Employee Spotlight: Lucas Stalley

Do you shop our big and bright Bloomington store? If not you should! And if you do, you’ve likely met Lucas! Lucas is a “can-do, yes-and” guy who always raises his hand to help out and always with a smile.  We caught up with Lucas on his day off and learned a bit more: Q: […]

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Spotlight: JoEllen Schultz

If you’ve ever shopped our New Hope store, you’ve hopefully had the pleasure of meeting JoEllen Schultz. JoE (for short) has a warm smile, a kind heart, and a calming presence. We recently caught up with her to learn a bit more:   Q:  What is your background A:  I have been with Arc’s Value […]

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Holiday Dressing

‘Tis the season for sequins, sparkles and velvet right? Shine on, crazy diamond! Holiday dressing is especially fun at Arc’s Value Village because a whole outfit can be put together without spending your whole holiday bonus check! Our personal shoppers recently hosted a holiday dressing event at our New Hope location and offered tips and […]

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Employee Spotlight: Greg Rue

Photo Credit: Phil Davies

Photo & Blog by Phil Davies In the fast-paced, oftentimes chaotic world of thrift, Greg Rue keeps the operation on track—and makes sure that everybody involved has a blast. A Bloomington native who has worked for The Arc Minnesota for 25 years, Greg oversees The Arc Minnesota’s stores in Richfield, Bloomington and New Hope. As […]

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Watching Our Waste This Holiday!

Halloween is here and the holidays fall right on the heels. Minnesotans are a festive bunch and we love to entertain, decorate and exchange gifts with loved ones…but at what expense? According to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, a typical Minnesotan between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day adds an additional 1 million tons a week to […]

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Spotlight: Paradyse Photography

We were fortunate to have the time and talent of local photographer Ryan Wideman at our spring style show. Ryan and his partner Sally captured some wonderful moments, including these charismatic photos of our model Joel. Ryan is born and raised Minneapolitan. He works as a lead child care worker and also volunteer coaches middle […]

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Office Holiday Attire!

What to wear to the office holiday party? We’ll save that for another blog and today we’ll share some ideas on what to wear to the OFFICE during the holidays! The mid-90s ushered in a sea change for office attire and HR was putting out new and improved guidelines and handbooks left and right. Remember? […]

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility. What does it mean? A famous quote from Mahatma Gandhi comes to mind, “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” The first time I ever really heard that quote was from our former CEO here at The Arc Minnesota when I first started the job, and it is always on my mind. As human […]

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Thrift Style 2018

Fall Fashion Week is a thing. September 8th was our much-anticipated fall fashion event at Arc’s Value Village. Our team of personal shoppers (aka the Thrift Stylists!) hosted Ali & Harmony Kaplan (aka the Shop Girls of myTalk107.1) in our Richfield store for an afternoon of shopping. Unlike our spring event, where our stylists collaborate […]

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Stylist Spotlight: Melissa

Follow our team of stylists on Instagram  @ThriftStylists  (plural because we are a team!)     Today we are delighted to feature our thrift stylist Melissa, who believes working for The Arc is rewarding. She gets to help people inside and out with their style, and finds the charitable aspect motivating. Melissa is local from […]

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