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June 27, 2007
After 29 years, Golden Pineapple owner Barbara Ximnoch retires

Barbara Ximnoch always knew that she wanted to open her own store. So when the Great Falls Village Center opened up almost 29 years ago, she took the jump and leased a space."I always wanted... more »

June 26, 2007
Paddywax Introduces Adara, Greek for Beauty

Atlanta, GA - For some, candles are merely a fragrant accessory. For Paddywax, they're a luxury; a means to inspire, showcase and delight. Their newest collection, Adara does just this, and more.In typical Paddywax fashion,... more »

June 26, 2007
April Cornell Licensees Introduce New Collections; Partner with Cornell’s Giving World Foundation

Burlington, VT - April Cornell Holdings, Ltd, parent company for the April Cornell brand, announces its licensees' debut of new fall designs and product offerings that feature April's signature color palette and exquisite floral interpretations.... more »

June 26, 2007
Happiness trumps pay for S.D. women who own businesses

Cheryl Cressman hasn't made much money as owner of a doll museum, but she doesn't measure success in profits.When Cressman opened Cheryl's Doll House in 2005, she knew she never would make a living on... more »

June 26, 2007
Businesses hope Fourth of July sparks sales

Many local and national retailers are counting on Independence Day to jump-start their July sales, while others say the holiday doesn't have a huge impact on their businesses.Still, the National Retail Federation estimates 34.5 million... more »

June 26, 2007
Women Tightening Purse Strings For Next Six Months

The latest BIGresearch study, and light-hearted analysis on the State of the US Consumer in June 2007, says that when it comes to today's consumer, it's difficult to figure out which way is up. It... more »

June 25, 2007
Franz Collection Introduces Summer 2007 Fine Porcelain Home Accessories & Tabletop

San Francisco - Franz Collection Inc. announced today the addition of 60 new porcelain, fine tabletop and decorative accent pieces to its stylish collections. The additions, including exclusive new additions from Kathy Ireland Home by... more »

June 25, 2007
DEMDACO Introduces Four New Inspirational Gift Lines for Summer 2007

Leawood, KANSAS - DEMDACO is excited to unveil four new inspirational lines for Summer 2007. To offer even more choices for this targeted group of consumers, these DEMDACO lines include popular formats such as frames,... more »

June 25, 2007
Creative Co-Op Expands Atlanta Showroom to Accommodate Full Line of Home Decor Products

Creative Co-Op, Inc. enters the July market with growing momentum as it expands into an adjacent showroom on the 10th floor of Atlanta's Gift Mart, Building 2, Space 1003.With an impressive investment in the transformation... more »

June 25, 2007
Minnesota 36 North St. Paul / Businesses feel lost amid the roadwork

Roseann Kermes started an e-mail Friday morning by typing, "Look at the depths I've stooped to for business."The owner of Rosebud's Cottage, in North St. Paul, then laid out the details of her "Free Paris"... more »

June 24, 2007
What to Expect When Expecting? A Whole Lot of Loot

After Claire Varrelmann announced that she was pregnant, she created three registries for her four baby showers.Ms. Varrelmann, 28, who lives in Stoughton, Wis., started off with a shower given by her best friend from... more »

June 24, 2007
A Mid in a candy store; success has been a treat for Ebensburg shop

Ebensburg — Mildred "Mid" Mandichak insists she has no secret recipe.Instead, she says, it's all in the type of chocolate.It must be, because Mandichak started making her candy 28 years ago, using 500 pounds of... more »

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