Saturday, May 18, 2013
Zimiles will discuss Marketplace Fairness Act on 'Your Business' show Sunday.
Jonah Zimiles, owner of Words Bookstore in Maplewood, is scheduled to appear as a guest on MSNBC’s television show, "Your Business," to be broadcast on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Host J.J. Ramberg will ask Zimiles about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which has passed the U.S. Senate and is currently pending before the House of Representatives. According to Zimiles, the bill will enhance tax fairness by leveling the playing field between online retailers and brick and mortar stores regarding the collection of sales tax, and provide funds desperately needed by states and municipalities. Last year, Zimiles traveled to Washington to speak with Senator Robert Menendez’s staff about the bill, which Menendez later voted in favor of.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Alchemy Hour, owned by the Harvey family, is spotlighted in a segment on family-run businesses.
Clearly, MSNBC likes Maplewood Village. The network's "Your Business" program recently profiled Alchemy Hour, the clothing store on Baker Street in Maplewood, on its Sunday morning show. It is the second time in just a few months that the network has spotlighted local businesses. MSNBC's producers met and interviewed the shop's owner, Janean Harvey, when they were filming a segment on Maplewood Village for Small Business Saturday back in November. They were particularly interested in Harvey's backstory: her parents, John and Helen, investors in the store, were retail veterans who formerly owned Freeman's Fish Market on Maplewood Avenue. The senior Harveys said in the video they helped to launch Alchemy Hour because they knew Janean's …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here's a look at top headlines this week in town.
Maplewoodians celebrated Thanksgiving this week, and the official holiday shopping season kicked off with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Other big news included a new assistant principal at Tuscan School, and Maplewood teen Beatrice Miller being voted off THE X FACTOR in an emotional Thanksgiving night episode: UPDATE: Bea Miller Sent Home from THE X FACTOR Maplewood Middle Schooler and hometown hero Beatrice Miller was voted off THE X FACTOR on Thanksgiving night. "I just want to tell my sisters that I love them and I'm sorry," said an emotional Miller, who barely choked back tears. "You're a true star in my eyes," said Miller's mentor, Britney Spears. Miller, who was ranked in the bottom two contestants according to viewer …