Archive for January 2012

“Wherever you go, discover and save…locally”

“I need more customers.”

“I need to drive traffic.”

“I need to get past this recession.”

You’ve heard these statements from small business owners. You may have said one or two of them yourself. Question is, what are doing about it?

Traditional push media advertising has unintentionally excluded the small business owner. Why? Because while radio ads, large scale mass mailings, Superbowl television commercials, and Goodyear blimp advertising are all effective ways to promote a business, are the up-front costs to do so feasible? How can small businesses compete with big box retailers who have the marketing dollars and staff to market their business using these methods? Is there a way to use today’s technology to circumvent mass media advertising methods? Yes, there is…and the answer is as simple as a Road Trip Savings key tag.

One Key Tag to Discover, Save, and Grow Local Businesses…Now that’s an idea!

Welcome Kathye’s Green Mittens

Meet Kathye Franz

We are excited to showcase Kathye Franz from Kathye’s Green Mittens, etc!

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What Type of Business is it? Handmade apparel made from recycled materials (mittens, slipper socks, jean and album purses)

Where are you located?
We are newly located in the historic Marion Center at 3211 S. Lake Drive, Suite 323 in Saint Francis, near the Cousins Center.

What items of interest should customers be aware of that frequent your shop?
We cater to customers looking for one of a kind unique wearable art. We sell Mittens, Purses, Slipper Socks, Jean Jackets, Scarf’s with “Bling” and many more wearable recycled fun art wear.

During the month of December, we donated 50 pairs of mittens to those in need for the Great Lakes Mitten Campaign. The mittens were donated to local charities.

In addition, we proudly donate one pair of mittens to a homeless shelter for every 20 pair sold. It’s our way of giving back.