Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Framingham Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Framingham Patch is gathering local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. You can also email your deal to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 …
Post which small business in Framingham is your favorite and why in the comments!
In light of Small Business Saturday, Framingham Patch wants to know which small business in town could you not live without and why. Post which small business in Framingham is your favorite and why in the comments!
Friday, November 2, 2012
As of 1:30 a.m. Friday, NSTAR says just 67 customers are without power in Framingham but one of them is Tastings Caterers, who says without electricity three weekend weddings will be ruined.
UPDATED: 4 p.m. John Zahner of Tastings Caterers tells Framingham Patch he just got power 5 minutes ago. *** At 10:45 a.m. Tastings Caterers is still without power. "We just found a freezer truck that will rent to us from Lake Boone Ice. Another vendor friend of ours that is coming through to help save the food we have in the freezer. We haven't opened it since the storm, so hopefully it will work out. We are doing triage on the kitchen right, now. This is ridiculous," said Sue Zahner, still without power. "Terrible treatment from NSTAR!" *** As of 1:30 a.m. Friday, NSTAR says just 67 customers are without power in Framingham, but one of them is Tastings Caterers, who says without electricity three weekend weddings could be ruined. "This …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
NSTAR at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, said 461 customers were without power; and told Framingham's Town manager everyone should have power restored by the end of the day.
UPDATED 5:15 p.m. Framingham Centre Nursery School has power and will re-open Friday. *** At noon, NSTAR reporting 234 customers in Framingham without power or less than 1%. *** At 8 a.m., NSTAR had the numbers of customers without power down to 403. *** NSTAR restored power to more than 1,000 customers on Wednesday, but as of 1:30 a.m. Thursday, 461 customers were still without power or 2% of the community. The 2% without power is down from a high of 22% at 11 p.m. on Monday. NSTAR reports it has 29,674 customers in the Town of Framingham. Two of those 2% are First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist Church and Framingham Centre Nursery School. During the height of the storm, a very large tree branch fell on the parish kitchen. …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
With Small Business Saturday coming this weekend, you can help drive feet — and wallets — to your favorite independent business
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
You might be the type who finds sleeping on a freezing sidewalk for the best Black Friday deals exciting. Or perhaps you've already started working out your mouse-clicking finger for Cyber Monday. But if neither scenario appeals to you, there is an alternative — Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, conceived by American Express to help spotlight the efforts of local small businesses, comes at the beginning of the big holiday shopping sprint — this Saturday — and encourages shoppers not to bypass local businesses in Framingham for the mega-mall. Framingham Patch would love to hear which small businesses you can't live without in Framingham. Tell us in the comments which independently-owned business is a must for shoppers this …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
MetroWest Better Business Bureau offers 10 tips for holiday shopping to save your time, money and headaches; including shopping local retailers on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26
The Holidays are almost upon us. In anticipation of Black Friday, that frantic shopping day after Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 the MetroWest Better Business Bureau issued the following tips to help you save time and money: Tip 1 – Know before You Go. In the coming weeks many retailers will release their Black Friday deals online, in social media and other publications. Research where the sales are and make a list of your gift priorities to compare prices and plan your day of deals. Since many advertisements will begin before the actual sale, build up a coupon collection as soon as possible. Remember to bring ads with you on Black Friday just in case the price is not what you expected. Tip 2 – Don’t Fall for False …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., stop by Saxonville Studios, for the annual fall open studios event.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., stop by Saxonville Studios, for the annual fall open studios event. Tour the beautiful studios of a dozen working artists and view the group exhibition in Gallery 2B. This is a free family-friendly event open to the public. Enjoy refreshments, while you browse and shop for fine art, handcrafted gifts, unique jewelry and more! Meet the artists and their pets, too. Free parking available.