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Blog Entry Leads to Buy-Local Blitz (6/1/2009)
Cinda Baxter calls the 3/50 Project a “happy accident” that started with a March 11 blog she wrote for her website. In the entry, she asks readers to pick three of their favorite independent retailers and spend a total of $50 a month among those stores.

Steps for Supporting Shop Local (5/1/2009)
Have you heard of The 3/50 Project? In TDmonthly Magazine's June issue, find out how specialty storeowners are grabbing on to this and other shop-local initiatives

Toy Businesses Create Buzz on Facebook (5/1/2009)
Social networking online is a lot like old-fashioned, face-to-face networking, only at a greater speed to a broader audience.

PlayTown Mats™ Map the Way to Fun (4/1/2009)
When Sam R. Harkreader was told his line of PlayTown Mats™ couldn’t be made in the United States, he saw a challenge. As he works to keep his cost margins down, he told TDmonthly Magazine, he’s “almost ready to jump up and down and claim victory.”

Balance Bikes: A Comparison of Styles and Sales (4/1/2009)
When it comes to parents picking bikes for their kids and manufacturers specifying which design is best, there are some strong opinions out there. And the latest bike innovation to make its way to the U.S. — the balance bike — is no exception

New ABC Conference Aims to Inform (4/1/2009)
The ABC Kids Expo is in its seventh year, with plans to take over the Las Vegas Convention Center again this September. But this year, All Baby & Child is also offering something completely new

PakNaks Offer Personality That Sticks (3/1/2009)
When stay-at-home moms Anne Mersereau and Marissa Crouch decided to start a business, they turned to their children, and PakNaks interchangeable stickers with personality were born.

Munipals Puts Fay Graphic on Track (12/1/2008)
Incentive to get the wheels in motion for a line of wooden toy trains modeled after the New York subway came from a son’s question at the dinner table.

Mark-My-Time: Timing Kids’ Studies Made Easy (12/1/2008)
Joe Farinella wants every kid’s back-to-school checklist to read: backpack, pencils, notebooks and a digital timer bookmark.

Challenges of Chess Spawn Line of Educational Cards (10/1/2008)
A passion for chess was behind Jean-Pierre Grenier’s line of educational and souvenir playing-card decks. But it was his weakness in the game that sparked the idea for his first product

Safe, Fun Travel Drives Star Kids (9/1/2008)
After a bumpy start, Alyson Probst and Starr Products LLC dba Star Kids Products of Denver is paving the road to success, one pothole at a time

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