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17 Aug: Bronx Store Manager Sets Out To Show What’s Possible

Growing up in the Bronx, Kufre “Archie” Mbatt didn’t see many people who looked like him in leadership roles. So, he was determined to set the example for others.

Archie, the son of Nigerian immigrants, worked hard to achieve that dream. And he’s now the general manager of a Best Buy store in the New York City borough.

“You hear growing up that you’re not going to make it,” he said. “It made me work a little bit harder. I wanted to do that for people in the city and at Best Buy to show them that it’s possible.”

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09 Jun: Preschoolers Reunite With Best Buy Dad After Graduating ‘Grandparent School’

For almost nine weeks, Tonette Grace took care of her grandkids from out of state so their dad could continue working.

Her son, Devon Mouton, lives in Louisiana and was able to work during the COVID-19 crisis because Best Buy was deemed an essential business. But there was one problem: He lost his usual child care because of the pandemic.

Devon and his mom agreed that the best option was to send 3-year-old Nori and 4-year-old Brody to stay with their “Gigi” and “Paw Paw” in Texas.

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09 Jun: Preschoolers Reunite With Best Buy Dad After Graduating 'Grandparent School'

For almost nine weeks, Tonette Grace took care of her grandkids from out of state so their dad could continue working.

Her son, Devon Mouton, lives in Louisiana and was able to work during the COVID-19 crisis because Best Buy was deemed an essential business. But there was one problem: He lost his usual child care because of the pandemic.

Devon and his mom agreed that the best option was to send 3-year-old Nori and 4-year-old Brody to stay with their “Gigi” and “Paw Paw” in Texas.

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21 May: A Tech Gift Guide For The Class Of 2020

Graduation is more than a ceremony. It’s a rite of passage that honors years of hard work and dedication.

This year, the class of 2020 is having to find creative ways to celebrate as we learn to navigate life — and its big milestones — in a pandemic.

You may not be able to attend a ceremony or graduation party in person, but you can still congratulate the grads in your life with a thoughtful gift as they prepare for college or move on to their next adventure. 

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06 May: How To Stay Connected For Life’s Big Moments

From drive-by birthday parties to Zoom weddings, many celebrations are looking different as we adapt to life in a pandemic. And with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations right around the corner, we’ll soon be commemorating more holidays and life events apart from our loved ones.

Thankfully, there are plenty of innovative ways to spend the day together — separately. Technology plays an important role in keeping us connected for life’s big moments.

Here are a few tips from our experts at Best Buy on how to use tech to stay engaged with the special people in our lives on their special days.

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25 May: Celebrate the grad in your life with top tech

Ah, spring. When mortar boards are the headgear of choice for students who can’t wait to move on to the next chapter of their lives.

But, academics aside, are they fully equipped to make that transition? Help them go forward, and celebrate, with some great technology. Here are some highlights from our list of top gifts for grads.

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You can start with an Apple Watch. The Series 3 (GPS) is great for a grad on the move. It covers everything during a workout, including tracking activity, monitoring heart rate and keeping track of goals.

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22 May: Best Buy Leaders Share Words Of Wisdom For Class Of 2017

Two Best Buy executives recently returned to their alma maters to deliver the commencement addresses to the 2017 class of college graduates.

Shari Ballard, the company’s president of multichannel retail, spoke at the University of Michigan-Flint on April 30. And Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry spoke at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, on May 13.

Here’s a quick look at some of the wisdom they shared.

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In her speech, Shari encouraged University of Michigan-Flint graduates to embrace — and be grateful for — the uncertainties in life.

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20 May: Grads Make Top Gift Picks, and Caffeine is No. 1

This year, an estimated 3.3 million seniors will graduate from high school, and many will head to college come fall. Odds are pretty good that you’ll be making the rounds of grad parties with gift in hand sometime soon.

Americans spent nearly $4.8 billion on graduation gifts in 2015, with the average present costing $100 or more. No doubt you’ll want to give that special grad something he or she will appreciate and put to good use.

But what?

To help you, Best Buy went straight to the source, asking more than 500 high school grads what they want and what they’ll use these gifts for.