Friday, November 23, 2012
If you spent Black Friday at big box stores, head to Doylestown Saturday to support the local merchants.
Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and more try to lure shoppers in on Black Friday with major discounts. But the merchants of Doylestown hope shoppers are ready to slow down and enjoy a more relaxed shopping atmosphere, along with personalized service. It's Small Business Saturday, a national movement to try to drive business to locally owned stores. American Express cardholders can get a $25 statement credit when they shop at participating businesses (click here to see some businesses participating in Doylestown). But the movement stretches far beyond an event sponsored by one company. It ties into the "live local, buy local" trend which encourages people to think more about which businesses they support with their money. Why is buying local …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day. Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy also are planning all-out holiday shopping events. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop …
Friday, November 9, 2012
AmEx's third annual Small Business Saturday is coming later this month.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. It's a day to patronize and support the locally owned small businesses in your community. Hosted by American Express and sponsored by FedEx, Clear Channel and many other corporate supporters, public officials and advocacy groups, the third annual Small Business Saturday will be held Nov. 24, to help small businesses generate exposure and, well, business during the biggest shopping season of the year. Supporting these businesses invigorates the economy and the community. Last year, more than 100 million people pledged to "Shop Small," by visiting brick-and-mortar shops in their neighborhoods, and American Express estimates this year's turnout will be even greater. …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
All of PECO's work in downtown Doylestown will be finished by Wednesday and won't resume until after the start of the new year.
PECO's recent work in downtown Doylestown has left sidewalks torn up, making the downtown business district difficult to navigate. That work will come to an end Tuesday, and the sidewalks will be restored and all equipment removed on Wednesday, just in time for the arrival of Santa on Friday night - and the holiday shopping season. "We did not want to do anything between the arrival of Santa and the beginning of the year," borough manager John Davis said during Tuesday night's council meeting. PECO "did agree to put their efforts on hold, and everything will be buttoned up by this Wednesday." PECO has been thoroughly inspecting its electrical equipment in downtown Doylestown, after a series of power outages throughout the year cut critical…
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Shop locally today
Today is Small Business Saturday, and the independently owned businesses in and around Doylestown are waiting for you. Looking for books? Doylestown Bookshop on Main Street is running specials all day today. Are you a fledgling or experienced runner? The guys at Bucks County Running Company on State Street can help you find the right pair of shoes for your gait. Need something for a techie? MacOutfitters on North Easton Road can help you out. There are so many more great, independent shops in the Doylestown area, carrying everything from kids' clothing to food and wine. Their owners are involved in the community - they collect food, like Doylestown Bookshop did recently, and candy, like Jules Thin Crust did, to send to troops overseas. …