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Welcome to the big leagues!

The week has been filled with happy, emotional, relieved, excited and even some somber shoppers.  Many conversations began with “my ___ is graduating from___.”  And then we proceed to look around for the perfect gift.  Many still think of traditional gifts like fine pens and personal stationery for graduates.  Classic seems to never go out of style.

graduationSo to the graduates I’ve heard so much about near and far, congratulations! Your family and friends are very proud of you!

Soooo, start writing thank you notes.

Oh yeah…and welcome to the big leagues!

Occupy Barrington

Meet me downtown Barrington this Saturday November 26th.  I’ll be near the corner of Station and Cook Streets at a small business called TT Patton.  No need to bring picket signs.  Everything we need will be posted in the window.   Just come ready to Shop 60010.  It’s Small Business Saturday!

Barrington village leaders, BACC board members and other politicians stop scratching your heads and follow Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, a supporter of Small Business Saturday sponsored by American Express. There’s no need to hold a town hall meeting or convene any super committees just to create political gridlock.  According to the US SBA, we already know we’re the 99%!  We’re actually 99.7% of all employer firms.  We employ half of all private sector employees.  We pay 44% of the US private payroll.  And we’ve generated 65% of new jobs in the past 17 years.

So keep it small and local.  For every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 stays right here.  We need your support!

So get in your car, take the Metra, or walk over to OCCUPY the shops of BARRINGTON!

Thank you American Express for sponsoring Small Business Saturday.  American Express is also helping you make a difference.  Register your American Express card and get $25 to shop Saturday!  Now this is what compromise looks like.

Crosstown Classic – Big Sales in Barrington

TT Patton opened in the fall of 2005 in the Ice House Mall at 200 Applebee Street in downtown Barrington.  Several of my clients still go there looking for our shop.  And some walk in and say “did you have a similar shop in that Mall with the Ice?”  Smile… I’m just glad they found us!

Well, you never forget your first love and I have a real affection for my first home.  I want to see it continue to thrive along with all businesses in Barrington.  So this year for sidewalk days I’ve partnered with the Barrington Home Shoppe to do a little  cross-marketing, “crosstown”.  We are encouraging you to shop the entire zip code during Barrington Sidewalk Days July 28th – July 30th.

Shop TT Patton or Barrington Home Shoppe and Save at Both!


Spend $100 and receive a

$10 TT Patton Coupon and a $10 Barrington Home Shoppe Coupon

Spend $500 or more and receive
10% off your entire purchase
and receive a

$50 TT Patton Coupon and a $50 Barrington Home Shoppe Coupon
See store coupons for details.

And don’t forget to stop by the Barrington Chamber Info Booth on Park & Cook Streets to obtain your personal plastic SHOP 60010 gift card, redeemable at SHOP 60010 participating retailers. Only 2,500 cards will be available, so get there early tomorrow.  A complete listing of all participating retailers and restaurants will be listed on the Chamber website.  Or just stop in any store where you see the 60010 sign.

See you this weekend!