Clarkstown Encourages Residents to Shop Local on “Small Business Saturday”

You’ve heard of Black Friday, but have you heard of Small Business Saturday?

The Clarkstown Town Board reminds residents that the Town of Clarkstown has again joined local Chambers of Commerce and others in naming Saturday, November 29, 2014 as “Small Business Saturday,” a day where everyone comes together to support small businesses and preserve neighborhood character. Some local retailers in Clarkstown will have promotions to coincide with “Small Business Saturday’.

“Revitalizing our downtown shopping areas has had a significant and beneficial impact on our town,” said Supervisor Alex Gromack. “Our residents love the new look and the vitality that these projects have brought to their hamlets. In addition to serving as vibrant small business centers, with neighborhood shops owned and operated by local merchants, the hamlet centers are a meeting place for residents who understand the importance of supporting our local small business owners and operators. It has been a positive investment for shop keepers and residents.”

Residents can visit and enter their zip code to view a list of participating local businesses.

“Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, and throughout the holidays, it is a great time to get out and spend time in our downtowns,” said Councilwoman Stephanie Hausner. “What better time to stroll down our main streets, visit our local merchants, eat at our local restaurants or just visit with some old friends. A visit to one of our revitalized hamlet centers with friends and family during the holidays reminds us of what it means to live in a great Town.”

Councilwoman Hausner stressed the importance of residents keeping their dollars in the town by utilizing the ‘downtowns.’ “While it is difficult for the small business owner to compete with the larger box stores, there is no replacing that neighborly touch and friendly service you get when you shop locally and no denying that a dollar spent here in Clarkstown will do far more for our communities than a dollar spent someplace else. Our small businesses are the heart and soul of our town, when doing your holiday shopping please take the opportunity to shop local,” she said.

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