Acme-The Appliance Store Receives Award

Center, Beth and Dan Hocking, Acme-The Appliance Store owners, received the 2018 BrandSource Dealer of the year at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Submitted photo

Acme-The Appliance Store of Jamestown was named the 2018 BrandSource Dealer of the year for the North Atlantic Region at the BrandSource National Convention & Expo at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Co-owners Dan and Beth Hocking were on hand to receive the award at the buying group’s annual awards ceremony, which was held amid the hoopla of its four-day convention.

Acme-The Appliance Store was founded by Jim Phillips in 1958. In 2010, after more than 50 years in business, the store, which was a major appliance dealer, Dan Hocking, a financial consultant, and his wife Beth Hocking, a school counselor, saw an opportunity and bought Acme from Phillips. Eight years later, they are an unqualified success as evidenced by their recent award. Acme has five employees and has strived to provide exemplary customer service to the Jamestown community. The Hockings have attributed Acme’s success to the patronage of their surrounding community and it’s partnership with BrandSource.

The BrandSource Dealer of awards are presented annually. The 15 winners, which are selected by each region’s membership, demonstrate a continued commitment to excellence in the retail industry and to the BrandSource name.