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OCTOBER 18, 2018 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY | GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY | NATIONAL NO BEARD DAY | NATIONAL GET SMART ABOUT CREDIT DAY

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY

National Chocolate Cupcake Day is observed annually on October 18. With a dollop of frosting, one sweet serving will satisfy chocolate and dessert lovers!

Cupcakes have also been known to be called:

  • Fairy Cakes
  • Patty Cakes
  • Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word)

Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when there was a recipe notation of “a cake to be baked in small cups” written in American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons.  The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.

Cupcakes were originally baked in heavy pottery cups.  Today, some bakers still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs, large teacups, or other small ovenproof pottery-type dishes for baking their cupcakes.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day, try one of the following tempting recipes while watching an episode of the Food Network reality-based competition show, Cupcake Wars.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes
Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Super Easy, Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes
Chocolate Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Use #ChocolateCupcakeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Chocolate Cupcake Day.

GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY

Get to Know Your Customers Day is observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter (January, April, July, October). This is a day to reach out to your patrons and get to know them better.

When businesses get to know your customers, you also get to know more about you need to grow. Remember when Main Street businesses were locally owned and operated? The owners knew you by name and knew your shopping habits. They typically knew what you wanted to buy, and if they didn’t have it, they were willing to get it in for you.

With the advent of the Internet and big-box stores, much of the personal attention has gone by the wayside. Get to Know Your Customers Day is a day to turn that around. Make it a point to get to know a little more about your customers and make each of them feel like they are your most important customer of the day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Grow your business by taking the time to get to know your customers. You’ll be planting a seed that will flourish! Use #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we have been unable to find the creator of National Get to Know Your Customers Day.

NATIONAL NO BEARD DAY

National No Beard Day is observed annually on October 18. The smoother the face, the bigger the celebration!

Whether you have had your beard for years or it is relatively new for you, this is the day to shave it off and go smooth. Perhaps your partner doesn’t like your beard, or you just haven’t shaved it off for years. No Beard Day is the day to see what you look like without it.

Achieving a close, kissable shave is a lost art that faded with a generation who had the first color televisions installed. Consider investing in the tools your grandfather or possibly your great-grandfather used – either a safety razor or a straight razor will give you the closest shave along with a natural bristled shaving brush and shaving soap.  More care and time may be required, but the results are well worth the effort.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Shave and post before and after photos on social media using #NationalNoBeardDay.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National No Beard Day.

NATIONAL GET SMART ABOUT CREDIT DAY

National Get Smart About Credit Day is observed annually on the third Thursday in October. It is a national campaign where volunteer bankers help counsel young people on responsible credit habits.

The importance of sound financial management is something that can and should be taught at a young age and learning healthy credit habits while at the same time how to avoid bad credit habits can be one of the most valuable lessons as one grows into adulthood.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Make sure you are smart about credit and use #GetSmartAboutCreditDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

In 2003, the American Bankers Association (ABA) Education Foundation originated this National Day.

For more information regarding National Get Smart About Credit Day, see:  http://www.aba.com/Engagement/pages/getsmartaboutcredit.aspx

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