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Small Business Saturday: Shop Tri-Boro

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 the tri-boro?

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). 

in Kinnelon, is offering one such Small Business Saturday deal where customers who purchase up to 3 lbs. of coffee (whole bean or ground) will receive a 10 percent discount, according to Owner Bruce Jed. More than 4 lbs. purchased will receive a 15 percent discount and an order of more than 10 lbs. of coffee will get a 20 percent discount.

"Pounds of coffee ordered on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday will be available for pick-up on [Nov. 30] at the Longfellow’s Coffee drive-thru kiosk at 2 Kiel Avenue, Kinnelon," Jed said.

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 tri-boro businesses.

  • D'Angelo & D'Angelo Law Firm
  • Butler Internal Medicine
  • CKO Kickboxing
  • Olympus Gym
  • JMJ Printing
  • Advocare Pediatrics Arts
  • Pat & Apos Pipes LLC
  • Let It Ride Transportation
  • Acu-Data Business Product
  • Nail Unique
  • Aquarian Sun
  • Falcon Auto Parts Inc.
  • Generant Company Inc.
  • A Salon (Anselaine's for Hair)
  • GSM Architects
  • SOVA Animal Hospital
  • Harrington Speed Auto
  • b.Euphoria Salon & Spa
  • Nails Allure
  • Meadtown Cleaners
  • Bloomingdale Gulf
  • GSD Fuel
  • Toy Auto Service
  • Alarm-pro Security Co.
  • Turnpike Liberty Glass
  • Pro Painters
  • Macduff Partners, LLC
  • Mountain Pine Gardens
  • Inventell, LLC
  • Center for Optimum Living
  • North Jersey Pump Company, Inc.
  • JC Christopher's Salon
  • Kinnelon Cleaners
  • Master Kim's Tiger Tae Kwon Do
  • Apple Montessori Schools
  • GCS Consultants
  • Peak Management Solutions
  • Construction Information
  • Fuda Tile
  • NY/NJ Trailer Builders Supply
  • Macs Diner
  • I Am The Body, The Mind
  • Max is Back, Inc.
  • Precision Forms, Inc.
  • Car Buyers, Inc.
  • G&A Bagel
  • Classic Tuxedos
  • Pizza King
  • Glowhouse Kids, LLC
  • Peking House
  • Antonelli's Jewelry
  • Anthony Franco's Restaurant
  • Wayne Pharmacy
  • Kataw's Jewelry and Watches
  • Marty's Shoes
  • Il Positano's Restaurant
  • Rockaway Bedding
  • Roserne Package Store
  • Smoke Rise Bagel, Inc.
  • Longfellow's Coffee
  • Lakeview Laboratories, Inc.
  • Bluscenes
  • Edispatches
  • Sneaky Pete's Beverage, LLC
  • World Gourmet Marketing
  • Kit Hong Restaurant
  • GT Music
  • Antica Restaurant
  • No Limit Sportswear
  • BW Mechanical Inc.
  • Hollyhock Design
  • Robert Michaels Gourmet
  • Accu-Stays Video Production
  • Glenwild Garden Center
  • Everything Baseball Inc.
  • Central Shippee Inc.
  • Wellspring
  • Compuchild
  • American Sewer Service, LLC
  • Ricky's Limousine Service
  • Bel-air Transportation Inc.
  • Bloomingdale Animal Hospital
  • Performance Air Filters
  • Nationwide Electrical Service
  • Auto Tech
  • Network Limo Corp.

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. 

Jodie Bross November 24, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thank you to everyone supporting us and all locally owned small businesses!

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