Bolingbrook has plenty of big box stores gearing up for Black Friday 2012. But it's time to also give our Bolingbrook small businesses some love.
Small Business Saturday 2012 will take place Nov. 24. The annual event was launched in 2010 by American Express. And this year, organizers have been running promotions for weeks in print, on radio, TV and social media sites, as well as on signs hung in mom-and-pop store windows across the country.
“Supporting small businesses supports your community and your neighbors,” Janelle Zenner said. “And we live right here in Bolingbrook.”
The U.S. Small Business Administration has lent its support to Small Business Saturday this year and is encouraging residents to shop locally both this weekend and all year long.
“Small businesses are the foundation of our economy – half of America’s workers either own or work for a small business,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills in a press release. “Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to show our support for our friends and neighbors who throughout the year are growing our local economy, as well as supporting many local initiative and organizations.”
Where can you shop at a local small businesses on Small Business Saturday?
Owner: Steve Dollinger
Location: 431 N. Bolingbrook Drive
Phone: 630-759-3033 or 630-759-3086
Hours: Monday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Products/services: Brand-name new and used guitars and ukuleles; amplifiers and audio systems, accessories, music books, music lessons and guitar setup, tuning and repair.
Owners: Pradeep and Savita Kukreja
Location: 116 N. Bolingbrook Drive
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Products: Hard-to-find and name-brand women’s and men’s colognes, perfumes, gift sets, all at prices 20 to 30 percent lower than at department stores, according to co-owner Savita Kukreja.
Owner: Davinder Sehgal; wife “Guddi” and son Raj
Location: 261 S. Bolingbrook Drive (corner of Route 53 and Lily Cache)
Hours: Holiday hours beginning after Thanksgiving: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
Products/services: wedding and engagement rings, diamond, 14- and 10K-gold, gemstone and silver jewelry; birth stones, class rings, watches, pearls and on-site jewelry and watch repair.
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