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Many locally owned businesses hope Black Friday shoppers will get their second wind for Small Business Saturday. It is right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and a chance for shoppers to support local business. "Small Business Saturday is a...
It’s bad enough that we’d already endured weeks of Christmas commercials before Thanksgiving Day, but this year’s ridiculous idea of having stores open on Thursday really bugged me. I heard a few shoppers on the news today saying that...
As the Black Friday madness wore off, shoppers of a different kind got out to support their small, local businesses Saturday. "Small Business Saturday" has become a tradition nationwide, growing in popularity thanks to the efforts of local businesses, as...
Tags: Small Businesses, Business
Pretzels, tattoos, and gambling can save the U.S. economy. In "By the Numbers: How Americans Spend Their Money," Lucas Reilly reports that in 2011, Americans spent trillions shopping for all sorts of sine qua nons: $550 million on pretzels, $96 billion on...
The Hartford CourantIf the wretched excess of Black Friday has any benefit beyond the ritual of communal consumption, it is as a launching pad for days that are Not Black Friday. Opponents celebrate Buy Nothing Friday, online shoppers have Cyber Monday and...
Trying to make sense of the Obama administration denying federal relief to Maryland for the flooding and other damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, and I'm coming up dry. No one besides maybe Grover Norquist would have beefed had Maryland picked up a few...
Nobody asked me but ... if one is urged to support small retailers during the holiday shopping season, one might expect the municipalities in which they are located to take a holiday on parking tickets. Consider what happened to Debbie Bakalich when she...
The Religion WorldJon Ostendorff with USA Today writes about charities trying to create a new holiday tradition: #GivingTuesday: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) In the days following Thanksgiving, there's already Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to kick off...
Bucktown / Wicker ParkFolks, if you're like me, you've noticed the complete bombardment of Black Friday advertisements everywhere. On the train, on billboards, in commercials. Kohl's decided it was good idea to take Rebecca Black's inane song “Friday” and adapt...
The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va.Main Street Morgantown highlighted some of last year's accomplishments and award winners Wednesday, at its annual breakfast. The group also inducted members of the new board of directors, including: Tim Ball, Peggy Myers-Smith, Barbara Joseph, Jeff...
TidewaterBizThe Retail Alliance is moving forward with the development of a buy-local campaign after most of the businesses it surveyed wanted to move forward on the project. Of the 50 businesses surveyed, 74 percent wanted to continue developing a campaign and...
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
Tags: Target, Toys "R" Us, Inc., Sales, Toys, American Express Company
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