Dover Chamber hangs flags, register for State of State: Seacoast business news

Chamber City Lights Committee decorates downtown with American flags

Bill Stowell of Central Park Garage (above) hangs an American flag in front of Pine Hill Cemetery on May 13 with the help of Phil Rinaldi of the Dover Rotary Club.

DOVER — The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce City Lights Committee put up 65 American flags throughout downtown Dover on Friday, May 13. The City Lights Committee is a volunteer group of Dover Chamber members and residents dedicated to hanging American flags during the summer months as well as illuminating the downtown with holiday lights in the winter months.

The hanging of the flags on May 13 was made possible by the help of volunteers. Back row, left to right: Dover resident Seth Rafferty and Bill Stowell of Central Park Garage. Middle row, left to right: Phil Rinaldi of the Rotary Club of Dover, Noah Morency of Clean-O-Rama, Hope Anderson of Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, Janet Glazier of Garrison Players Arts Center, Doug Glennon of Jewelry Creations. Bottom row left to right: Stephanie Loignon of WIN Home Inspection and Kelly Glennon of Jewelry Creations.

The hanging of the flags on May 13 was made possible by the help of volunteers. Back row, left to right: Dover resident Seth Rafferty and Bill Stowell of Central Park Garage. Middle row, left to right: Phil Rinaldi of the Rotary Club of Dover, Noah Morency of Clean-O-Rama, Hope Anderson

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Ways to Monitor Your Ecommerce Site for Credit Card Fraud

According to Michigan Retailer Association’s study of retail sales presented in its 2021 Buy Nearby Study, national ecommerce sales grew from 8.8 percent of total retail sales in 2017 to 10.7 percent in 2019, and then jumped again to 13.6 percent in 2020. Although this information is hard to delineate at a state-level, there’s no doubt that Michigan’s retail sector has likely undergone a similar transformation.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, adding ecommerce as a mode for selling has been critical for many Michigan retailers. Without it, more retailers would not have survived the pandemic.

As online sales grow, so does fraud

As much as retailers have benefited from ecommerce sales, online credit card fraud has jumped significantly across the U.S. According to LexisNexis, U.S. ecommerce merchants reported a 140 percent increase in fraud attacks since 2020. Furthermore, according to a recent article in Business Insider, card-not-present (CNP) fraud is predicted

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Secondhand Style: Maternity Fashion to Beat the Heat | Kids VT | Seven Days

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I’m so ready for the summer heat and so excited to leave behind my heavy coats and winter boots and step into the sun wearing lighter layers. I’m also 24 weeks pregnant as I write this. It’s comforting to know that as my baby and body grow, I’ll be able to shed a bit of the bulk in my clothing.

I’m not naïve about the fact that summer plus pregnancy equals overheating. But as someone who was born and raised in Hawaii, and went through my first pregnancy there, I feel well prepared to handle New England in July. For those of you seeking a low-budget upgrade to your maternity wardrobe this summer, find a shopping list for your next thrifting trip below. These items will help you keep your cool over the next few months.

Biker Shorts

I try to buy apparel that I

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Human centric shopping platform Eyezon, enters LATAM

Retail technology company, eyezon partners with Promart and Innovasport.

eyezon, the on-demand human centric social shopping platform that connects, in real time, e-commerce shoppers with retail sales agents, friends, family and even product and category experts, via live streaming sessions, has expanded into Latin America.

Its inaugural business wins include Peruvian based home center company, Promart and Brazilian sports apparel retailer, Innovasport.

Dragorad Knezi, CEO and co-founder, eyezon, says:  “Latin America is a huge and burgeoning market.  Noted for its early adopter mentality, especially with regards to technology, this region will provide us with an excellent opportunity to trial our expanded product range, which includes allowing retailers to adjust marketing campaigns on the fly.  We look forward to servicing our brands and consumers and creating further technological advancements in this vibrant sandbox.”

Pedro Guimarães, Head of Business Development, eyezon, adds:  “eyezon continues to lead the way in the

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