| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:29 PM
In the front window of his store on Marine Avenue on Balboa Island, Neil Roberts turned over a batch of candles in to smooth out the bottoms.
The store was empty Saturday morning, but reusable bags with a small-business slogan hung on the bench...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Granted, it’s not quite the same thing as a big discount on a giant flat-screen television or an Xbox console. But there are Black Friday book deals to be had out there.
Black Friday, for example, is a time when many public libraries schedule book...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:31 AM
There was a tradition in the Mahoney household that involved a lot of sleep after the Thanksgiving meal.
As a card-carrying member of the kids' table, I took this for granted, that one day I would be old like my father, uncles and grandfather who...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Not every family can make news just by sending out a Christmas card, but, then, not every family is the Kardashians.
The E! network’s reality show glam-fam has stirred up quite a buzz with the image on their 2013 holiday card. It’s the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
It's that time of year when residents start to frequent shops after work and on weekends in a quest to find gifts.
Businesses in the city are hoping that they shop local.
Kerry Rasmussen opened Chez on Foothill Boulevard about six months ago. She said...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.
"We’re making this transition to e-...
| Nov 25, 2012
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season.
Jarrett stopped by...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Don't wait till Small Business Saturday to support your local brewers. Head to Due South in Boynton Beach to drink beer, not shop, like the gods intended everyone do every Friday.
The brewery will tap its Cafe Ole Espresso Porter and Roasted Cocoa Stout...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 4:55 AM
So long, Black Friday. Hello, Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $25 statement credit for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Then, use the card at hundreds of South Florida businesses to save $25 on a purchase....
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Jon Ostendorff with USA Today writes about charities trying to create a new holiday tradition: #GivingTuesday: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) In the days following Thanksgiving, there's already Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to kick off...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:13 PM
The classy Christmas at the Ritz holiday luncheon Saturday benefiting Chapman University attracted a sold-out crowd, raising nearly $190,000. The 26th annual celebration is produced by the Women of Chapman support group, this season chaired by the...