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01 Jul: Internship season sparks reflection for one former Best Buy intern

Kwadwo Owusu remembers being glued to TV news in 2008 as the financial crisis unfolded. He was just 13 years old, but it changed the trajectory of his life.

“It baffled me how decisions made in corporate offices could literally affect individuals and the economy as a whole,” he said.

So, it came as no surprise to his family when he decided to double major in finance and accounting at Minnesota State University. And that path led to a financial analyst internship at Best Buy in 2019.

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10 Jun: Best Buy’s College Crew ambassadors help campus peers succeed

As a freshman at Georgia State University, Kwizera Richard enjoyed creating videos in his dorm for his YouTube channel. He wanted to do more but didn’t have the right tech to help.

His peers recommended visiting the Creation and Technology Lab (CATLab) on campus, where students can check out technology for their personal use. Little did he how much the lab would mean to him and his creativity.

“I was able to get my hands on the equipment that I couldn’t otherwise afford,” Kwizera said.

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03 May: Best Buy ranked No. 1 big-box retailer for COVID-19 safety

Best Buy has ranked as the top big-box retailer in a national assessment of brands’ safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ipsos, a leading market research firm, compiled its Consumer Health & Safety Index based on results from shoppers at 3,500 individual locations and a survey of 2,000 people. It evaluated which health and safety attributes are most important to customers and how brands are performing compared to consumer expectations.

Best Buy led big-box retailers in several categories, including social distancing measures, sanitizer offerings and employees wearing masks and gloves.

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02 Mar: Best Buy appoints Steven E. Rendle to board of directors

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) today announced that Steven E. Rendle, a leading executive in the apparel industry, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective March 18.

Rendle is the chairman, president and CEO of VF Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. The 120-year-old company’s purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and the planet.

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16 Nov: How to create your own restaurant or spa experience, right at home

This year, our homes became much more than just living spaces. They became our offices, day care centers, yoga studios and everything in between.

We might not have seen it coming, but this shift has taught us that we’re resilient beings, capable of adapting to fit our needs.

These needs come in many forms, like setting up comfortable spaces to work or to relax. Renovations and upgrades have surged in the past six months as many people seek to create a safe haven of sorts.

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16 Nov: Thermador Makes It Easy To Personalize Your Space

Personalization is more than a trend. It’s the new way of living.

Now more than ever, clients are transitioning their homes into personalized sanctuaries completely designed around the way they live.

Discover how to elevate any room in the home with Thermador luxury appliances.

Customize your kitchen

From a decadent speakeasy, a pup-friendly lounge or a space completely dedicated to self-care, Thermador goes beyond the standard kitchen to meet your client exactly where they’re at.

A Wine Preservation Column and Glass Care Center Dishwasher are the perfect addition to any space designed around entertaining.

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16 Nov: House of Rohl fixtures tell story of handcrafted precision

When looking to make a big impact in an environment full of bustle and noise, a good story is an excellent place to start. Enter House of Rohl.

For House of Rohl, it’s a story of handcrafted precision. From initial creation to addressing the challenges of today, this family of luxury kitchen and bath fixtures embraces key principles that led to its continued success.

It all stems from House of Rohl’s focus on talent, grit and a vision for a cleaner future, said Vik Szemerei, the brand’s director of strategic accounts.

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10 Apr: Music Brings Family Together In Time Of Social Distancing

Robert Berry knows how to carry a tune.

After all, he grew up in a musical household. His mom was a classically trained concert pianist, his father was a Baptist preacher with a booming baritone vocalist, and he and his nine siblings all sang in the church choir. But that was years ago. 

“We literally had not taken the time to sing together since our father’s funeral in 2008,” said Robert, who is a risk and compliance manager at Best Buy.

Like many of us, Robert wanted a way to connect with others amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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14 Nov: Hubert Joly Links Business Purpose, Corporate Responsibility at BSR

A company’s ultimate purpose is to serve the common good, Best Buy Executive Chairman Hubert Joly said Wednesday at the annual conference of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).

“The purpose of a company is not to make money,” he said. “It is to serve all of the stakeholders, including customers, employees, partners, vendors, the communities in which we operate, the environment and shareholders. The idea is that there is no trade-off, no need to choose between the various stakeholders.”

Hubert noted that businesses “do well by doing good” and that a company’s sustainability efforts are most impactful when they are connected to its business purpose and overall success.

20 Aug: Best Buy CEO Statement On Boca Raton Event

One of our customers in the Boca Raton, Florida area was tragically attacked yesterday and has since passed away. We are profoundly sorry and offer our deepest sympathies to her family. Out of respect for them, we have closed our Boca Raton store today.

Beyond working with law enforcement in any way we can, we have suspended our relationship with the small, local company that was subcontracted to deliver to the customer’s home. In the hours after we initially learned what happened, we immediately revisited our delivery and installation programs and, in the coming days, will do two things: 1) ensure all our processes were followed and 2) work with our delivery partners to do anything more we can to help ensure that this type of tragedy will not happen again.

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09 Oct: Best Buy volunteers help Phoenix students build laptops

As groups of students entered a Phoenix Convention Center meeting hall on Monday afternoon, 260 Best Buy volunteers cheered and gave high-fives.

The Best Buy employees were on hand to help the students build their own Kano laptop computers. The volunteer event helped kick off the company’s annual Holiday Leadership Meeting, where company leaders from across the U.S. come together to get ready for the holiday season.

Working with the kids “just makes you feel good, and it’s fun for us because we’re learning too,” said Jennifer Dieckhoff, general manager of a store in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.

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27 Jun: Get your boat ready for summer fun

Whether your boat hits the waves year-round or only during the summer months, tech can help make the most of your time on the water.

Geek Squad Autotech leads Alex Perez in Florida City, Florida, and Blake Jacobsen in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, install marine gadgets in all types of boats, albeit for very different waters. They’ve worked on everything from cruisers and fishing boats to jet skis and catamarans.

We turned to them to learn more about the latest boat tech.