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Small Business Saturday is Coming: What Are Favorite Places to Shop in Town?

Tell us the best small businesses to shop at in Woodinville.

The Better Business Bureau is reminding people that Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Saturday. Resting eagerly between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is a chance, and effort, to urge consumers to shop local, and support those non-chain shops that dot our neighborhoods.

Since Woodinville Patch launched nearly a year ago, we have turned the spotlight on small and popular businesses in Woodinville in our Monday business column. Now we're asking you, our readers, which shops you plan to patronize on Small Business Saturday.

The Better Business Bureau is teaming up with American Express OPEN to spread the word on why small businesses "are so awesome." For the second year in a row, American Express OPEN has declared Nov. 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, to be Small Business Saturday. To encourage its card holders to shop small, American Express is offering a one-time $25 statement credit when you register an eligible American Express® Card and use that Card for a purchase of $25 or more at a small business on Nov. 26. Registration is limited.

“It’s great to have a day that’s completely dedicated to the success of our small businesses and it’s even better to think that the success of this day could lead to the growth and prosperity of the small businesses in the days and years to follow,” said Stephen A. Cox, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on the organization’s website. “We’d like to encourage our consumers to take advantage of this day and show support to the small businesses in their community.”

David Blatner November 11, 2011 at 02:32 PM
"Dot our neighborhoods" is exactly right! It's always fun to sneak over to Duvall to see a downtown filled with small independent stores, like the awesome used book store. Here in Woodinville, I have to rack my brain to even think of a non-chain store. There are great non-chain restaurants, such as the very good, new Clay Oven; the two Pho vietnamese places; and so on. But retail stores? I wish we had more!
Kristin Gulledge November 12, 2011 at 05:01 AM
I like Vineyards Salon near the Hollywood Schoolhouse traffic circle. Always treated like a princess there. But like David said, there just aren't many non-chain stores, unless you count Molbaks, then I'll shop there on "Small Business Saturday."
Penny Kjelgaard November 12, 2011 at 04:28 PM
I love Moeida Asian Bistro. We are patients of Woodinville Women's Clinic and Straight Pearls Orthodontics, and we use the Woodinville Pharmacy because they compound prescriptions. Also, I use the Department of Liscencing owned and run by Anita Marcelo.
Kim November 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM
Italian Country Home and Kitchen is the best shop in town. The owners are lovely people and there is nothing in their store that I don't like. It's one of those stores from which you never leave empty handed.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA November 13, 2011 at 04:28 AM
Annie- I'm glad to see you running this feature. "Small Business Saturday" is a really great idea. Jerry
Kristin Gulledge November 15, 2011 at 09:16 PM
I'm all registered and ready to shop! Practically all of the businesses in Woodinville that accept AmEx are set up to participate, but you need to sign up first. http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday?sk=app_183558821725512

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