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Small Business 2012
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Show your support for local businesses by finding them on Facebook. We list a bunch, but you can add more we missed!
There are a lot of benefits to liking local businesses on Facebook. Besides telling your friends and neighbors your favorite places in town, you can get to know those places more through their Facebook page and sometimes be the first to hear about special deals. So below, we're listing (in alphabetic order) some Facebook pages for local businesses that we found. Did we miss one? Add the name of the business and a link to the Facebook page in the comments below. Oh, and while you're at it—LIKE Woodridge Patch on Facebook! Blue Ginger Sushi Buffalo Wild Wings, Woodridge Cabana Charley's Tiki Bar & Grill Competitive Edge Pro Shop Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park Doggie Diner Formosa Cafe Glimmer Salon Hollywood Cinemas Holm Audio Midwest …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Darien and Woodridge welcomed a number of new businesses in 2012, said goodbye to a few and honored others for their longtime commitment to the community.
Small business is often said to be the backbone of a community, and in 2012 we saw Darien and Woodridge bring in a handful of new businesses. Of course, with each year we must say goodbye to some local favorites, such as Smashburger this year. Still, it's great to see longtime local businesses honored for their commitment to the community. Here are some of the business headlines from 2012. If we missed any business closings or openings in this article, remind us in the comments section—remember, 365 days is a long time! Also, give a shout-out to your favorite local business by liking its Facebook page! Here's where you can find them: New Business Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe Coming to Darien Card Frenzy Opens in Darien Massage Envy Opens…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Small Business Saturday is being celebrated across the nation Nov. 24.
Are you looking for a local accountant, attorney, bakery or barber? Do you need an expert computer repair specialist, financial planner, dentist or hairdresser? How about a terrific restaurant, grocery store or other retailer - right in your own hometown? That’s what Small Business Saturday is all about – shopping at small, local businesses. The Village of Woodridge has compiled a list of categories of local businesses on its “Shop Local, Shop Woodridge” page, just in time for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. So, after you finish up the Thanksgiving leftovers and begin your holiday shopping, village officials are asking that you keep local Woodridge businesses in mind. As the village stated in its newsletter this week, “Woodridge is …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Bolingbrook Patch is paying it forward by paying for metered parking all day Saturday at the Bolingbrook Promenade. Stop by and see us for a chance to spin our prize wheel and win some free goodies.
We at Patch want you to have one day when parking at the Promenade is a pleasure — no rooting around for coins in the bottom of your purse or pocket, no swiping your debit card, no running outside frantic to feed a meter. Bolingbrook Patch has paid for all parking meters at the Bolingbrook Promenade all day Saturday, Nov. 24. It’s what we call Park on Patch, and Patch employees will be on hand at the Promenade Saturday. Just look for your Patch parking meter covers, tents and balloons. We’ll be handing out lots of awesome Patch gear, and letting you know about our mission and looking for your input, comments and suggestions. Anyone who signs up to get our daily Patch newsletter by email will get a turn at spinning our Prize Wheel. Do us a …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
What do you think of the Mexican restaurant in Woodridge? Share your review in Patch's business directory.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
It used to be Black Friday was for the earliest of early shoppers. Not anymore. Look around. The stores are ready now.
Look around the Chicago area and you'll see all the signs: The early birds no longer wait until Black Friday to do their Christmas shopping. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 23, but big retailers and mail-order companies are starting well in advance. Amazon, for example, is beginning its Black Friday on Nov. 14. Crazy or crazy smart? Just how early is too early to shop for Christmas 2012 gifts? Take our poll.