Whitney Harmel

Whitney Harmel promoted at Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

Mall sets Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours

St. Charles Towne Center is once again offering enhanced Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday opening hours to accommodate the needs of busy holiday shoppers. Jump start shopping for holiday gift lists with seasonal hours at Kohl’s, Macy’s and Sears.

The holiday hours are:

• Thursday, Nov. 28: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

• Friday, Nov. 29: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 30: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Sunday, Dec. 1: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about St. Charles Towne Center, including holiday hours and events, visit simon.com/stcharlestownecenter.

ALDI opens first Waldorf store

ALDI, a leader in the grocery industry, will open its first store in Waldorf as part of a $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. 

The new Waldorf ALDI store layout features expansive refrigeration space to accommodate the fresh, healthy and convenient products people want most. ALDI recently expanded its product offerings, making 20% of its total selection new. ALDI stores also feature open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials. The Waldorf store will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Ratner Companies collaborates with Stand Up To Cancer

Ratner Companies, parent company of Hair Cuttery, Bubbles and Salon Cielo, recently announced its new collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer. As part of the largest philanthropic campaign in the company’s 45-year history, all Ratner Companies salons will hold their “My Strands” campaign through Nov. 30.

Throughout the campaign, guests are encouraged to stop by their local salon, make a donation, purchase a color service and take a photo to post on social media with the hashtags #ChangeItUp and #StandUpToCancer, stating who their strands stand for. Each salon will be collecting donations, with Ratner Companies matching those donations dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. Additionally, Pulp Riot has agreed to donate $1 to SU2C for each Pulp Riot color service purchased at participating locations, up to $5,000.