With Black Friday looming, and just a few weeks of Christmas shopping left, many folks are hunkering down for some serious holiday shopping.
The door buster deals at the big box stores are certainly enticing, however, consider small, local businesses for your holiday shopping. Shopping local doesn’t just put presents under the tree, it also helps foster community and stimulate the local economy – there’s even a holiday for it!
Small Business Saturday, held this year on Nov. 29, is a shopping holiday founded by American Express in 2010. The holiday encourages holiday shoppers to visit smaller local businesses. Some businesses will offer rebates or specials as part of Small Business Saturday. Additionally, the hashtag #smallbusinesssaturday was generated which can be used to highlight businesses and deals on social media.
Locally, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce and Warsaw Community Development Corporation have assembled a list of participating businesses in Kosciusko County (see below). Many of them will offer discounts, activities and even a few door prizes on Small Business Saturday.
Glam – 212 S. Buffalo St.,
The Repurpose Room – 210 S. Buffalo St.
Male Fashions – 109 E. Center St.
Utterly Pink – 108 N. Buffalo St.
Latte Lounge – 108 N. Buffalo St.
Himalayan Salt Creations – 112 N. Buffalo St.
Indiana Antique Company – 123 S. Buffalo St.
Mad Anthony Lake City Tap House – 113 E. Center St.
Lake Area Promotional Specialties – 107 E. Market St.
MudLove – 122 S. Buffalo St.
Three Crowns Coffee – 114 S. Buffalo St.
Anderson Greenhouses – 1812 N. Detroit St.
Chapman Jewelers – 1922 E. Center St.
Bowers Jewelry – 3564 Commerce Dr.
TG’s Frozen Yogurt – 1991 N. Detroit St.
Warsaw’s Secret Fitness – 601 E. Smith St., Suite A
Boutique Exchange – 710 E. Winona Ave.
Ace Hardware – 1801 E. Center St.
Nest Furniture & Design – 3594 E. US 30
Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt – 550 W. 300 N.
Party Shop – 3418 Lake City Hwy
Reinholt’s Town Square Furniture – 118 E. Main St.
Buffalo Street Emporium – 116 S. Buffalo St.
Knit Together – 475 Anchorage Rd
Village Antique Gallery – 109 N. First St.
Blue Pearl Antiques – 112 N. First St.
Sydow’s Antiques – 103 N. First St.
Lakeland Art Gallery & Boutique – 120 N. First St.
Retrospect – 105 N. First St.
Purr-fectly Unique – 126 N. First St.
Fern Gully Antiques – 130 N. First St.
Kelsea Designs – 105 W. Market St.
Shear Elegance – 402 N. First St.
My Red Moon Collectables & Curiosities – 306 N. First St.
Duck Down & Above – 101 E. Church St.
The Village at Winona Businesses