Hey everyone! I wanted to take the time to share with you some exciting events that will happening in the month of November here in Columbiana! November is the time of year we all count our blessings and thank those who mean the most to us. The village of Columbiana is comprised of many small businesses that could not be successful without the support of our loyal customers. We sincerely thank all those who chose to shop small and local throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season, which is a crucial time of year for the success of a small business.
One very exciting event that is going on all November long is the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce's 'Shop Small, Win Big' contest. Participants are encouraged to shop local, any business in the 44408 zip code, through-out the month of November. Customers simply save their receipts, complete the envelope provided and submit the envelope containing the receipts to the Chamber office by Friday, December 4th at noon. Three prizes will be awarded: 1st Place will receive $500, 2nd Place will receive $250, and 3rd Place will receive $100. Winners will be determined by the largest number of 44408 businesses patronized (NOT DOLLAR AMOUNT). In the case of a tie, winners will be randomly selected. Participation envelopes and rules are available in the Chamber office, located at 333 North Main Street, Columbiana or by calling 330-482-3822.
From Friday November 6th - Saturday November 7th I will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Event at Reclaimed Rose, which will involve sales throughout the store, as well as, complimentary cider and cookies. I am having a drawing at the end of the business day on Saturday, Nov. 7th at 5pm. The winner will get a FREE paint and sip party for themselves and 5 friends! Please see details below:
Amanda’s Candy Cottage & Gifts is another NEW local business that will be celebrating their 1st Customer Appreciate Day on Saturday, November 7th from 10am-5pm. They will be offering complimentary refreshments, all day drawings for prizes, new inventory, great low prices and much more! The cottage is located at 217 S Main St, Columbiana, Ohio 44406.
Christmas in Columbiana is another beloved family event that people of all ages will enjoy. I am attaching a poster below of the schedule of festivities. Reclaimed Rose will have extended hours during this two day event. We will be open on Friday, November 20th from 10am-9pm and Saturday, November 21st from 9am-5pm.
Don't forget to end the month on a good note - check out the Joy of Christmas Drive Thru Light Show at Firestone Park, opening on November 20th and throughout December from 6pm-9pm. Call 330-482-2282 for more info or check out their Facebook page.
Civic Economics has conducted significant research on the impact of shopping with small, independent merchants versus shopping with big box stores. One of its studies found that if residents shift 10% of their spending from chains to local businesses, it would generate an additional $235 million in ONE local community in ONE year.
Shopping small impacts everyone…not just our businesses: our kids’ schools, the quality of healthcare in our communities, the number of jobs, support for non-profits, and the availability of police/fire/rescue services. Shopping small just makes sense, and we’re on a mission to help spread the word.