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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support the event in Farmington and Farmington Hills?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Farmington and Farmington Hills that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question asked back in 2010, when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Unique gift ideas abound in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Dad is the person who taught you about hard work and the value of money – and you get more value from your dollars by frequenting a locally-owned business. Not sure where to start? Take a look at this list of fun finds your dad will enjoy. I’ve selected gifts for almost every sort of dad, so you’re certain to find that special something to make his day. Gadgeteer Fly high with a remote control plane or helicopter from locally-owned and operated Nankin Hobby in Farmington. Employee Chris Wrigley says, “The sky is the limit,” when it comes to gift ideas for dad in their shop. Stop in and see what they have for the serious hobbyist or weekend enthusiast. Golfer Farmington Hills offers some great options for golfers, Glen Oaks Golf Course, …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
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For high school students, prom is one of the highlights of the school year. It’s also an opportunity to discover unique stores and salons in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Tuxedos and formal dresses are de rigueur for prom goers. You can get both at Moni’s Bridal and fashion in downtown Farmington. Owner Munevera Surkovic knows what her clients are looking for. This includes no dress duplicates. If a dress is ordered for a prom-goer, a note is made so that dress isn’t sold to a girl attending the same prom. Surkovic says this year girls are looking for long, fitted gowns in “bright colors like fuchsia, green, pink and yellow.” Moni’s has everything for prom – from dresses (for prom, bridal and other special events) to tuxedo rentals, …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Snag special holiday gifts at John Glick’s quaint Plum Tree Pottery showroom in Farmington Hills.
As you drive into the parking area at Plum Tree Pottery, you know you've come to a special place. The cluster of unique buildings on the acre-and-a-half parcel welcomes visitors to John Glick's world of unique interpretations in clay. Glick is a Farmington Hills ceramic artist whose work is known worldwide, and cherished locally as a Michigan treasure. Glick moved to the 1880 farmhouse on Ten Mile Road in 1965 after obtaining his Masters of Fine Arts at Cranbrook Academy. He dabbled in other craftwork, but as an undergraduate student at Wayne State University, he quickly realized that pottery was his passion. "To mold and shape a thing that is real, such as I do, is exciting," said Glick. "I like the immediacy and the changeability of …