| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Amid the crush of holiday shopping madness, charities are trying to refocus the spirit of season and carve out a slice of your discretionary spending budget. Call it #GivingTuesday.
On the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday,...
| 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 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.
"We’re making this transition to e-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 4:55 AM
So long, Black Friday. Hello, Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $25 statement credit for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Then, use the card at hundreds of South Florida businesses to save $25 on a purchase....
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Jon 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...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 2:25 PM
The struggles of operating a successful business in downtown Hagerstown are not a new theme.
Numerous longtime businesses have left City Center over the past few years, either for greener pastures outside the downtown or because they could not survive....
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The Meyersdale Area Watch Group (MAWG) commends this community for its active participation on Nov. 23-24 in “Small Business Saturday,” an event organized by the Meyersdale Area Merchants Association.
This event coincided with the American...
| Dec 9, 2012
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...