POMEROY — Merchants of Pomeroy will be opening up their shops this coming Saturday for Small Business Saturday.
Since 2010, Pomeroy has participated in Small Business Saturday which falls the day after black Friday. People can do commercial shopping on Friday, then support their community by hometown shopping on Saturday.
Susan Clark, owner of Clark’s Jewelry Store, has been involved with Small Business Saturday coming on 17 years. Clark’s Jewelry store has been open since August of 1981.
“I feel very blessed to continue a jewelry tradition in my beautiful hometown,” Clark said. “Our loyal customers are truly a part of our family, and it is very humbling that they trust in us for their special gifting needs.”
She encourages members of the community to shop locally because the profits made are invested into local schools and the community. Clark regards her customers as friends and values their business.
Paige Cleek, owner of Front Paige Outfitters, is in tandem with Clark on accommodating to shoppers needs by providing a personalized customer service experience. Cleek has been in business for five years and has participated in Small Business Saturday since she opened. She shared this day is her second best day of business and after each year her revenue increases and she sees fresh faces. Cleek enjoys working in her hometown as she regards her customers as great people and her business receives a numerous amount of community support. Cleek encourages members of the community to shop locally because money spent in the community comes back to them. According to Cleek, “people you know in your local businesses will help you.”
The Meigs County Chamber of Commerce has put forth effort in promoting and supporting local business. Director of the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce Whitney Thoene shared, “businesses support the community year round and Small Business Saturday is the one day of the year where people can give their thanks to those businesses.”
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.