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November 23, 2012

Local businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday

Day meant to promote local economies amid Christmas shopping rush.

LOGANSPORT — Small businesses around a multi-county area are preparing for a rush of customers on Small Business Saturday.

Saturday marks a nationwide push for customers to shop locally and support their local businesses. Businesses in areas like Logansport, Delphi and Flora and preparing for the day with special promotions and sales.

Janet Dold, executive director of the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, said the point of shopping local is simple.

“If you spend money locally, it stays local,” Dold said.

She believes the shoppers should think about shopping at home before turning to other stores.

“I just think it’s critical for our communities to shop at home first and at least give local businesses a shot at earning money,” Dold said.

Similarly, Julia Leahy, executive director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, said Small Business Saturday is a big step to make sure the businesses stay in the community.

“I think the chamber feels it’s important to recognize small businesses because they are what drive our community,” Leahy said. “If we don’t support our small businesses, they will go away.”

Dold added that because local businesses often support local schools’ fundraisers with their own fundraisers, she thinks the community should give back.

She also said the clientele who shop at small boutiques and local stores are looking for “unique gifts.”

“Some people just want something that’s unique and different and they want service,” Dold said.

Tom and Teri Partridge, owners of Pear Tree Gallery at 331 E. Market St. in Logansport, said the gallery will give away coupons for other local businesses in Logansport in order to encourage shopping at other local businesses.

Teri said she and her husband love their small business, which features custom framing and art, and believe that Small Business Saturday should bring in some crowds.

“It’s our whole world and a good day to take advantage of,” Teri said.

The gallery will give away coupons for other local businesses in Logansport in order to encourage shopping at other local businesses.

Karyl Traeger, owner of MarthaRose Gifts and Interiors at 105 S. Washington St. in Delphi, said she expects to see crowds in the afternoon because she believes customers go to the big stores in the morning and then turn to specialty shops later in the day.

Traeger’s store will feature 25 to 50 percent off in the entire store until Dec. 22.  

Belinda Weatherwax, owner of The Flower Shoppe located at 7 S. Center St. in Flora with another store in Delphi, said she believes people should stop in her store because it will be a more relaxing environment than big chain stores.

“I’m thinking it might be a nice place for people to shop where they can park right outside the door and walk in,” Weatherwax said. “It might be relaxing after the hustle and bustle of Black Friday.”

Caitlin Huston is a staff reporter of the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5148 or caitlin.huston@pharostribune.com.

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