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Small Business Saturday: Shop Mendham-Chester

Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.

Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves.

What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Mendham and Chester and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day?

That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born.

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.

American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Mendham-Chester. 

Mendham and Chester are both graced by a downtown of small businesses that offer a plethora of unique options for shoppers. The Historic Chester Business District is participating in the festivities this year and will even feature the Definitely Dickens's Holiday Carolers throughout the town on Nov. 24. Dressed in Victorian costumes with an extensive repertoire of seasonal tunes, the Definitely Dickens's Holiday Carolers will be serenading in the streets and shops performing selections ranging from traditional classics to contemporary favorites. The festive troubadours will be performing from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.

You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.

Locally owned business across the country now take part in Small Business Saturday, offering their own deals to rival those offered the day before on Black Friday.

To find retailers in Mendham and Chester that take part in the promotion, just visit the Small Business Saturday website, click on “Find Out Where To Shop” in the menu at the top of the screen and type in your ZIP code.

But we also have compiled a list for you.

Here is a list of some of the businesses in Chester that are Small Business Saturday participants.

  • Chester Country Furnishing
  • Whimsy Boutique
  • Maria’s Café
  • Highlands Art Gallery
  • Art Chateau Gallery
  • Wickit Good
  • The Golden Quill
  • Stained Glass Boutique
  • Rolling Hills Furniture
  • Roman Pizza
  • Formosa Chinese
  • Ladyfingers Boutique
  • Pegasus Antiques
  • The Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe
  • Objects of Desire
  • New York Pizza
  • Pleasant Pools and Patio
  • Publick House
  • Chester Antiques
  • The Jewelry Box
  • Academy Engraving
  • World of Birds
  • Perfect Treasure
  • Window Wear
  • Bella Pizza
  • Trezar Fine Jewelry
  • Chester Meat Market
  • Chester Vacuum and Sewing Center
  • The Bagel Café
  • Harty Brothers Carpet
  • The Art of the Heart
  • Sally Lunns
  • Fresco Mexican
  • Whatever of Chester
  • El Monte Coffee Roaster
  • Midnight Owl
  • Vulcan Motor Club
  • Breslow Home Design Center
  • Well Bred
  • Once Upon a Table
  • Adams Pet Safari
  • Peak Performance Fitness
  • Vintner’s Circle
  • Lynn’s Home Décor
  • Gallery Nail
  • Paul Kiesche Design
  • Environmental Technology
  • Chapin Limo Service
  • Chester Physical Therapy
  • Optical Concepts
  • Mr. Good Lube
  • Eastcoast School of Bartending
  • Tiffany Cleaners
  • All Computers Go
  • Black River Veterinary
  • Chester Car Wash
  • NU Tech Products
  • Cooper Massage and Fitness
  • Art of Dance
  • Chester Auto Repair
  • AP Roofing and Siding
  • My Heart Cleaners

Here is a list of some of the businesses in Mendham that are Small Business Saturday participants.

  • Sorrento Pizza
  • Simply Country
  • Peggnet Computers
  • Windswept
  • Fun House Furnishing
  • Fabulous Fauxs
  • Mary Macs Art Frame
  • Barney’s Consignment Shop
  • Audi of Mendham
  • Woven Floors
  • JoEllen Jewelers
  • Pines and Needles
  • Aoyama
  • Mendham Books
  • Country Coffee Shop
  • Mendham Jewelers
  • Mendham Flowers
  • Village Wines Liquors
  • Mendham Health and Racquet Club
  • Dante’s Ristorante
  • Comex Systems
  • Mendham Eyecare
  • Mendham Spa
  • Nail of Mendham
  • Salon at Mendham
  • Mendham Garden Center
  • Jane’s Nail
  • Mendham Sunny Nails
  • Moro Automotive Service
  • Men of Mendham

Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.

TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize in your town and what makes them great? Share in the comments below. 

Susan Nagel-Rees November 24, 2012 at 01:11 PM
also, Winky's Pet Boutique, 92 Main Street, Chester Also, Whimsy boutique and Highlands art gallery are no longer in Chester
kate engelhardt November 24, 2012 at 02:13 PM
You forgot to mention Paralelle a wonderful women's boutique in Mendham
Matt S November 24, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Fabulous Fauxs has been closed since early 2012, but okay haha

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