Friday, November 23, 2012
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to support local businesses in your community, and Geneva is just the place to do it.
On Nov. 24, shop at your favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. With a downtown voted Best Downtown Shopping District in Kane County and Best Downtown Atmosphere in two different reader polls this year; along with over 150 specialty shops offering clothing, home décor, jewelry, antiques and more, all within walking distance, why wouldn't you shop local on Nov. 24? Still need some convincing? Here are the top five reasons to support locally owned businesses. 1. Buying local creates jobs Half of all employees in the U.S. work for small business. Furthermore, small businesses create 60 percent of all new jobs. Buy local, create a job. 2. Small business fosters community A community is a group of people who share some commonality. …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
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 Geneva. "Studies show that for every $100 spent in a locally owned independent store, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures," said Laura Rush of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. "Your purchases at local …
Monday, November 28, 2011
I finally succumbed to the lure of Black Friday, but it took Tom Petty to get me out the door!
It’s true! Despite my previous assertions which included a bold statement that it would never happen to me, I finally succumbed to the lure of Black Friday, or, as it’s better known at Kiss The Sky and every other independent record store, “Black Vinyl Friday.” Yes! It took an exclusive Tom Petty live album, some unreleased Wilco songs, a 1972 live Grateful Dead triple LP, and a Kings of Leon box set complete with new material to get me out of the house on what might be the most contrived day since they invented New Year's Eve. But let me make one thing perfectly clear. I wasn’t exactly standing out in the cold, waiting in a long line to get into some Randall Road big box store at 2 in the morning while perfecting my pepper-spray …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Just name the Geneva business where you're shopping or plan to shop. Leave a plug if you like or a good review!
"Remember the Mill Race Inn!" Let's make that the "Remember the Alamo!" of the 2011 holiday shopping season. WIth the Merra-Lee shops closing and with the Mill Race Inn still vacant, we need to remember that we can support our community by shopping local. Consider this a call to arms, or at least a call to Geneva residents, to make a point this year of doing your holiday shopping here in your hometown. When you do, let us know! Just leave a message in the comments field of this story. Let us know where you shopped. Leave a link if you like. You can also post a review and compliment in the Geneva Patch listings!