Energy Bills this Summer

    Summer is almost here, but with that nice, warm weather comes a significant rise in our energy costs. Do you know how much you typically spend on electricity during the fall and spring? Have you noticed whether this amount seems to increase in the summer? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average household spent around $400 on electricity during the summer in 2018. Heating and cooling costs make up about 50 percent of a home’s total energy budget. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep the costs down. Here are four ways to reduce your energy bills this summer:

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  3. 2018 Lighting Trends - "Ice Ice Baby"

    Anna Lee, The Lighting Lady, Certified Lighting Expert at Hansen Wholesale

    Anna Lee Lights it Up!

    By Anna Lee,
    the Lighting Lady
    Certified Residential Lighting Specialist
    at Hansen Wholesale

    February 9th, 2018

    Lightovation Report: This is our second blog post about what new and exciting things we saw at this year's 2018 Lightovation convention. In this blog mini-series, we will discuss the following trends and topics from the show:

    1. Gold is "Back in Black"
    2. Ice Glass - The Coolest Look
    3. Ceiling Fans Stymied By Regulations
    4. LED Take Over in Lighting
    5. Edison Bulbs Still Strong
    6. Reclaimed Wood is Good

    Topic #1: "Ice Ice Baby"
    Ice Glass - The Coolest Look

    I realize I am truly showing my age with the first line of this blog post, but if you don’t know what I’m referring to you should check it out because it really is a great first line in any discussion “Alright Stop, collaborate and listen. Ice is back with a brand new edition” Oh Vanilla Ice you

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  4. Gold is "Back in Black"

    Greg Tillotson - Webmaster for Hansen Wholesale
    By Greg,
    Webmaster for Hansen Wholesale
    Greg has been the Webmaster at Hansen Wholesale since we went online back in 1994

    Janurary 26th, 2018

    Lightovation Report: This is our fist blog post about what new and exciting things we saw at this year's 2018 Lightovation convention. In this blog mini-series, we will discuss the following trends and topics from the show:

    1. Gold is "Back in Black"
    2. Ice Glass - The Coolest Look
    3. Ceiling Fans Stymied By Regulations
    4. LED Take Over in Lighting
    5. Edison Bulbs Still Strong
    6. Reclaimed Wood is Good

    Topic #1: Gold is "Back in Black"
    Or should I say "Bronze in Black"

    OK, I'm not referring to the 1980's hit from the rock band AC/DC, although this particular trend was

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  5. Lightovation 2018

    Lightovation 2018

    What's New in Lighting for 2018!

    Greg Tillotson - Webmaster for Hansen Wholesale
    By Greg,
    Webmaster for Hansen Wholesale
    Greg has been the Webmaster at Hansen Wholesale since we went online back in 1994

    Lightovation

    Janurary 6th, 2018

    Every year the lighting industry has a huge convention at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas Texas called "Lightovation". This year it will be held January 17-21, 2018...and yes, we will be there. We have attended this convention

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  6. A Brief Tour of the New HansenWholesale.com

    After months of planning, listening to customers, trying new things, testing, re-testing, and testing more, we launched the new HansenWholesale.com.

    Though Hansen Wholesale has been a successful company since 1976, HansenWholesale.com had been around in various iterations since 1994. It was the culmination of a lot of work, testing, and constant improvement.

    But, it was aging. The platform was old, and it seemed everything was taking too long.

    So we opted for a complete redesign. The first thing you will probably notice is that the new site is considerably faster - up to 5 times faster. And that start makes everything better.

    It also works better on phones and tablets. It is what we call in the trade a responsive design - a shift that was overdue. So let's have a look around. I'll show you how easy it is to find everything.

    Just like the old site, the page is very long.

    The New Hansen Wholesale.com on DesktopThe New Hansen Wholesale.com on Desktop

    On the left, here is the website as it should look on your computer.  On the right, about as it should be on a phone.

    Up in the top left, you see our logo. You can click on that logo to get back to the home page, no matter where you are. In the top right, you can log in to your account, find pieces you put in your wish list, and check your shopping cart status.

    There's also our Energy Saving Tips page and our extremely helpful Buying Guides. And if you're curious about any of the real people behind

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