A local blogger goes on record with a sales pitch to small biz and a glimpse at locals working to push struggling Kansas City biz over box stores amid harsh times . . . Take a look:
Brand marketers and consumers alike are entering a confusing holiday season, one like never before. What has always been a spend-obsessed time of year is now facing pinched consumer wallets in some cases -- and in other, stored up discretionary income and a desire to reward family members with a big Christmas during an incredibly tough year.