Tag: holidays

From Alexandria to Nashville and back: Charles Esten returns to his...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The few times a year Charles Esten returns to Alexandria to visit friends or spend holidays with family, his first...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Benefits of pop-up retail

By Bill Reagan You no doubt are hearing more about pop-ups, and for good reason. It’s a trend that isn’t new but is really catching on...

The Business Plan: Shop and celebrate locally this holiday season

Much of our celebration of the holidays over the next few months is experienced through shopping, dining and entertainment. The goal each year is...

Our View: What we’re thankful for this year

Practiced gratitude is a psychological approach that has been shown to increase happiness. We feel better when we focus on positive things, for which...

The Business Plan: It’s not too early to begin holiday planning

By Bill Reagan Holidays are a wonderful time in Alexandria. The area is especially beautiful and festive from Halloween through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years...