Celebrate Small Business Weekend
Although most people know about Black Friday, many have never heard of small business Saturday? Formed as a way to help businesses compete for dollars during the Christmas holidays, this idea is catching on across the country.
Recently, I had a chance to talk with Gloria Hager, owner of GG’s Art, Frames and Gifts in Statesville, NC. Gloria is thrilled small business owners are finally getting the attention they deserve. She says not only does this help local economies bring in shoppers, but it also encourages new businesses to open.
Gloria especially loves helping customers find the right gift for friends and family, bragging her shop is “a one- of-a-kind shop in a one-of-a-kind town.” Having many loyal customers, one way she shows gratitude is to throw a party. This year customers enjoyed finger food and drinks as they browsed, shopped and socialized. Favorite Christmas melodies could be heard in the background performed by soloist, Brenda Wallace, accompanied by instrumentalists J.P. Vanhoy and Shawn Ervin.
Browsing the aisles, I was amazed not only at the selection of items Gloria had available, but also how beautifully they were displayed. Gloria makes use of every nook and cranny, with items such as toiletries, fine art and kitchen accessories lining the walls as well as on tables. With Gloria’s expertise in framing, I learned she especially enjoys preserving memories through framing unique pieces for customers.
To learn more about GG’s Art, Frames and Gifts as well as Gloria’s journey as a small business owner, check out a recent article by Lauren Davidson in the Statesville Record and Landmark.
What about you? Are you a small business owner? If so, share info about your business in the comment section below. If you know a business that needs recognition for a job well done, leave a comment, message on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! And don’t forget to count your blessings!