Open House: Lowe’s launches its first digital platform dedicated to taking people behind the brand

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a company driven to help people love where they live, Lowe’s plays a part in millions of people’s stories every day. To bring those stories to the communities we serve, today (September 27, 2016) Lowe’s launched Open House, an interactive newsroom and the company’s first digital platform dedicated to taking people behind the brand.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/7906452-lowes-new-digital-newsroom-open-house

“After difficulty finding steady employment, Lowe’s loader makes most of opportunity, with a little help from his best friend”>Newsroom.Lowes.com is your go-to source for news and information about Lowe’s. Through a mix of feature stories and rich multimedia content, Open House provides an inside look at the unique, innovative and inspirational ways Lowe’s serves customers and communities. “Our story is much bigger than the products and services we sell,” said Robert Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’re a company of more than a quarter of a million employees who go to great lengths to help customers love the places they call home. These are the stories we are inspired by and we hope will inspire others.”

Visitors to Open House can view regularly refreshed content in four focus areas (Serving Communities, Inspiring People, Fresh Thinking and Inside Lowe’s). In each of these areas, the site showcases the stories of people who are doing remarkable things.

You’ll watch how a Lowe’s employee and his therapy dog found their new jobs a perfect fit, and see how Lowe’s is using autonomous robots, virtual reality and wearable technology to transform the customer experience. You’ll find out why a Lowe’s ad likely leaves you feeling nostalgic, and learn how Lowe’s and the Boys & Girls Clubs are helping provide safe havens for kids in all 50 states.

“We wanted to create a place where we could build a deeper connection to the customers and communities we serve,” said Colleen Penhall, Lowe’s vice president of corporate communications. “Whether people are looking to get a peek inside Lowe’s, a chance to see what’s next in retail or what’s literally happening around the corner in their community, we look forward to sharing those stories in meaningful and compelling ways.”

Stay on top of the latest Lowe’s news by subscribing to the biweekly Open House newsletter, and drop by Open House to share your stories. You also can follow @LowesMedia on Twitter to get real-time company updates.

Media outlets are invited to republish, with attribution, any stories, photos, videos and graphics that appear on Newsroom.Lowes.com.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States,Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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SOURCE: Lowe’s Companies Inc.

Lowe’s supports Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with $1 million donation

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Sep-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today (Sept. 23, 2016) announced a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The gift will support the museum’s future and help bring thought-provoking exhibitions, artifacts, and education and public programs on the African American experience and its impact on the nation and the world to visitors. The museum will be dedicated Sept. 24, 2016, by President Barack Obama.

The nearly 400,000-square-foot museum, which sits on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument, will be a place where Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience. Since its start in 2003, the museum has built a collection of nearly 30,000 objects covering major periods of African American history, beginning with the origins in Africa and continuing through slavery, the civil rights era, the Harlem Renaissance, the great migrations north and west and into the 21st century.

“Lowe’s is proud to support the National Museum of African American History and Culture in honoring the rich experience and contributions of the African American community, and how it has shaped our national identity,” said Robert Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our support connects to a broader commitment to be even more thoughtful and intentional about embracing diversity as part of our everyday business.”

Lowe’s continues to expand its diversity and inclusion outreach by engaging in hundreds of related events and initiatives annually. With focused efforts on increasing diverse talent, supporting diverse suppliers and empowering diverse students, Lowe’s partners with organizations including, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA),Women of Color STEM, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Urban League and UNCF (United Negro College Fund), to empower the African American community.

For more information about Lowe’s commitment to diversity and philanthropy, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

About the Museum
The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by an Act of Congress through legislation signed into law in 2003 by President George W. Bush. The museum has been built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on a five-acre tract adjacent to the Washington Monument. The 19th museum in the Smithsonian family, it is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural institution devoted exclusively to exploring and documenting the African American story and its impact on American history. For more information, visit the museum’s website at nmaahc.si.edu.

About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

Media Inquiries:

704-758-2917
PublicRelations@Lowes

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Lowe’s supports Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with $1 million donation
Lowe’s supports Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with $1 million donation

 

SOURCE: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.