Small Business Saturday puts spotlight on local shops

  • Nyla Lightcap, membership director for the Homer Chamber of Commerce, fills a Shop Small Saturday tote with stickers and information during the local business event Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at the Homer Bookstore in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
  • A Shop Small Saturday table set up by the Homer Chamber of Commerce sits ready with buttons, stickers and information during the small business promotion Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at NOMAR in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

While some small businesses may be tucked away in a corner of town or generally get by on a small loyal customer base, they each get a day to shine each year with Small Business Saturday.

In the annual promotion event, the Homer Chamber of Commerce encourages residents to “Shop Small,” by helping to deliver information on the various deals and discounts offered, this year on Saturday, Nov. 25.

As an added bonus, chamber staff handed out 200 reusable canvas bags, with coupons inside, to the first 50 people to shop at The Homer Bookstore, Homer Saw &Cycle, NOMAR and the Kachemak Gear Shed. At the bookstore, Membership Director Nyla Lightcap said the canvas bags were gone by early afternoon, and that every location had run out.

Participating businesses were: Homer Saw and Cycle, Homer Bookstore, Nomar, Kachemak Gear Shed, Ulmer’s Drug &Hardware, Homer Shores OffShore Store, Land’s End Resort, Alaska Flower Mill​, Latitude 59, Grace Ridge Brewing, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Bear Creek Winery &Lodging, Homer’s Jeans, AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse​, Baycrest Lodge, Cycle Logical, Flying Whale Coffee, Oodalolly, Joshua Veldstra Photography, Scott’s Family Pharmacy, Homer Art &Frame, Lighthouse Seafood Grill &Smokehouse, Tutka Bay Lodge, Wagon Wheel Garden and Pet, Homer Animal Friends, Homer Ocean Charters, Art Shop Gallery, Sea Glo Spa &Boutique, The Classic Cook, Captain’s Coffee, Sea Lion Art &Lodging, Cosmic Kitchen, Lower Peninsula Power Sports, Peninsula Rain Gutters, Coop’s Coffee and ​KBay Cafe.

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