Independent Retail

Celebrate National Independent Retailers Week

The week of July 19 – 25th is the national celebration of independent retailers week. This event is dedicated to the mom and pop stores that are the bedrock of our local communities. How Can You Celebrate Independent Retailers Week? 1) Contact your local chamber of commerce or merchants association. These organizations [...]

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The New Battle Ground: Credit Card Interchange Fees

A few weeks ago I drove home for my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary. To celebrate their silver milestone, I decided to pick up a nice bottle of wine from a small, family owned liquor store, just off the main boulevard in Rome, NY.After letting the clerk know the occasion, she suggested a slightly aged bottle of Bordeaux, [...]

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The Ultimate Guide to Jewelry Photography

If you are interested in jewelry photography, chances are you have already been involved in other styles of photography. You have probably quickly learned that there are several techniques utilized for photographing different types of objects or subjects so that the results deliver the most optimal, sharp, colorful and [...]

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