On Black Friday, the Sachem community begins to think about holiday shopping, and just in time for that holiday crush, tomorrow is national Small Business Saturday. This special day is intended to bring attention to local shops and retailers in the community that can often be overlooked by the big national chains.
In the Sachem community there are a number of great sales, deals and discount cards shoppers can take advantage of while staying local to get that holiday shopping taken care of. At Patch, we put together some highlights of local offerings before you head out the door.
Holiday means chocolate
The holidays are never the same without chocolate and Ronkonkoma-based Chocolate By Design offers an array of holiday chocolate specialties, for both Christmas and New Year's Eve. Chocolate By Design, whom Patch featured a while back, offers custom-made chocolates in various shapes and sizes. Its Holiday Page on its website highlights some of what they can do for you.
Ring in the new year with Lake Liquor
Lake Liquor store on Hawkins Avenue in Ronkonkoma is a good place to start shopping for your New Year's Eve celebration. Patch spoke with owner Doug Cibuls, who said the store plans to run some coupons after Christmas for the New Year quest for champagne. Customers can also sign up now on Lake Liquor's website to get coupons emailed right to their inbox.
For those of you who like to decorate your home with Christmas flowers, or send a bouquet to that special someone, why not stop by Flowers & Gifts by Virginia on Lakeshore Road in Ronkonkoma, where you can save 10% on your purchase by using the Ronkonkoma Super Saver card. And speaking of:
The Ronkonkoma Super Saver Card
This card is initiated by the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce, and is free to anyone who picks up the card at a participating merchant. The Super Saver Card offers percentage discounts that vary depending on the merchant. If you're interested in picking up a card and wish to browse all the participating merchants, visit the Super Saver Card page on the chamber's website.
The Holbrook Community Savings Card
Similarly, the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce offers its own savings card that can save you hundreds if you do all your shopping in Holbrook. The card costs $20 for the full year and proceeds from the card sales are put back in the Holbrook community for renovation and beautification projects. Visit the chamber's website, where you can view the participating merchants and the discounts they offer with the card. You can also order the card through the website, using PayPal.
Farmingville Chamber FUNds Card
Great shopping and dining can be found in Farmingville was well, and the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce has its local business FUNds card to offer residents who want to shop locally. Discounts with the card range from 5% to 15%, and residents can pick their card up at:
- J & C 68 Restaurant
- Cupcake Girlz
- Sandy's Garden Center
- The Flaming Hearth
So stay local and support your neighborhood stores on Small Business Saturday.