Monday, December 17, 2012
Pet Valu gives back to its customers and the surrounding community.
There’s rarely an employee behind the counter at the Aberdeen Pet Valu. There's a reason. "Our managers and staff are always building relationships with our customers and their pets," Pet Valu Director of Marketing Amy Depaoli said. Depaoli continued, "It blows me away, when I go into the Aberdeen store and someone will come in with their dog or cat and our store managers or staff know the customers pet's name, what their pet's allergies are, or what toys they play with." The staff understands the importance of pets to their customers and are constantly recommending what products are best for the animal. In order to do this, the store requires all employees to obtain a Certification of Nutrition from the University of California Davis, …
Friday, November 23, 2012
You don't have to leave Aberdeen to find flowers this holiday season.
After 23 years of business, Flowers By Lucy has the process down. Leading up to Christmas, the store is like Aberdeen's answer to Santa's workshop—busy and answering requests up to the very last minute. “We take orders all the way up to Christmas Eve and deliver Christmas Eve so we tend to get pretty busy that day,” Flowers By Lucy floral designer Tracey Smith said. Smith said Christmas is the third-busiest holiday for the store, located on West Bel Air Avenue. Mother's Day and Valentine's Day lead the way. The store offers holiday themed gift baskets, floral arrangements, and fruit baskets. Smith recommends creating a unique floral arrangement or purchasing one of their many collectibles. “We have Norman Rockwell, Thomas Kinkade, and of …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Let your Aberdeen neighbors know what deals you're taking advantage of this weekend.
You'd have to be avoiding all forms of media to miss the deals the big box stores are pushing this holiday season. Black Friday has replaced campaign advertisements on television. But what about Small Business Saturday? We have a comprehensive directory of Aberdeen businesses on Patch. But we're also a forum for communication and information sharing. So let's spread the word about the deals you're finding—or offering, all you Aberdeen business owners out there—during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Let's start a running list of local deals—supporting Aberdeen-based businesses and letting others know that you don't necessarily need to leave home to cross items off your shopping list. It's simple. TELL US: Are you offering deals …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Check out these deals from local retailers and service providers.
Patch has put together holiday specials around town from businesses in the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. Saxon's Diamond Center Deal: We R Wireless Premium Verizon Wireless Retailer Deal: Apollo Tanning Deal: Celebrations Salon Deal: Puppy Fashion Pet Boutique Deal: All Access Fitness, Inc. Deal: Are you holding a sale and don't see your business on this list? Contact Matt Markowitz at email@example.com or leave a comment below and tell us the name of your business and what specials or discounts you want to promote.
With Small Business Saturday coming this weekend, you can encourage shoppers to stop by a local store.
Is Black Friday worth the trouble? You just ate a feast's worth of turkey and stayed up a good part of the night watching football or talking with relatives you haven't seen in months. And now it's a good idea to be caught waking up at the crack of dawn and waiting in a long line outside of a department store in the chilly November weather for that bargain? Sleep in on Black Friday and do some holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday instead. Small Business Saturday, a calendar event conceived by American Express, encourages holiday shoppers to avoid the busy parking lots at outlets and instead take a trip down local streets. Aberdeen Patch wants to know which local businesses you love the most in the city and throughout Harford County…