Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
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 Johnston. Deb Ramos, President of the North Central Chamber of Commerce — which covers Johnston, Smithfield, North Providence, Scituate, Foster and Glocester — pointed to her own experience in explaining her perspective on the role of small …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
JohnstonPatch is looking for business owners to tell our readers where they can support small business.
JohnstonPatch wants to give small businesses in Johnston a chance to post their hours and locations for Small Business Saturday in one place so local shoppers can find you. Just add your business name, address, hours, and telephone number in the comments below — and note some of the products you have. If you have a listing on the JohnstonPatch Places Directory, you can also add that link to your comment so readers can easily find other info about your business. Don't have a listing? Post your info with this article, then e-mail Editor Joe Hutnak at email@example.com and we'll set up a free listing for you.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The North Central Chamber of Commerce is offering local shoppers a chance to visit great local businesses and have lunch, all for $10.
UPDATE: Pocasset Bay Retirement Living is the starting point for the Shopping Shuttle. This article has been edited to reflect the change. Building on the success of this past summer's 'Taste of North Central Rhode Island,' the North Central Chamber of Commerce has organized a shuttle tour of local small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 24. As part of the Chamber's recognition of Small Business Saturday, the organization is offering bus transportation to shops in Johnston, North Scituate, and North Providence, as well as lunch at a local restaurant — all for $10 prepaid. The starting point for the scheduled 10 am departure is Pocasset Bay Retirement Living in Johnston. Chamber President Deb Ramos explained the idea behind the 'Shopping …
Friday, November 16, 2012
$25 'Shop-Small' American Express Gift Cards will be given away to 40,000 people via Facebook.
Friday, November 16, 2012
For a second year, FedEx Corp. has committed to giving away $25 “Shop-Small American Express Gift Cards” through Facebook to 40,000. The Commercial Appeal reported that the promotion is to encourage consumers to support local, small independent businesses and is in honor of Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. "America's small businesses are a unique and vibrant part of their local communities and a critical component to the broader health of our economy," T. Michael Glenn, executive vice president of Market Development at FedEx told the Commercial Appeal. "With our support of Small Business Saturday, we're helping raise awareness for the importance of shopping small while empowering 40,000 consumers to get engaged in their own cities and …