Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Arlington. Local small businesses like Isis Parenting, for instance, do more than just sell goods. "We're trying to educate local families on having and raising healthy babies," Isis' assistant manager, Kerri Friedlaender, said Wednesday. "Our …
Friday, February 24, 2012
We are kicking off a new weekly feature on Monday that will let you know who rules Arlington in a variety of categories.
Patch is unveiling Best of Patch next week, which will allow readers to vote for their favorite businesses and places in Arlington every week in a variety of different categories. Each Monday morning, we will post an article with a poll and ask readers to take part by voting in the poll and/or posting reviews on those businesses’ directory listings on Patch. On Friday morning, we will announce the winner of the Best of Patch contest for that week. For our first Best of Patch next week, we will ask you: Where is the best sandwich in Arlington? Check back next week and vote for your favorite place to grab a sandwich!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform Arlington Patch readers.
When Arlington Patch launched, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. Now, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from Patch should contact you to verify …