Deal-of-the-day promotions on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial are selling like hotcakes, but what local businesses are really hoping is that they can turn a one-time deal-purchaser into a loyal customer.

In today’s bi-weekly Business Examiner issue, reporter Katie Scaff finds local business owners with success stories — and not — in utilizing online sales promotion tools to bring customers in their door.

Read more in this sample of the type of in-depth articles that set apart the bi-weekly Business Examiner from this Daily Biz Briefs publication.