Shopping & Services

To Yelp, or Not to Yelp?

To Yelp, or Not to Yelp?

 

Don't you hate it when you get a sitter, get all dolled up for an evening out, and you get to the restaurant you were thinking of and it's been closed down and you're left wondering, "Well, what now"?  That happened to my husband and I recently, but not to worry because I just opened up Yelp on my smart phone and the evening was saved.  Yelp can show you businesses around you or you can enter an address and see what is nearby.

Publix Super Markets Reach $20 Million Total Raised For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since

Publix Super Markets Reach $20 Million Total Raised  For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since

 

Total of $2,011,991 Raised During Spring Campaign With More Than $102,000 Benefiting Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

 

Jacksonville, FL (July 26, 2011)—Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® today announced that Publix Super Markets has raised $20 million for children’s hospitals since 1992. Of the total raised in 2011, more than $102,000 has directly benefited Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

 

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back to school already?

Some anxious retailers are jumping the gun to get shoppers' attention extra early. With good reason: Last year consumers spent more than $55 billion on back-to-school shopping, the National Retail Federation says. Many retailers are still nervous about consumer spending in a topsy-turvy economy.

That's one reason why Toys R Us' "Pack to School" sale on backpacks and lunchboxes started as early as July 1 in some parts of the country.

More>>

Minorities; Social Networking and Marketing

Minorities; Social Networking and Marketing

Social Networking/Marketing is booming for minority small businesses and minority
entrepreneurialism is on the rise because of the integration of technology. Blogging
content is important in business and market planning to establish credibility and a
presence online. Technology, an ever developing tool, important for business contacts,
building business relationships, creating collaborations, expands the reach of business
cards, email addresses, and cell numbers.

Minorities need to understand the time is now for business ownership to explore business
options on social networks. It does not take a technology degree, or a marketing degree
(learning the basics is important) it’s as simple as gaining a basic understanding
of using networking tools to expand beyond a handshake.

How to Decorate With Color and Pattern

How to Decorate With Color and Pattern

Join Potterybarn for complimentary classes to learn helpful tips for decorating and entertaining. Get expert advice on choosing a palette and mixing colors with style and confidence. This class will be held on Sunday, July 17th at 10 a.m. Contact your local store to RSVP.

Jacksonville Dining, Nightlife & Shopping, Spring 2011

The historic Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach has opened their Penthouse Lounge with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean for lunch service.  Lunch is now available 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  Previously the lounge opened at 4 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers.

 

Chef Aaron Webb has designed a New Beach Cuisine menu for the penthouse luncheon that includes appetizers such as polenta sticks, salads including a goat cheese salad, sandwiches such as the chicken caesar wrap in herb tortilla and the mahi calypso. Sandwich prices start at $7.95 and entrees start at $11.95.

 

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Jan 3

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.02/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.05/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.