November 26, 2021

Giveaway a new wrinkle to Small Business Saturday in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Small Business Saturday hits area communities this weekend and Greenfield has plans of pulling out all the stops for attracting shoppers at the beginning of the holiday season.

Greenfield, for the first time, is doing a special giveaway as part of the annual event. Shoppers are being given the chance to win diamond earrings from longtime Greenfield business The Jewel Box, a Blackstone Griddle made possible by Greenfield Lumber or $150 in Greenbucks, courtesy of Greenfield Chamber/Main Street.

“We’ve partnered with both local banks to do this giveaway,” said Stacie Eshelman, Executive Director of Greenfield Chamber/Main Street and Development. "

Those interested in participating in the giveaway should go to FNB Bank or Union State Bank Friday or Saturday to get promotional information and an extra ticket for the giveaway. Shoppers can drop their ticket at Hotel Greenfield anytime Saturday and be entered to win. Winner will be announced Monday, Nov. 29.

“All the stores will have information about it. You can then drop your tickets,” Eshelman said. “For instance, if you get 15 tickets shopping around the community Saturday you can put five tickets in each [box], or however you want to do it. That way people can win what they want.”

Over the past year, several new businesses have popped up around Greenfield. Some of these include Wandering Hearts massage therapy and shop, Ghost Quarter Hobby and Convenience, NV Nutrition, Humble Roots and Co. Salon. Other businesses in the area are now under new ownership, such as The Corner in Greenfield or The Dugout Cafe in Orient.

These businesses and long standing businesses in the area ask for support from shoppers this holiday season. Many will be open with special deals or treats to mark Small Business Saturday, which began in 2011 as a campaign by American Express to help small businesses gain exposure and to inspire consumers to shop locally during the holidays.

According to the U.S. Chamber’s website, The U.S. Small Business Administration reported that Americans spent nearly $20 billion on Small Business Saturday. The SBA says that American Express estimates that an average of 67¢ of every dollar spent at a small business stays in that business’s local community.

“This has the potential to boost sales during the 2021 holiday season with many small businesses still working to make up the revenue they’ve lost throughout the pandemic,” the report said.

“We’re going to hand out fliers at the Festival of Lights so people can know what various stores are doing on their own for in-store specials,” Eshelman said.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.