Fall Hours Change at Roger's Hobby Center

Closed Sunday & Monday Starting September 1st

As the summer comes to a close, Roger, Darlene and I have decided to change our hours of operation to better fit the flow of traffic coming in during this slow time of the year. Effective September 1st, we will be closed on Sundays AND Mondays, leaving us open Tuesday — Saturday from 10AM until 6PM.

It’s apparent during a trip down State Street that many businesses are struggling to find workers, and unfortunately, we’re no different. We’ve always been picky with our hiring; we look for the best arbiters of the hobby, people willing to go the extra mile for our customers. I’m happy to say we’ve had great luck in finding wonderful people to work here at Roger’s Hobby Center throughout our long history.

We are currently looking for a few such people to work and help bring their passion for the hobby and service to our great customers. We have yet to fill those gaps our schedule, and that brings me back to our change in open hours.

This is not intended to be a permanent change — we fully hope to be back open Mondays as the holiday season picks up — but that hinges on finding the right people to fill the shoes left by David, Jayden, and most recently, Jim. We’re confident we’ll find them; the question that remains is when.

For now, we hope you understand why we are making this change, and hope you can continue to find time to pick up your parts, models, art supplies, or whatever your passion requires. Thank you all for your continued business — it’s thanks to all of our customer’s we’ve been able to stay in business for more than 35 years, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of your support.

If you’d like to work part-time for one of the most fun workplaces in Saginaw, please stop in and fill out an application!

New Clearance Section on Website

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We've added a new section (under the "Products" tab) for our clearance and closeout items. We will be keeping this as up-to-date as we can, and list as many of our clearance specials as we can. Currently, these items, though displayed online, are only available in-store, but we are exploring the possibility of expanding our reach by selling online as well.

For now, these clearance items won't last long, so hurry in and get the best possible prices on these great items!

New Store Hours Starting 9/1/15

Effective September 1st, 2015, we have new hours. In order to make our hours simpler to remember and more consistent, we've eschewed the "yo-yo" scheme in favor of the more streamlined hours below:

Monday — Saturday
10am — 6pm

Sunday
Closed

Over the last few years, we've found that our late evenings weren't all that busy — very often it was just two employees standing around, waiting for a customer to come in. We've also found that our current hours setup was difficult for customers to remember, often showing up at the wrong times and finding us closed. Our new hours of operation seeks to fix both of those concerns.

We do understand that some of our customers will find it difficult to stop by if their work schedules conflict with our new hours, and it's not without great thought and consideration that we have decided to change our availability. We hope those that find it impossible to make it here during the week might be able to stop by on Saturday.

As with all the things we do, we will be monitoring how this change goes over the months proceeding the switch. If we see a marked decline in anyway, we will take a careful and measured approach to solving the problem. While we don't anticipate and major issues as a result of our change, we will be listening to our customers.

Thank you to all of our customers over the years and a bigger thanks to our current patrons — we couldn't be here without you! If you have any questions about the change in hours, please contact us and ask, whether you call us, stop in, email us or sound off on our Facebook page. We'll be happy to provide you with whatever answers we can.

Toledo Bus Trip 2015 Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for the 2015 Toledo Bus Trip! The trip is April 10th, 2015, and tickets are just $59 per seat, which includes your admission into the show. Check out our Toledo Trip Registration Page for more information about the trip, including the Itinerary, directions to the pick-up locations, and more! If you plan on going, be quick though - registration ends on March 31st, so sign up soon!

We hope to see you on the bus!

RHC Newsletter is a Go!

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Way, way back in November of 2014 (all of three months ago), we kicked off the holiday buying season with a bang on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But great deals weren't the only thing we were offering on Saturday; we also had a drawing that anyone could enter to win some great prizes. All you needed was to provide us an email address.

A few days ago, we put those email addresses to work and sent out our first newsletter email.

We're not entirely sure just what will make the cut from message to message, but we know what our goal is: we want to provide our customers the best product info, educational articles, and industry news we can. And we can't forget the great savings that will be exclusive to our newsletter recipients. We want you to not only open, but enjoy, getting our emails.

So sign up today and join our newsletter community!