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 …
Friday, November 25, 2011
JohnstonPatch is looking for business owners to tell our readers where they can find great local deals — and support small business.
Is your business going to be open tomorrow, Small Business Saturday? JohnstonPatch wants to give small businesses in Johnston a chance to post their hours, locations, and sales in one place so local shoppers can find you. Also, don't forget that the North Central Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to be open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon to sign up new members and renew existing memberships. Every new or renewing member will get a $25 gift card to a local restaurant — perfect for a little pre-shopping dinner or a holiday gift. 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 …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The North Central Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to open its doors from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 26.
As part of "Small Business Saturday," set for Nov. 26, the North Central Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to open its office from 9 a.m. to noon and offer incentives for business owners who start or renew their membership. "I've been looking online, and we are one of the few, if any, of the Chambers in the country who are participating in Small Business Saturday," Chamber President Deb Ramos said during a recent interview. "We're not only supporting it, but we're also going to participate." While Ramos said she wasn't ready to disclose the incentives for new and renewing members, she did mention that they can be used by the business owners for themselves, or work as gifts for the holiday season. Ramos said existing members can add a year …