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Why Look Local First For Jewelry?

Why Look Local First For Jewelry?

By Chelsea Eddy Growing up I spent my summers exploring the various island communities dotting central Maine’s rocky coastline. Monhegan was always my favorite – an artists’ colony of dirt roads and seaglass wind chimes. Before moving to landlocked Chicago, I...
Strength in Numbers, February 2016

Strength in Numbers, February 2016

New Survey Shows Educational Campaigns of Local Business Coalitions Are Delivering Big Benefits The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) just released their 9th annual survey of more than 3200 independent business owners. The results provide (mostly) great news...
Flower Deliveries: Advertising vs Reality

Flower Deliveries: Advertising vs Reality

Reasonable people don’t expect their bouquets and gift baskets to look just like the perfect images shown in advertisements by 1-800-flowers, FTD and other floral order-takers. But there should be a close resemblance. Unfortunately, these third-party...

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