Consumer Awareness

Drunk Drivers Abound On The Night Before Thanksgiving
This Wednesday night be extra careful on the roads – not just with your behavior but watching out for the bad behaviors of others!
We shouldn’t have to say it but the numbers show that we do. The Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) has released a report about the drinking behavior of over 450,000 DUI of…
Do Men Overeat To Impress Women ?
Talk about counterproductive! Under normal circumstances, how many women do you know who are really turned on by guys who look as though they may overeat? Right! So then why would men eat more around women than they do by themselves or with other men...
Black Friday IS Good BUT Not The Best Day To Save Green
Black Friday is coming and it’s widely considered to be “the” day for great deals but is it really? A study by Savings.com says we’ve already missed out on our chance to get the best deal on electronics. That was two weeks ago, back on Nove…
Memorial Foundation Marks A Quarter Century Of Service
KIT and I have been supporters of the Memorial Foundation for most of its 25 years. That’s a lot of money raised and a lot of lives touched and helped.
The Memorial Foundation is the philanthropic partner of Memorial Family of Services and this month they’re celebratin…
Who Is On Target For Thanksgiving Shopping?
When it comes to cashing in on commerce, who’s in? For the second year in a row, Target says they'll be open on Thanksgiving Day --but not until 6 pm, after most folks have had their big meal and are ready to shop for bargains. Target also reports they'll stay open all nigh…
Customer Service Could Learn A Lesson From Siri
Here is a “heads up” for all local store owners. When you gear up with help for the holidays, don’t skimp on the customer service training.
A new Harris Poll of shopping behavior finds smartphone owners increasingly find Siri more helpful than salespeople..…
Changing Chicken Noodle Soup
At first blush, it feels a little like changing the note rung by the Liberty Bell doesn’t it! The New York Times is reporting that soup giant Campbell Soup is changing the recipe for its classic chicken noodle soup! What’s next? Taking spots off Dalmatians...
Washington State Residents Not As Fat As Most
Good news for most Washingtonians, good role modeling for most Yakamanians. In a recent study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina, respectively, are the fattest states in the US...
Post Office Looking To Hire Thousands For Christmas Crush
T
he calculations are underway at the Post Office and the numbers are up and they’re big, really, really big!
We haven’t even had a chance to fight over the Thanksgiving turkey wishbone yet and already the US Postal Service says they expect to deliver approximately 15..…

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