Those that have read my newsletters for the past 20 years or so will know that I have been beating the “Shop Local” drum for a long, long time. Fortunately more people than ever before are getting the message. Shopping can be much more than a click of the mouse or a trip to a mega-store. It can be entertaining too! Local store owners pride themselves with unique offerings and one of a kind experiences.
In 12 days Shopping Small will be celebrated with the American Express Shop Small Saturday. It’s a benefit to AMEX cardholders who can register for a 25.00 credit for shopping local businesses – but it’s also a great reminder to everyone that your local businesses are here for you. Please take time from your busy holiday shopping to visit some of the wonderful locally owned businesses. Three of our favorites that come to mind are Toys to Treasure , The Rug Gallery and Stephen Libs Chocolates . Great small businesses that make shopping fun and help our local economy. There are thousands of us that love our customers and our community. Stop in and see what we have to offer.