LAKEWOOD – Sure, you could take a chance and buy items, sight unseen, off some website this holiday shopping season.
Sure, you could risk compromising your personal information and having someone steal delivery boxes off your front porch or mailbox.
DUPONT – Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington warns about common holiday scams and frauds:
1) Malware E-cards: Viruses and malware often travel in fraudulent holiday email cards. Don’t click on links or download attachments in unsolicited emails.
2) Stranded Grandkids: It’s the classic grandparent scam—verify identities before wiring money out of the country.
Put a little glamour in your business style as you get ready for the Holiday Season at the December Partner UP Networking Social at Total Image Solutions and Spa (7902 27th St W, Suite 6) on Thursday, December 5 (5-7 pm). RSVP by Tuesday, December 3, 2013 to Becky Metcalf at 253-460-5442 or through the City’s website.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is encouraging Americans across the country to shop small this November 30 as part of Small Business Saturday, a day that is dedicated to supporting the small businesses that anchor our local communities and strengthen our economy.
“From the Main Street shops to the high-tech startups, small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of a diverse and thriving marketplace,” said Acting SBA Administrator Jeanne A. Hulit. “By shopping small and supporting local business, we all have a role to play in giving millions of families the opportunity to achieve the American dream.”
DUPONT – Millions of shoppers will be heading out to cross items off of holiday wish lists this weekend, but Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds consumers to shop wisely.
One in three American adults will make a purchase on the day after Thanksgiving; read BBB’s article, Find Holiday Deals, Not Holiday Duds on Black Friday, to make the experience as painless as possible on Nov. 29.
Similar to Food Network’s Iron Chef, the year-long competition pits professional brewmasters against each other in a blind brew-off. Entrants must incorporate three unique ingredients into their final recipe. Each contestant has roughly eight weeks to prepare their entry.
The Space Needle and Bartell Drugs launch their “Rocket to the Top of the Space Needle” promotion with an exclusive offer for free visits to the Space Needle Observation Deck during the Holiday Season.
Bartell Drugs is offering vouchers to receive One Free Adult – OR – up to Two Free Youth Tickets with the purchase of one adult Space Needle Observation Deck ticket. The offer is valid November 22 through December 30 while supplies last. The vouchers will be available at all 61 Bartell Drugs locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. See www.bartelldrugs.com for a store location nearest you.
For the 11th year, the Lakewood Branch of Heritage Bank has provided financial support to Greater Lakes to fund holiday food baskets for its clients. The bank also continues to support Greater Lakes through the year-round collection of money and food for the Greater Lakes food bank and contributions to benefit the Adopt a Family Holiday program. Heritage Bank and its wonderful staff have been great supporters of our agency, and we applaud their strong community support. Thanks Heritage Bank. For information about ways you can help Greater Lakes, contact Annette Arriola at 253 620-5136, or check out our website at www.glmhc.org.
DUPONT – According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registry Data Book, more than 2.2 million complaints about recorded message calls were filed in fiscal year 2012. These days, robocalling spammers use cheap automated dialers to place thousands of calls to random numbers and spoof caller IDs to escape detection. With more people staying indoors near phones during the winter months, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington offers insight on robocalls.
LAKEWOOD — Frenchy’s Café and Crêpery, at the intersection of Steilacoom Boulevard and Edgewater Drive SW in Lakewood, Wash., recently got off the ground serving the South Sound community with an array of delectable food and beverages.
The Lakewood Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee has identified and will be honoring a local Military Spouse of the Year on November 19, 8:00 a.m. at Burs Restaurant with an amazing thank-you gift basket, compliments of the local business community.