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The other night, I went to one of my favorite local shops to buy some gift wrap. They had closed early for the day, so instead, I stopped by CVS on my way home. Check out the size of this receipt… for a single roll of wrapping paper! This was such a simple, passing moment. …

With Boston confirmed as a contender for Amazon HQ2, the e-commerce giant has been on my mind a lot lately. (For the record, I believe that Amazon HQ2 would make it harder for Boston startups to innovate, and to attract and retain talent.) I’ll admit, I’m an Amazon Prime member. I use Amazon, a bunch. …

Like so many US cities, Boston is pushing hard to be selected for Amazon’s new headquarters, dubbed Amazon HQ2. This well-intentioned effort is filled with special incentives, but that’s nothing compared to what we’re really putting at risk: our most precious natural resource: our brains. Amazon HQ2 would make it harder for Boston startups to …

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would begin shifting News Feed rankings in an effort to foster more meaningful interactions on the site. In his post, Zuckerberg stated that “public content — posts from businesses, brands, and media — is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other.” …

TIME, in partnership with Ally and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), has announced its list of 47 nominees for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year Award. This award, along the most prestigious in the auto industry, recognizes the hard work, generosity, and civic spirit of the nation’s top new-car dealers. At Promoboxx, we believe …

New data shows, appliance consumers make their purchases in-store. Local appliance dealers, rejoice! A new survey from Netsertive, a fellow supporter of independent businesses, shows that 87% of appliance shoppers researched their item online, but made their actual purchase at local dealer locations. The combination of a strong digital marketing and confident, knowledgeable in-store employees seals …

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