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Gabe Hilliard Blog

31 Jan: Wisconsin manager’s impact goes beyond sales numbers

Editor’s note: In February, Best Buy is proud to honor Black History Month and celebrate the Black community. Read on for the story of one of our employees.

For assistant sales manager Gabe Hilliard, talking with his employees about their personal goals and dreams is just as much a part of the job as talking about products and sales.

“My role isn’t to make [my team] the best Best Buy person they can be, my goal is to make them the best person they can be,” he said.

super bowl experience blog

31 Jan: Touchdown! Helpful tips to take your Big Game experience to the next level

It’s that time of the year, the Big Game is coming and we know football fans are looking for the setup of the century to take in all four quarters — and of course, the halftime entertainment too. 

We chatted with Home Expert Nikki Jones in Columbus, Ohio, to get some insight and tips on the latest tech and products that’ll shake up your watch party.

Finding the right TV

Of course, the most important part of your game day viewing is the big screen you’ll be watching it on.

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03 Jan: Best Buy brothers run Minneapolis vintage apparel store

Brothers Luis and Salvador Salado-Herrera balance full-time Best Buy careers with running their own vintage streetwear store with their younger brother, Daniel.

The store, called Bro Bros Closet, has expanded over the last seven years from an online-only operation to a physical location in south Minneapolis where the brothers focus on building relationships with customers and their community.

“When we’re able to help customers find a nostalgic item or something that brings a smile to their face, that’s the most rewarding thing,” Daniel said.

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19 Dec: Wisconsin school home to ‘North Pole’ Best Buy store

It all started innocently enough.

As Walden III Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin, was kicking off its annual holiday classroom door decorating contest, a colleague walked by Jeff Ruggaber’s display, caught a glimpse of gingerbread, and tried to find out what his students were creating this year.

“Uh, it’s a Best Buy!” answered Jeff, an art teacher.

With the competition relying on the elements of mystery and secrecy, and people constantly trying to scope out what others are doing, Jeff’s response just popped out.

Nintendo Blog

14 Dec: Nintendo Family Fun Day comes to Best Buy Dec. 18

There’s no better way to spend the day than competing for bragging rights with your friends and family. And this weekend you can compete in the latest Nintendo games at Best Buy during Nintendo Family Fun Day.

Select stores will offer this expanded Nintendo experience on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time. You can find the full list of stores here.

You’ll be able to try this year’s hottest games, including Nintendo Switch SportsSplatoon 3Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violetand Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Josi Swonetz blog

01 Dec: Best Buy Health attorney recognized for dedication, passion

Committed. Dedicated. Progressive. These are all words to describe Josi Swonetz, who recently received the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) Loren D. Miller Lawyer of the Year Award.

As senior corporate counsel for Best Buy Health, she has built a successful career while devoting time to CABL for the past six years. The organization focuses on enriching the community of Black law students, lawyers, and judges in California. Members meet regularly with State Assembly and Legislature officials to talk about legislation that could adversely affect the Black community.

Brazen Blog

21 Nov: Chicago employee thankful for newborn baby, Best Buy’s adoption support

November is National Adoption Month. By sharing stories and offering an array of benefits and resources, Best Buy is committed to supporting employees who are growing their families in this way. Content warning: This article discusses cancer and fertility struggles.

As Wesley and Julie Brazen snuggle their daughter, their faces radiate the joy of being new parents. Dakota Christine — named after Wesley’s late father, Chris — just turned three months old, and after being on a long path to parenthood, the parents are celebrating every milestone.

totaltech blog

17 Nov: 5 ways Best Buy Totaltech™ is your ultimate holiday helper

When it comes to gift giving, Best Buy is helping to sweeten the holiday season for our Best Buy Totaltech™ members. Here are five ways having a Totaltech membership will help maximize your money, get access to the hottest tech and more. 

Exclusive, early access  

The main event is here and, for the first time, our Totaltech members have early access. Starting Nov. 17, members can get their hands on our Black Friday Sale three days before offers are available to all customers.  

Veterans Day blog

10 Nov: Best Buy employees share life lessons learned from military experience

From leadership to resilience to teamwork, our military employees bring varied skills and perspectives to their roles at Best Buy.   

We’re committed to providing resources and support for veterans to thrive at Best Buy, and we’re grateful for our employees, customers and communities who support our military. 

As Veterans Day approaches, we talked to some of our veterans and members of our Military Employee Resource Group to learn more about what the holiday means to them. 

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Claudia Hernandez Blog

01 Nov: Kentucky Agent blends Mexican culture with art

Tradition is everything to Geek Squad City Agent Claudia Hernandez. Claudia — known in the Louisville community as Clay Mata — is a proud Chicana self-taught artist who spreads her culture with each brushstroke.

Claudia’s inspiration comes from the colorful and culturally vibrant Día de los Muertos holiday, also known as Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday is observed annually from Nov. 1-2 with a joyful celebration to remember and pay respect to friends, family members and loved ones who have died.

Election Day Blog

28 Oct: Best Buy employees serve their communities on Election Day and beyond

Best Buy is committed to support employees in using their voice and exercising their rights, whether it’s through voting, volunteering or becoming an elected official.

With Election Day just around the corner (Nov. 8), we talked to a few employees to learn about how and why they’re getting involved to serve their communities.

Volunteering at the polls on Election Day

Voting locations all over the country are looking to recruit thousands of individuals to help keep polling sites open and available for in-person voting.

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26 Oct: Celebrate Energy Awareness Month all year with Best Buy

October is Energy Awareness Month, and Best Buy is here to help you celebrate by finding products to help reduce your carbon footprint.  

From introducing small daily habits to making your whole house more energy efficient, we have a variety of options that can conserve energy, save money and protect the environment.  

In fact, we’ve set a goal to help our customers reduce their carbon emissions 20% by 2030 through ENERGY STAR-certified products. This will also help save more than a collective $5 billion on customer energy bills.