Retail

Local Businesses Looking to Hire for Busy Holiday Season

Many businesses around the country are seeking extra help this holiday season! Officials with the Alabama Retail Association say the demand gets higher starting in the month of November for businesses, especially with huge sales like Black Friday. Though retail isn’t the only area that sees a large crowd for the holidays. “A lot of times it gets standing room…

Senate Bill Would Grant Civil Immunity to Businesses Against Coronavirus Related Lawsuits

Less than one week after Governor Ivey lifted the statewide stay at home order, a bill was introduced in the Alabama Senate to protect businesses against coronavirus related lawsuits. The language of the bill says that it will help encourage businesses to re-open and remain open. Businesses would have to display willful disregard for health orders to be subject to…

Holiday Shoppers Pile Into The Shoppes at EastChase

With just three days until Christmas, foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing

IMG_0285 ‘Tis the season for frantic gift buying. With just three days until Christmas, the foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing. “It’s been great,” said Meredith Sparks, Owner, Eleven Eleven – Holiday Pop Up Shop. “We’ve been super busy. So excited to help all these last minute shoppers.” According to the annual survey by Prosper Insights…

Downtown Greenville retailers gear up for Black Friday

Downtown shops planning to welcome a slew of shoppers with deals and promotions

IMG_0496 Downtown Greenville is beginning to look at lot like… Black Friday. Mandy Little manages The Pineapple on Commerce Street. She’s one of many local retailers preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year. “Getting out in the community and seeing what everyone has to offer and what you can find locally, so that’s always a lot of fun on…

Overtime Pay to Become Reality For More US Workers

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. The policy changes are intended to counter an erosion in overtime protections, which date from the 1930s and require employers to pay 1 ½ times a worker’s regular salary for any work past 40 hours a week. Vice President…