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27 Sep: Best Buy and Marshmello remix cooking with a new air fryer collection

By now, most of us have heard of the air fryer. Over the past few years they’ve quickly become a kitchen or dorm room staple and rightfully so, as they can make even a beginner look like the next top chef. And the best part? Little to no oil is needed and the prep work is nearly nonexistent. 

So what could possible make this ingenious gadget even better? Well, we’re about to tell you.

This fall, we’re teaming up with kitchenware brand CRUX and chart-topping artist Marshmello to bring customers a new lineup of air fryers and accessories.

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20 Sep: Best Buy, Yardbird provide outdoor furniture for Minneapolis cancer nonprofit

While undergoing treatment for illness, spending time outside in fresh air can be a respite for a patient and their loved ones. And it’s even better when enjoyed with a comfortable place to sit.

That’s why when Katie Berens, a Best Buy senior product manager, saw on her social media feed that the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Minneapolis needed to replace its damaged patio furniture, she wanted to see how we could help.   

The Hope Lodge provides a home away from home for cancer patients and caregivers who must travel more than 40 miles for treatments.

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14 Sep: Best Buy’s Hugh Cherne makes sustainability a lifestyle

Over 50 years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first celebration of Earth Day took place. More than 20 million Americans gathered to celebrate a day that would mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.  

Hugh Cherne was in the crowd that day, and at the time didn’t know the profound impact it would have on his future career or that it would lead him to Best Buy. Now the company’s associate director of sustainability, the day lives on in Hugh’s memory as one that helped shape him into who he is today.

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13 Sep: Attorney’s Nicaraguan roots drive him to help immigrants in U.S.

Editor’s note: Best Buy is proud to honor Latinx Heritage Month and celebrate our Latinx employees and communities. Read on for the story of one of our employees.

Braynell Estrada Britton began serving his community as early as elementary school in his hometown of Managua, Nicaragua. His parents and teachers taught him the importance of volunteering his time and how to use his talents and skills to help others.

Decades later, these values continue to shape the associate corporate counsel’s life.

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01 Sep: Philadelphia sales advisor celebrates her Puerto Rican heritage through art

Editor’s note: Best Buy is proud to honor Latinx Heritage Month and celebrate our Latinx employees and communities. Read on for the story of one of our employees.

Philadelphia sales advisor Lily Vega and her sister, Vanessa, were introduced to art at a young age. They would often watch their father draw cars in notebooks, learned of their uncles’ famous sculptures in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and followed along with their aunt’s New York fashion business.

This family legacy led to the sisters’ passion for art and drawing.

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19 Aug: Retail supervisor captures picture-perfect team culture

Jay Minyety never took his photography skills seriously until someone expressed interest in purchasing one of his pictures. That’s when Jay, then an associate in the digital imaging department of Best Buy Store 1028 in Midtown Manhattan, New York, decided to focus on his passion.  
 
Today, Jay is a retail supervisor at Store 821 in Raleigh, North Carolina. As the “culture captain” in the store, he uses his camera to foster a fun and inclusive environment for his team.  
 
“The feeling of capturing a moment with people, I feel satisfied knowing that I’m able to tell a story through pictures,” he said.

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19 Aug: Minnesota Twins pitch Best Buy Teen Tech Center youth on tech in sports

The Minnesota Twins on Wednesday hosted 50 participants from local Best Buy® Teen Tech CentersTM for a major league lesson in how pro baseball is on the cutting edge of tech.

“Technology is an integral part of any business and is especially relevant in sports,” said Ann Miller, a Twins spokesperson. “Teens who dream of a career in sports — or tech — will be introduced to a whole new avenue to realize these goals.”

The teens’ trip to the ballpark is part of an ongoing partnership between Best Buy and the Twins to engage the community and provide educational and career-preparedness opportunities to youth.

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17 Aug: Best Buy Teen Tech Center members take their learnings to summer internships

For Garrison Graham, now a Best Buy product flow specialist in Virginia, what started out as weekly visits to his local Teen Tech Center has now evolved into a paid, in-store internship experience.  

Earlier this year, Garrison was given the opportunity to become one of 20 in our Career Pathways program, which focuses on the career development of the members of Teen Tech Centers, where he transitioned from Teen Tech Center member to Best Buy intern.  

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers® provide safe, after-school spaces where teens can get hands-on experience with the latest technology alongside adult mentors and volunteers.

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01 Aug: Catch ’em all at Best Buy! Select stores evolve into Pokémon GO stops

Calling all Pokémon trainers! For two weeks, select Best Buy stores will become temporary PokéStops as part of Pokémon GO, the augmented reality mobile game that brings the exciting Pokémon universe into the real world. 

Whether you’re looking for your very own Pikachu or going head-to-head with a Dragonite, we’re here to help. From Aug. 1-14, brave trainers can venture into more than 800 Best Buy stores to experience the exciting world of Pokémon. At the PokéStops, players can find and collect essential items, like PokéBalls and Pokémon eggs, to take their adventure to the next level. 

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29 Jul: Top tips for back to school at Best Buy

We know back-to-school shopping can sometimes feel a lot like homework, especially when you’re trying to find the best laptop. Well, have no fear because sales advisor Freddy Herb, from our Raleigh, North Carolina store has some A+ advice on how to find the perfect device. The best part? Freddy is also a student which means he’s studied up on the latest trends features and how they can help you in a real classroom setting.  

Know the requirements 

Before looking for a new laptop, make sure you know what you’ll be using it for. 

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28 Jul: Former interns offer 4 tips for summer success at Best Buy

With a brand-new class each summer, the Best Buy internship program has benefited many employees throughout its existence. This year, over 200 interns have joined Best Buy’s corporate team hoping to learn and grow professionally.  

In honor of National Intern Day (July 28), five Best Buy interns from 2021 reminisced on their experiences and memories of their summer. From working on passion projects to making some of their closest friends, they all learned new skills and got an inside look at potential career paths.

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14 Jul: Indiana Geek Squad Agents surprise 9-year-old gamer with new gear

For two Geek Squad Agents in Indiana, a seemingly routine computer setup job turned into an opportunity to help a little girl build on her dreams.

The duo, Kyle Shephard and Tyler Derouin, arrived on site at the home of a 9-year-old girl who is a star student and avid gamer. Their task was to get her computer up and running, but there were issues with the processor fan and internal graphics card — two critical components of computer gaming.  

“We got it to work, but it wasn’t going to play a ton of games very well,” Kyle said.