Small Business Saturday Promotes Shop Local

Every year, American Express helps small businesses promote shopping locally on Small Business Saturday®, the movement they started in 2010. Now, 10 years later, small businesses face one of the greatest challenges ever: a worldwide pandemic that has seen millions of Americans lose their jobs, countless small businesses close, and many more struggle to keep going. According to the Amex-commissioned 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study, 62% of U.S. small businesses reported that they need to see consumer spending return to pre-COVID levels by the end of 2020 in order to stay in business. When you Shop Small® this holiday season – and all year long – you can help create a big impact.

When you Shop Small®, the dollars you spend at a local business in your community add up, and those dollars tend to stay in your community with those businesses hiring locally, sponsoring area schools' sports teams, nonprofits and fundraisers for those in need, and community events for us all to enjoy.

You help local artists further develop their creativity, kids have access to art classes and fun activities, and pets get the care they need.

You support your neighbors who run those businesses, so they can provide for their family, earn a living, and live the American Dream offering goods and services in the community they call home.

You support the environment shopping closer to home, reducing mileage on your vehicles, saving gas $$ and greenhouse emissions, and decreasing shipping from out-of-state vendors.

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Our Chambers of Commerce are excellent resources for finding businesses you need, and organizing special events that help promote our area businesses and offer something fun for all of us to do. With the challenges caused by COVID-19, many of those favorite events have been canceled; but, the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce has put together a "Light Up Conifer" holiday lights contest for businesses and residents alike, and created a Holiday Gift Guide to boost our local businesses! Learn how you can participate, and download the Holiday Gift Guide, by clicking here.




What are the locals' favorite places to shop? We gathered their recommendations, and here they are in alphabetical order for each category:


Gifts, Home Decor, Art
A Borgata, Conifer
Babcock's Garden & Feed
, Kittredge
Bare Bones Barktique
Big R Store - Conifer and Big R Store - Evergreen
Colorado Creative Wood Works
Colorado Furniture, Conifer
Conifer Candle Company
Coyote Creek Studio, Fairplay
Critters Toy Store, Conifer
Daniel Diamonds, Evergreen
Dave Masters Photography, Evergreen
Deadwood Renaissance, Conifer
EAPL Thrift Shop, Evergreen
Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Shop
Evergreen Crafters
Evergreen Mountain Sports, Conifer
Finicky Fox, Bailey
Flip Flop Bead Shop, Pine Junction
Fun & Funky Art Galleries and Gifts, Bailey
GoPaint! Evergreen
Grizzly Creek Gallery, Inc., Georgetown
Hearthfire Books & Treats, Evergreen
High Altitude Pens, Bailey
High Glass, Pine
IMHS Second Chance Thrift Shop, Pine Junction
Josh Trefethen Photography, Evergreen
King's Emporium, Conifer
Kirk Fry Photography, LLC
Knit Knook, Conifer
Knots By Luna
Luna's Mandala, Conifer
Mad Jack's Mountain Brewery, Bailey
Magpie Mercantile, Conifer & Evergreen
Marmalade Mountain Artisan Jewelry, Evergreen
Mercantile For Good
ModStick Designs
MommasOwlNest, Etsy
Moore Lumber & Ace Hardware, Pine & Bailey
Morrison Mercantile, Morrison
Mountain Essentials, LLC, Fairplay
Mountain Glow Skin Care, Conifer
Mountain Resource Center Resale Shop, Conifer
Mountain Home, Evergreen
NarwhalStarStudio, Jefferson
Nellybelle General Store, Evergreen
Native Vibrations, Bailey
Persephone's Apothecary
Pine Country Feed and Pet Supply, Pine
Pine Junction Country Store
Platte River Outfitters, Bailey
Replays Sports Exchange, Evergreen
River Canyon Art Gallery, Bailey
Rocky Mountain Music Exchange, Evergreen
Seasonally Yours, Evergreen
SeeShellMakeStuff, Etsy
Shadow Mountain Gallery, Evergreen
Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants
Sweetwater Boutique, Evergreen
Sundance Gardens, Evergreen
Steve Adams Photos
, Conifer

