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Best thing I’ve seen in a long time… Caine’s Arcade

If this story doesn’t tug at your heart strings, you better get your heart and strings checked! This is America at its very best. Good people, brilliant ideas, and the empowerment of children and their hard work. This is totally making me choke up! Someone took the time to encourage a kid and share his… Continue reading Best thing I’ve seen in a long time… Caine’s Arcade

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DO patronize me

The idea of a patron is a fascinating one – according to Dictionary.com (which is NOT down today just fyi) Origin:  1250–1300; Middle English  < Medieval Latin, Latin patrōnus: legal protector, advocate (Medieval Latin:  lord, master), derivative of pater/ father> I find this fascinating for two reasons. One is that the customer of today has lost that sense of being a “father” or “advocate” and leans more toward the “lord”… Continue reading DO patronize me

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my treatise on Williamsburg…

This article by WYDaily.com is excellent. Everyone in williamsburg MUST read this summary of the Triangle Leaders meeting and the Vision Project… http://wydaily.com/local-news/8086-triangle-leaders-consider-planning-together-for-future-growth.html I particularly want to focus on two statements… first, “It certainly bothers me when we drive by a chain restaurant and it’s filled, when local businesses aren’t,” James City County Stonehouse District… Continue reading my treatise on Williamsburg…

business

top five things businesses do to shoot themselves in the foot

I am a loyal customer. Once I find a place I love, I go there. I spend money there. Frequently. Good food, good service, friendly staff, nice ambience. I’ll even pay a little extra because I am that generation who will pay a dumb amount of money for a good cup of coffee. But I… Continue reading top five things businesses do to shoot themselves in the foot