Archive for ‘Consumers’

December 20th, 2013

Small Businesses Offer Big Gifts

by Christopher O'Brien
Karen Zaleski stands in front of a refinished box she painted at Deja Vu

Karen Zaleski stands in front of a refinished box she painted at Deja Vu

Still looking for that perfect gift?

It could be just around the corner and away from the chains and box stores.

Deja Vu, a Munson Road store that refurbishes and repurposes a variety of items, Karen Zaleski reports that business has been very brisk. “We actually sell alot online than in the store – but there’s alot here. Their variety store has a little bit of everything ranging from knick nacks to snowboards; guitars to signs. Wherever you look, there’s often something new or different- and perhaps that pefect gift. In the back room are complete dining room sets, in the front, vases turned into birdbaths, artwork, and walking canes. 

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January 13th, 2012

Continental and United Airlines Merge

by Christopher O'Brien

By Jenn Strathman
If you travel, you’ve probably noticed the changes at the Continental ticket counter as they merge with United. Some airports are adopting the new “United” name earlier than others. One thing is clear — this merger is supposed to be seamless to the consumer but it can get downright confusing.

In Cleveland, Continental is the only game in town so there’s not much of a difference other than your miles which I will get to in a minute. In Kansas City, it’s a whole different ballgame. United and Continental are in two different terminals. I didn’t realize this until we got on the rental car bus and the driver announced United as the first terminal. We had no idea if that was our stop. It wasn’t.

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November 4th, 2011

Electricity’s Blame Game

by LonSeidman

By Chris O’Brien

For those of you who are still without power, hang in there. I hope it returns soon, most of all for your comfort and so that we can live as we did before last week. Normalcy is important. If you need anything, particularly some spare bottled water, ice, or anything else, let me know. I’ll be happy to help.

For my other friends, I hope that you’ll find the time to help out at a shelter, distribution site or any other way you can. There is a great need out there. Even a simple check on your neighbors would be appreciated.

To my political friends- butt out. I’ll get to you later.

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