By Jennifer Farnsworth
Despite supply chain issues and COVID concerns, small business owners are saying local holiday shopping has been strong.
Todd Shimkus, president of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, said all businesses benefit when shoppers support local businesses and the local economy.
His organization is running a promotion wherin people who spend $20.21 or more at any local shop, restaurant, salon, florist, fitness studio, nonprofit organization or any other business in Saratoga County are entered into a drawing for the chance to win a $100 gift card. The campaign runs through Dec. 31.
“Shopping locally is important. Whether you are eating out, shopping for the holiday shopping season, hiring a local contractor, or signing up for a gym membership, we want our local residents and out-of-town visitors to support local businesses,” he said.
“We need to have their back and show our support as consumers. That’s why the Chamber created the Save Our Locals $20.21 campaign. We all benefit when we support our local businesses and the local economy.”
Times Square Clock Shop in Clifton Park is another place to find interesting gifts. Owner Peter Judd said they have a new line of clocks that he describes as one of their all-time best sellers.