Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Patch has all the information you need to form a strategic plan this Black Friday, including links to local ads.
As if you needed an introduction, Nov. 25 marks one of the busiest shopping days of the year—Black Friday. The day often brings out the best and worst in shoppers. Some shoppers have been known to wait in line for hours before doors open; blistering cold weather has proved no match for the avid Black Friday deal-hunter. From the National Weather Service: Mostly sunny skies and breezy on Friday morning, with a high near 58 degrees. A chance of showers headed into the evening. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. And now for what you've all been waiting for—the ads. Black Friday Cheat Sheet Promenade store hours: 6 a.m. 6 a.m. From Delish.com: Restaurants.com has a special Black Friday deal, too, but you’ll have to act fast. The online-…
Monday, November 21, 2011
More than 90,000 have signed a petition urging the retailer to open at 5 a.m. instead. Are you willing to sacrifice part of your Thanksgiving to stand in line?
Monday, November 21, 2011
Black Friday shoppers will have to get in line a little earlier this year if they want to take advantage of deals at Target and other area retailers — and it could interrupt their Thanksgiving plans. Target announced Oct. 28 that stores will open at midnight on Friday, Nov. 25, marking the earliest Black Friday opening in the company's history. “The holidays bring hectic schedules and tight budgets, so extending store hours and offering lots of additional ways to save makes Target a great choice for affordable, one-stop holiday shopping,” Target Executive Vice President Tina Schiel stated in a news release last month. However, the decision has created an uproar among some shoppers and Target employees. As of Tuesday, more than 91,000 …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The coffee giant is offering two holiday drinks for the price of one from Thursday through Sunday.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Did you know that Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee each day? According to CoffeeStatistics.com, that’s the equivalent of 146 billion cups a year. Starbucks is making the holiday season a little brighter for all those coffee lovers with a special BOGO deal, which started Thursday and runs through Sunday. From 2 to 5 p.m. on those days, Starbucks patrons will get a second free holiday beverage when they buy the first one. The BOGO deal is good on several holiday drinks, including the peppermint mocha in regular and “skinny” versions, caramel brulée latte, gingerbread latte and the company’s standing holiday tradition, the eggnog latte. Bolingbrook has the following Starbucks locations: Before you sprint out the door to a …
Abt Electronics officials say second store in Bolingbrook is not certain.
Abt Electronics has long been rumored to be pursuing a second location in Bolingbrook. But according to Abt officials, whether or not its Bolingbrook development features an Abt storefront remains to be seen. According to a Chicago Tribune report, which ranked Abt as the best place to work among large companies in the its Top Workplaces survey, Abt officials are mum on a second location. From the Tribune: When, or if, the second store will be built has yet to be decided, Abt said. But he and his sons will do what it takes to keep Abt growing, he said. "We're always changing," Abt said. Bolingbrook's village board finalized a development agreement with Abt in January. That means the company will build on a plot of land in the I-355 corridor…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Looking for things to do? Stuff to know? People to meet? We've got it all in our "Five Things" feature.
1. Don't Forget: Local Breast Cancer Survivors Will Be Speaking at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Although breast cancer is the most common cancer women battle, not all experiences are identical. For Elaine Pikula, a 62-year-old Bolingbrook resident, lumpectomy and radiation were her only treatments. Patsy Walker, 52, also of Bolingbrook, had a more aggressive cancer and required a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. But at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s annual tree-lighting ceremony to commemorate October as National Breast Cancer month, both women will share similar messages: Be consistent with testing and walk in hope if you are currently fighting cancer. “Cancer is not necessarily a death sentence these days,” …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Target’s nationwide Books for Schools program is designed to partner with “smart, passionate organizations” to ensure that kids have an opportunity to shine in their local communities.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Editor's Note: The following is a release from the Valley View School District. Oak View Elementary School has received a $500 grant from the Target store in Bolingbrook to be used for the purchase of books for the school’s library. “Target is committed to giving back to the community and especially to our school district,” said Andrew Madres, executive team leader for the Bolingbrook Target store. “Through the Books for Schools program, Target is hoping to give out $1 billion to schools by 2015.” “I like the fact that we’re giving this money to the reading program,” added Lydia Walen, assistant to the human resources manager at the Bolingbrook Target, and a product herself of the Valley View school system. “I believe reading is critical …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Target Lemont has hit the bullseye with their newest security team member and community liason Alan Sternisha.
The safety of his fellow team members and their community is at the heart of what area resident and Target Lemont’s Assets Protection Leader Alan Sternisha does for a living. Identifying ways to prevent theft and other forms of shortage is one of Sternisha’s many job roles at Target, explained Nazha Farahid, store team leader of Target Lemont. But for Sternisha, having a helpful and active presence in the community is where it all begins. “A big part of [what I do] is partnering with the local law enforcement and the community to drive safety and prevent theft,” Sternisha said. “I really want to be helpful to the community not just the store. I want to reach out and be helpful to the community I am a part of.” Farahid mentioned one of the …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Do you have the greatest mom in the world? Tell us about her for the chance to win.
Is your mom the best mother ever? Of course she is — so tell us why. In honor of Mother’s Day on May 8, Bolingbrook Patch wants to hear from you on what makes your mom the greatest. Whether you’re lucky enough to still have your mom around or if she’s passed away, send in your tributes, fond memories and essays about your mom by May 6 for the chance to win a $100 Target gift card (it’s up to you whether you use it on yourself or treat your mom to a present). We'll also feature all of the mom tributes the entire week leading up to Mother's Day! Email entries to Bolingbrook Patch Editor Brian Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll pick our favorite entry and announce the winner on Mother’s Day. To be eligible to win, contestants must be …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Police say pair stole from Target, Kohl's on Sunday.
Two Plainfield residents are in jail today after allegedly stealing from two of the village’s big-box retail stores. Darryl Smith, 23, and Janice Turner, 59, both of the 1400 block of Peacock Lane, are both facing felony retail theft charges after police say they caught the pair stealing from Target and Kohl’s on West Boughton Road. According to police, the duo started at Target, where they allegedly were able to exit the store with $1,250 worth of merchandise. Security guards followed the pair out of the store, police said, but lost sight of them as they left the lot in their car. That car was later seen outside of Kohl’s, just a few doors down from Target on Bolingbrook’s west side. Police notified Kohl’s security of Smith’s and Turner’s…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Patch lists tips from the the federal government regarding important steps to take before the snowfall hits.
A winter storm predicted to hit Chicagoland beginning Monday night and continuing until Wednesday morning has the attention of FEMAand the National Weather Service, which both have issued severe weather alerts. While the Bolingbrook Public Works Department works to clear the roads, household preparation is necessary, given the likelihood of the storm expanding from a wintry mix to a full-blown blizzard on Tuesday, when it is expected to keep residents indoors. The U.S. Government's "Ready America" Website (www.ready.gov/america) provides checklists and details on how to compile an emergency supply kit, a family emergency plan, and how to prepare your home, car and other pieces of technology individuals tend to rely on. The suggestions are …