Support Locally Owned Businesses on Grand Lake During Small Business Saturday
For many, Black Friday signals the official start of holiday shopping. They spend the day after Thanksgiving racing frantically from big box stores to nationwide chain stores, trying to get the best deals of the season.
This year, the small, locally owned businesses in the Grand Lake area invite you to take a more sedate approach and consider starting your local holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.
Small Business Saturday is an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. It was founded by American Express in 2010. Because small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive, the Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall movement helps support local economies.
How important are small businesses?
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, there are 347,165 small businesses operating in Oklahoma, which make up 99.4 percent of all businesses in the state. This past year, 13,139 new jobs were created by small businesses, meaning that year 52 percent of all employees in Oklahoma were working for a small business.
Many Grand Lake small businesses will be taking part in Small Business Saturday. Some will be hosting events while others will be offering special discounts throughout the day and continuing through the holiday season, including:
This will be the third year Southern Darlin’s Boutique has participated in Small Business Saturday. Once again, the vintage mall will be holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Located at 1666 N. 3rd St., Suite 2, in Langley, Southern Darlin’s has planned a full day of fun games, door prizes, giveaways, tasty snacks and refreshments.
There will red-hot fall specials available throughout the day so shoppers can expect to find Black Friday prices on Small Business Saturday.
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From a sun-kissed glow to a deep, gold bronze, getting and maintaining a year-round tan has never been so convenient. And, rarely has it been available for such a great price.
On Small Business Saturday, Grand Tan Tanning Salon owner Kelsey White is offering $10 off the monthly membership rate. Dropping the cost from a reasonable $30 to an can’t-pass-this-up $20 a month for unlimited tanning.
Grand Tan Tanning Salon offers safe and effective indoor tanning services that are easily accessible with one reasonable monthly rate for unlimited tanning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the sun worshiper in your life or want to have your own healthy glow even if it’s dreary outdoors, you don’t want to miss Grand Tan Tanning Salon’s Small Business Saturday special.
Grand Tan Tanning Salon is located at 445800 Highway 28 East, Suite D, in Langley. For more information or to sign up for unlimited tanning, contact White at (918) 803-3570.
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The Elk River Antique Mall will be observing Small Business Saturday with a wide array of sales, ranging from 10 to 75 percent off.
A treasure-filled gem, the Elk River Antique Mall combines the best of a flea market, antique mall, resale shop and scrapbook store with its 54 booths offering a little bit of everything.
If you get hungry while shopping or want to pick up something to take home and eat, stop by Elk River Pizza. On Saturday, Nov. 25, Elk River Pizza, located in the mall, will be offering a free two-liter beverage with the purchase of a large pizza.
The Elk River Antique Mall is located just across the Cowskin Bridge on Highway 10, at 24901 S. 655 Road, in Grove.
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Whether you’re shopping for a gift or just want to pamper yourself, stop by Illusions Day Spa on Small Business Saturday. The premier day spa and beauty salon in Grove offers a wide array of beauty and spa services.
For Small Business Saturday, Illusions Day Spa is offering 20 percent off all products.
Don’t forget, gift certificates from Illusions Day Spa make a great stocking stuffer.
Illusions Day Spa is located in Annie’s Galleria at 414 East 3rd St, in Grove.
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Langley’s only wine and spirits store, Pier 13 is the place to stock up on wine and champagne for holiday parties and gift giving.
In addition to its generous selection of fine wines and spirits, Pier 13 carries a wide array of beers and other hard-to-find items, including a selection of some of Oklahoma’s best brewed craft beers.
On Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season, Pier 13 is the place to turn when shopping for palate-pleasing vintages for the wine connoisseur or spirits aficionado on your gift-giving list. There are also plenty of items to choose from for last-minute gifts, including an abundance of special holiday gift sets offering something for everyone.
Small Business Saturday also marks the start of free gift wrapping of purchases. Come find the perfect gift set and let the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Pier 13 beautifully gift wrap it for you.
And, if you don’t find what you’re looking for in stock, let them know and Pier 13 will special order it for you, in time to put under the Christmas tree.
Pier 13 Wine & Spirits is located next to Fiesta Mart at the junction of highways 28 and 82 in Langley. They are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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If you’re planning on heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house or any other destination this holiday season, you want to make sure your vehicle is running in tip-top shape before you hit the road.
Lloyd’s Quicklube can help. Honest and reliable, Lloyd’s Quicklube is a one-stop total car care center, offering everything from quick oil changes to automotive repair services, as well as roadside services 24/7.
On Small Business Saturday, Lloyd’s Quicklube will be offering $5 off oil changes. With no appointments necessary, you can drop by while you’re out shopping. You take a break in the clean, comfortable waiting area while the professional technicians quickly and efficiently complete your service. They’ll have you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Lloyd’s Quicklube is located at 459 North Wilson, in Vinita. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
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After a full day of shopping on Small Business Saturday, take a trip south of the border to El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant in Vinita. Relax and unwind with a delicious margarita while dining on the #ShopSmall special of the day, $9.99 fajitas.
El Cabrito has been serving tasty authentic cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere since 2005. Fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican meals at moderate prices help set El Cabrito apart.
El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The restaurant is located at 137 West Euclid Ave., Vinita. (918) 256-8492.
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If you spend Black Friday racing between stores seeking the best deals while piling your vehicle full of purchases and grabbing lunch at the quickest drive-through, there’s a chance the shopping frenzy left your vehicle a bit stained and soiled.
Now imagine riding in that same vehicle when dressed in your holiday best or piling visiting family in to go look at Christmas lights. Those stains and soiled carpet is much harder to ignore.
Santa’s No. 1 elf, Troy Blagrave, is ready to get your sleigh ship-shape and ready to roll in like-new appearance. Blagrave is the owner of Vinita Precision Detail, which offers quality auto detailing.
With services that range from a simple wash and wax to thorough interior and exterior detailing, Vinita Precision Detail goes above and beyond to keep your vehicle looking great.
On Small Business Saturday, Vinita Precision Detail is offering $10 off its full detail service. To take advantage of this special, call them at (918) 859-1959 or (918) 256-7890 and mention the special when you book your appointment.
Vinita Precision Detail is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays by appointment. The family-owned and operated business is located at 205 West Cherokee St., in Vinita.
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Small Business Saturday is going to the dogs … and cats. And Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake is reaping the rewards.
A 501(c)3 not-for-profit, private animal shelter, Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake has been working to provide a caring, safe and loving environment for abused and abandoned dogs and cats in the area since 1984.
This year, Second Chance Pet Rescue, The Den of Uniquity and Grand Panache are teaming up to help and give thanks for the fur babies that give us unconditional joy in our lives.
The wish list includes Pedigree brand puppy food, both canned and dry, Purina CatChow, dry adult cat food and kitten food, both canned and dry.
The Den of Uniquity is located at 29975 South 566 Road, in Afton. It is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Grand Panache is located at 240 East 3rd, Suite D, in Grove.
Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake is located on Highway 10, two miles east of the stoplight at 3rd and Main in Grove, on the south side of the road.
This Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season, 360GrandLake.com invites you to show your support for the small businesses of Grand Lake and #ShopSmall on Grand Lake.