Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Small Business Patch readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Check out Black Friday sales at major retailers and small businesses around the county.
Black Friday can be a tortorous event. On the one hand there are (occasionally dangerous) crowds at major retailers and outlets, but at the same time there are some great sales. This year, many large retailers such as Target and Walmart are opening on Thanksgiving evening, giving early bird shoppers the opportunity to shop until they drop—quite literally if they've had enough turkey. In addition, many local small businesses will be offering sales on their products. Below, we've compiled a list of local major retailers and small businesses that are offering Black Friday sales around Howard County on Nov. 23. For the big shops, you can click on the link in their name to view their full Black Friday flyers. Patch will continue to update …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The ice cream stand on Route 1 signals fall is here.
The favorite place in Elkridge for ice cream has shuttered until 2013. Cindy's Soft Serve, which won the Patch competition for Best Ice Cream in Elkridge, is closed until April. When temperatures drop, so does the public's appetite for standing in line to get a cone or a snowball, a Cindy's staffer told Patch. That's why the stand shuts down between the first weekend in October until the following April. According to a report from CNN, vendors of frozen treats must diversify in winter to stay successful, by selling products to supermarkets, creating seasonal flavors or adding coffee drinks to their menus. Baskin Robbins recently created an apple crisp flavor for fall and Red Robin designed an Oktoberfest milkshake with Sam Adams beer and …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sale for store on Old Waterloo Road takes place next week.
On Oct. 2, you could be the owner of a building that currently houses a liquor store. Waterloo Liquors at 6524 Old Waterloo Rd. is for sale and an auction will take place on-site next week. The property sits on 0.5 acre, which includes nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space and 22 parking spots, according to the auctioneer. What do you want to go there? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Did you know you can get a chocolate-covered grilled cheese sandwich near Elkridge?
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) celebrates International Chocolate Day on Sept. 13. There's only one way to celebrate chocolate and that is by eating it. Where do you get your chocolate fix near Elkridge? Sure we know that chocolate can be high in calories and apparently it's very bad for dogs. But there are plenty of good reasons to eat chocolate, even if it's not Sept. 13. So you have license to go chocolate crazy today. You may want to check out Kupcakes & Co. in Elkridge, where you can indulge in dark chocolate cake that's infused with chocoloate chips, iced with chocolate buttercream and dipped in dark chocolate. Or try one of the shop's dark chocolate ganache cupcakes. Outside Elkridge, head over to Ellicott City's Sweet…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sims Metal Management recently acquired E-Structors.
Sims Metal Management, which operates recycling facilities in 260 countries across five continents, announced it has purchased a business in Elkridge. The Australia-based recycling company bought E-Structors at 7575 Washington Blvd. in Elkridge for an undisclosed price, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Since its founding in 2003, E-Structors of Elkridge has won recognition for its service in the community as a champion of sustainability, breaking down electronics into commodities like metal, glass and plastic and reusing devices that are still functional. In 2006, E-Structors contracted with Howard County to process all of its e-cyclable materials from the landfill. In 2011, the Elkridge business won the Maryland Green Registry…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Corrigan Sports, headquartered on Santa Barbara Court, told newspaper it anticipates a record-breaking year.
The Baltimore Running Festival is on track to have a record number of participants, Corrigan Sports told the Baltimore Business Journal. The Elkridge-based company that organizes the event anticipates 26,000 to 27,000 entrants in the marathon, compared with 25,000 last year, according to the Baltimore Business Journal's report. When Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports, founded the marathon 12 years ago, there were 6,000 runners, reports The Baltimore Sun. Last year's race course charted new territory—the Baltimore Zoo. On Thursday, Aug. 9, the Baltimore Running Festival announced on its Facebook page that this year's courses will remain the same as last year's, including the zoo portion. The Baltimore Running Festival is Oct. 13. It…
Restaurant on Route 1 now serves beer on tap.
Six shiny new spigots were installed at Daniels Restaurant and Bar Thursday, and manager Terri Daniels says there's more change in the works. When taps arrived Aug. 9, Daniels said the draft beer was an immediate hit with patrons, who for the past 37 years have been served bottles at the restaurant. "Everyone's pumped," said Daniels. "Last night, as soon as they got put in, they were asking for them." Daniels noted the inauguration of the taps coincided with the Ravens' preseason opener. Yuengling, Coors Light, National Bohemian, Sam Adams seasonal and Fat Tire are available on draft. "This winter, we're going to add more to the inside," Daniels said. The restaurant also added something outside of the restaurant—it now has its own website…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Among the tenants in the building on Meadowridge Road at MD Route 100 will be an eye surgery office, dentist and health club.
When completed, the building currently under construction near Meadowridge Plaza will house a suite of wellness services, according to developer Don Reuwer. "Health club, dentist, family doc and urgent care…" Reuwer ticked off the tenants who have signed up for space in the Howard Wellness Center. The 40,000-square-foot building will also include a yoga studio and massage spa, said Reuwer. Select Eye Care, moving from its Columbia office, will occupy a 10,000 square-foot surgery center providing laser cataract surgery and Reuwer said it will be the "lead" tenant. Reuwer said he and development partner Richard Talkin plan for buildout to take place in October. As of Aug. 8, the building was 75 percent leased.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The June 29 derecho swept half the sign off Route 1 building.
One of the casualties in Elkridge from the violent June 29 storm was half of the sign for The Main St. Barbershop. "The storm took it and busted it," said owner Angie Cornelison. As of Aug. 3, the sign had been repaired and was fully visible on Route 1. Cornelison said she took the sign to another Elkridge business, More Than Just Signs, for the job. Are you still dealing with storm damage? Tell us in the comments.