Faulkton’s Local Businesses Are Counting on You to “Shop Small” this Holiday Season

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13 Nov 2020


Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses each and every day and to help communities thrive and stay vibrant, but the Saturday after Thanksgiving is their Super Bowl: Small Business Saturday! This year’s event falls on November 28th, and Faulkton, South Dakota is rolling out the welcome mats, both at storefronts and virtually. 

Faulkton’s Small Business Saturday hours and specials are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come support local businesses such as:

Oil Up Buttercup. “Saturday is a special day for our loyal customers,” said JoDee Bryant who co-owns Oil Up Buttercup with her husband, Jeff. “It’s our way of saying thank you for supporting our small town shop. Without you shopping local, we would not be here! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! At Oil Up Buttercup, a purchase of $20 or more earns you a pick from the prize board for a free gift. The prizes total value is over $1000! We will be serving coffee and cider to get everyone in the holiday spirit.”

?The Potting Shed will have several winter greens planters available and will complete custom orders and deliver. Owners Cindy and Jerry Kopecky add that “a gift certificate is always a great idea for those special people on your list!” They also want the community to know “shopping Small Town Saturday gives us all an opportunity to showcase our unique businesses and let others know what we have to offer and how much we love providing our talents and businesses to our community!” 

Corner Consignments and Creations customers will be able to draw for 10 to 25 percent off their total purchase.

Holiday Flowers FaulktonThe Shops which has many unique items like jewelry, clothing, and home decor, including trendy metalwork items will have specials available all day. “I do know why people should stop into The Shops to do their Christmas shopping!” said Carrie Deiter, co-owner. “We have an ever-changing selection of home decor, boutique clothing, and gifts. You honestly never know what new item we will get in! We try to provide a wide range of gifts to fit everyone’s needs!” 

Check out some of the other local businesses that welcome your patronage on the Faulkton Business and Professional Association Facebook Page. Also check the Faulk County Record for specials and each business’s Facebook page.

Shopping small means a big difference to everyone’s quality of life. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, last year shoppers came together to support their local communities more than ever. The 10th Annual Small Business Saturday hit a record high with an estimated $19.6 billion in reported spending. The money spent in Faulk County stays in the community, including a portion of the sales tax. These tax monies are used to maintain and improve your hometown.

“Shopping at home is naturally good for economic development in so many ways,” said Linda Bartholomew, Secretary of the Faulkton Area Economic Board of Directors and a member of the Faulkton City Council. “Also, people forget the reason those potholes aren’t getting fixed or sidewalks are in disrepair is because there wasn't enough money in the city budget from tax dollars generated locally to do it — it helps to make that connection.”

Faulkton Area Economic Development is always available to help you with your local business needs. Phone 605-598-3050 or 605-949-9507 or email Trevor Cramer, Director of Economic Development, at trevorcramer@yahoo.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin!