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Montclair Women’s Club Kicks Off Zoom Series With Art Program

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The following news release comes courtesy of the Montclair Women’s Club. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site.

Montclair artist Carol J. Cohn will lead a dynamic, collaborative art program on Oct. 29 as the inaugural offering of a new 2020-21 virtual season for the Montclair Women’s Club, which is welcoming its community back for the first time since February.

The club is reaching out to its community with “Among Friends,” a new monthly series of Zoom-based programs that will spotlight members who will share their personal passions, interests, and experiences.

In the first of the series, Cohn will present a virtual, participatory session in which audience members will be able to reflect upon and share experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic — an opportunity to capture its personal impact while invoking the power of art to heal individual and collective trauma. The

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Retailers hope Amazon’s Prime Day on Tuesday kicks off early holiday shopping season

  • As Amazon Prime Day is expected to hit an all-time record, retailers big and small are looking to “participate in that energy” with their own online deals, said Robby Ohmes, a discount retail analyst for Bank of America Securities.
  • Retailers will use technology to try to manage their supply chains and smooth out the customer experience during a tougher-to-predict holiday season.
  • Target, Walmart and Amazon have hired thousands of additional employees and offered their workforce additional hours to prepare for online demand.



a close up of a sign: An Amazon Prime package.


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An Amazon Prime package.

A late Amazon Prime Day means an early start to the holiday shopping season this week. 

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The annual shopping event has become a holiday in its own right, with July 15 — one of last year’s Prime Days — trailing behind only Cyber Monday and Black Friday for online shopping last year, according to retail research firm NPD

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off holiday shopping, with Target and others offering deals

Amazon created Prime Day five years ago to stir up sales in July and convince shoppers to sign up for its Prime membership. With the pandemic delaying the two-day event until October 13-14, Amazon Prime Day is morphing into something new: The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.

Typically, the holiday shopping season begins on Black Friday, or the day after Thanksgiving. But the confluence of the pandemic with Amazon’s delayed Prime Day is prompting rival retailers such as Target and Best Buy to roll out holiday deals in October, a full month earlier than is typical. 

Retailers had already signaled their plans for a new approach to Black Friday, citing safety and health precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Typically, Black Friday appeals to bargain-hunters who rush inside stores to snap up bargains as soon as the retailer opens its doors. But this year stores are eager to

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Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Qualifiers In Style With 5-0 Victory Over Bolivia

The job of Brazil coach is at the best of times a pressure cooker and any defeat or deflating performance justifies leveling unrestrained criticism at his address. When Tite succeeded Carlos Dunga four years ago and steered Brazil through the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup with ease, he became King Midas. Brazil’s game had become stale and reactionary under Dunga, and the results were middling. Tite quickly restored the Seleção’s standing and imbued the team with swagger again. 

Recently, he no longer was Brazil’s darling coach. Since the World Cup and defeat against Belgium,

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Facebook Kicks Off Season of Support for SMBs Prior to Crucial Holiday Shopping Season

Facebook is helping small and midsized businesses gear up for a holiday shopping season made more crucial than ever by Covid-19 with its three-month Season of Support initiative.

The social network will provide 11 weeks of education, resources and training for SMBs, free-of-charge, which will be accessible via a new holiday hub starting Oct. 12.

Vice president of global customer marketing Michelle Klein said in an interview that Season of Support will be available in 15 countries and in multiple languages, adding that it was the logical next step in the social network’s continuing efforts to support SMBs affected by the pandemic, following its Summer of Support initiative.

Facebook said it will particularly focus on Black-owned businesses, which have been among the hardest-hit during the pandemic, closing at double the rate of overall SMBs.

“We want to encourage people to buy from Black-owned businesses this holiday season,” Klein said.

The

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