Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ridge Avenue gets a new business.
The Other Store, a second-hand store that deals in recycled goods, is open for business in Roxborough. The business, located on Ridge Avenue near Conarroe Street, is taking over part of the old Coyle's Cafe at 6080 Ridge Avenue. Check out the store's Facebook page for more information.
The Manayunk store is expanding.
Greene Street Consignment is expanding. The Manayunk second-hand store, which is located at 4313 Main Street, announced that it will be opening its ninth location in University City sometime in the end of February. The shop posted the following announcement on its Facebook page: University City is the region's leader in education, science, and innovation, with world-class universities, such as University of Penn and Drexel. It is also a food lover's destination with new restaurants opening all the time from all ethnic backgrounds. Not to mention the community is all that Greene Street is all about, by promoting sustainability through a number of new and ongoing projects. The shop will be located at 3724 Spruce Street.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
President Obama is scheduled to visit Hatfield manufacturer on Friday as part of his tour to raise awareness about the 'looming fiscal cliff.'
According to multiple news sources, President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Hatfield on Friday as part of a tour to make a public case for his administration's plan for addressing the impending "fiscal cliff." So what is the fiscal cliff? It's the changes expected to go into effect when the 2011 Budget Control Act expires at the end of the year. Among the changes are: At the same time, spending cuts agreed on in last year's debt ceiling agreement will go into effect, meaning steep cuts to things like the defense budget and Medicare. According to the Associated Press, both sides warn that going over the cliff could harm the fragile economic recovery, but the White House and congressional Republicans still differ on whether the answer …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over the Philadelphia area and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating…
Friday, November 23, 2012
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong gives advice to small business owners via Patch Partners.
Small businesses are all over the Philadelphia area. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in town 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 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Find out what your local grocery store hours are for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Many grocery stores have changed their hours on account of the holiday. If you have last minute grocery shopping to do, you may what to take note of special holiday hours for the day before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day. Below are local store hours for Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22. Phoenixville Acme: 785 Starr St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Giant: 700 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Haverford and Havertown Acme: 601 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 SuperFresh: 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083 Marple and Newtown (including Newtown Square and Broomall) Gentile's: S Newtown Street Rd & Mary Jane Ln Newtown Square, PA 19073 Acme: 1991 Sproul Rd, Broomall, PA 19008 Acme-Sav-On: 3590 W Chester Pike, Newtown…
Small business owner Linda Fuller offers tips for growing your business and offering more services to expand clientele.
There are small businesses all over the Philadelphia area. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in town 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, VA. Homework must be done first, she said. “Research what’s compatible with your own products and services, what the current trends are and what …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thanksgiving isn't the reason for the high price of this turkey. Find out what makes this bird so pricey.
As Thanksgiving draws closer by the day, you may be preparing to buy your bird and wondering what the turkey will cost you. In Chestnut Hill, they have a very special turkey that will cost you $28,000. At the Philadelphia Print Shop, an 1860 chromolithograph of a turkey by John James Audobon titled “Wild Turkey. Male. American Cane" hangs prominently on the wall. Even though the print is a second edition, it is actually more rare than the first edition, according to Jane Toczek, who works in the shop. "The first edition in the same size was made in London. The second was made in New York in 1860, but the printing was never completed because most of the clients for this type of print lived in the South," Tozcek said. "New York couldn't do …
Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to many local businesses. if you're a small business owner, here's some helpful advice for how to recover.
1) File insurance claims as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers important advice and tips for filing your claim. The National Flood Insurance Program also provides information on filing a flood insurance claim. 2) The Small Business Administration offers several low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses in declared disaster areas, including business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. You can apply for loans up to $2 million for both uninsured and underinsured damages. You can apply directly online. Once submitted, the SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of damage. 3) Apply for tax relief if needed, which will allow…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out these events in from Northwest Philadelphia to the Main Line and beyond this weekend.
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top regional events for this weekend. 1. PCCH Presents: Rock-N-Roast 2. Annual Holiday Carnival and Santa's Arrival 3. 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll 4. West Chester Veterans Day Parade 5. Shop and Support Local at Holiday Shopping Events Friday, Nov. 9 Ladies Night Out at the Sacred Heart School in Havertown Rabbit Hill Girls Night Out in Springfield Saturday, Nov. 10 Villa Maria Holiday Shopping Event in Malvern Christmas Bazaar in Strafford Fall Bazaar at Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment Christmas Marketplace in Wayne Sunday, Nov. 11 Holiday Bazaar at Stagecrafters Theatre in Chestnut Hill Fair Trade - Alternative Giving Fair in Villanova