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
"Our customers get great deals and perks for shopping on SBS, and small businesses get noticed a bit more. It's a win-win," said OBVI Boutique owner Antoinette Poluch.
Small Business Saturday is today, Nov. 24. This Saturday is designated as a day to patronize small businesses in your communities: Shop for holiday gifts, buy services, have lunch. Event host American Express just wants you to get out and "shop small." Lots of businesses in our area are participating in Small Business Saturday, and many of them are offering additional incentives to shop locally, in the form of special sales and discounts. Daniela De Souza, owner of Conshohocken's 'feine coffee shop, plans to participate in her first Small Business Saturday, after the Fayette Street location opened earlier this year. "I recently found out about this promotion through Amex," De Souza said. "Any opportunity to get more traffic is welcomed, …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The local cupcake shop goes from the farmer's markets to the Main Street train station.
Betsy Gibbons is expanding her ICED by Betsy business and opening a shop on Tuesday the 27th in the Royersford Train Station at 145 Main Street, just before you cross the bridge into Spring City. After three and a half years of selling out of her home and at the Collegeville and Phoenixville Farmers' Markets, Gibbons and her husband decided to move to a new location and open a permanent shop Gibbons took over the former Pretzel Depot location and has spent the last few weeks remodeling and repainting, while still keeping the train station feel of the room. The shop has two leather chairs in front of a TV, and four cozy tables. Gibbons said the shop will have free wifi as well. "We'll have cupcakes, coffee and muffin tops for breakfast," …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Starbucks stores launch their Buy One, Share One event today.
Baby, it's getting cold outside, but a coffee between friends can warm up any day. Beginning today, local Starbucks stores will begin the Buy One, Share One event, through Nov 18. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., when you purchase one of Starbucks' holiday beverages, a caramel brûlée latte, peppermint mocha, and the gingerbread latte, you'll get a second one free. Take advantage of the Buy One, Share One event at these local Starbuck stores:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We've gathered some local Facebook pages for you to go visit!
Here is a list of Limerick, Royersford and Spring City Facebook pages we think you should go "like". This is by no means a comprehensive list, nor is it ranked in any way - we just want our readers to have as many ways as possible to connect to local businesses! If we've missed your Facebook page, please tell us in the comments and we'll keep adding to the list. Also, go visit our Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch Facebook page and give us a like, too! Local Businesses Restaurants Government Agencies Entertainment/Music/Sports Leagues Community Organizations/Charities
Thursday, November 8, 2012
AmEx's third annual Small Business Saturday is coming later this month.
Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. It's a day to patronize and support the locally owned small businesses in your community. Hosted by American Express and sponsored by FedEx, Clear Channel and many other corporate supporters, public officials and advocacy groups, the third annual Small Business Saturday will be held Nov. 24, to help small businesses generate exposure and, well, business during the biggest shopping season of the year. Supporting these businesses invigorates the economy and the community. Last year, more than 100 million people pledged to "Shop Small," by visiting brick-and-mortar shops in their neighborhoods, and American Express estimates this year's turnout will be even greater. …