Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally-owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Today is Small Business Saturday. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses on which their community thrives. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Medfield. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally-owned stores like these to help boost the economy and their communities. Among Medfield's participating stores are: You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Medfield?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Medfield and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” explains the U.S. Small Business Administration on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third …
Medfield Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year -- that's tomorrow. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses on which their community thrives. This year, Medfield Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. You can also email your deal to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on Facebook. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue …
Check out some of the top Medfield-centric pages available on Facebook. Did we miss one?Tell us in the comment section.
As we quickly approach Small Business Saturday 2012, which is Nov. 24, we note several Medfield small businesses have Facebook sites that people should "like." Thanks to the help of our readers, we've updated our list. Did we miss one? If so, tell us in the comment section below. Do your part to support local small businesses and be sure to let us know if we're missing any Medfield-related Facebook pages. If we are, tell us about it in the comment section below!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's a look at what's open and what's not on the holiday.
Wondering what's open and what's closed on Thanksgiving day? Here's a partial list, but please add to the comments section if you know of a business that is open—or closed—on Thanksgiving Day. Here's a list: Restaurants/bars: Convenience stores: Supermarkets: Retail stores: Liquor stores: Closed due to Massachusetts "Blue Laws" Government offices (including local): All are closed, including schools, libraries, and the post office. No mail will be delivered. Transfer Station: 9am to 4pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
From our logo to our readers, I have reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
A word from Associate Regional Editor Danielle Horn... My family's Thanksgiving tradition, which I'm sure many families share, is to go around the table and name at least one thing, or person, for which we're thankful. The activity doesn't always produce the most heartwarming responses; it's typical for at least one wise-guy to smirk and say something along the lines of, "I'm thankful Danielle didn't cook the meal." (Culinary prowess is not a trait for which I'm known.) As I pondered what I'll be sharing at the table today, I got to thinking that the question would be appropriate as it relates to Patch. So, let me extend my family tradition to this virtual gathering-place, and share with you five Patch-related things that make me thankful…