May 23, 2007
Lake Champlain Chocolates Introduces New Gifts for Autumn, Halloween & Thanksgiving

Burlington, Vt. - Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC), a gourmet Vermont chocolate maker, has introduced its fall line of all-natural chocolate gifts for Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Made in small batches from the finest local ingredients,... more »

May 23, 2007
Buyers Market of American Craft Named among Nation’s Largest Tradeshows

Baltimore, Md. —The Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation's largest wholesale craft show, is among the top 200 tradeshows in the United States, according to Tradeshow Week magazine.The ranking lists the nation's largest tradeshows,... more »

May 23, 2007
S Boutique brings style

Women now have a place where they can shop for clothes, sip wine and watch television while they change clothes. S Boutique opened three weeks ago in the Spring Creek Village and offers a variety... more »

May 23, 2007
As Shore homes go upscale, so goes oceanside shopping

Not that long ago, shoppers at the Jersey Shore could expect to wade through the shallow end of the retail world.At a typical resort store, customers might find a kitschy collection of cheap T-shirts, saltwater... more »

May 23, 2007
James J. savors its tasty niche

Three generations of candy making continue at James J. Chocolate Shop on Madison's Near West Side. The store, 3514 Monroe St., offers an assortment of sweet confections that date back to the early days of... more »

May 23, 2007
Everything Just Ducky at gift shop

When they opened their third Just Ducky store in the area, the Donofrio family brought a local flavor to Promenade Bolingbrook, a new shopping mall otherwise occupied by national retailers.Lori Donofrio and her brother, Darren,... more »

May 23, 2007
Should gift cards last forever? House says yes

A bill banning the use of expiration dates and service fees on retail gift cards used in Minnesota cleared another big hurdle today, passing the House by a large margin - 95 to 37.The House... more »

May 22, 2007
Protecting Yourself From Copycats

Q: In 2004, a toy retailer requested a number of samples and specifications from our company for a craft kit we have been producing and selling. After several months of "evaluation," the company said they... more »

May 21, 2007
Live from the NSS!

New York - The 61st annual National Stationery Show was a flurry of activity on Opening Day, Sunday, May 20, with attendees and exhibitors reporting a renewed energy on the Show floor over previous years.... more »

May 21, 2007
Feeling the broken bridge blues; Though traffic has improved, local businesses say sales are still lagging

Jane Tarrance sat behind the counter of Collectors Antique Mall on Tuesday perusing "The Pat Conroy Cookbook.""I've done really good catching up on my reading since the (J.E. McTeer) bridge closed," said Tarrance, who owns... more »

May 21, 2007
Big plans in Prosser for Princess

Prosser -- Sitting in the darkened balcony of Prosser's Princess Theater, Rich and Deb Wallace paused a minute to take it all in -- the nearly 300 emerald green theater chairs below, the trompe l'oeil... more »

May 20, 2007
Minority business at BWI assessed; Tenant complaints prompt Md. audit of concessions firm

State auditors are examining BWI's concessions manager and the minority-owned shops and restaurants participating in a program designed to help them prosper, after mixed results, lawsuits and tenant complaints.Some minority business owners say the airport... more »

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