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Small Business Saturday
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Santa brings early Christmas spirit to annual holiday celebration and Oak Lawn business owners. Share your pictures in our photo gallery.
There was plenty of fresh air at this year’s Santa On the Green, one of the coldest in recent past. Families flocked to Oak Lawn’s annual holiday celebration on Saturday. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus arrived on a village fire truck. Waiting to greet the North Pole power couple were dozens of kids and Frosty the Snowman, who seems to have acquired a girlfriend since last year. Santa took orders in the gazebo and posed for pictures while inside the hospitality tent families lined up for hot chocolate and listened to the Kolmar and Sward Elementary School choirs. Mayor Dave Heilmann and wife, Erica, were strolling the hospitality tent with their youngest daughter, Brook, 2. The …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Oak Lawn kicks off the Yuletide season with a holiday doubleheader starting with Small Business Saturday followed by Santa On the Green starting at noon today (Nov. 24).
Oak Lawn residents will be treated to a holiday doubleheader on Saturday when Santa is due to arrive on the Village Green and shoppers can “shop small” until they drop. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Starting at noon a free trolley will be circulating through the 95th Street business district between Cicero and Ridgeland Avenues for Oak Lawn’s first-ever “Small Business Saturday” local shopping event promoting the village’s independently owned shops and restaurants. Download and print the free trolley map. The free trolley will be making stops at 21 businesses, as well as picking up passengers at Santa On the Green. Look for the Small Business Saturday volunteers or stop by the Oak Lawn Chamber of …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Hop on the free trolley and "shop small" at Oak Lawn's first-ever Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. Download the map!
Local business owners are counting down the minutes to the first-ever “Small Business Saturday,” promoting Oak Lawn’s independently owned shops and restaurants. Follow "Small Business Saturday - Oak Lawn" on Facebook. This Saturday (Nov. 24) from noon to 4 p.m., shoppers can catch a free trolley and experience awesome offers from 21 local businesses. The trolley will be circulating up and down Oak Lawn’s 95th Street business district between Cicero and Ridgeland, including a stop at Santa On the Green. Everything you need to know about Santa On the Green 2012. Look for volunteers or stop by the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce at Santa On the Green and pick up your trolley map of participating businesses. You can also print off the map …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Local business owners put finishing touches on Oak Lawn’s first-ever Small Business Saturday shopping event.
Free ornaments, Santa cones, charming hostess gifts, discounts and deals are just a few of the delights awaiting local shoppers this Saturday, Nov. 24. Check out Oak Lawn Patch's Fave Local Business Facebook Page Picks Local business owners are putting the final touches on Oak Lawn’s first-ever “Small Business Saturday” shopping event. Shoppers can catch a free trolley and cruise the village’s 95th Street business district between Cicero and Ridgeland Avenues for some awesome offers from local businesses. The trolley will also be making stops at Oak Lawn’s Santa On the Green family holiday fest. Stop by the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce table at Santa On the Green and pick up a map of participating businesses, or grab one from a friendly …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
More reasons to come out and support Oak Lawn's local businesses this Saturday, Nov. 24.
Big box stores have Black Friday.Online retailers have Cyber Monday. Now small businesses are getting in on the action with a day of their own: Small Business Saturday. A group of local business owners are teaming up to host Oak Lawn’s first-ever Small Business Saturday local shopping event this Saturday (Nov. 24). From noon to 4 p.m., a free trolley will be ferrying shoppers up and down 95th Street between Cicero and Ridgeland Avenues. Eighteen businesses have signed on to date and will be offering special deals and promotions. Let’s help our local shops and restaurants get off to a strong start this holiday season by giving them our business. Here are some more reasons how shopping locally benefits Oak Lawn: By supporting local charities…
As part of Patch's countdown to Small Business Saturday, check out—and follow—some of our favorite local businesses, restaurants and non-profit organizations on Facebook.
Here are some local businesses, ministries and charitable organizations to "like" and visit regularly on Facebook. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Some impress us by their tenacity in posting daily deals and specials. Others delight us with their wit, creativity and willingness to help us reunite lost pets with their owners. The economy of the past four years hasn’t been kind to many of us, and it has been especially unkind to our local business owners. So this holiday season when you’re out looking for gifts with that "wow factor," or need your homes or carpets cleaned for the holidays, our local business owners would love to hear from you. We’ve included some local charities that can use your help, …
Monday, November 19, 2012
“Small Business Saturday Oak Lawn” entices Oak Lawn to "shop small " at local businesses this Saturday, Nov. 24.
Since it’s start in 2010, Small Business Saturday has grown into a coordinated national effort to highlight the benefits of shopping small and shopping local. Oak Lawn Patch, the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses have banded together to create “Small Business Saturday Oak Lawn,” which will be this Saturday, November 24th. Participating businesses will have special offers for this Saturday only. A free trolley will be riding along 95th Street between Cicero and Ridgeland from noon to 4 p.m. for the event and will stop along the route at participating local businesses. Trolley maps will be available later this week on Patch, at the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce table at Santa on the Green and at Small Business …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Free trolley will take shoppers to participating businesses during Santa On the Green to give locally owned shops a strong start to the holiday retail season on Nov. 24.
Hovering somewhere between ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ is ‘Small Business Saturday,’ the first Saturday after Thanksgiving set aside to encourage support of small businesses across America. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Local business owners are teaming up to host the first-ever “Small Business Saturday in Oak Lawn” designed to promote and energize Oak Lawn’s independently owned shops and restaurants. The Oak Lawn Chamber and local businesses have chartered a trolley to circulate between Cicero Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue, offering shoppers free rides to participating businesses. The trolley will be picking up and dropping off shoppers during Santa On the Green. From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
With Small Business Saturday coming this weekend, you can help drive feet — and wallets — to your favorite independent business.
You might be the type who finds sleeping on a freezing sidewalk for the best Black Friday deals exciting. Or perhaps you've already started working out your mouse-clicking finger for Cyber Monday. But if neither scenario appeals to you, there is an alternative — Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, conceived by American Express to help spotlight the efforts of local small businesses, comes at the beginning of the big holiday shopping sprint — this Saturday — and encourages shoppers not to bypass Main Street for the mega-mall. What are your favorite locally-owned businesses? Tell us in the comments. Oak Lawn Patch would love to hear which small businesses you can't live without in our fair village. Tell us in the comments which…