$25 'Shop-Small' American Express Gift Cards will be given away to 40,000 people via Facebook.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
For a second year, FedEx Corp. has committed to giving away $25 “Shop-Small American Express Gift Cards” through Facebook to 40,000 people. The Commercial Appeal reported that the promotion is to encourage consumers to support local, small independent businesses and is in honor of Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. "America's small businesses are a unique and vibrant part of their local communities and a critical component to the broader health of our economy," T. Michael Glenn, executive vice president of Market Development at FedEx told the Commercial Appeal. "With our support of Small Business Saturday, we're helping raise awareness for the importance of shopping small while empowering 40,000 consumers to get engaged in their own …
Lexington resident Frank McLaughlin, a ramp transport driver at the Boston Ramp, will receive the FedEx Humanitarian Award in Memphis, Tenn. later this month for his act of heroism last December.
“What the hell am I doing?” The shock of it all poured over him as his head broke the surface of the icy lakewater he’d later learn measured a meager 36 degrees on that balmy December day. It was a fleeting thought, though, the kind that must be quickly forgotten when a man’s life is at stake. So that's what Frank McLaughlin did. He pushed the fear from his mind and started swimming toward the other man in the water. That man was Jerry Paine. A husband and father to a young son, Paine and his family had moved here from Texas in 2007, settling on the shores of Nutting Lake because of the recreational options its waters offered. Rarely did Paine go out on the water alone, but on this day he headed out with three rods, three different lures…