April 1, 2007
Happy family says life is sweet at Nona’s; 3 women find joy in creating confections that make customers smile

Celebrate Family, Friends and Traditions, read the words painted above a photo display at Nona's Sweets. Those words capture the spirit that motivates Jo-Ann "Nona" Morlando and her family. "Money keeps the door open," says... more »

April 1, 2007
Companies discover MySpace marketing

Jeff Nielsen, owner of Island Bicycle Co., has 936 friends. That number is not a reflection of his personal popularity but of his marketing savvy. Not all of his friends are customers, but they might... more »

March 30, 2007
Get Your Goat

It's not every day that you meet someone who owns a goat farm. It's even less frequently that you meet someone who not only raises goats, but milks them and hand-crafts goat milk products.Yet that's... more »

March 30, 2007
Gladys Wise back with Skipper’s, a Whitemarsh landmark

Skipper's is making a comeback. Actually, the retail business owned by Gladys Wise that was a landmark on Whitemarsh Island for a couple decades has been back since late last fall, but its grand reopening... more »

March 29, 2007
Fun, functional gifts abound at Dilly-Dally

The newest addition to retail offerings in downtown Hudson opens today in a popular spot tucked under Elan and Knoke's Confections. Named for its location, Dilly-Dally in the Alley is an expansion of Elan, a... more »

March 29, 2007
Uncertainty forcing Wyoming gift shop to close

WYOMING - One year after buying Fancy This gift shop on Wyoming Avenue Melissa Kadish found out she was going to have a fourth child.Her son Cooper's birth announcement was painted on the windows of... more »

March 29, 2007
Trieste offers unique expressions for the home; Store at West Glen has gifts from $1 to $10,000

Trieste is a city in Italy, and it's also the name of Diane Young's home decorating store in the West Glen Town Center.Young established Trieste (pronounced Tree-est) in February 2006. The shop is a compilation... more »

March 29, 2007
Old Town merchants say business is booming

LA QUINTA - Despite a delayed opening in December that had some Phase II Old Town merchants concerned about lost sales, merchants agree business in the months since has exceeded their expectations.Although Just Boni at... more »

March 29, 2007
How to Recognize-and Keep-the Stars in Your Organization

Susan landed her dream job in sales. It had everything—pay, perks, reputation and challenge. She started the job with lots of energy, enthusiasm and high expectations. However, within six months she was running out of... more »

March 28, 2007
DEMDACO Reintroduces Chocolate Berries for Spring 2007

Stilwell, Kansas - DEMDACO is reintroducing their casual luxury tableware pattern of Chocolate Berries this spring due to its popular demand. Artist Deb Hrabik has added coordinating iron accent pieces to the original hand-painted stoneware... more »

March 27, 2007
Mud Pie Introduces New Line of Children’s Furniture

Mud Pie's Princess Collection continues to be the company's best selling children's collection. This year, the firm has introduced several new pieces of furniture - perfectly sized and decorated for a little princess. Introductions include... more »

March 27, 2007
Boston Gift Show Announces 2007 Pride of New England Award Honorees

White Plains, NY - The Boston Gift Show has announced six honorees for the 2nd annual Pride of New England Awards, a coveted honor that recognizes New England retailers for excellence in customer service, creative... more »

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