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 Canton. "Since 1994, our mission is to provide our local communities a great neighborhood toy store experience where parents and grandparents can find unique toys that children will play with for hours," said Kathy Mabry of the Village Toy …
Friday, November 23, 2012
A few facts, figures and tidbits before heading out with the other crazed shoppers.
1. BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING FORECAST: 2. BLACK FRIDAY HISTORY: The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season. 3. BLACK FRIDAY MYTHS: 4. BLACK FRIDAY FACTS: 5. BLACK FRIDAY STATS YOU MAY HAVE NOT KNOWN:
Wednesday, November 21, 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 on Black Friday! Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. According to an ad leaked online, Target's best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. Walmart will offer three items at low prices—an iPad, a TV and a Blu-ray player. According to TheBlackFriday.com, several other stores will also have doorbuster sales at midnight on Friday, including Kohl's. For the early morning traditionalists, some stores will open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If …
Monday, November 19, 2012
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong gives advice to small business owners via Patch Partners.
There are several small businesses in Canton. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in Canton for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong may stand behind a global brand, but he believes in the power of small businesses. In his recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, he offered his insight into what can set a small business above the rest of the competition. Small businesses can hold a lot of power if they are intuitive with their customer base, Armstrong said. “Small businesses can be nimble and can have intimate relationships with their …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Check out some of the top Canton-centric pages available on Facebook.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The following list is in no particular order. Know a really great Canton-related Facebook page missing from the list? Tell us in the comments section!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Small business owner Linda Fuller offers tips for growing your business and offering more services to expand cliental .
There are several small businesses in Canton. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in Canton for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. Small business owner Linda Fuller is no stranger to starting a business from the ground up. In her recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, she offers insight into how she expanded her business’s services from just flowers to wine, beer and gourmet gift baskets at Lake Anne Florist in Reston, Virginia. Homework must be done first, she said. “Research what’s compatible with your own products and services, what the current trends are and what your …
Find out what's happening in the Canton area this weekend.
From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. today, Nov. 17, the Canton Public Library will have offer $5 per bag during a pop-up book sale. Also today, from 1-3 p.m., Blue Hills Reservation is hosting a Dog Sled Fun Run. The Yankee Siberian Husky Club and Boston Snow Dogs will present an educational exhibit on dog sledding in New England. Demonstrations will feature wheeled rigs, if the weather permits. Participants will meet at the Houghton's Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside St. There will be a grand reopening at Christina Hurley Jewelry at 554 Washington St. Saturday from 3-6 p.m., an event that will refreshments. New hours through the holidays will be Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Also on Saturday, the Canton Public Library hosts its …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Another way to burn those calories and stay physically fit is available at Hub City Cycle and Training.
A new fitness facility has opened up in Canton - Hub City Cycle and Training located on Neponset Street. Canton Patch interviewed Hub City to find out what made them different from a regular gym. Canton Patch: What exactly is Hub City Cycle & Training? Hub City: Hub City is a state of the art indoor cycling studio that is dedicated to giving all fitness levels the ultimate workout experience. We have Stadium style seating, Personal Performance Tracking Software, the Newest Keiser M3+ indoor cycles, and Online class and bike reservation. Hub City also has a 2,000 square foot functional training studio with turf which is ideal for intense, highly effective, results oriented group training programs for all ages and fitness levels. CP: What …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
They are in a new location with works from other Massachusetts artisans.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Christina Hurley is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in jewelry design. After graduation, she moved to New York and worked for a prestigious goldsmithing company where she refined her skills. Hurley now dedicates herself to designing and fabricating her own original line of silver and gold jewelry. Hurley first opened her studio on Rockland Street in Canton. She has now taken over a larger space at 554 Washington St. and is incorporating other artisans at her new store. Patch: You have recently moved into a new larger location on Washington Street. Tell us about your new venture. CH: Yes, I am opening an expanded version of my previous shop. I will continue to design and create hand fabricated jewelry …
Unlike other establishments in the area, the local shop will not move its sale from its 7 a.m. start time the day after Thanksgiving.
While some businesses have attempted to push back their Black Friday openings this upcoming holiday, one local shop in Canton is chosing not to. The Village Toy Shop, located in Cobb Corner in Canton, will keep its 7 a.m. opening on Friday, Nov. 23. "When we started our Black Friday sale about 10 years ago, we thought we were catching early shoppers," Kathy Mabry of the Village Toy Shop said in an email to Patch. "Now it seems we will be catching shoppers as they come home from an all-night shopping spree."