Mar 182013

Weekend In-Store Specials – Frame Up

Monday, Mar 18, 2013|Shopping|

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Stained Glass Ornaments
Dyed Silk Scares
Decorated Gourds and Birchbark Ornaments

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Nov 212012

Shop Small: Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24)

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012|Blog, Community, News, Shopping|

Shop Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012.  Small businesses contribute towards the health and well-being of their communities.  American Express launched Small Business Saturday in 2010 to help spur holiday business for small businesses that were trying to survive the recession.  This annual event has grown to local communities all over the country, just like Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  In 2011 100 million people across the country participated.  There have been additional programs created to help promote shopping at your local small businesses; like 3/50 Project that promotes spending $50 at three small businesses each month to burst the economy.  Of every $100 spent at small businesses $68 stays in that community.  Small business owners are great supporters contributing both financially and in-kind commitment which leads to healthy communities.  American Express purchased advertisement through radio and television as well as facebook in its early years.  As this event has grown, social media has been a low cost and effective way to marketing to consumers.  The Grand Rapids Downtown Business Association has a Facebook site to promote their annual event.


Oct 252012

Girlfriends Weekend Getaway to Minnesota’s Nature

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012|Blog, Events & Attractions, News, Shopping|

Fall is a great time for a Girlfriends Weekend Getaway to Minnesota’s nature.  Grand Rapids is known for its large volume of arts & crafts shows, bazaars and holiday open houses starting deer hunting opener weekend.  This year there are hundreds of vendors showcasing arts, crafts, homemade food items, and a wide variety of delectable dining options.  The entire town comes together, showcasing their very best, to kick off the holiday season.  This is a truly unique experience.  Lodging properties are ready to roll out the red carpet to host visitors coming to celebrate in the festive season.  Take a look at the Visit Grand Rapids website to view the full range of overnight lodging options, and numerous shopping and dining choices.  […]