Monday, December 3, 2012
Montgomery County has got it going on when it comes to holiday shopping.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Patch has editors on the ground covering news all around Montgomery County. But even hard-nosed journalists have to stop to think about the holidays and what gifts to give their families and friends. Knowing the best places to shop might be seen as one of the side benefits of being a Montgomery County Patch editor who has the inside story on business and development. Plus, each Patch site has a business directory where you can find store hours, addresses, photos and user reviews. If you've made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday with gifts still to buy, you've still got time left due to 2012's holiday shopping season of 32 days, perhaps the longest ever due to the way the calendar fell in 2012. We know the …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in your community?
Big name national retailers took the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pulled in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses in our community 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 third …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Get caught up with the latest in foodie news from Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, a pop-up concept at a Rockville cocktail bar takes center plate: One Meat: Quench, a destination cocktail bar in Rockville, is launching a new partnership program to host a series of pop-up restaurants within its walls on Sundays and Mondays to showcase new and upcoming chefs and culinary concepts. “We’re excited to let our space highlight the visions of other rising culinary stars in the area," said Michael Holstein, owner of Quench. "We started out thinking about the days the restaurant was closed, but it transformed into an opportunity to build some real fellowship with colleagues in the restaurant …