Friday is Free Shipping Day

December 15th, 2011 → 10:05 pm @

Online holiday shopping is bigger than ever. Will the added perk of free shipping cause you to spend even more?


Palm Springs area economy growing, but ever so slowly

December 11th, 2011 → 3:30 am @

Local businesses are optimistic that a stronger holiday shopping season will play out at places such as Westfield Palm Desert, as seen here Thursday. / Richard Lui, The Desert Sun


Shopping season off to a good start

December 2nd, 2011 → 11:53 pm @

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday got the holiday shopping season off to a good start in central Illinois, according to some area retailers.


WASHTENAW COUNTY: Local business owners ready for shop local Saturday

December 2nd, 2011 → 5:06 am @

Word of Small Business Saturday is spreading quickly as the beginning of the 2011 holiday shopping seasons is here.


Iowa City businesses push for local holiday shopping

November 28th, 2011 → 5:11 am @

Downtown Iowa City business owners have created incentives for holiday shoppers to keep their purchases local this season. And these businesses are making attempts to attract customers through post-Thanksgiving sales, such as exclusive deals offered on…


Whitefish Business Owners Report Signs of Good Season

November 27th, 2011 → 9:27 pm @

Holiday shopping is in full swing in the Flathead, and NBC Montana caught up with some local business owners who say theyre seeing signs of a good shopping season.


Today is Small Business Saturday locally

November 26th, 2011 → 6:42 am @

The nationwide event was created to help small businesses during the holiday shopping season.


Our View: Shop local for the holidays

November 25th, 2011 → 8:46 pm @

We are all aware of the importance of the holiday shopping season and the impact it has on our economy. But in our haste to find the perfect gift at the cheapest price, we often overlook an important component of the economy small businesses.


Holiday Work Might Be Opportunity For Jobless Fix

November 24th, 2011 → 1:55 pm @

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. — Retailers said a strong holiday shopping season could drive full-time hiring, but sluggish sales will keep Wisconsin’s unemployment rate hovering near its 30-year high.


Early numbers show holiday shopping in Region 8 is off to a good start

November 23rd, 2011 → 3:50 pm @

While the holiday shopping season is looking grim so far a national on-line poll in USA Today shows a glimmer of hope for mom and pop stores across the nation. It seems to be the case for at least two region 8 stores.