Ace Hardware opens door for product pitches from small businesses

Linda Wachter had visions of the past, present and future Wednesday when she was one of 61 attendees invited to pitch her product to an Ace Hardware panel in hopes of having the Oak Brook-based company make it available in its supply chain.

The past for Wachter, a Glen Ellyn resident who grew up in Elk Grove Village, is fond childhood memories of going with her father to the local Ace Hardware store.

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