These Boots Were Made for Hawking

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Rick’s Boot Factory Outlet has gone from a 1-person business with little capital and little inventory, to a retail and manufacturing giant with hundreds of employees.

In this week’s Shop Local video we speak with owner Rick Blase about how he overcame challenges, such as the advent of the internet, and created a boot retailer with “the lowest prices of anybody.”

Rick’s Gives Obstacles The Boot

Shop Local is sponsored by PNC and the Eastwood Mall Complex.

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