Saturday, November 24, 2012
Where are you shopping today?
Today is Small Business Saturday, a day aimed at supporting locally owned shops after hitting national retailers for Black Friday bargains. There's no shortage of privately owned stores and restaurants in the Buffalo Grove area, and many of them have been featured on Patch. Take a look back at some of our local business coverage: For a complete list of Buffalo Grove businesses, peruse Patch's directory, where you can find information about the location, store hours, and more. If you've visited a particular business, give them a shout out by leaving a review on their listing. This lets others in the community know what kind of experience their neighbors had, and is another way of supporting our local merchants on this day and every other …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. 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 Buffalo Grove. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. You can “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thanksgiving — and Black Friday —fall on the earliest possible day this year, giving us a little more time to get that holiday shopping done.
Some residents and businesses will start stringing up the Christmas lights as soon as the Halloween decorations come down, but hardcore shoppers know when their dream season begins. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become the accepted if unofficial start time of the Christmas rush. It's a huge day for retailers but only the first of a roughly month-long extravaganza. And thanks to Abe Lincoln, who decreed Thanksgiving a national holiday, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed into law that it should fall on the fourth Thursday in November, and Pope Gregory XIII, who blessed the calendar we use by papal bull, 2012 has the longest possible shopping season. To explain: With Nov. 1 falling on Thursday, the fourth Thursday and …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The bargains will continue for shoppers in downtown Deerfield.
Though Deerfield merchants did not offer door busters for Small Business Saturday and Black Friday the weekend was a success. Two stores, Schwartz’s Intimate Boutique and Runway in the Deerfield Square Shopping Center, started sales before the holiday weekend which may have generated additional traffic. Like other local merchants in the area they were focused on their customers. “It was better than last year,” Runway salesperson Sheri Gellar of Highland Park said. “It must be that people are feeling better. They’re spending more money.” Some items are as much as 60 per cent off there. For Bruce Goldfarb of Buffalo Grove, one of the owners of Schwartz’s, the past weekend was one to focus on his usual business. He did not see a change …