Shop local: Small Business Saturday 2013

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In case you HAVEN’T seen/heard/read all about it already, Small Business Saturday is coming up on this Saturday, November 30th – and we are so excited!
While we would love for everyone to shop locally every day of the year, we know that sometimes it doesn’t happen.  Although – why not?  I’ve found throughout Walworth County that I consistently get better customer service in smaller, locally owned stores, and I usually can get in & out quicker than big stores!  Pricing is usually the issue for most people, but if you stop to think about the quality of product, it’s worth it.  Plus, when you shop local, 45¢ goes back to the community.  When you shop a non-local store, 15¢ at most goes back to the community (click here for more on this).  Help your community, help yourself – shop local!  To encourage you to shop local this weekend, some of our partners are offering specials or hosting fun events.  Check them out here:

Studio Winery, Lake Geneva
With every case of wine purchased from now until Christmas, you will receive 10% off AND a set of 4 Studio Wine Glasses!  Come in today for your great deals and great wine!

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Geneva Lake Museum, Lake Geneva
Come and browse the streets of Old Lake Geneva to see the lovely hand-crafted and vintage goods for sale.  Open 9am-4pm, there will be 30 crafters displaying their wares inside of the Museum along Old Main Street.  You are sure to find a gift for that “hard to buy for”person on your Holiday List.  ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THIS EVENT!

TC Smith Inn, Lake Geneva
All guest rooms reduced to $185.00 per night for the whole weekend – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Two night minimum is not required for this weekend.

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The Verdicts Inn, Genoa City
Fresh ground chuck burger basket (with fries and slaw) – just $6 plus tax & tip!  Stop in and take a break from all the shopping and support a local restaurant!

The Bootery, Lake Geneva
BLACK FRIDAY: The first 25 people into the store receive an extra gift card of $5, $10, or $25 to use that day on whatever they want to buy.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:  Stop by for great discounts on merchandise throughout the store all weekend long.  Plus, make any purchase at The Bootery, and you’ll get a coupon to save 10% off any one item in Cornerstone Shop & Gallery.  Make any purchase at Cornerstone Shop & Gallery, and you’ll get a coupon to save 10% off any one item in The Bootery.  Shop local & save!

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Lake Geneva
Save 10% on a Resort Getaway for at least Two Nights with the Walworth County Visitor’s Bureau promo IEWCV.
PLUS! Cyber Monday Sale At Lake Geneva Resort: Book early and save up to 20% off.  Valid Thru 2/13/14

Evergreen Golf Club, Elkhorn
Can’t wait for a great deal?  At Evergreen Golf Club, you don’t have to!
Purchase a $50 gift card between now and 12/22/13, and you’ll receive a Monday-Friday 18 hole round of golf (including cart) to use by 5/15/14.
Purchase a $100 gift card between now and 12/22/13, and you’ll receive a Monday-Friday 18 hole round of golf (including cart) to use anytime during the 2014 season!
Purchase six weekday 18 hole rounds of golf with a cart for only $159 (plus tax)
Purchase twelve weekday 18 hole rounds of golf with a cart for only $299 (plus tax)
Purchase six weekday 9 hole rounds of golf with a cart for only $113.74 (plus tax)
Purchase six weekday 9 hole rounds of golf with a cart for only $189.57 (plus tax)
Call (262) 723-5722) for more information.

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Cornerstone Shop & Gallery, Lake Geneva
Celebrate Small Business Saturday at the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery!  The first 20 customers will receive a complimentary “Shop Small” reusable tote. With a purchase at the Cornerstone Shop or The Bootery, customers will receive a coupon for 10% off any single in-stock item at the other business on Small Business Saturday. Enjoy live entertainment by the cast of Grand Geneva’s “A Christmas Portrait” and “Thomas & Friends: A Holiday Adventure” from 11 am-Noon, and enter drawings for your chance to win tickets to these productions.

Ira’s Country Cornucopia, Elkhorn
Buy one pound of Homemade fudge and get 1/2 pound free!  We have gourmet coffee for sale by the cup, or we will grind a bag for you to take home. We sell Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, the best ice cream in the state!  Many unique gifts to choose from…How about finding your premium dog food and wild bird seed here?  We also have a limited supply of fresh Christmas trees and wreaths available.  Stop by from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.

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Hawk’s View Golf Club & Hawk’s View Golf & Boutique, Lake Geneva
Purchase a $100 gift card, and receive a Free $20 gift card. Good for golf, food, beverage, lessons, apparel, and golf simulator use…a perfect gift!

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Now those are some great local deals!  I don’t know about you, but I just may be done with my Christmas shopping by the end of this weekend.  For more great specials happening throughout the year, check out our Specials page.  For a full list of our local happenings, visit our Events Calendar.

Do you love shopping & finding (or rediscovering) local stores?  We can’t give you too many details, but be sure to check back with us in 2014 for an exciting new “shop local” campaign right here at the WCVB blog!

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