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Small Business Saturday is November 25.

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After Black Friday and the mad rush to start the holiday shopping season, small businesses ask you to take a deep breath and shop small and locally on Saturday, November 25, Small Business Saturday

Shopping locally helps your community in a number of ways:

  • Improves your family’s health by eating locally grown produce and food from farmers you know.
  • Helps the local economy by keeping money within the community.
  • Protects the environment because you’re not wasting fuel and resources traveling long distances to shop.
  • Allows you to know the people behind the products you buy.
  • Keeps your community unique with interesting stores found nowhere else.
  • Supports business owners who also live in your community, are your neighbors, send their kids to the local schools, go to church at your church, pay taxes that benefit your police department and firefighters, support the local PTA and animal shelter, and also shop at other local businesses.

Here is a really cool infographic that shows the benefits of shopping within your own community. Click HERE to take a look.

We hope that you will stop in the pharmacy on Saturday from 9 am until noon and take a moment to shop within our store. We appreciate your loyalty and business so much and your continued support allows us to remain in the Plain City community.

Where you shop matters.

 

Shop locally

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Small Business Saturday is November 30 and Giving Tuesday is December 3! Take Part!

After the flurry and credit card chaos of giant retail shopping sprees on Black Friday, consider shopping small.

Saturday, November 30 is a day to support local and smaller businesses on Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day has come to be celebrated each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. When you decide to shop small and keep your money locally, you help save your local economy.

According to the 3/50 Project, for every $100 that is spent locally in independent stores, $68 returns to the community through payroll, taxes, and other expenditures. When you spend $100 at a retail chain, only $43 stays within the community. When you buy online, nothing stays in your hometown.

If you have an American Express card, you can sign up on the Small Business Saturday web site to get a $10 statement credit when you make a purchase of $10 or more at a qualifying small business on November 30. Register your American Express Card HERE.

For more information, visit the Small Business Saturday web site HERE.

And LIKE Small Business Saturday on Facebook HERE.

Please consider shopping at all the local businesses in Plain City this coming Saturday. Here in the drugstore, we’ll be giving a ten percent discount on all purchases of $15 or more, excluding prescription medications (which we cannot discount due to rules with insurance companies). But you can still buy gift items and over-the-counter necessities.

And if you do buy gift items, we’ll have someone in the store from 10 am to noon wrapping presents for a donation to Black and Orange Cat Foundation. Bring as many boxes as you want us to wrap and we’ll provide the paper, bows, tape, and gift wrapping expertise for a donation that will help support spay and neuter efforts for stray and homeless cats in the Plain City area.

That brings us to Giving Tuesday. After days of crazy shopping (remember Cyber Monday comes shortly after Black Friday!), Tuesday, December 3 is a day to give back to local charitable organizations who need your help to continue doing good within your community. A group that is near and dear to our heart is, of course, Black and Orange Cat Foundation.

You can make a donation on Giving Tuesday to help Black and Orange with their spay and neuter efforts by visiting their Giving Tuesday donation page HERE.

For more information on Giving Tuesday, go HERE.

To LIKE Giving Tuesday on Facebook, go HERE.

i Shop Local Union County Encourages Residents to Support Local Businesses!

To prepare for Small Business Saturday this coming Saturday, November 30, we wanted to tell you about “i Shop Local.”

The Union County Chamber of Commerce recently launched a program to encourage Union County residents to shop locally and support businesses in their communities. The i Shop Local Union County program pairs shoppers with participating county businesses. The Chamber gives residents cards that can be presented for special offers at participating Union County businesses that display the i Shop Local logo in their windows.

As Tina Knotts, Chamber and Tourism Director noted, “For every $100 we spend at locally-owned businesses, $68 stays right here in Union County, helping businesses grow, purchase services, pay their employees and add jobs so local residents have more money to spend and recirculate through our economy. It’s that easy–just shop local.”

Plain City Druggist is participating in the program. We are not yet listed on the web site, but we will give 5 percent off any gift or over-the-counter item when you present your i Shop Local card. This discount excludes prescription medications, as we cannot discount those due to legal reasons involving insurance company policies.

To find out which other businesses in Union County are participating and get discounts, go HERE.

 

Have a Thanksgiving Filled with Blessings.

We want to wish everyone a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving spent with people you love and cherish. Plain City Druggist will be closed on Thursday, November 24, to celebrate the holiday. If you have an emergency while the pharmacy is closed, please contact Joe by his pager at 614-240-8421.

The pharmacy will re-open normal hours, 9 am to 6 pm, on Black Friday, November 25 (which also happens to be Ann Murray’s birthday–make sure you wish her a happy day. Her birthday is often overshadowed by Thanksgiving).

Please also remember that Saturday, November 26, is Small Business Saturday. Support the drugstore and other local, small businesses by shopping in Plain City that day.

Shop Small on Saturday, November 26 with Small Business Saturday!

On Saturday, November 26, the 2nd Annual Small Business Saturday will be celebrated on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Show your support by shopping at a small and local business in your community.

To find out more, visit the Small Business Saturday web site HERE.

Like Small Business Saturday on Facebook HERE.

To go along with the idea of shopping local, the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Uptown Marysville Business Association are offering a membership in their Uptown Marysville Merchant Discount Program. To become a member, simply complete the registration form below (click on it to make it larger to print out) and return it to the Union County Chamber of Commerce, 227 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040 along with a check for $25.  This membership will allow you to receive benefits and discounts at participating merchants throughout 2012. Once you are registered, you will receive your very own membership card to be used with merchants throughout Marysville.

To see the participating merchants, click on the page below. Savings are being offered at many shops and restaurants including Lambert Jewelers, Old Bag of Nails, Old Town Inn, and many, many more.

Shop Small. Shop Local. Support your Community!