Saturday, November 24, 2012
Parade starts at noon.
Thanksgiving is done, and that means the kick-off of the Christmas season. In North Andover, today that means the Santa Parade. Here are five things to keep in mind: 1. Where/When: The parade will assemble at about 11 a.m. at North Andover Middle School and start its march down Main Street at noon. the parade will proceed down Main Street to Elm Street, to Water Street and back onto Main Street, and it will end at the intersection of Main Street and Sutton Street. Unlike last year -- when it was almost 75 degrees during the parade -- it's expected to be cold outside so dress for winter. 2. Grand Marshall: This year, the parade will have a Grand Marshall, Selectman Don Stewart. Grand Marshall Stewart will be riding in a convertible at the …
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 North Andover. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Many North Andover businesses are participating, as you can see …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in North Andover.
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over North Andover and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
The following was submitted by NCR Corp.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
NCR Corporation continues its mission of making small business easier by bringing NCR Silver, the revolutionary small business point-of-sale (POS) system, to select Staples stores nationwide this month. NCR Silver, which operates on Apple iOS devices like the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, will be prominently displayed on aisle end-caps, providing NCR Silver with a premiere location within Staples stores and making it easier for customers to find. Signage will highlight NCR Silver’s powerful payment, security and business management tools. Small business owners who visit Staples will get the NCR Silver Register Bundle for a retail price of $499. The bundle includes the Receipt Printer for NCR Silver, the Credit Card reader for NCR Silver, …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Check out these photos from Rose & Dove.
Recently, artist and designer Michael Updike -- son of John Updike -- recently stopped by Rose & Dove to meet North Andover residents after signing with Mariposa's, a local Manchester by the Sea company.
Let us know what your business is offering customers this year, and upload photos.
Thursday is Thanksgiving, and that means the following days will be devoted to shopping. Black Friday is Nov. 23, and Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24. For some, that means rushing to the malls and big box stores to stand in line for bargains. But for many, it also means looking for local, small business shopping opportunities. The big companies have their deals advertised all over the place, but we want to give local businesses a chance to get the word out. Do you run a North Andover business? What deals are you offering this Friday and Saturday to boost traffic in your store? Leave a comment and let everyone know. You can also upload photos of your store and/or merchandise to this post.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Your imagination is the only limit, what would you open in North Andover?
Imagine you had the tools and resources at your disposal - what business would you like to open in North Andover? What would work in the community? Here were some ideas from the North Andover Patch Facebook page. What new business would you like to see come to town? Discuss in the comments below.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The following was submitted by Phil DeCologero.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
On Friday, Nov. 23, local business owners are teaming up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the North Andover Merchants Association 3rd Annual Cystic Fibrosis Night at Rolf’s Pub. “It is great to have the Merchants Association show such a commitment to our cause,” said Dean Thornhill, an East Water Street resident who has been raising money for Cystic Fibrosis for over two decades. Located at 39 Main Street, supporters are invited to stop by Rolf’s from 6:00pm – 11:00pm on Friday, Nov. 23. Patrons will be charged a $5 cover charge, with 100% of proceeds being donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Members of the North Andover Merchants Association (NAMA) also donated items to support raffles, with all ticket sales supporting…
Santa Claus is coming to town next weekend.
It's that time of year again, when the community comes together with its huge holiday season parade and Santa comes to North Andover on a fire truck to spread the Christmas spirit. The 2012 North Andover Santa Parade will be on Saturday, Nov. 24. The parade will assemble at about 11 a.m. at North Andover Middle School and start its march down Main Street at noon. the parade will proceed down Main Street to Elm Street, to Water Street and back onto Main Street, and it will end at the intersection of Main Street and Sutton Street. The Police Department and the Festival Committee are asking businesses and local organizations to enter a float or participate in the parade, North Andover Police Sgt. Eric Foulds says. This year will have …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
You can learn the benefits of incorporating yoga into classrooms.
Rachel Epstein -- registered yoga teacher and Yoga4Classrooms instructor -- will have a 6-hour workshop on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the East Mill ArtSpace on High Street. The workshop is "for educators and other school professionals on how to incorporate simple aspects of yoga and mindfulness into the school day," Epstein says. Admission for the workshop is $180. Pre-register by Nov. 24. Call 603-343-4116 or visit www.yoga4classrooms.com.