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Sears Wants Local Entrepreneur in Chelan 8/17/2011
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is looking to partner with a local entrepreneur in Lake Chelan to own and operate a Sears Hometown store.

"We're looking for a person who wants to operate a successful business and is customer service oriented, "said Charles Todd, New Market Development for Sears Hometown stores.” This is an outstanding retail opportunity for a dedicated individual to participate in one of America's hottest growth opportunities."

Sears Hometown stores typically have between 7,000 and 10,000 square feet of selling space and offer a wide selection of well-known appliances, consumer electronics, tools and lawn and garden equipment.

The Hometown Store owner is responsible for start-up and on-going operating expenses associated with the store including: building or leasing a facility; providing in-store fixtures; hiring and training employees; payroll; and insurance. The Hometown store program is not considered a franchise program because Sears does not require an individual to purchase inventory or pay an annual licensing fee. The stores are supported by the Sears retail network, which includes providing all inventory, advertising, point-of-sale computer systems, delivery support and training.”

Will Powell, Senior Vice President and President of Hometown Stores. Said, "We believe our program is a winner for everyone involved. The Hometown store owner has a chance to build a successful business and our customers can shop closer to home.

For additional information on becoming a Sears Hometown store owner, contact Charles Todd, stores at 847-452-7786