May 15, 2007
May Off to a Good Start for Retailers

After struggling through April with one of the weakest performances on record, the nation's retailers are enjoyed improved sales so far in May, helped by Mother's Day shopping sprees and warmer weather, according to two... more »

May 15, 2007
Businesses, organizations say higher prices for letters, packages will add up quickly

Peoria - For Bibo Gallerie, an eclectic art and gift shop, the increase in the price of stamps is just the latest in a string of higher business expenses.Rising gasoline and electricity costs have required... more »

May 14, 2007
Triangular Shaped Cards – Not for Squares; Nacho Loco Card Game Wins The National Parenting Center 2007 Seal of Approval

Buffalo, NY - The National Parenting Center has awarded Buffalo Games the 2007 Seal of Approval for Nacho Loco, an addictive new card game featuring unique triangular shaped cards."We've tested this game across several demographics:... more »

May 14, 2007
Pittsburgh’s Airmall is model for Hopkins’ plan

Pittsburgh -- On her plane ride from Raleigh, N.C., a 46-year-old advertising executive flipped through a fashion magazine and discovered that gladiator sandals are all the rage.Minutes after she landed at Pittsburgh International Airport, she... more »

May 14, 2007
Funky Ferndale; Cool vibe draws shop owners to Nine Mile

Ferndale -- Fashionable. Fabulous. Funky.These days, fashionable again applies to Ferndale. With eclectic shops and boutiques selling everything from high-end designer apparel to vintage clothing, Ferndale's thriving business district at Woodward and Nine Mile is... more »

May 14, 2007
4 totally hot housewares

Since seeing them a few weeks ago at the Chicago Housewares Show, Judy Matheson has had trouble keeping them in her two Colby Avenue shops in downtown Everett."We've put in four orders and we're out... more »

May 14, 2007
Shop brings aura of exotic to Newark

Newark - Icha Gomet points out a huge pair of Fulani earrings she keeps in a case at the store she runs with her spouse, Jacques. They're bronze, she said, although the preferred version of... more »

May 14, 2007
Country Charm Candles lights up family’s life

Sherry and Chuck Shaw of Jacksonville are surely counting their blessings. Owners of Jacksonville's Country Charm Candles, these two began their business seven years ago, and according to Sherry, they hope to be around for... more »

May 14, 2007
A shop for living colorfully Red Shoes specializes in the eclectic

She loves color - and boy, does it show.Catherine Thursby's Red Shoes store, in a charming, deep teal-colored house off South Ashley Street, is an explosion of brightly hued vintage and modern merchandise from dishes... more »

May 14, 2007
Online Sales Shift: Apparel Outpaced Computers in ’06

Online shoppers spent more money last year on apparel than on computers for the first time, a reflection of the Web's increasingly broad appeal, according to a report to be released today by a leading... more »

May 13, 2007
Housewife discovers freedom in business

Elma Karam de White, owner of the Delta Gift Shop in Virginia City, was born in Texas to a Lebanese father and Mexican mother.She had a close-knit family with an authoritarian father, just as cultural... more »

May 11, 2007
Market has feminine touch

Crisfield -- Women in business add a feminine touch at a Mother's Day-themed MacTavish's Olde Towne Market at the "Olde Garage" on Saturday.The first of six markets planned for the year is a marketing strategy... more »

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