Wednesday, May 1, 2013
With more than 60 local businesses on its roster, Shop St. Michael is serving the business community of Wright County's largest community.
The Mission of Shop St. Michael is to promote the value, convenience and personalized service of shopping local. Current members include: Automotive Berning's Autor Repair STMA Auto Center Banking/Finance Ameriprise Financial Central Bank Edward Jones Great Northern Bank H&R Block Liu and Associates Wells Fargo Business to Business Guidance Point Technologies Higher Standards Card Proccessing Charitable Organizations Timber Bay Entertainment/Outdoors Fox Hollow Golf Course Midwest Archery River Lanes of St. Michael Food and Drink Cash Wise Liquor Dehmer's Meats Distractions Food & Drink J & B Group Liberty Restaurant and Bar Millside Tavern Sadie's Coffeee St. Michael Subway The Marketplace Education/Activities Artistic Sole Dance …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Caroling, holiday stories, and a visit from Santa are included.
Holiday spirit will light the town, beginning with a holiday tree lighting celebration Nov. 27. Songs will be sung and holiday stories will be read at the event, which takes place at 6 p.m. at St. Michael City Center. A visit from Santa is slated for that night. The free event will include caroling by St. Michael-Albertville High School’s choir, caroling and a sing-a-long led by the Crow River Senior Center choir, holiday stories read by Friends of the Library and local rotarians. The event will include a toy and children’s book drive for the Hanover Area Food Shelf. Free hot dogs, chili, cookies and cocoa will be served. The event is organized by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary and Shop St. Michael. Find out more about the Holiday Tree …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
John Tschida has worked with airline and hotel loyalty programs for the last 20 years and decided to launch a local loyalty program.
St. Michael resident John Tschida is no stranger to loyalty programs. He's spent the last 20 years working with various airline and hotel programs. Last November he came up with an idea after seeing a sticker for Shop Saint Michael. "What if I could create a cost effective loyalty program for business owners and also create a benefit for the local community," he said. Tschida, who's lived in St. Michael since 1999 with his family brainstormed how the program might work with different technology being used at local businesses. Because each business has different capabilities with their POS systems or other technology using a barcode as is used for other loyalty programs wouldn't work. "The cost to implement a technology program in all local…
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Shop St. Michael group continues to grow and invites other local businesses to join this week at their annual meeting.
The Shop Saint Michael group boasts nearly 50 business members and exists for basic yet very important reasons. "Shopping local encourages local prosperity," Shop Saint Michael secretary Wayne Berthiaume and owner of Verizon Wireless St. Michael said. "Dollars spent local, stay local. You go to the local dentist. The dentist uses a local accountant. The accountant uses the local salon. The salon owner shops at the local hardware store. The revolving dollars stay in the community and help each business owner support the other and support the community as a whole," he said. The group, formed in 2010, was the brainchild of Berthiaume. "I was at a meeting that talked about this kind of group and thought someone [in St. Michael] needed to do …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Shop St. Michael and the St. Michael EDA will team to host a seminar for local and small business owners Thursday in an effort to boost commerce.
Shop Saint Michael is teaming up with the St. Michael Economic Development Authority to present a web-centric seminar for small businesses and business owners. The event, dubbed "Doing Business Online, is set for 8 a.m. Thursday, March 29 at St. Michael City Center. A networking period begins at 7:30 a.m. The morning will include a 45-minute free seminar from Adeel Ahmed, an extension education from the University of Minnesota who is specializing in integrating technology into business. Ahmed is a renowned educator in his field, and recently completed a business retention program with the City of Monticello. Thursday's semiar will help businesses use the Internet to expand marketing efforts, enhance sales of their products and services to …
Friday, July 8, 2011
The outgoing chair of the Shop Saint Michael committee shares his message of keeping every dollar possible in town.
You've likely seen the Shop Saint Michael posters around town. The posters list the reasons why we, the Shop Saint Michael committee, feel it’s important for residents to shop locally. I want to elaborate on those reasons so that you, the consumer, understand why it’s important to support area retailers. Shopping locally strengthens the local economy. When the local economy is strong, neighborhoods are strong. There are ample property tax dollars to support schools and activities. Most of us have seen examples of towns in which many of the main street businesses go under because residents shopped elsewhere and the town loses its vitality. We want our business community to flourish so that our towns — our property values — flourish. …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Today's fiscally responsible features include a trio from the Shop Saint Michael group, who encourages residents to shop local.
Looking for a way to save a few dollars this week? St. Michael Patch is here every Wednesday to help. Here are some deals to keep in mind: And, from the gang at Shop St. Michael:
Monday, May 23, 2011
A survey mailed to the more than 5,400 households of St. Michael in April has revealed a well-known void in the community.
A survey conducted by the Shop Saint Michael organization in conjunction with the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce revealed St. Michael consumers have some wants and needs that aren't being met, but are pleased with the overall state of the community. Of the more than 5,400 surveys mailed out with cooperation from the City of St. Michael (via water usage bills), the group received more than 335 responses, or a return rate of about 6 percent. "That's pretty good when it comes to these kinds of things," said Kathleen Poate, president of the I-94 West Chamber. "We were pleased." The survey aimed to gauge the consumer climate in St. Michael. What businesses were succeeding in town? Where were consumers headed for other services? Gasoline and …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Shop Saint Michael group, a consortium of businesses around St. Michael, offers these deals close to home for families on the go.
It's Wednesday, and that means its "deal time." Per usual, we're giving residents a write-up on what's good in the St. Michael-Albertville area. What makes this week's "Frugal Families" column unique, however, is that it's contributed by the Shop Saint Michael group. Shop Saint Michael is a cooperative group of more than three dozen St. Michael businesses in a variety of different services, working together to promote shopping local. So, without further ado, here are the group's five best bets for April. 1. JR's Pub and Pizza Good Friday, check out the Friday night fish fry buffet. If you miss it? Relax, JR's said it is being held over beyond Easter, by popular request. Also, check out the brunch buffet Sunday mornings (including …