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Zuccotti Park

I had the opportunity to visit Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan last Thursday.  No, I didn’t see Jackson Brown play for the Occupy Wall Street protestors and on-lookers.  But I did meet Jesse La Greca who has become a media voice for the movement.  This marks my fourth visit to…

Trickle down tax cuts: A broken record

The Hill’s Congressional BlogOctober 27, 2011 By Lew Prince, managing partner of Vintage Vinyl, an independent music store in St. Louis.    I’m one of those “job creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty-two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of…

We didn’t vote for this

The opinion editorial below ran on the Huffington Post and The Hill yesterday.————————————————————————————————- We Didn’t Vote for This by Frank Knapp, Jr. Whether Americans voted for Republicans or Democrats in the mid-term election, one thing is clear: Voters were demanding that Congress focus intensively on job creation on Main Street…

Triple the impact of your holiday dollar$

With the holiday season fast approaching and customers getting ready to open up their wallets, this is really the time to remember your SC locally-owned small businesses. Please join us in our “BuySC” nonprofit action campaign. Surveys continue to show that communities with programs encouraging buying from locally-owned businesses improve…

Wake up call for business owners — big and small

Very interesting piece by financial columnist James Surowiecki, excerpted from The New Yorker: ILLUSTRATION: CHRISTOPH NIEMANN  (reposted with respect from The New Yorker) “In the nineteen-eighties, a new kind of chain store came to dominate American shopping: the “category killer.” These stores killed off all competition in a category by…