Local businesses want to encourage holiday shoppers to purchase at home on the day after Thanksgiving, a day that many know as “Black Friday.”
Black Friday is happening Nov. 29, and small business Saturday is Nov. 30, so there is no better time to check out Franklin County’s stores for unique gifts and merchandise.
This will be part of the 10th annual holiday-shopping tradition that brings together communities in support of their favorite small businesses.
Be sure to join friends and neighbors in downtown Winchester to #ShopSmall. Please celebrate the downtown merchants and all they do for the community.
Next week’s edition of the Herald Chronicle will include a coupon book to add even more value to your holiday shopping. The book will include a wide variety of coupons offering savings on everything from gifts, services, loans and food.
Franklin County businesses appreciate your business and want to help you check off that holiday shopping list while saving money in the process.
Benefits of shopping local
The benefits associated with shopping locally include:
• Keeps money in the local economy. Locally owned businesses often put a larger share of their revenue back into their communities.
• Small-business owners may be more inclined to employ local residents.
• Business owners often reach out and support other neighborhood efforts, such as fundraising initiatives for charities and schools.
• Saves money when factoring in travel time and the cost of fuel, shopping locally makes more sense than driving to a faraway mall and fighting traffic and crowds. In addition, repeat customers who establish a rapport with a local business owner may find that such owners are more inclined to price match or work with loyal customers to find lower prices through suppliers.
• Local shops tend to produce more unique items that are not available nationwide.
Below is the list of advertisers in the “Experience Franklin County Coupon Book” for 2019
• Barre Fly Fitness
• Bennett’s Pharmacy
• Buckaroo’s Family Restaurant
• Burl’s Termite and Pest Control
• Franklin County Paint
• Fiesta Grill
• Mariner Finance
• Mid-Town Loans
• Nick’s Pizza and Pasta
• Olympus Gyros and Pizza
• Soul Shop, LLC
• Walnut Hill Coffee Company
• Winchester Livery