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 Acton. 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. Here are some businesses in Acton participating: Click here to find …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
West Acton Business owners and employees share their favorite things about Thanksgiving.
The other day, Acton Patch went to several local businesses around West Acton and asked owners and employees to share their favorite parts about Thanksgiving and what they are thankful for this holiday.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Retailers are preparing for what they hope will be the biggest shopping day of the year. Unless you are in it to people-watch, don’t leave home without a plan.
Doorbuster Deals that sound too good to be true. Bleary-eyed consumers loading up on caffeine. Lines so long that police supervision is necessary. It must be Black Friday! The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been considered the beginning of the holiday shopping season. The name Black Friday, as the day is now known, was originally coined by members of Philadelphia law enforcement. These officers were dreading the inevitable consequences of colossal numbers of people shopping at the same time. Retailers, not wanting the pejorative connotation to stick, offered a different interpretation of the name: the day that stores officially turn a profit, going from red ink to black ink. Black Friday competition is fierce. Retailers want your …