Friday, November 23, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Chatham. Doris Crater, owner of d.j. crater in Chatham Borough, said shopping locally supports the community in more ways than one. "When local churches or groups want to raise money for a cause, they don't go to the big businesses and ask for a…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Store owner Doris Crater arranged for many small businesses in downtown Chatham to open early Saturday for shoppers.
Doris Crater is busy this week promoting Small Business Saturday. "You have Black Friday, with all the corporate money behind it. You have Cyber Monday to shop online. Now we finally have a day for us," Crater said. Crater arranged for most of the small businesses in downtown Chatham Borough—including her own womens clothing store, d.j. crater,—to open at 7 or 8 a.m. Saturday and remain open most of the day. These small stores give residents a chance to support local businesses and find unique gifts at the same time. "I think people really want to shop locally, and hopefully we've provided enough variety here that they can find what they want," Amy McGrath, one of the owners of Quartet on South Passaic Avenue, said. "It's not what you find…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Give some love to your favorite Mom-and-Pop store in the Chathams.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Let's face it: There are a lot of big, big businesses out there. And, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Many of these large businesses provide us with some of our most needed services. Many of them employ our friends, our neighbors, our families–and, for that, we are grateful. Still, there is something about a small business on Main Street, the local place, the place where everyone recognizes your face. You know more of the money you spend there has a better chance of staying in your community. Not only do these places employ your friends, your neighbors, your families, a lot of these businesses are owned by them. Whatever your reason, there is something special about small business. Planning Boards in Chatham Borough and Chatham …