Saturday, May 4, 2013
Needham Open Studios begins this weekend. What to expect and where to go.
The following was submitted by Needham Economic Development Director Devra Bailin: As part of the on-going collaboration between local businesses and artists, several Downtown merchants are opening their doors to some of the local artists participating in the May 4 and 5 Needham Open Studios. You can see the artists’ demonstrations, browse and shop Needham Open Studios in the Downtown, where there is plenty of parking in the public parking lots, including Chapel Street parking lot, and along Chapel Street and Great Plain Avenue. Come enjoy the cluster of artists and artisans, shop the participating local merchants (and our other independently locally owned businesses!), and dine in one of our great local restaurants. On Saturday May 4th …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
National Cash Mob Day is this Saturday, April 27, 2013. Discover Needham/Needham Business Association is sponsoring a Cash Mob to help support local business.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Needham Merchants Association announced their Second Saturday initiative, aimed at driving local business one weekend per month.
How do you spend the second Saturday of the month? A local business organization hopes you'll take time to Discover Needham once a month. This weekend, the Needham Merchants Association (NMA) sponsors Second Saturday. They are declaring an ongoing version of Small Business Saturday, starting this Saturday, March 9, and every second Saturday of the month. Whether you're going out for dinner, or shopping at local businesses, you will find some stores with special deals, and others will have goodies for customers, according to an announcement on the Discover Needham site. For more information, see the Needham Merchants Association Facebook page, and the Discover Needham website. Here are a couple of the deals we've heard about from local …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
This letter was submitted by a Needham town employee.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As the holidays fast approach, it’s always a good idea to take time out of our busy schedules and give thanks for what we have. The Needham Merchants Association, the Needham Restaurant Association, and the Needham Business Association, as part of the Discover Needham Local First Campaign, are coordinating an effort to give thanks and give back to the community. They are sponsoring Needham Gives Thanks, a food drive—“20 Days of People Helping People in Needham”—from Nov. 1-20 to benefit the Needham Community Council. The council provides critical support to the less fortunate in our community. So bring your donations of nonperishable items to participating independent locally owned businesses—just look for the Discover Needham Local …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The free card provides discounts on shops, restaurants and services around town.
This weekend, shoppers in Needham can save money with a sales tax holiday and get other special discounts and businesses around town during the Sizzling Sidewalk Sale. In addition, several businesses are participating in the new "Discover Needham, Local First" campaign. Shoppers can pick up the free Discover Needham Gold Card at participating businesses to enjoy discounts throughout the year. Local businesses that are participating in the Gold Card program including the following:
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Local merchants groups are hoping to encourage residents to keep their dollars in town.
The Needham Business Association and the Needham Merchants Association are hoping to keep more of Needham's dollars in Needham with a new campaign that draws attention to the benefits of shopping locally. Residents and visitors to town should soon begin seeing the "Dicover Needham! Local First" logo in locally owned business windows. These businesses will also be giving out Discover Needham! Local First Cards for free, which will provide discounts to area shops when presented at the time of purchase. A fact sheet distributed by the Needham Business Association on Thursday, June 14 asserts that not only does shopping locally help Needham but that shopping non-locally—online or at "big box" stores—actually hurts the local economy. "…
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Needham Merchants Association is seeking help for a new public art project that will launch this summer at businesses around town.
A new art project starting up in downtown Needham seeks to connect local businesses, artists and residents in a fun new way. Through the Needham Merchants Association’s “A Chair to Remember” Adirondack Chair Exhibit and Auction project, unfinished Adirondack chairs will be transformed into works of art, displayed at about 20 shops around town and eventually auctioned off with proceeds to support the community. The group is currently looking for artists willing to participate in the project as well as Needham businesses to sponsor a chair by purchasing one and placing it a window or front of the store from July through September. “We were trying to think of ways to inspire people to ‘Discover Needham’—we want people to discover Needham and …