| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
It's that time of year when residents start to frequent shops after work and on weekends in a quest to find gifts.
Businesses in the city are hoping that they shop local.
Kerry Rasmussen opened Chez on Foothill Boulevard about six months ago. She said...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Not every family can make news just by sending out a Christmas card, but, then, not every family is the Kardashians.
The E! network’s reality show glam-fam has stirred up quite a buzz with the image on their 2013 holiday card. It’s the...
| Dec 8, 2013
At the writing of this article, we have survived another holiday shopping frenzy. If Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday were not enough, due to a late Thanksgiving, the traditional Thanksgiving day meal was interrupted in many homes...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:20 AM
CARY, N.C. Yarn is twisted in Hickory. Leather is sourced from High Point. Liners come from Burlington.
That's part of the Cary-based Stitch Golf's production line that snakes across the state in tracks left by a deflated furniture industry.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Calling the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday, at least according to one explanation, came into being as a business term.
Its location on the calendar, coupled with it being a perfect day for people with the day off to do a little shopping, made it...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:31 AM
There was a tradition in the Mahoney household that involved a lot of sleep after the Thanksgiving meal.
As a card-carrying member of the kids' table, I took this for granted, that one day I would be old like my father, uncles and grandfather who...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Granted, it’s not quite the same thing as a big discount on a giant flat-screen television or an Xbox console. But there are Black Friday book deals to be had out there.
Black Friday, for example, is a time when many public libraries schedule book...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:20 PM
A day after Lehigh Valley residents flocked to malls and big box stores in search of Black Friday bargains, mom-and-pop merchants welcomed them with deals of their own during the fourth annual Small Business Saturday promotion.
The event, started by...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Small businesses in Central Florida rolled out the welcome mats Saturday for customers who were looking for distinctive holiday items without the long lines of larger stores.
Along Park Avenue in Winter Park and Edgewater Drive in Orlando's College Park,...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama stocked up on more than 20 books Saturday in a rare stop at a local bookstore, part of an effort to support small businesses.
The president's visit the day after Black Friday to Politics & Prose, a Washington landmark,...