Posts Tagged "Valentine’s Day"

Because True Love Can't Be Googled

Because True Love Can't Be Googled

As my calendar moves forward to February, and I begin thoughts of Valentine’s Day and how to show my love the depths of my devotion, roses often come to mind. Ah, the red rose. I see them everywhere: airport kiosks, grocery store bins, gas station counters and online ads. But wait, this purchase is for someone I LOVE. I want to express the most treasured of all human emotions…this can’t be bought at the same place I purchase tooth paste or regular unleaded, can it?

Buy Local to Avoid a Valentine’s Day Meltdown

Buy Local to Avoid a Valentine’s Day Meltdown

Valentine’s Day is for all things sweet, from sweet-smelling flowers to sugar-filled chocolates. However, if you’re not buying local for the big day, things may quickly turn sour thanks to costly scams and disappointed valentines.

Show Your Love For Local This Valentine's Day

Show Your Love For Local This Valentine's Day

Last Valentine’s Day, the National Retail Federation projected that the average person would spend $130.97 on gifts for their loved ones, reaching a total of $18.6 billion nationwide.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Strawberry Way!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Strawberry Way!

My business partner, Terry, and I opened The Royal Chocolate six years ago in the Virginia Beach Town Center. We looked into opening a chocolate franchise but felt we’d be too limited in our ideas and creativity. So, we built it ourselves!

Show Some Local Love This Valentine's Day

Show Some Local Love This Valentine's Day

The National Retail Federation just released their Valentine’s Day spending projections for 2013 and there’s expected to be a slight increase in sales over last year’s numbers.

Don't be a loser - buy local for Valentine's Day!

This Valentine’s Day, the average person will spend $126.03 on presents like cards, flowers, lingerie or dinner, for a total of more than $17.6 billion on gifts nationwide.* If each person spent that $126.03 at a locally owned independent business rather than in a national chain, $86 would stay in their community thanks to local payrolls and taxes. More than $9.89 billion would be reinvested in local communities throughout the…read more →

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