Gifts, Home Decor, Art, Continued...
Taspen's Organics & Dragonfly Botanicals, Conifer

Terry Shapiro Photography
The Bean & The Leaf, Conifer
The Bungalow Craft, Evergreen
The Chill Squirrel, Bailey
The Crystal Garden, Evergreen
The Evergreen Gallery
The Knotty Pine, Bailey
The Sasquatch Outpost, Bailey
Tracy Doty Photography
Wailana Art Co
Wakeful, Pine
Well Dressed Mess Art
Whimsy Binz
Wild Acoustic Music Co., Evergreen
Wild Grape, Idaho Springs

Clothes (& Accessories)
Crystal Cowgirl, Evergreen
Evergreen Clothing and Mercantile
Just Plain Jane, Bailey
Look What I Found Boutique, Conifer
Mountain Daisy Women's Clothing, Evergreen
Seek Dry Goods, Outdoor-inspired Clothing, Conifer
Steadbrook Menswear
The Salt Lick Goat Clothing Company, Fairplay
Vinyl Knits

Dining/Cooking Classes/Food & Food-Related Gifts
Apple and Spice Custom Cookies
Aspen Peak Cellars
Castles & Kitchens
Cutthroat Cafe, Bailey
Daddy's Homemade Syrup
Debeeze Honey, Bailey
Easy Entrees by Silver Spoons - Conifer
Evergreen Cooking School
For The Love of Food, Evergreen
Pezzo Apparel
sisters & company, Evergreen
Suz Cookie Jar Rescue
The Pickle Patch
The Village Gourmet, Evergreen

Services
Bare Skin Colorado, Evergreen
Bear Essence Salon, Evergreen
Beth Bunchman Gratitude
Evergreen Massage Therapy
Evergreen Movement Studio
Gracious Beauty Skincare
Gratitude Naturals Beauty Supply, Conifer
Hands On Fire Massage, Evergreen
Namaste Healing & Meditation, Evergreen
Rachel's Creations
Sasquatch Training
Southern Lillies Florist, Conifer
Swim4Life, Evergreen
Tall Grass Aveda Spa, Evergreen
The Pampering Place Day Spa
Trinity Esthetics, Evergreen

How can you Shop Local with My Mountain Town, you wonder? Why, by posting here on MyMountainTown.com and by advertising with! :) Every time you..:


...you are supporting us, our area nonprofits and businesses, and helping your neighbors and fellow community members and for that we are incredibly grateful! Our mission has always been to provide a place where it is fun, safe, and easy to participate so you can stay informed on that which affects you and your family, our businesses and nonprofits can connect online with you and vice versa to support one another, and we can continue to keep our mountain home safe and vibrant for generations to come! We are here to serve you and if there's anything we can do to improve our services or help you, we encourage suggestions and questions anytime. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 720-608-0285

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, plus find other local organizations with services or products you need through those with whom we are connected (check out our Page Likes on Facebook, our 'Hwy 285 Corridor' and 'All Things Evergreen, CO' lists on Twitter, and who we Follow on Instagram and YouTube - if you are a local business or nonprofit with accounts on those platforms and we don't yet follow you, please let us know and follow back!). 

Leave us a review with specific details on what we did well and/or could improve upon, post photos and videos to our Page, tag us in your posts to grab our attention, tell your neighbors to follow us, add a link to our website on yours, and Share our posts please! We LOVE when you do that! :)

To our fellow businesses and nonprofits: consider advertising with us for your online, social media marketing needs!

Thank you everyone for all you do to support us and all of our local businesses, not just Small Business Saturday, but every day; it means the world to us!

With gratitude,
Your My Mountain Town Staff and Volunteers

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