Monday, November 19, 2012
Essex-Middle River Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Essex-Middle River 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 email@example.com 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 …
Friday, November 25, 2011
What was your biggest bargain?
Don't be ashamed to admit it. You left home before the sun came up to take advantage of some nearby Black Friday deals. You were probably drawn to the big box and department stores: Target, Walmart,Kohls and any number of others. While still recovering from Turkey-eating competitions with visiting family members, you braved the crowds and triumphed as master of the sales! Or not. Share your tales of success or defeat in the comments and post a photo from your shopping trip. Or, do you wish you had slept in? Tell us in the comments.
With Small Business Saturday coming this weekend, you can encourage shoppers to stop by a local store.
Is Black Friday worth the trouble? You just ate a feast's worth of turkey and stayed up a good part of the night watching football or talking with relatives you haven't seen in months. And now it's a good idea to be caught waking up at the crack of dawn and waiting in a long line outside of a department store in the chilly November weather for that bargain? Sleep in on Black Friday and do some holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday instead. Small Business Saturday, a calendar event conceived by American Express, encourages holiday shoppers to avoid the busy parking lots at outlets and instead take a trip down local streets. Review your favorite local businesses in Patch Places.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
With the Ravens set to host the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, many fans are adjusting their holiday plans accordingly.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ron Snyder
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Vivian Kerner usually is busy preparing a golden brown turkey on Thanksgiving. The 34-year-old Chase resident almost always has the holiday meal set for 4:30 p.m. at her house with her husband, two daughters and the rest of her family. But a purple and black bird has Kerner changing her plans this year. The Ravens are set to host the San Francisco 49ers in an 8:30 p.m. Thanksgiving NFL showdown at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The prime time football contest has caused many people in the Baltimore area to adjust their Thanksgiving plans accordingly, including the Kerners. “We moved our dinner back to 12:30 in the afternoon and are having it at my parents' house so that we can eat and get ready to tailgate,” Kerner said. “It’s going to be …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Up to 138 million people are expected to shop during the first weekend of holiday season.
Trish Davis is a woman on a mission. While many people spend Thanksgiving night relaxing, Davis spends it strategizing for Black Friday. The White Marsh resident develops a list, goes through the sales ads and checks online for the best deals. That approach mostly worked for Davis today as she trekked to stores throughout eastern Baltimore County with her mother, Carol Brown. Davis bought baby dolls, slippers and pajamas at Target in White Marsh before heading off to the Kohl's at Martin's Plaza in Middle River. "Black Friday means the holiday season is here," Davis said. "It's a rush to be out there and seeing all of the Christmas decorations and looking for those quality deals while sending time with friends and family." Davis is not …