Saturday, November 24, 2012
Everyone has locally-owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
Today is Small Business Saturday. 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 Framingham Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. We asked Framingham Patch readers which small business in Framingham can you not live without. Here's what they …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Framingham lost, Patriots won, lots of people shopping today and teens will rock out the Arts Center tonight all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Today is Black Friday, considered one of the biggest shopping days of the year. There were lines forming at Best Buy and Toys R Us Thanksgiving Day as early as 8 p.m. Stores didn't open until 1 a.m. today. 2. If you are shopping at Wal-Mart today you may see some protestors. Employees and non employees may be gathering to protest against low wages, unsafe working conditions and Wal-Mart's attempts to slice workers' voices on the job. 3. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. Patch will post a list, compiled by our readers, of what small business are the best in Framingham. 4. There is a Teen …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
How will your finances affect your holiday spending?
Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” With the economy and job situation still in flux for many families, we want to know what families in Framingham and MetroWest plan to do for Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa gifts in 2012. Will you be more creative with your gifting? Use sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc? Brave Black Friday sales? Do you plan to shop locally? online? Do you plan to shop the big chains or small businesses in town?
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
In the same plaza where Green Chili restaurant closed, LandoZ Hometowne Grille will be opening in December.
LandoZ Hometowne Grille will be opening in the Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville on Dec. 1. Owner Brenda Lando tells Framingham Patch, they will be next to Robinsons Hardware. The grand opening is set for noon on Saturday, Dec. 1 on Jinglebells Day at the plaza. "LandoZ Hometowne Grille hopes to bring to Framingham family-friendly and affordable comfort foods ranging from mini slider burgers for the kids to the Big Dog and the Double Dog Dare challenge for the adults," said Lando. Brenda and her husband Sean, who have lived in Framingham for 18, years will be co-owners. The couple have two children, one a freshman at Framingham High and the other a sophomore in college. Both kids and parents have been involved in the community, …