Holiday Party Etiquette

We are on the cusp of many holiday parties so I thought I would share a few do's and don'ts so you can enjoy a season of spirited soirees... DON'T forget to RSVP. This will help the hostess keep track of who's attending, as well as ensure there is enough food, drinks and parting gifts for everyone. DO Bring a hostess gift. While a gracious hostess should not expect a gift, it is a wonderful gesture to someone who has invited you to their soiree. I suggest bringing something that can be easily put aside and doesn't require immediate attention.

By |December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Shopping Report: Taking the Pulse of the Frequent Online Shopper

Despite the perceived ease and convenience of online shopping, site performance is where the rubber meets the road in this highly competitive space, according to new research from digital performance intelligence firm Catchpoint. More than four out of five (81%) frequent online shoppers say they have previously been frustrated with slow-loading websites, mobile sites or native mobile apps—with over three quarters (76%) saying if a retailer’s website or mobile site performs poorly, they’re very likely to avoid shopping there again. The negative business impact of slow or unavailable retail websites, mobile sites and apps was further reinforced with the survey

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Shopping Trends: 2016 Holiday Shopping Experience & 2017 Retailers

    Consumers will utilize social media, research and online shopping more than ever this holiday season, and they aren’t afraid to move across channels for a better experience. Forty-three percent of shoppers will buy more than half of their holiday purchases on Amazon, according to new research from digital commerce agency Astound Commerce. The firm’s 2016 Omnichannel Holiday Shopping Survey found that retailer success in 2016 is crucial to consumer choice in 2017, and uncovered additional consumer preferences and behavior. “While the holiday shopping season has always been a critical time for retailers, this research shares an in-depth perspective

By |December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Spotlight: Southend Dentistry

SouthEnd Dentistry, a state of the art facility that offers cosmetic, restorative and comprehensive dental care in their South end office. The location is convenient to Uptown and has free parking. My appointment was for a ZOOM teeth whitening session which lasts between 1-1.5 hours. Brenda conducted my treatment which began with a prep period (questions were asked about my medical history and tools for the whitening process were set out) followed by one hour of bleaching (during this time I watched tv which is conveniently arched by the ceiling--great convenience for patients) and a  five minute fluoride treatment which

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|