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Small Business Saturday: Shop Montville

Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.

Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves.

What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Montville?

That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born.

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.

American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Montville. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally-owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.

Locally-owned businesses across the country now take part in Small Business Saturday, offering their own deals to rival those offered the day before on Black Friday. Some local shops are, however, offering Black Friday specials as well (see them here). 

Dugout Bagels and Cafe Owner Abe Balasis said his recently renovated shop is offering a "bagels and lox kit" on Small Business Saturday only. 

"It's four bagels, 1/4 lb. of hand-sliced, smoked salmon and 1/2 lb. of cream cheese," he said.

While such a kit typically costs $16, Balasis will be offering the deal for $10.95 on Small Business Saturday.

Christina's Salon, of Pine Brook, also said they will be participating in Small Business Saturday and offering their everyday specials.

Here are some of the local businesses participating in Small Business Saturday, as per the Small Business Saturday website. To find participating businesses in towns nearby, click on “Find Out Where To Shop” in the menu at the top of the screen and type in the ZIP code of your choice.

Participating Montville businesses.

  • Perfect Together Designs
  • Posture Trainer Inc.
  • The Image Center at Montville
  • Laserdocs, LLC
  • Improvements Unlimited Inc.
  • Potomac Homes Montville
  • Domenico Construction Co. Inc.
  • Your Office Inc.
  • Honey Limo Service
  • Marymone Transportation
  • Charles Lawrence Drapery
  • Fast Treks of Morristown
  • Montville Veterinary Group
  • Lisa B. Fishman Foundation
  • Montville Dental Association
  • CLS Human Capital, LLC
  • NES Services
  • Johnson Turbine Support
  • Spalissima
  • Needleman & Pisano
  • J and S Costello, LLC
  • Montville Family Practice
  • AST Bearings
  • Servo Systems Co.
  • L and M Farmstand, LLC
  • Vreeland Farms
  • Lake Valhalla Club
  • Choconet, Inc.
  • Game on Gear, LLC
  • Audio Video Solutions
  • Poor Henry's Restaurant
  • Montville Wine & Spirit
  • Metro Pet Supply
  • Wags 'n Whiskers
  • Columbia Inn
  • Aunt Cake's Cookies
  • Mulcare Engineering Co.
  • Winter Services Inc.
  • Montville Inn
  • Harrigan's Family Restaurant
  • CILA Inc.
  • American Photographers
  • Nirvana Wellness Center
  • Magnum Solutions

Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.

TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in your town and what makes them great? Share in the comments below. 

Kathleen Lindert November 24, 2012 at 04:13 PM
This is great! I have a small business as well in Caldwell and participating in it as well! Support your local businesses, they not only help employ people, they donate their goods for fundraisers, help out when people need assitance. Small business owners help with the community, keeping it clean. Small Business Owners Rock!! Kathy Lindert Hypnotist Advanced Hypnosis Counseling.LLc.

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