Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A Kennesaw couple started an Internet search site to bring family together and help contribute to an uncertain economy.
For more than a year, Kennesaw resident Ken Adams left his family and friends and traveled back and forth to Missouri for a job. Now he is back home and using his online expertise to bring his family and the local business community closer together. Ken and Donna Rae Adams have launched GeorgiaLocalSearch.com, a hyperlocal search site designed to serve local online shopping needs of consumers at home, in the office or on the road. Why start a business in a struggling economy? "I think it's a great time to start a business," said Ken Adams, who has over 27 years experience in online advertising. His wife of more than 30 years, Donna Rae, serves as president of the home-based company, and their 24-year-old son, Kenny, is involved with sales…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Here are some of the highlights from Kennesaw and nearby Patches for Nov. 28
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
A special day for them followed a record-setting Black Friday for holiday sales.
Small businesses around Kennesaw were hoping for a good sales day Sautrday as the holiday buying season started and Small Business Saturday was publicized throughout the nation. Small Business Saturday, sponsored by American Express, urged shoppers to spend their holiday dollars at local businesses the day after Black Friday. The day is dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Diane at Alisha's Hallmark Shop in Kennesaw said they were "pretty busy" on Saturday. So far, she said, the store is "a little bit over" in sales this year as compared with last year. Barbecue Street Restaurant on Cherokee Street in Kennesaw saw a big week leading up to Thanksgiving Day, with folks ordering turkey…
Friday, November 18, 2011
You could go to the big box stores, but why not patronize the local stores around Acworth and Kennesaw?
Whether it's Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, Patch has picked out five local stores you can check out this holiday season. 1. Little Dog House of Kennesaw at 3081 Old Highway 41 across from Swift-Cantrell Park has a variety of great Christmas gifts for your furry friends. And the latest addition on sale for Black Friday will be homemade dog coats in a variety of sizes and colors. Shop owner Charlotte Archuleta says "you can't find these anywhere else," and prices start at $15.99. Look for dog scarves coming soon! Stop by on Black Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and check out this locally-owned pet store. 2. By-Gone Treasures & A Bit of Glass at 2839 South Main Street has been in downtown Kennesaw for 26 years and offers a variety …