Small Business Saturday provides opportunities to shop Monroe, save

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MONROE, CT — William Holsworth, the town’s economic and community development coordinator, says Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support your local businesses. A number of retailers are offering deals for customers this weekend.

“We hope local area residents take this opportunity to shop local and support the small businesses in our community,” Holsworth said Friday.

Ray Giovanni, president of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Economic Development Commission, encourages townspeople to shop local this Saturday.

“In Monroe, small business is the backbone of the many business zones in our town,” he said. “These same businesses are the ones that support our community day-in-and-day-out when asked to join or donate to a worthy cause.”

Giovanni said these businesses create jobs and pay property taxes, helping to fund Monroe’s roads, parks and school system.

“You will find one-of-a-kind items from many merchants in our town,” Giovanni said. “These same business owners deliver with the understanding that ‘care’ be the first product they offer besides their wares, crafts, and products. The personal experience that one receives is unmatchable compared to online shopping and big box store offerings.”

“This is something Monroe is most proud of,” he said. “The small business owners in our town consider their employees and customers like family. What a great feeling when you finish your shopping!”

Giovanni noted how small business owners are also grappling with high inflation and the rising costs of utilities, rent and goods.

“This, coupled with the usual slowdown of January and February sales keeps many business owners awake at night,” he said. “This time period is what carries them through until spring.”

Saturday deals

Your CBD Store Monroe, 574 Monroe Turnpike, $25 off every purchase of $100 or more through Monday. Customers will also receive free gifts, including little lotions, hand sanitizers and gummies.

574 Wines, 574 Monroe Turnpike, 10 percent off the state’s minimum price for B.R. Cohn Silver Label Sauvignon, $17.99 a bottle, this month.

Cyclebar, 535 Monroe Turnpike, become a founding member, 45 minute total body conditioning with core focus and upper body blast segment, three different class formats, classic performance and connect, track calories burned, power output, and more with cycle stats performance metrics.

Best in Backyards, 391 Main St., is having a Black Friday Step Up Sale all month long. Choose the shed size you want and get the next size up at the same price. Pay now and get a rebate up to $400, depending on the total cost — or 12 month financing with approved credit.

Save 50 percent on any swing set purchase with up to a $400 rebate depending on the total price. And 50 percent off installation.

The Row House, 535 Monroe Turnpike, founding member specials, 25 percent off unlimited rides, 20 percent off four-to-eight rides a month.

Among the other businesses with Small Business Saturday deals are Turning the Page, Card$mart, Lorraine K and Pemberly Designer Consignments.

“There are over 350,000 small businesses in Connecticut,” Giovanni said. “I am proud to say that some of the finest are right here in Monroe. We depend on them. They depend on us. We are grateful for the hype around ‘Small Business Saturday’, but here in Monroe we employ the attitude of ‘shop locally every day.’”

“I encourage each resident and business owner to shop locally so we all have a great holiday season and wish everyone health and prosperity for the New Year as Monroe embarks on its 200th Anniversary,” he said.

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