September 17, 2007
Acclaimed Artist, Gina Freehill, Joins Roman, Inc. First Line is “Peace by Piece”

Internationally famous artist Gina Freehill has signed an agreement to design lines of giftware and decorative accessories for Roman, Inc. The first of these is "Piece by Peace."Capturing the universal desire for love and piece,... more »

September 17, 2007
Tips from Tiffany’s

In the world of retailing, few items are as recognizable as the turquoise Tiffany box wrapped in a white satin bow. And -- not coincidentally -- even fewer American companies have enjoyed close to two... more »

September 17, 2007
Field of Flowers’ business blooms

Donn Flipse learned the floral business from the floor up."From the age of 8, I started helping around the holidays, sweeping up floors," says Flipse, a third generation florist. "When I got out of [Dartmouth]... more »

September 17, 2007
Costco will reshape Lakewood Center

Lakewood - In what may become a growing business paradigm for regional shopping centers across the nation, Costco announced Monday its plans to take over the former Macy's retail space at Lakewood Center.When the 159,000-square-foot... more »

September 17, 2007
Electra woman restores building, opens shop

Electra - Saving the past is a key to Electra's future, said resident Janice Cranford.That's why she's dedicated herself to restoring the old First National Bank building in downtown Electra."I'm probably one of the biggest... more »

September 17, 2007
Analysts Foresee So-So Holiday Sales Season

Holiday spending may mirror back-to-school trends, surging late in the season."This holiday will not be that bad for fashion," said Marshal Cohen, chief retail strategist at The NPD Group. "Customers will not be distracted by... more »

September 15, 2007
A business blossoms in Wartrace

Emma Goldman had the right idea when she said, "I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."Everyone knows that flowers are a great way to say "I love you," but little... more »

September 15, 2007
‘A phenomenal deal’ New owner pays $1.3 million to purchase Portage Square Plaza

Wooster -- A 33-year-old entrepreneur who started with a downtown gift shop has purchased nearly half of the shopping center along Portage Road incorrectly referred to as Hawkins plaza.Jason Carrick purchased the building on the... more »

September 14, 2007
Ex*Tracts Winter 2008 Date & Location Changes Announced

White Plains, NY - George Little Management, LLC (GLM) has announced that the Winter 2008 edition of EX*TRACTS: New discoveries in beauty and wellness, will run Saturday, February 2, through Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at... more »

September 14, 2007
Big Change in Store for Ex*Tracts in 2008

White Plains, NY - Following over a decade of growth, EX*TRACTS: New discoveries in beauty and wellness, will double in size to feature 150 companies when it returns to New York City's Jacob K. Javits... more »

September 14, 2007
American consumers are cutting back

New York -- After months of speculation about how long American consumers can stay resilient to housing and credit woes, economists said Friday that last month's retail sales weakness shows households are rethinking their spending... more »

September 14, 2007
Reserve shop adds local flair

Until this summer, flavored sticks of candy were the best-selling item at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve's gift shop. That's because the offerings there were limited.Now the shop features racks of historical and locally themed... more »

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