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JMG reminds you to shop local for Small Business Saturday

When you shop with us, whether you find the perfect mug or painting for your living space, you’re supporting a local business and a working artist. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a loved one on Nov 25th, and celebrate how shopping local supports your community. 



Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.

 

It is a great day to stay and shop in your community and is a great alternative to shopping the big box stores on black Friday.

It is a way to show your support to the small family-run businesses that shape your downtowns and make up a rich and diverse community.

 

When you consider how many small businesses surround you in your everyday lives, it is impressive to think about the amount of time, commitment and labor these hard working individuals and families contribute to make their businesses both come to life and stay alive. Yet, many people still frequent chain stores without considering their local merchant or other small business options. Whether it's filling a prescription at a local pharmacy vs. Walgreens or picking up eggs and milk at a local grocery vs. your nearest Walmart, small businesses are too often overlooked for all the wrong reasons. Customers assume that pricing will automatically be higher at a small business vs. a corporate owned store, as well as they dismiss the perks that many small businesses offer such as customer care, inventory assortment and community support.

 

Top 7 reasons to shop small:

 

1.    Small Businesses give back more to your community. Keep your tax dollars in your community. Many also support local causes, creating even more good within a community.

2.    Small Businesses make a major economic impact

3.    Small Business provide better customer service. More personalized, hands-on, and flexible.

4.    Greater product diversity. Many assume the selections are better at big-box stores, but often you just need to ask. Small businesses are very accommodating.

5.    They create a better sense of community

6.    You will feel good by supporting local families

7.    Our downtown communities are walk able! Ditch your car, save on gas, and get some exercise!

8.      You'll raise your property values. Lively, vibrant neighborhood shopping streets are considered an advantage when selling a home. They make your property more valuable.


 

How to help:           

1.    Get vocal on social media

2.    Check out the official Small Business Saturday site and the local business map

3.    Shop small all year! You will be supporting your community, Saving on gas money, be more satisfied with your purchases, and feel good while doing it!


Small Business Saturday, any Saturday or any other day in between, supporting small businesses deserves to be part of your everyday routine!



Nov & Dec Opening Reception


Thanks to everyone who came out last night for our exhibition! The Nov & Dec featured artists included Cassie Marie Edwards, Max Manning, and Michael Ryan. Cassie Marie Edwards gave an in-depth talk about her influence to paint figurines. 


The works from our current show are available for viewing/purchase online. Our winter hours are also in effect, so come visit Thursday-Saturday from 10-5, or call to make an appointment. This work is worth seeing in person!



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