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Meet the 2013 Independent Small Business of the Year

Rodrigo Mejia

Tech-based small businesses and startups seem to absorb all the attention nowadays, overshadowing what are often the backbone of tightly knit neighborhoods: family-run small businesses. Trio Hardware in Plainview, New York has been operating for 50 years in the their community. For its service, it was given the 2013 Independent Small Business of the Year Award--a voter-backed process organized by Independent We Stand. Almost 10 percent of Planview's population voted for Trio Hardware.

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